Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Mini-Review: Hero of a Highland Wolf

Hero of a Highland Wolf (Heart of the Wolf #14)

She's ready for change...
Colleen Playfair has never been to Scotland, but when she discovers she must spend a year and a day overseas learning to manage her newly inherited estate, she's ready for the challenge. She even has some ideas for improvements-if she can get past the sexy werewolf who seems convinced he's the one in charge.
But he's digging in his claws...
Grant MacQuarrie and his clan have been managing Farraige Castle for three centuries. The last thing he wants is a meddling American heiress trying to change the way things have always been done. He's more than willing to fight the she-wolf every step of the way, using every tool at his disposal. And if that means taking the lass to bed, well...all the better.
Locked in a battle of wills, caught in an attraction they can't escape, Colleen and Grant must find a way to work together...or face losing it all.
Themes: werewolves, Scotland
Rating: 4.25 stars
Heat Rating: 
Anyone that has read one of my reviews before knows just how much I love this author and all of her work , with this series being by far my favorite.  Vivid and rich, with sensuality, drama and laughs, one can never go wrong with a Spear novel.  Even individuals that have never read a single story in this series will find themselves laughing right along with the characters at the antics these wolves can get into, the Scottish branches being even more hilarious than the US wolves.  Being so far into the series, this book has a lot of familiar characters and stories if you have read previous stories, but if not you will be able to catch up quickly.  This story seems to be the beginning of a new subseries featuring the MacQuarrie brothers, which I love because they are really hotter than words can express.
I loved Grant and Colleen’s story, mainly because I could not stop laughing at their antics and their inability to back down when challenged by each other.  Grant is obviously used to having his way in all things, being not only the property manager of the castle, but the leader of his clan and the alpha of his pack as well.  So really he knows the world revolves around him and refuses to accept any other way of living.  When Colleen challenges him to accept that she is the boss—of her property at least—there is no missing the fireworks than erupt between them. The extra level of drama added by past and current intrigues puts Colleen and Grant into danger and risks their chance at happiness, but the plot was so well twisted and gave us the perfect pace that you never for a minute doubted they would solve their problems.
While this story was one of a long line of sexy wolves finding their sassy mates, the vivid detail, twisty plots, and thoughtful writing keep the story from getting stale or becoming too common. Grant is a sexy and sweet alpha wolf, completely expecting to get his way, he is more than surprised when he is not only unable to run Colleen off with his plans, but comes to care for her and wants her to stay.  All the sides of him show just how versatile a true alpha hero can be and still maintains his humanity while making him into a gorgeous wolf.  Colleen certainly jumps in feet first to her new life, determined to make her ancestral home into a true home for herself.  She has never felt the true love of family and when she is embraced as a member of the clan and the pack, she finds herself overwhelmed with the love and support they give her.  There was plenty of passion between grant and Colleen, between all the laughs, craziness, and of course the danger when they are targeted. I cannot wait for Grant’s brothers to fall in love themselves, because there is no way they can resist when these she-wolves set their sights on the male of their dreams.  Another amazing Spear story full of heart and the wonder of the wolf.
*eARC provided by publisher (via netgalley) for the purpose of an honest and unbiased review.  No compensation was provided. 

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