325 Following


Reading is my addiction... I read paranormal romance, urban fantasy, science fiction and fantasy, young adult, romance and historical romance. I am part of the blogging team over at Badass Book Reviews: http://badassbookreviews.com 

A Howl for a Highlander

A Howl for a Highlander - Terry Spear 3.5 stars, rounded up to 4.Take a Highlander werewolf and send him on a mission to Grand Cayman Island. Add in a beautiful she-wolf. Mmmmm, a sexy and amusing read. When I think of a Highlander, I envision a man in a kilt in a drafty castle somewhere in Scotland. When that Highlander is a werewolf, let’s just say that the man becomes all that more attractive and well sculpted. Now, envision that same Highlander werewolf out of his comfort zone, on a beach in Grand Cayman – Yum!A Howl for a Highlander is the 10th book in Terry Spear’s Heart of the Wolf series. What’s nice about this series is that each book is self-contained and it is possible to read the books in almost any order you wish, without feeling like you have missed any pertinent details from the previous books. I know, I’ve read them out of order and enjoyed each book I’ve read so far. A Howl for a Highlander is the story of Duncan MacNeil, a Scottish werewolf who is sent to Grand Cayman on the trail of Salisbury Silverman, a werewolf who has absconded with the MacNeil clan’s fortune, among others. Duncan is one of 4 brothers, quadruplets actually, and his eldest brother Ian is the Laird of Argent Castle. As a result of the loss of money, the MacNeil clan had to resort to renting out their castle to a movie crew in order to make up for the missing funds. Upon his arrival in Grand Cayman, Duncan senses an unmated she-wolf traveling on her own. Eager to investigate, he offers a ride to her hotel. She agrees, provided he drives an elderly couple to their hotel as well. When Duncan finally arrives at his hotel, he finds out that there are no more rooms left at any of the hotels on the island. He is without lodging and ends up at Shelley’s villa. Shelley is a botanist and is on Grand Cayman on a grant to study the vegetation. Her grant money has not come through because someone has ripped off the university.Duncan and Shelley become close very quickly. Duncan is distracted by Shelley and she enjoys his attention. I loved the wolf mating rituals – these two were so perfect for each other. Of course, their courtship does not go smoothly because Duncan is on a mission to find the missing money and Sal Silverman is one slippery character. As Duncan and Shelley get closer to Sal, the situation gets hairier and hairier (pun intended) and very dangerous.The situation for Shelley becomes even more interesting when her Uncle Ethan shows up with a few demands of his own. The negotiations between Ethan and Duncan showed another side of the werewolf mating rituals and were quite amusing. A memorable scene for me was the pirate cruise where Duncan challenged the pirate actors to a sword fight. Absolutely hilarious. Even funnier was that the whole scene was filmed and uploaded to YouTube. I know that when I pick up one of Ms. Spear’s books, I will be entertained. A Howl for a Highlander is full of fun, lighthearted moments, some moonlight sexiness, and fur flying action. If you love your werewolves with a Scottish brogue, you’ll enjoy this book. Thank you to NetGalley and Sourcebooks for a review copy of this book. Review posted on Badass Book Reviews.