Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Dreaming of the Wolf: Heart of the Wolf, #8 by Terry Spear
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
* A shout out to “ Pickyme” for the SMEXY cover!!! *
Jake Silver hated being away from his pack, so waiting around Breckenridge, Colorado for the art gallery to open was not making him a happy camper. He knew letting his packmates talk him into selling his photographs would was a bad idea. When he spots the sexy little sprite across the street taking covert pictures of a license tag, he does what any curious male wolf would do…. he hunts. Alicia Greiston is a bounty hunter after the mobster responsible for her mother’s murder. When the gorgeous and charming stranger comes to her rescue after one Constantino’s goons corners in a restaurant, Alicia rethinks her stance on giving up on men for awhile. A two time loser in the marriage arena, Alicia has giving up on “happily ever after”, but a really happy one night might not be a bad idea.
A tremendously fun and easy read! This was my first foray into Terry Spear's world of the lupus garou, but it definitely won't be my last (and I had to go out and buy the first seven books after reading this wonderful gem). Dreaming of the Wolf had great, funny and interesting characters in a tension and action packed story. There was no down time in this book, each word was utilized to the fullest extent. It was action, danger, intrigue, suspense and of course a fair amount of smooshing. (for those not familiar with the Jersey Shore vernacular, ....sex) Jake was an intense but laid back alpha from the Silver town pack, an isolated, close knit group. Alicia, although she had a few tiny quirks, she was still a guns blazing, kick ass heroine and fully worthy of the title.
This is one of my favorite kind of series, it didn't leave me with emotional scars, no Xanax or bourbon was required. I could read and enjoy this book with no eye ticks or cussing fits, it went down like a lazy summer day. This is a perfect relaxing vacation from a stressful day in the real world. How great and rare is that? These are the types of shifters you could have as neighbors and friends. A little strange maybe, but who isn't? And Terry Spear knows that the reader's hostility should be directed at the villains, not irritating main characters. I love that soooo much!!! An author who gets how to create likable (and lickable) characters.... YAY! I am firmly on the Terry Spear's bandwagon and I recommend you find yourself a seat.
Oh, and just a heads up. The next book is about US Navy SEAL wolves. (Now that is an awesome concept)