It’s hard to believe we’ve already reached the last Sunday Salon of May, as well as the first major holiday of the summer - Memorial Day.
I hope everyone is relaxing this Memorial Day weekend and enjoying time with family and friends. As you take time to unwind and relax, it’s also a great time to enjoy a new book or two.
Today I’m delighted to share my thoughts on the latest installment in a paranormal romance series by one of my favorite authors. If you’re not a big fan of the paranormal genre, I’d urge you to still give this a try as the author combines so many elements into her stories that the plot is captivating and the paranormal becomes realistic.
A HIGHLAND WEREWOLF WEDDING by Terry Spear
Elaine Hawthorn, an American gray werewolf, has returned to mystical Scotland to retrieve treasure her family hid away hundreds of years earlier. In her haste to meet a distant relative, she almost has a head-on collision with Cearnach MacNeill, a hot-blooded Highlander werewolf on his way to a wedding. Since he’s unable to drive his car, Elaine is forced to attend the wedding with him. But it turns out the MacNeills are an enemy of her cousin’s clan. Through a twist of circumstances, Elaine and Cearnach find themselves on the run and drawn to each other.
Cearnach had been warned by his older brother, the pack leader, not to attend the wedding since his dear friend was marrying into their enemy’s clam, but he had promised he would be there for her. Running into Elaine, Cearnach finds that he wants to be her protector no matter what. He’s determined to make sure she’s safe at all cost despite all the trouble she seems to encounter. His heart will have it no other way.
The characters are well-developed and likable. Even though they’re shape-shifting werewolves, readers can relate to their conflicts, emotions, desires and hopes. The secondary characters add flare and flavor to the mix.
Spear has an eye for details and her meticulous research shines through in her writing. Her vivid descriptions of the Scottish Highlands places the reader among the characters. You have an instant feel for the region, its people, the sights, and the sounds. Her extensive knowledge of wolves enhances the story.
While she spins a beguiling paranormal tale, Spear also incorporates steamy romance, suspense, and good old-fashion storytelling into her books.
Spear blends pirates, lost treasure, sexy highlanders in kilts, castles, a mischievous ghost, and enthralling characters into a well-balanced story. She takes you from the past to the present in a smooth flowing story that keeps the action going.
The bantering between Elaine and Cearnach will have you laughing, while the steamy attraction between the two sizzles like fireworks on the Fourth of July. A HIGHLAND WEREWOLF WEDDING is a tantalizing read.
This is the third installment in the Highland Wolf Series, but can be read on its own. New readers aren’t left in the dark with the references to prior events and people.
You can’t go wrong with a sexy highlander and a spunky heroine let loose in beautiful Scotland. A fun book for a summer read or any time you’re in the mood for romance and adventure.
Author Terry Spear’s website is http://terryspear.com/
A Highland Werewolf Wedding by Terry Spear, Book 3 of the Highland Wolf Series, Sourcebooks Casablanca, @2013, ISBN: 978-1402266836 Paperback, 352 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you’re having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Are you game to try a book in a different genre if it contains other elements that you enjoy?