Friday, May 10, 2013

Review: A Highland Werewolf Wedding

A Highland Werewolf Wedding (Heart of the Wolf - Book 11) by Terry Spear

Publication Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Imprint: Casablanca
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1402266839

(Received for an honest review from Sourcebooks Casablanca)

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Books in the Series: Heart of the Wolf (2008), Destiny of the Wolf (2009), To Tempt the Wolf (2009), Legend of the White Wolf (2010), Seduced by the Wolf (2010), Wolf Fever (2010), Heart of the Highland Wolf (2011), Dreaming of the Wolf (2011), A Seal in Wolf's Clothing (2012), A Howl for a Highlander (2012), A Highland Werewolf Wedding (2013)

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Excerpt from A Highland Werewolf Wedding courtesy of Barnes & Noble


Elaine Hawthorn is a gray American werewolf, currently out of work, and on a mission to share in a family treasure. When she arrives in Scotland, she nearly has a head-on collision with one hot, kilt-garbed Highlander, and runs him off the road. 

Werewolf laird Cearnach MacNeill isn't happy Elaine ruined his car, but he quickly becomes her protector after a misunderstanding lands her right in the middle of two feuding clans. Now he's out to ensure that this sexy female wolf gets her fair share of her clan's treasure. He knows he should leave well enough alone, but it's too late to leave his heart out of it.


A Highland Werewolf Wedding is the eleventh book in the Heart of the Wolf series by Terry Spear. This highly acclaimed series is well known for Spear's great  sense of pack dynamics, as well as her ability to bring her characters to startling reality. Spear's latest edition to the series once again takes readers back to the Highlands. Readers who like the contemporary style of some of Spear's books will still find a lot to love in A Highland Werewolf Wedding.

There are a couple of things that always stand out in a Terry Spear novel. Terry always seems to put her heart and soul into everything she writes and it is always evident in her characters. Even those who barely make an appearance, still have a back story, a reason for being there, and the fun part is, you just might see them again down the road. Spear takes great pains to make sure that each character is realistic, acts according to who and what they are and is able to get under the skin of the reader. I always figuring out which direction she will take a character next. 

Spear is often praised for her thorough research and her ideas on pack dynamics. Spear has spent many hours in the field watching and recording real wolf packs and real behaviors and she incorporates them into her books with precision. I always imagine her like Jane Goodall with pen and notebook in hand... LOL. I think one of the things that makes this series so popular is the fact that the infrastructure of the packs in Spears' books is so similar to that of a real pack.

I like the fact that Spear once again shifts back to the Highland wolves. I love the contemporary style of some of her books, but that old world feel of those set in Scotland always touches my heart. Being of Scottish ancestry, I think makes the stories about the Highland wolves resonate stronger with me, but there is definitely something for everyone here. 

A Highland Werewolf Wedding is just what the doctor ordered if you enjoy good paranormal romance, realistic dynamics and just all around good story telling. Spear has another great "Happy Ever After" here that I know fans of the series will love, as well as, new readers.

A Highland Werewolf Wedding is available now from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag.

USA TODAY bestselling, and award-winning author and creator of award-winning teddy bears who have found homes all over the world including Australia, Switzerland, China, and Russia, and a retired officer of the US Army Reserves, I love to plant trees and flowers and if I could, I'd turn all the deserts green. Time travels are my favorite read, although I love to read most anything, and the Bourne series, Romancing the Stone, Sixth Sense, Legend, The Princess Bride, Stardust, Inkheart, LOTR, and tons of other movies are my favorites.
I love to research, to make urban fantasy worlds real, to bring a little of the paranormal into our world. Even in "Winning the Highlander's Heart" the heroine feels she is cursed and she has second sight. But I try to do it in a way that feels real, and not fantasized. :) Currently, I'm working on book 2 of the new jaguar shifter series, but still am working on wolf book number 12 and 13! So more hunky wolves to come! A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing has just released.


Lexi H said...

There is something about the Highlands and a perfect love story, can't resist! Wonderful review!