Dreaming of the Wolf
by Terry SpearPublished by: Sourcebooks Casablanca Publish Date: December 1, 2011 Genre: Paranormal Romance/ Werewolves Series: Heart of the Wolf #8 Source: E Galley provided by Netgalley for review My Rating: 3.5 of 5: Blurb from Goodreads:
Terry Spear’s debut Heart of the Wolf was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. Known for her research into how wolves live in nature, Spear writes her werewolves as they would behave realistically, including pack dynamics, mating behavior, and hierarchies.Werewolf pack leader Jake Silver is an acclaimed photographer. He sees a beautiful woman at the art gallery where his photos are on display, and his intrigue turns into wolfish protectiveness. Alicia Greiston has never met anyone like Jake-he’s sexy, alpha, and totally irresistible, and he calls to something primal in her soul.
Although Dreaming of the Wolf is book 8 in Terry Spear’s Heart of the Wolf series, this book is definitely able to be a stand alone. This was the first book I have read by Terry Spear, and I very much enjoyed the story and the Silver wolf pack.
Alicia Greiston is a bounty hunter following the mobsters who killed her mother, and trying to get them back to jail. She is determined, but she is also in danger. From the minute Jake Silver sees Alicia, he is intrigued, and determined to keep her from harm. However, with mobsters after Alicia, keeping her safe is a very tough job. Jake and Alicia are attracted to each other and danger leads to some hot interactions, but circumstances keep their relationship from developing further. Alicia wants to keep Jake out of the mob danger, and Jake doesn’t want Alicia to know that he is really a werewolf. However, as Alicia tails the mobsters, her circumstances change, and only Jake, the man she’s been dreaming of every night, can help her.
It took me a little while to really get into the story, it is holiday season, and life has been taking away from my reading time. However, once I was able to sit and read, I was drawn into this story, and I liked what I read. Alicia and Jake are both excellent characters. They are independent, loyal people and they fit very well together. I was a bit surprised at how fast they hooked up, but in the end I guess it worked. Lets just say they go from dinner to dessert pretty darn fast. Jake is definitely super protective of Alicia, he is an alpha male after all. However, Alicia is not used to men being protective of her, or even being nice to her. It’s nice to see Alicia begin to trust a man and to see how each of their characters adapts to new circumstances. The romance is sweet at times, and very hot at times, the perfect combination.
A woman on the run, an alpha male protector, and werewolves unite to make Dreaming of the Wolf a paranormal romance read that readers will not want to miss.
Dreaming of the Wolf is part of a series, but I had no problems understanding the book. In fact, I love the characters in Jake’s pack, and I hope that I get the chance to read more of this series in the future. Paranormal readers and readers who love shifters and werewolves will really enjoy Dreaming of the Wolf, I know that I did.
If you would like to know more about this book series or the author, Terry Spear, you can visit her website at: http://terryspear.com/