Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dreaming of the Wolf: Heart of the Wolf, #8 by Terry Spear

Terr Spears
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Published: 12/01/2011

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Rating: Entrée




* 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, 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)


Fictional Candy said...

I just read/reviewed this book too. I loved it, and I agree, I felt it was just a really enjoyable read.

Also, in case you didn't know, the next one (about the SEALS) is available on NetGalley! Or at least it was. I think I just finished this one last week and got the next one. I have to go get #1-7 too lol.

Great review!

Liz @ Fictional Candy

Unknown said...

Is it available? I also red and reviewed it too. Will definitely have to track it down. I really enjoyed this book so I know the next one will be great!

Fictional Candy said...

They both are still on there :)

Proserpine said...

Great review! Love the cover of this one too! So as I can see I don't really need to read #1 to 7 before reading # 8 Dreaming of the Wolf?

Sophia Rose said...

Shove over! I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I like these kinds of reads too after a horrid day at work- no angst and gnashing of teeth for me. And they do have beautimous cover art too.

Thanks for the review!

Terry Spear said...

Oh, wow, thank all of you so much! I was just searching for Dreaming of the Wolf reviews to put on my website and came across yours!

I'm giving away a ton of Dreaming of the Wolf paper books, so if anyone has the chance, just drop by my blog where I'm listing the links where I'll be. Be sure to check yesterday's and the day before as I'm still at those sites. My Casablanca author's blog has a couple of really hot Santas you might want to check out too! And I'm giving away 3 books there! I think I shocked my author coherts! Thanks so much for the lovely review! It made my torrential rainy day truly joyful!