"an enjoyable romantic suspense and shape shifter story"

Saved from a wildfire as a child-pup by Devlyn, Red werewolf Bella is adopted into a pack of Gray werewolves. When the new alpha, Volan tries to force her to become his mate, Bella goes into hiding. Werewolves age 1 year for every 30 human years, so her exile has been a long one. Bella is still in love with Devlyn, but knows he will not leave the pack. Even if they did, Volan would come after her destroying anyone who stood against his claiming her.

When she scents it is a werewolf responsible for killing local women, Bella searches the woods in her wolf form. Distracted, Bella is unaware of the danger until she is tranquilized and brought to the zoo. Bella must escape the zoo before the moon fades and she becomes human, unable to shift back to her wolf form for several days. Meanwhile, news of a rare female red wolf in captivity reaches not only Volan's pack, but the local red werewolves looking for a mate... and the chase begins.

Devlyn is not ambitious in wanting to be pack alpha, although he is willing to fight for Bella. He comes to take her back to her adopted pack but when she explains the werewolf killings, he agrees that they need to solve the case to maintain the secret of lupus garou's existence. As if Devlyn and Bella don't have enough trouble with lupus garou politics and danger, they have the zookeeper hot on the trail of the missing red wolf.

Bella is independent but a realist which makes an interesting alpha heroine. Rather than following the popular trend with multiple shape-shifting types, this book focuses on Wolf packs as lupus garou. I enjoyed that for lupus garou, there are "nationalities" as well as packs. There is enough humor and hot romance to balance the suspense and information in the storyline. HEART OF THE WOLF is an enjoyable romantic suspense and shape shifter story you won't want to miss.

Reviewed by Cy Korte

Reviewed by Cy Korte
Posted April 4, 2008


To win her, he must fight to the death...

While searching for clues of a lupus garou who is killing women in the rainy Portland suburbs, Bella Wilder becomes the hunted. She had run away from the gray pack who had taken her in when she was she young. And she will do so again before the brutish pack leader can have her.

Devlyn Greystoke has a mission—return Bella to the gray pack for safekeeping before she exposes their kind and gets herself killed. But little red wolves are in short supply and high demand and Bella’s determined to be the bait to flush out the killer. Keeping her out of danger is only half the trouble Devlyn encounters as his compulsion to make her his mate grows and she fights being his, fearful the pack leader will kill him.

Volan Smith, the gray alpha leader, claimed Bella when she was young. Now that he has located her, he wants Bella back. And he will stop at nothing to have her.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shapeshifter, Werewolf

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Heart of the Wolf
(Werewolf: Book 1)
by Terry Spear

Sourcebooks (Casablanca)
April 1, 2008
Available: April 1, 2008
ISBN #1402211570
EAN #9781402211577
400 pages
Trade Size
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Other Books by
Terry Spear

A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing
Dreaming of the Wolf
A Ghost of a Chance at Love
Heart of the Highland Wolf
Forbidden Love
Seducing the Huntress
Goddess in Training
The Siren's Lure
Wolf Fever
Seduced by the Wolf
Accidental Highland Hero
Legend of the White Wolf
Deadly Liaisons
To Tempt the Wolf
Destiny of the Wolf
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