Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Review - A Howl for a Highlander by Terry Spear

A Howl for a Highlander
Terry Spear
Sourcebooks, Casablanca
February 2013

Scottish Wolf Duncan MacNeill is on a mission to save his family from fiscal ruin. The MacNeills have been swindled of their fortune by Salisbury Silverman. The pack is depending on Duncan to get their money back. When he arrives at the beautiful Cayman Islands to search for Salisbury, he scents a female wolf shifter. And she's lovely in every way even if she is American. Duncan can't afford to be distracted by the beautiful she-wolf but when he discovers that his reservations were lost, he ends up sharing a beachfront house with the lady.

Shelley Campbell, a university professor and botanist, was planning to study the forests of the Cayman Islands until she discovers that her funds have been embezzled from the university. Even though she's intrigued by the handsome Scottish wolf, she's leery about having him too close. She doesn't want to be claimed, mated and taken away from her job and family by some stranger even if he's a gorgeous and charming Highland Wolf.

Then they discover that they're after the same crook…and, worse, that the crook has his eye on Shelley.

A Howl for a Highlander has it all - steamy love scenes, surprising twists of humor, an intriguing plot, thrilling action and characters you'd love to meet…especially the alpha wolf types in kilts. Duncan isn't the alpha of his pack but, nevertheless, he is an alpha at heart. He's a warrior, more used to swinging a sword or a fist than understanding a woman…but he quickly learns to temper his possessive overprotectiveness with an endearing tenderness for Shelley.

Shelley is independent, smart and passionate about her work, her family and…Duncan. She's no pushover though and stands up for herself when she has to. She doesn't take careless chances though. She reasons her way through problems and when muscle is needed, she's willing to let the males step up. What is really interesting is that Shelley becomes protective and possessive about Duncan too as the story evolves. That these two are meant for each other is apparent from the beginning even if it takes them a bit longer to come to that realization.

I also have to commend Ms. Spear on her research for this book. The descriptions are clear and precise and will put you right on the beach or in the depths of the Cayman forest or swimming in the warm Caribbean ocean.  

A Howl for a Highlander is a fantastic read. You don't want to miss it.


annalisa said...

Sounds like a wonderful book! :)

Lynda K. Scott said...

It was. If you get a chance to read it, stop back and tell me what you think.