Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Hero of a Highland Wolf (Heart of the Wolf #14) by Terry Spear
Hero of a Highland Wolf is an entertaining and unique take on the wolf shifter story. Colleen is a strong alpha wolf in her own right and arrives in Scotland to claim her inheritance by staying the requisite year and a day. I really enjoyed the way that Colleen's character was portrayed. Colleen is smart, compassionate, and down to Earth which makes her character very likable. Grant, being an alpha himself has his own plans for the irksome and unwanted Colleen. If his plan to scare her away right off the bat doesn't work he plans to put an end to any and all of her potential ideas and suggestions for change. Colleen, however, is much more than Grant anticipated and he is quickly left off center as his well crafted plans quickly goes pear shaped. Grant finds that he needs to regroup and rethink his approach to Colleen. It's always fun to follow the main male character when he is forced to readjust his behavior and reevaluate what he believes to be true. For Grant, Colleen is nothing like what he expected and he quickly finds that it is he who will have to bend a bit this time around.
The reader gets a glimpse of Spear's sense of humor in her writing right from the beginning when Colleen arrives at the castle and it continues to be evident straight throughout the book, even when dealing with unwanted suitors with nefarious intent. This book is a smartly written story that made me wish that I had been with this series from the beginning. Spear presents a solid story that is entertaining and moves at a good pace. Hero of a Highland Wolf is book 14 of the Heart of the Wolf series and although I read this as a stand alone and thoroughly enjoyed it, I would have probably enjoyed it a bit more if I was already entrenched into this world. However, sexy wolf shifters oiled up for battle and wearing kilts can overcome all kinds of obstacles when jumping into a story! If you are are a fan of paranormal romance Hero of a Highland Wolf is a safe bet for an entertaining make you happy read! I will definitely be reading more of Terry Spear's books in the future.
*I received an ARC in ex change for an honest review.*
She's ready for change...
Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly inherited estate, she's ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas for improvements-if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems convinced he's the one in charge.
But he's digging in his claws...
Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress trying to change the way things have always been done. He's more than willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well...all the better.
Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can't escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together...or face losing it all.
Grant always joked and played with his clansmen when they were through with their work for the day. Well, even while they worked. But being with Colleen here like this felt different. For a moment, he didn’t feel like he served as the manager of her estates while she was the owner and taskmaster. He felt like a man with a woman on a Sunday jaunt in the glen. Except she wasn’t just any woman. She was a she-wolf, her cute little arse jiggling ahead of him as he climbed the hill to join her.
When he reached the top, she was trying to catch her breath and swayed a little. He grabbed her arm, and he didn’t know what came over him. But suddenly he was looking down into her smiling face, as if she was smiling at him, and he wanted in the worst way to kiss her.
She didn’t pull away from him, either.
He shouldn’t kiss her, but damn, he wanted to.
Still breathing hard, her heart beating fast, she placed her hand on his chest. He expected her to push him away, but she didn’t. She just stood there looking up at him, waiting for him to do something. He breathed in her scent, all woman and…interested.
They stood high on top of the hill overlooking the glen, the water rushing by, the sheep grazing on the green grass across the burn, and white clouds passing overhead against the blue sky.
He still had hold of her arm, but then he released her, cupped her face with both hands, and kissed her.
When his lips met hers, he knew he shouldn’t do this. He intended to make it sweet and unassuming, to quench some damnable need that he had to satisfy. He didn’t presume it would go anywhere, and he almost imagined it would be lame and unappealing—-after having built up the expectation that kissing that sweet mouth of hers would make his world spin and topple over. He hadn’t thought she’d crave the intimacy as much as he did. Yet when she wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him back, she exhibited an eagerness that turned his world on end.
She was more than willing.
About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Terry Spear has written over two dozen paranormal romance novels and medieval Highland historical romances. In 2008 HEART OF THE WOLF was named a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry also creates award-winning teddy bears that have found homes all over the world. She lives in Crawford, Texas.