SEAL Wolf Hunting by Terry Spear

SEAL Wolf Hunting by Terry Spear
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (326 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

Paul Cunningham is one of the only bachelors left on the SEAL wolf team, and he’s less than thrilled to hear he’s been volunteered for a local charity bachelor auction.

Lori Greypaw suspected that her grandmother would use the auction as an opportunity to fix her up. So she’s not surprised when she “buys” Paul to help Lori renovate her mountain cabin for a week. Lori’s had a crush on the sexy SEAL wolf for years, but he proves to be handy with more than a hammer when two fugitives come knocking and he’ll do anything to protect the woman he’s falling for…

If only you made a different choice, moved faster, slower, something, anything to change the outcome of a past event that haunts you with regret; haven’t we all experienced that? Such is the conflict that plagues the novel’s hero, Paul. Once a SEAL, always a SEAL and failure doesn’t sit well with him. The good thing about this story is that the angst doesn’t bog down the story, it just helps a reader understand what motivates the hero to make the choices he does, and why he says the things he says. In the very first chapter, not only does a reader see that, but they get a good dose of the kind of humor and quirky shenanigans Ms. Spear puts her characters through. Their first ‘rescue’ mission occurs when they come home and I found it hilarious.

Lori is the heroine and she’s a good fit for Paul. She’s strong, confident, and as hot for the hero as he is for her. The fireworks between them sizzle and pop and Ms. Spear always satisfies when she writes those sexy scenes. SEAL Wolf Hunting has plenty to thrill readers.

The secondary characters are important and helpful when they need to be to get Paul and Lori through scenes of drama, action, heartfelt introspection or just being with family and friends. The book has a good feeling about it.

I guess the only part I rolled my eyes at was the conflict regarding the cabin. Lori came across as not as smart as she thinks she is. Her “I handled it” or thinking she could handle it was so not true and eventually it took a situational 2 X 4 to make her understand how wrong she was. I found her attitude annoying and I’m so glad Paul was a man’s man and didn’t kowtow to her. Lori is a strong female lead, there’s no question about that, but she needs someone who won’t let her get away with being stupid, and Paul’s her man.

There’s a lot of good drama in the background with a crime mystery to solve to spice things up. The villains were perfectly villainous and unredeemable so what happens to them is justified.

When I said the book had a good feeling about it, I wasn’t exaggerating. What Lori does exceptionally well is build family. It was a key component to her success as a heroine. Her heart was always in the right place and I got a sense that she had a lot of love to share; Paul wasn’t the only recipient, but he sure was the best one. The happy ever after is touching, sweet and an ending that signifies a beginning. I really liked that.

SEAL Wolf Hunting was fun to read and a nice addition to the series. There’s no question it’s a standalone read so even new fans will find it enjoyable and worth checking out. It’s a definite recommend.

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