A Silver Wolf Christmas (Heart of the Wolf #17)
by Terry Spear
Fans of shapeshifter romance will be thrilled to spend Christmas with the Silver Town werewolf pack...C.J. Silver is eager to help the new she-wolves in town renovate the old hotel in time for the holidays, especially if it means spending time under the mistletoe with the alluring Laurel MacTire.
The bustle in the long abandoned hotel attracts the attention of human ghosthunters out to prove the place haunted, but the bigger problem is keeping them from discovering the werewolves in Silver Town. CJ and Laurel have to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes. Working together is a surprisingly hot holiday treat for two attractive and clever wolf shifters.
Themes: Werewolves, Shifters, ParanormalRating: 4.5 stars
The Silver males have returned to steal our hearts and make us wish that we could find some sexy werewolves of our own hiding in the snowy mountains. I have been a fan of this series since the beginning and have never found a story I didn’t in some way love, and this holiday inspired story is no exception. I have long wondered just what type of woman one of the Silver cousins would find to claim for his own and Laurel was an inspiration. She’s fiery, sweet, and independent, which counters well the heart and loyalty of CJ and his brothers. If you haven’t read the other stories in this series, fear not, you will get caught up quickly and fall in love with these characters as much as we longtime fans did a long time ago. This series continues to be one of my favorite about shifters and with each successive couple the love becomes more intense and the subplots and mysteries that accompany the romance gets more interesting as well. I am looking forward to seeing whose story will be next. All in all a great read with a holiday theme that makes the love between CJ and Laurel as well as the familial relationships more emotional and sweet.
CJ and Laurel have been circling each other for a while, and CJ’s persistence has led Laurel to question her desire to leave Silvertown. CJ wants her to stay and settle down, preferably as his mate, but he refuses to push things too quickly, afraid to scare her off. When Laurel finds herself in need of help that can no longer be denied, CJ is right there to help her out. CJ was the perfect mix of Alpha strength and silly sweetness that marks him as one of the lighter sided werewolves. His playfulness and obvious lovability makes him impossible for Laurel to resist, even as she is worried about the truth of the past coming out and making their lives more complicated. I enjoyed seeing all the different sides of CJ and of course worried right along with him that Laurel wouldn’t be able to find it in her heart to accept him as her mate. Laurel was an intriguing female. A wolf that has led her own little pack of her sisters for a long time, finally coming to terms with the fact that she needs help. She had her own unique secrets that led CJ on a merry chase, but once they finally accept the love between them there is no denying they have found the perfect mate in one another.
The overall storyline of this novel was jam packed with mysteries, secret identities, hidden truths and some seriously intense relationship building. CJ’s determination to find a way to keep Laurel for himself ran right alongside his silliness and desire to teach her about the lighter side of life, dragging her away from work to teach her to play as a wolf and a woman. Laurel becomes a really great characters when she begins to unwind and embrace all the greatness that accompanies being part of the pack and having a mate. The families in this story were all interesting and lead me to wonder if they will be the next round of stories we receive. The supporting characters, both single and mated from previous stories, are essential for this story and come with their own measure of weirdness and challenges. Can’t wait for wherever the series goes next, but for sure I will enjoy every step along the way.
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