Monday, December 13, 2010

Review: Wolf Fever

Wolf Fever (Heart of the Wolf - Book 6) by Terry Spear

Publication Date: December 2010
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Paranormal Romance
ISBN-13: 9781402237522

(Received for review from Sourcebooks Inc.)

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Synopsis (Barnes & Noble):

Sixth in the hugely popular paranormal series featuring real-life wolf behavior from award-winning author, Terry Spear.

Fate turned nurse Carol Woods into a wolf, but she refuses to let being a lupus garou define her life. Ordered by her pack leader to find a mate and commit to shifting, there is only one gray wolf that catches Carol's interest; but Ryan McKinley makes it very clear that unless she's willing to accept what she is, he wants nothing to do with her. When a virus outbreak leaves local pack members trapped in their wolf form, will Ryan and Carol learn to trust each other before it's too late for the pack and their one chance at true love?


Wolf Fever, book six in the Heart of the Wolf series, by Terry Spear is an excellent addition to this wonderful paranormal series. Spear's ability to write, using her experience with real-wolf behavior is what really set's this series apart from the rest. The author has an uncanny sense of pack dynamics and pack behavior and it gives a real authenticity to her work.

Nurse, Carol Woods is a newly turned red werewolf, who refuses to allow the shift to take place. Her psychic abilities have given her a sense that if she shifts she may never be able to shift back. But she's unsure what it all means. Ryan McKinley, private investigator comes back to Silver Town in order to tie up some loose ends from a previous case, like finding out if Carol Woods is really psychic or just very observant. His inability to trust Carol's abilities may be his undoing, as he begins to feel more than just concern for Carol. Stray red wolves are out to get her and he is charged to protect her. A form of the flu is causing pack members to be unable to shift back to human form and it's up to Carol and Ryan to learn to trust each other if they are going to be able to find a cure in time.

The Heart of the Wolf series is definitely one of my favorite paranormal series' out there. Terry Spear gives readers the right amount of mystery and suspense, the right amount of sizzling romance and a great story all wrapped up in one, with Wolf Fever. Main characters Carol and Ryan heat up the pages as their relationship strengthens.

Carol is a very determined young woman, even though she is a newly turned werewolf she fights the shift like no other. She is also determined to help her new pack no matter the cost. Ryan is simply a big bad wolf when he needs to be. He's protective and he is very alpha. He likes to take charge and get things done. The two of them together is quite a combination. Spear gives the reader a real sense of connection between these two. Even though Ryan is at first skeptical of Carol's abilities, he begins to understand that she is no ordinary woman, and no ordinary werewolf. I thought the characters were well developed and the supporting cast was well fleshed out as well.

I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it and the entire series to those who have yet to try the paranormal genre and to those who already love it. The writing style is easy to follow and the length is satisfying. It's a book that will grab your interest and hold it.

Wolf Fever is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

I'm giving this one a definite 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!

With over 56,000 copies sold, Terry Spear is also a retired lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserves. She received her MBA from Monmouth College. An eclectic writer, she dabbles in the paranormal as well as writing historical and true life stories for both teen and adult audiences. Spear lives in Crawford, Texas.

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