Dreaming of the Wolf
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (December 6, 2011)
Werewolf pack leader Jake Silver is an acclaimed photographer. He sees a beautiful woman at the art gallery where his photos are on display, and his intrigue turns into wolfish protectiveness. Alicia Greiston has never met anyone like Jake-he's sexy, alpha, and totally irresistible, and he calls to something primal in her soul.
Alicia Greiston is a bounty hunter. She's working a big case, trying to bring in two hardened mob criminals. This case is personal, they killed her mother and Alicia is determined to put them away. They'll stop at nothing though, and after a threat to Jake, the gorgeous guy she's falling for, she's got to go into hiding to protect him.
Jake Silver is triplet-brother to the pack Alpha, Darien. He's in town, dropping off his landscape photos at an art gallery. When he comes across a young lady who seems to be in trouble, he pretends to be her boyfriend in order to scare off the guys threatening her. He's intrigued by this woman, and wants to get to know her better, but he knows it's pointless since she's human. But he can't get her out of his mind, and after a fabulous afternoon of amazing sex, she disappears...but then he starts dreaming about her - every night. And when he gets a call that she might be back in town, he goes looking for her. What he finds changes everything...
Dreaming of the Wolf is the 8th book in Terry Spears' Heart of the Wolf series. You can definitely read this book as a stand-alone, although Silver Town and it's inhabitants are featured in previous books. It's actually nice to see how Darien and Lelandi are doing since their book, Destiny of the Wolf (book 2).
I must admit I had a hard time starting this book, Alicia was a bit annoying and the mob tie-in was a bit fantastical (But werewolves aren't? I know, I know!), but as I read on I started to like Alicia more. The other thing that put me off at first was that the romance happened a bit quickly - like the same day they met. But, once they were separated and the story progressed, I fell into it and enjoyed their dream sharing. Then, when they got together again it felt "right". I should also mention here that the sex in Dreaming of the Wolf is pretty hot *winks*.
There were some plot twists I didn't see coming, which always makes me a happy reader. I liked how Jake and his brothers helped Alicia with her problems - both being a new wolf and her legal issues that kept cropping up related to her bounty-hunting the mobsters.
The other thing I liked about Dreaming of the Wolf is that the secondary characters are not just wooden cut-outs. They're interesting and bring depth and humor to the story; there were several characters I wouldn't mind seeing get their own book.
Dreaming of the Wolf is a nice installment to the Heart of the Wolf series. I'm hoping we'll see more of Silver Town and it's residents soon.