I've loved romance novels since...like forever. I read across most subgenres of romance. I also write fantasy/paranormal and new adult romance.
I have been wanting to read this for a while now, especially as its original title involved a "werestag." This was free and since I adore pretty much anything Tessa Dare, I grabbed it.
This is a historical romance novella, about whether and how much a war can change people. Luke and Cecily shared a summer together before he left for war. He gave her her first kiss. Now, before she can marry another, they are at a party together, fighting (and not fighting) their renewed attraction for each other.
It was sexy, funny, and heart-breaking. The werestag business has to do with her friend Portia, a budding gothic novelist, who becomes intrigued by a local legend. Just go with it.
There are gothic elements that really work, but it's still a similar tone to Dare's Spindle Cove series. Loved it. Highly recommend. :)