Christmas Awards 2011

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Heart of The Wolf

Heart of the Wolf by Terry Spear

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

April 2008

ISBN: 978-1-4022-1157-7

Pages: 384

Portland, Oregon, present day

Bella, a wolf shape-shifter, has been on the run for many years trying to stay away from her adopted wolf pack’s alpha male, Volan. Volan is determined to force Bella to be his mate and she is just as determined to never be his. There is only one man she is willing to be the mate of and that is Devlyn, but she would rather run than take the chance that Volan might kill Devlyn. Now it looks like after so many years of being able to hide they have finally found her.

Devlyn, a wolf shape-shifter, has been in love with Bella since the time they were young. He knows that the only way he will be able to make Bella his mate is if he eliminates Volan, once and for all. Now that Devlyn has finally found Bella after all these years he knows that he will never be able to hand her over to Volan which means he will have to fight Volan to the death to keep Bella. Now he just has to convince Bella that her place is at his side and not on the run anymore. Devlyn is going to have to prove to everyone including himself and Bella that he is alpha enough to hang on to and protect what is his, Bella.

Before Devlyn and Bella can have the final showdown with Volan they are going to have to take care of another problem. Someone is killing women that look a lot like Bella. The killer is also putting all of their kind at risk with the chance of exposure. If their kind is going to be able to survive and hide in plain sight they are going to have to stop the killer before he kills again. First they will have to find the killer and with several obstacles in their way that isn’t going to be as easy as they would like.

This is an excellent take on wolf shape-shifters that the reader is sure to enjoy. The story is fast paced with enough twist to grab the reader’s attention and never let it go until the very last page. The author took the usual shape-shifter story and put a great spin on it to make it unique. This is one that is definitely worth reading.

I give this one 4-1/2 red roses

1 comment:

Terry Spear/Terry Lee Wilde said...

Thanks so much, Anne! Although I haven't yet revisited Bella and Devlyn and the pack in the next 9 wolf tales after Heart of the Wolf, I've had several fans who have asked me to. So it'll be one of my next proposals! Again, thanks for the lovely review.