Review: A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear

A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf (# 11)
Release Date: May 7, 2013
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

Elaine Hawthorn is a gray American werewolf, currently out of work, and on a mission to share in a family treasure. When she arrives in Scotland, she nearly has a head-on collision with one hot, kilt-garbed Highlander, and runs him off the road.

Werewolf laird Cearnach MacNeill isn’t happy Elaine ruined his car, but he quickly becomes her protector after a misunderstanding lands her right in the middle of two feuding clans. Now he’s out to ensure that this sexy female wolf gets her fair share of her clan’s treasure. He knows he should leave well enough alone, but it’s too late to leave his heart out of it

 

Review: This is the second book I have read by Terry Spear and I must say it met my expectations and more. This is the eleventh book in the Heart of the Wolf series; it however can be read as a stand-alone. A Highland Werewolf Wedding, a story that spanned centuries, is a wonderful romantic read with some amount of fantasy, action, suspense, humor and mystery sprinkled in between. The story is set in the Scottish Highlands and it gives readers an insight in to the highland culture. This helps to make the story very realistic.

Elaine Hawthorne, an American alpha-she wolf with Scottish ancestry, had endured loss and emotional pain at an early age. This experience served to only make her stronger and more self- reliant. She was a warrior by nature and basically a lone wolf. Due to all she had suffered in the past she kept to herself and was fearful of getting close to anyone. She was so used to doing things on her own it was difficult for her to accept help from anyone. She basically trusted no one. Elaine was someone who was able to hold her own and was a take charge person.

Cearnach MacNeill is one hot alpha werewolf. *Fans self*  He was a protector by nature especially when it came to those whom he is very close to. From the moment he laid eyes on Elaine he knew he had found his mate for life. I loved how the author developed their chemistry which was evident from the moment they met. Their relationship was realistic. It had the usual ups and downs one would expect to find in any form of relationship. Their romance was definitely sizzling. It was easy for me to relate to Elaine as I understood her pain of loss. I loved the fact that Cearnach wanted to be there for her to help overcome her past so that their love could survive.

The supporting characters were great in their own way. I was intrigued with the concept of the animosity between the clans, even more so in light of the fact that Elaine was related to the Mckinley Clan whom was the sworn enemies of the MacNeil Clan. I believed this was developed superbly.

I love Ms. Spear’s writing style, the way she develops her characters and her story telling skills. Very hot, addictive and detailed. The action scenes had me on the edge of my seat. I felt joy, sorrow and some finger biting moments while reading this book. There was some laugh out loud moments. It was an excellent story absolutely worth every moment spent reading it. It grabbed my attention from the very first page and it held it until the very end. This book is a must read and as such I would definitely recommend it to lovers of paranormal romance.


 

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