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Monday, March 5, 2012
Book Review: A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing by Terry Spear
Author: Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf, book 9
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Available: March 6, 2012
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With her over protective Navy SEAL brother is away on his honeymoon, werewolf Meara Greymere is on the hunt for the perfect mate. Before she can set her plans into motion, Finn Emerson, a friend of her brother's and a fellow SEAL, makes a surprise visit and informs her that an assassin is after her and he's to become her personal body guard. Meara is irritated at Finn for interrupting her search for a mate but she's finding it hard to stay mad at him when he looks at her like he's interested in keeping her for himself. Finn reminds himself that Meara is off limits and he's just here to stop a killer from getting his hands on her. He loves his job as a SEAL and Meara has made it perfectly clear that she doesn't want the danger or worry in her life. As the search to uncover the assassin's identity heats up, Meara and Finn are finding it difficult to keep their hands off one another and they start considering what they'd be willing to sacrifice to be together.
Meara is a strong woman with a mind of her own. She's looking for an alpha to mate with but she wants someone who will treat her as his equal, not someone who will try to control her. I don't usually care heroines with alpha personalities because I can't help feeling like they're always trying to prove something. What I really liked about Meara is that she knows her own strength and is just looking for someone to respect that. Can't say that I thought that person was Finn at first because he just kept thinking about how sexy she is and how he can protect her. But he started to grow on me as the story unfolded and he saw that Meara is more than a damsel who needs to be looked after.
There is sexual tension between Meara and Finn from the start but it took a little longer for me to feel any real chemistry. Their thoughts kept turning to sex and I was worried that's all their relationship would be. As we get further into the book, Finn and Meara start opening up and getting to know one another and I could feel actual substance to their relationship. By the end I was convinced these two were a good match and just wish I didn't have to wait so long for them to finally get into bed together. There's a lot of hot teasing and almost moments but it's not until the last few chapters of the book do they have sex. I felt it was a little too much teasing and by the time they actually mated, I didn't care as much as I should have for the big moment.
The biggest obstacle between Meara and Finn being together is not the assassins after them but Finn's work as a SEAL and Meara's want of not having to worry if her mate will make it home to her. Both were pretty set in their ways but it was always obvious something would be worked out. Yes, the ending was predictable but sometimes I need a book that I can count on delivering a HEA and that's what this book did.
In A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing, there are assassins after Meara and her brother Hunter. You don't find out why until the end so it made for a good mystery but this story took a back seat to Meara and Finn's developing relationship. I tend to like a little more story to my romance but with a couple of close calls and interactions with interesting side characters, I ended up really enjoying this book. I haven't read all the books in Terry Spear's Heart of the Wolf series but these last couple ones I did pick up have been entertaining and I look forward to seeing what happens next.
Reviews of other books in the series:
Dreaming of the Wolf