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Heart of the Wolf

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Heart of the Wolf
Author: Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Their forbidden love may get them both killed.

Bella is a red werewolf, sole survivor of the fire that killed her entire pack.

Devlyn is a beta male werewolf in a pack of grays.

Forced to flee her adopted gray pack when the alpha male becomes a vicious threat, she struggles to live as a lone wolf, until Devlyn, the gray male who rescued her as a pup, comes to bring her home.

When a local red werewolf goes on a killing spree, Bella and Devlyn must flee the murderer, the police and their vengeful pack leader. With the full moon rising, and her heat upon her, Bella can't resist the pull to her destined mate, even if means Devlyn will have to face the wicked alpha male in a fight to the death...

A sizzling paranormal romance based on extensive research on how wolves live and behave in the wild, creating a fascinating world of nature and fantasy.

My review

Heart of the Wolf is a werewolf, known as Lupus Garou, romance. Standing out with its unique approach to the world of wolves. Sadly enough, not all appreciate it.

I've read so many bad reviews about this book, it would seem I was being crazy to even consider opening it. Apparently some readers found the story predictable. Some thought that the fighting scenes were too short. Others felt they didn't get to know enough about the characters, except that they craved each other. (For me their human identities were not as important as their feelings, instincts and their odd behavior compared to humans, but not odd given the nature of these werewolves, pack dynamics and the fact that their wild wolf side was much closer than the human side - a nice and original touch.) While some (definitely the feminist type of readers), disliked the fact that Bella had little power over choosing her man, or protecting one. (But if she had, it wouldn't have been the patriarchal wolf world Terry Spear created.)

I admit, the novel has flaws. At one point I found myself irritated at Bella's lack of confidence in Devlyn. And the story does seem to have too many threads to follow sometimes, but overall, I loved the book. It was entertaining and hot and definitely not just another werewolf story.

I liked that for once the main hero was not the Alpha, but a beta wolf, showing that not all the leads have to be a Superman to be strong, sexy or caring. Nice touch of reality I would say. Something other authors could do well and try.

Heart of the Wolf had plenty of nudity scenes, but it were not cheesy or corny. It felt natural in this setting. And the sex was spicy.

Enough to say, that despite all the flaws, I loved the book. But that's only my opinion of course. I am leaving for you to judge either you liked it or not.

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