Series: HEART OF THE WOLF
Plot Type: Soul-Mate Romance (SMR)
Ratings: Violence—4; Sensuality—4; Humor—2-3
Publisher and Titles: Sourcebooks
1 Heart of the Wolf (4/2008) (HEART 1)
2 Destiny of the Wolf (3/2009) (SILVER 1)
3 To Tempt the Wolf (9/2009) (HEART 2)
4 Legend of the White Wolf (2/2010) (HEART 3)
5 Seduced by the Wolf (8/2010) (HEART 4)
6 Wolf Fever (12/2010) (SILVER 2)
7 Heart of the Highland Wolf (6/2011) (HIGHLAND 1)
8 Dreaming of the Wolf (12/2011) (SILVER 3)
9 A SEAL in Wolf's Clothing (3/2012) (SEAL 1)
10 A Howl for the Highlander (2/2013) (HIGHLAND 2)
11 A Highland Werewolf Wedding (5/2013) (HIGHLAND 3)
12 A SEAL Wolf Christmas (9/2013) (SEAL 2)
13 Silence of the Wolf (2/2014) (SILVER 4)
14 Hero of a Highland Wolf (8/2014) (HIGHLAND 4)
15 A Highland Wolf Christmas (10/2014) (HIGHLAND 5)
16 SEAL Wolf Hunting (7/2015) (SEAL 6)
18 SEAL Wolf in Too Deep (2/2016) (SEAL 7)
20 Between a Wolf and a Hard Place (4/2017) (SILVER 7)
21 SEAL Wolf Undercover (8/2017) (SEAL 5)
HEART OF THE WOLF: Hunter Greymere's pack in Oregon and Cameron MacPherson's pack in Seattle
SILVER TOWN WOLF: Darien Silver's pack in Silver Town, Colorado
SEAL WOLF: Paul Cunningham's pack in Bigfork, Montana
HIGHLAND WOLF: Ian MacNeill's pack in ScotlandThe publisher is now marketing the novels as separate series, although early novels are labeled as HEART OF THE WOLF novels. I will continue to include reviews of all of Spear's WOLF novels in this ongoing post.
Never be so foolish as to fall for the enemy...
Special wolf agent Jillian Matthews has joined the jaguar-run United Shifter Force to track down a deadly criminal. She's even willing to work with PI Vaughn Greystroke―until the hot, growly SEAL wolf makes the mistake of getting in her way. Naturally, she shoots him. Who could blame her?
Vaughn Greystroke has always worked alone. But when a string of attempted murders puts him in the crosshairs, teaming up with the Shifter Force begins to sound like a good idea. Even if he has to work with alluring―and potentially treacherous―Jillian Matthews. Vaughn is a trained SEAL, after all. He can surely keep his distance from Jillian...no matter how much she's getting under his skin.
Meara herself is one of the most ineffective heroines in the series so far. Although she deeply resents the fact that Hunter and Finn will not confide in her, she presents herself as a caricature of a husband-hunting, petulant shrew. She's beautiful and intelligent, but she's also capricious and frequently irresponsible. Although she is supposed to be an excellent shooter and keeps a rifle under her bed, she never gets to use it. The only defensive behavior she shows during the entire story is an ear-splitting scream.
Finn is the ultimate lone-wolf alpha, with no family but his fellow SEALS. He has always lived a life of adventure and has pretty much decided that he will never mate—which, in a paranormal romance novel, means that he definitely will, and sooner rather than later. As Finn and Meara hide out in a safe house, they lust after one another and eventually fall in love. The major plot points reach back to events that took place in To Tempt the Wolf. The resolution of the plot comes in one talky scene when one of the villains spills the beans to Meara about the motives and plans of the various villains. There is no single climactic battle; the plot just gradually fizzles out.
NOVEL 10: A Howl for the Highlander