SEAL Wolf Hunting
Author: Terry Spear
What I’m Talking About:
Lori Greypaw has never been subordinate to anyone. Fiercely protective of those she loves, she has always known just what to do to when any of her pack needed comforting. Even as a cub, she was able to soothe the grieving, headstrong son of their fallen leaders. Now, she’d be happy if she could do the same for the man he’s become.
Paul Cunningham is alpha to the core. A highly capable SEAL, he’s no stranger to threats and has never backed away from a challenge–especially the she-wolf who has captivated him all his life. Still, settling down wasn’t something he thought he’d ever be able to do. That is, until a visit home proves that a true leader will always have things that are worth fighting for, and that he could have everything his heart desires, if he’s just strong enough to stay.
It seems like ages since I’ve read about Ms. Spears’ SEAL wolves, so I was very happy to see that SEAL Wolf Hunting was available for review. This series is expansive, and ranges over several continents, but many of the characters are related, either by family, circumstance, or both, so reconnecting the links between these specific stories wasn’t too difficult. As I’d hoped, this newest entry in the Heart of the Wolf series was packed with romance, humor, and suspense.
The affection that is evident between Lori and Paul was definitely one of my favorite things about this story. Their interactions shift from playful to serious and mildly antagonistic to passionate, their lifelong camaraderie making the transitions seem effortless. Theirs is a relationship built on loss and perseverance, but most of all, faith in each other. The undeniable lust that is smoldering between the two of them only adds to it, and is a highly enjoyable bonus.
While I enjoyed seeing the wolves face down their enemies, I felt that the bad guys might have benefitted from a little more duality. They were so obvious and shallow that the rest of the wolves spent much of the story waiting for them to do worse and worse things. Which they did. On the other hand, there was an additional mystery playing out in parallel, and the resulting conflict brought the entire narrative to an excitingly satisfying end.
I have yet to read a Heart of the Wolf story that I didn’t like a great deal, and this one is no exception. SEAL Wolf Hunting is neither too frivolous, nor too serious, thereby keeping a nice balance throughout. While I think the antagonists might have benefitted from a little more depth and/or subterfuge, in the end, there were plenty of chances to root for the Cunningham pack, and for Lori and Paul, in particular. Once again, Ms. Spears has written a fun, sexy tale that is sure to make any fan of this series very happy.
My Rating: B+ Liked It A Lot
About the Book:
Paul Cunningham has eluded many traps in his long career as a Navy SEAL, but there’s no way out of this one. On a rare visit home, he gets “volunteered” for a local charity bachelor auction, and the community is counting on him. Then he discovers that the sexy she-wolf with the winning ticket is Lori Greypaw-the one woman he could never resist. And she has plans for Paul that go way beyond a simple date. For the first time in his bachelor life, this alpha wolf SEAL is going to have to prove his worth…
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Series: Heart of the Wolf #16
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Book Source: NetGalley
SEAL Wolf Hunting (Heart of the Wolf #16)
Reviews in the Series:
Wolf Fever by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #6)
Heart of the Highland Wolf by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #7)
Dreaming of the Wolf by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #8)
A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #9)
A Howl for a Highlander by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #10)
A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #11)
A SEAL Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #12)
Silence of the Wolf by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #13)
A Hero of a Highland Wolf by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #14)
A Highland Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear (Heart of the Wolf #15)