Reviewer: Marlene Breakfield
Title: To Tempt the Wolf - 3rd in the Heart of the Wolf series
Author: Terry Spear
Release Date: September 2009
Genre/Sub-genre: Paranormal Romance
Year/Setting: Contemporary California and Oregon
Overall Rating: 4.5
Sexual Content Rating: Sensual
Language (Profanity/Slang) Content Rating: Mild
Violent Content Rating: Moderate
Terry's Website/Blog: www.terryspear.com
Tessa Anderson has always had an affinity to wolves, that is why they are the subject of most of her photographic works. When her innocent brother is convicted of murder, Tessa needs to make as much money as possible to aid in his defense. Because she is determined to get the best picture possible, Tessa is attacked by a wolf and barely makes it out of a wildfire alive. Hunter Greymore, the alpha of a gray lupus garou pack, and his sister are almost caught in the same fire but, luckily, escape and coincidentally land in the same area as Tessa. When his sister takes missing, Hunter goes out in search of her and is confronted by three werewolves. Later, Tessa finds an injured Hunter washed up on the beach near her house and takes him in. Unfortunately, Hunter has amnesia, and Tessa needs his protection against a dangerous stalker and his aid in proving her brother's innocence.
Exciting and action-packed, To Tempt the Wolf takes place in an interesting world filled with compelling characters. There is only one tiny flaw, in that, a fact of the werewolf lore is confusing. In the first part of the book, it seems that newly turned werewolves can change at will, but later, it is stated that only royals can change at will. Other than this minor point, To Tempt the Wolf is a satisfying read with explosive chemistry between Tessa and Hunter. Many of the secondary characters are so interesting, that they cry out for their own book, and this reader can't wait for the next in this series.
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