by Terry Spear
Mass Market Paperback, 326 pages
Published March 1st 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
ARC Courtesy of Publisher & NetGalley
Her instincts tell her he's dangerous...While her overprotective brother's away, Meara Greymere's planning to play—and it wouldn't hurt to find herself a mate in the process. The last thing she needs is one of his SEAL buddies spoiling her fun, even if the guy is the hottest one she's ever seen...Finn Emerson is a battle-hardened Navy SEAL and alpha wolf. He's a little overqualified for baby-sitting, but feisty Meara is attracting trouble like a magnet...As the only responsible alpha male in the vicinity, Finn is going to have to protect this intriguing woman from a horde of questionable men, and definitely from himself...
Meara Greymore's twin brother and pack alpha is going to Hawaii on his honeymoon and while the alpha’s away the little she wolf will play. Meara has big plans to find a mate by renting the cabins out at their family resort to some very eligible werewolves. But when ex-Navy SEAL and alpha wolf Finn Emerson shows up, naked and dripping wet no less, Meara’s plans hit a detour and if Finn has anything to say about it, it will be of the permanent kind.
Someone is out to get Finn’s entire ex-SEAL team and Finn has no doubt that the culprit won’t have any qualms about using his friend Hunter’s sister to get to him. So when Finn finds out that Hunter is leaving the country and one of their teammates has already been attacked, Finn rushes to the twin’s new pack home to protect the feisty Meara at all costs.
Meara has a standing rule about dating her brother’s friends or SEALS period and Hunter has made it plenty clear to every wolf on their team that his sister is off limits, but when an assassin draws near more than just danger sparks between the two. Can Finn and Meara find a middle ground to build off of or are they just caught in the heat of the moment? With the enemy drawing closer distractions can be deadly.
This is the second novel I have read from author Terry Spear, the first one being Dreaming of the Wolf (#8). A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing didn’t have any connection to the previous novel that I could see and though you could tell that there were several back stories with Meara’s brother’s marriage and Finn’s team the author provides just enough detail to keep you from feeling lost.
The story built upon itself nicely with romance, suspense, mystery and action. The relationship between Finn and Meara developed at a natural pace with both characters overcoming conflict and finding a common ground. Finn starts right off the bat emitting some uber sexiness and that continues throughout the entire novel, I really loved him. He shows Meara that sometimes what you’re looking for is directly in front of you, you just have to see it. Meara was a strong heroine who knows her limits and capabilities, someone I could easily root for. The chemistry between Finn and Meara started out as a slow smoke but eventual built to a roaring fire. Finn was attracted to Meara from the get-go but Meara had her doubts, I liked how they found a kind of friendship and respect first before getting down and dirty, though that part wasn’t too shabby either. A lot of sexual tension though until they reached that point along with some major teasing. Their biggest obstacle however is a future and whether either of them can compromise in their vision of it. But there was no doubt that this couple would get their HEA on the end.
The plot of A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing mainly focused on the romance but the mystery of the assassin and action of assassin attempts added some nice suspense that kept me turning the pages. All in all, a good entertaining read for paranormal romance fans who like their main characters on the furry side. J I’ll be reading more from this author and hope to get to the whole Heart of the Wolf series one day. And isn't this cover just scrumptious? Yum
Rating: 3.5 Wine Glasses