Monday, August 17, 2009

Review - To Tempt The Wolf

To Tempt The Wolf
by Terry Spear
Sourcebooks Casablanca, Inc
September, 2009

Tessa Anderson's main concern is getting her wrongly convicted brother out of prison and to do that, she must find the one guilty of committing murder. But finding a naked man washed up on the rocky beach beneath her Oregon cabin in the freezing cold will either put a crimp in her plans or help her solve the mystery surrounding her brother's case.

Of course, the man is a mystery all on his own. Tall and buff and handsome in a way guaranteed to scatter any woman's thoughts, Hunter doesn't remember who he is or where he came from. All he can, in fact, remember is that he's an alpha of his werewolf pack. Who or where that pack is, he has no idea. So his first instinctive goal is to discover who he is but he can't leave the petite, red-headed beauty to struggle alone to find the truth in her brother's murder case and he can't leave her alone when he discovers she's being stalked by another werewolf - one who wants her for his own. Especially since as he grows to know Tessa, Hunter finds the idea of her being with another man...offensive.

The problem? He's a royal, he needs a royal mate and he's opposed to turning humans into werewolves, no matter how beautiful they are.

Ms Spear has created a fast, adventurous novel full of sexy romance. The chemistry between Hunter and Tessa is apparent right from their first encounter even though both try to fight it. That's something we've come to expect from a writer of Ms Spear's caliber. She has a deft hand creating very human, very sensual characters that step right off the page.

I particularly found the bits and pieces of the werewolf culture revealed in this book to be fascinating even though the males tend toward the domineering. Well, they tend that way but Ms Spear gives them heroines strong enough, mentally and emotionally, to set the boys back a few steps -- which is as it should be.

The book will be available in September. Buy it. I think you'll like it.


Julie Robinson said...

Beautiful review, Lynda! I really like what you said in the last paragraph about the male werewolf tending to be domineering and the heroine being 'strong enough, mentally and emotionally, to set the boys back . . . which is as it should be." Put a smile on my face!!


Karen Michelle Nutt said...

This is definitely a read not to be missed. Heart of the Wolf and Destiny of the Wolf, are a must too. They're part of Terry Spear's Wolf Series.

Nice review! Well said.

Lynda K. Scott said...

Julie, glad you liked the review. One of the things I look for in an alpha male romance is a strong heroine and I'm always glad to see one who can stand up to the guy {g}

Thanks for stopping by!

Lynda K. Scott said...

Hi Karen, don't you love it when a series is so good?