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“Book 5. Love this whole series so far. Better if read in order.”Nancy B wrote this review Saturday, September 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cassie & Leidolf's story.”Iceangel9 wrote this review Sunday, April 8, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Wolf biologist Cassie Roux is passionate about wolf conservation and education. She studies wolves intently, gives speeches and lectures on pack social structure and ecological impact, and spends time with them in their natural habitat. Though considering Cassie is a rare, lone red lupus garou raised by a pack of full-blooded wolves after her family and pack were slaughtered by hunters, it's her natural habitat, too.
She's in Oregon to give a lecture in a small town two hours out of Portland...and to track a female red lupus in the wilderness out there. The last thing she wants to do while she's working is attract the attention of any of the lupus garou pack in the area. Cassie is technically trespassing without permission from the pack leaders. She can only hope that the hunter's spray will keep her scent masked, or the trip is going to get very, very complicated.
Especially after catching the eye of the one male she should absolutely avoid.
Leidolf Wildhaven is both a rancher and the relatively new pack alpha for a red lupus garou pack still reeling from the mismanagement and mistreatment from its previous alpha. Leidolf is still in the process of establishing his command, fixing the many and varied problems of the pack, and settling into his responsibility. He needs a mate. He's been searching for one for a long time now. It's what drew him into the area months ago.
It's a pity that the wolf-friendly Dr. Cassie Roux smells as human as can be. She's a beautiful redhead, vibrant and passionate, and she stirs something deep inside him that no female - human or lupus garou - has ever come close to. Her love of wolves is just whipped cream on top of all that. Then he finds out that Cassie has been masking her scent, that she is, in fact, one of his kind. And she's a lone wolf with an independent streak a mile wide.
Oh yeah, one more thing pack alpha Leidolf Wildhaven knows from the first time he catches her lupus garou scent...Cassie Roux is his.
I'm starting to wonder if it's me. Despite this series having all bells and whistles I usually enjoy in paranormal romance, as well as the authentic wolf biology that has been deftly woven into the supernatural elements, I wasn't overly fond of the first book and found this one only marginally more appealing. Unfortunately, this highly touted series just isn't working for me so far.
Maybe I picked the wrong two books in the series to read in sequence, because frankly, one of the problems I had in this book was how similar certain plot elements were to the first. Part of that was my own mistake. I thought this one was the second in the series when I started it, and given the content, I maintained that belief through to the end. The story picked up shortly after the events of Heart of the Wolf, featured backstory and characters introduced in that book, and was set in the same location. It wasn't until I was finished that I found out there were several books between the two.
Also unfortunate, several of the larger issues I had with that one continued to vex me in this one. The excessive minutia and tendency towards repetition in the narrative is a consistent issue. Unnecessary details are drawn out and major themes, such as Cassie's desire to stay clear of a pack and not be made the alpha's mate, are reiterated again and again. Such unnecessary overwriting bogs down the plot of the book, slows the pacing, and limits the development of external conflict.
The plot itself is another issue for me. Too often several things in this story happen in a flurry of poorly-defined action and scanty prose, followed by long sections of overly-described scenes that become boring to me when I want more action or a solid plot conflict. It makes it hard for me to connect with the story at times, especially during the scenes in the woods where everyone and their brother are stirring up all manner of trouble and guys with guns prance around willy-nilly, tranquilizing or shooting whoever is in the way. That gets a little confusing in places.
There were subtle touches of humor in a handful of places in this book that I heartily enjoyed, as well as characters who were more appealing to me personally as romantic leads than Bella and Devlyn, so there are some positive elements about the read. I just wish the bare bones of the storyline had more to offer in originality and the weight of the narrative had been ruthlessly edited to allow for a much greater expansion of the underdeveloped external conflicts in the plot. I'm going to give this series one more try, but if the next book strikes me as similar in plot or as weighted down in the narrative as this one, I'm afraid I'm going to have to give up the ghost on this series.
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“Mmmmm Leidolf Wildhaven leader of the red werewolf pack a royal & the career, head, strong "woman" Cassie Roux who captured his heart. While Leidolf is leading his pack of reds is also trying to plan how to keep the wolf biologist, find out her secrets, & who the new red wolf female is running in his territory?”JV wrote this review Saturday, March 10, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a free and was worth the read. It took me a few months to complete it, I read it in between other books. ”booksandmorebooks wrote this review Friday, December 16, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“this was a really nice story and I really enjoyed reading it. That being said, I probably won't get into the series right away (too many other series to read first).”CBCald wrote this review Tuesday, June 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very good book! I would highly recommend it!!!!”Jana G wrote this review Monday, June 13, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a great book! The attraction and sexual tension was intertwined with fighting and a enjoyable story. It pulled me in and kept me hooked. She did a great job developing the secondary characters.”Jodie B. Cooper wrote this review Saturday, June 11, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“VERY good Read! A story of how love can find you in the most unexpected of places and in the most unexpected of people!”Mary Beth wrote this review Monday, November 1, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Ever have one of those days when bad luck seems to follow you around?
Well, that seems to be the case for Oregon rancher Leidolf Wildhaven in author Terry Spear’s latest release, SEDUCED BY A WOLF. Leidolf is terrible at managing the finances of his ranch and he had his hands full with several abused youths he’s taken in. The fact that he has also just taken over as Alpha leader of the wayward pack of lupus garou (werewolf) just adds to his problems.
The wolf biologist Cassie Roux shows up to lecture on wolves. Leidolf is instantly attracted to her, which makes no sense. He’s never been drawn to a human female before.
Cassie has her own agenda. She is fearlessly protective of wolves. She is able to study them in ways no other wolf biologist can. Having lost her family at an young age, Cassie was raised by wolves and being a lupus garou, she git right in.
When Leidolf and Cassie meet for the first time, she is wearing a cover scent so he doesn’t know she’s a lupus garou. But she knows he is and vows to stay clear of him. Leidolf learns Cassie has spotted a red wolf in the nearby Mount Hood National Forest. He’s determined to find out more, afraid it could be one of his rogue pack members disobeying his orders again.
The search for the red wolf leads both Cassie and Leidolf into harrowing encounters with hunters and authorities from the local zoo intent on capturing wolves. Along the way, Leidolf learns of Cassie’s true nature making him more determined to know her.
As Cassie and Leidolf fight for the survival of their species and the wolf, they battle their feelings for one another.
Author Terry Spear has done a wonderful job of blending light paranormal, romance, suspense, and mystery into a tantalizing story that will capture your heart. There is bits of humor and mischief woven into the right places of this story of dedication, honor and loyalty. The author makes the world of lupus garou come to life.
This is the fifth book in Terry Spear’s werewolf series, but it is a stand alone book. Readers meet characters from previous books - including Leidolf - but aren’t left in the dark if they haven’t read the prior books yet.
For an enjoyable read and the opportunity to let your imagination run wild, pick up SEDUCED BY A WOLF and escape to Leidolf and Cassie’s world where love does rule.”