Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review: Heart of the Highland Wolf by Terry Spear

Heart of the Highland Wolf
Terry Spear
Series: Heart of the Wolf #7
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: June 1, 2011
Mass Market Paperback {p.383}
Source: Publisher
Genre: Paranormal
Characters: Julia Wildthorn, Ian MacNeill
Challenge: 100+, Summer Romance

Ian McNeill, laird of Argent Castle finds his capital squandered through unwise investments and the wolf clan's home that has been theirs for centuries is in danger of being forfeit for nonpayment of taxes. When a movie producer contacts him with the notion of using his castle to produce a movie, Ian abhores the idea, but it's his only salvation. Even worse, his people become extras in this epic Highland movie. But when one American werewolf romance author, Julia Wildthorn, slips into the castle under the guise of being with the movie company, except she is trying to jumpstart her muse with writing a book set in old-world Scotland--specifically about his castle and his people as the characters in her newest book venture--she and Ian tangle.

Julia is in Scotland with her best friend Maria to do research for her upcoming novel. While Maria and her crew are filming a movie at Laird Ian MacNeill's castle, Julia is doing her own investigating.

Julia finds herself attracted to and intrigued by the laird the minute she lays eyes on his picture. The feeling is mutual for Ian when he first sees Julia.

Although the book opens with a great scene, the overall story was a slow start. I didn't really start to get into the book until around chapter 15 or so. Before that, it didn't really seem like much of anything going on between Ian and Julia, just a lot of page filler. The romance between the two was pretty much nonexistant. Ian was constantly suspicious of Julia and trying to figure out what exactly it was she was hiding. The bulk of the story was him trying to figure her out and her lying to him.

Overall it fell short of my expectations. I really wanted to enjoy this one, but I just never really got there. When it was all said and done, I didn't feel like I knew Julia nd Ian any better than I did when I started the book.
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