Fate turned nurse Carol Woods into a wolf, but she refuses to let being a lupus garou define her life. Ordered by her pack leader to find a mate and commit to shifting, there is only one gray wolf that catches Carol's interest; but Chaz McKinley makes it very clear that unless she's willing to accept what she is, he wants nothing to do with her. When a virus outbreak leaves local pack members trapped in their wolf form, will Chaz and Carol learn to trust each other before it's too late for the pack and their one chance at true love?
Being honest I have to say this is a pretty good book. It was entertaining and kind of different. The 6th book of Heart Of The Wolf Series was full of adventure, love and mutual respect between the characters.
In this book we have Ryan, the pack leader of Green Valley, and a PI. In Destiny Of The Wolf we got to know Ryan as an outsider who wanted to get to know better how Darien's Pack in Silver Town was run, so he could integrate their methods to his own pack/town and in the same time he started helping discover the murderer of Darien's mate. In this book, he is after discovering the truth about Carol, a red werewolf newly turned of the Silver Town Pack. Carol, is fighting with the urge to shift and embrace her new nature as a wolf. Happy that she at last got her position in the hospital like she wanted, she was still not comfortable to the idea of being a wolf. And this is all thanks to her other abilities. Carol have the gift of visions from the future, the same ones that got her in the position she is today, and the ones who are making her scared of accepting the shift.
I have to say I was blown away by this story. Spear captivate me completely. Even thought is the same I-Saw-You-And-Fell-In-Love routine as in all paranormal romance books, this books have a touch of reality that make you feel identified with the story. Carol was just perfect to my expectations of how a strong and intelligent woman should be. She was very well determined of what she wanted and stubborn enough to get it, but she had a very good brain that make her be a very realistic person.
Ryan made me fall in love with him, he had his alpha personality well established, but he was very respectful, and knew just when to used it and when not. Even thought he had his mind made about how Carol "really was" he was willing to let her convince him that he was wrong. A total honorable thing for a man to do.
The love story was fantastic, even when it was love at first sight (they didn't want to admit it but we all knew it) Spear achieve a story where you can see a real foundation for love. They had their ideas of each other but they respected each one. And they were open to get to know one another. I loved the way he didn't pressure her to do anything and always was there for her as a supportive wall. And she was just so understanding, brave, and not plain-stupid-stubborn that really had me falling for her too. They believe in each other and knew how to work as a team, as equals.
The only reason I don't give 5 starts to this book is the lack of action. And I know is a paranormal romance, why in hell should it have action? Well I will tell you almost all paranormal romance have actions, it's what make them interesting. This books had its actions parts, but I was kind of disappointed. Being the main problem a virus attack and all, I expected to be a lot of REAL fighting and battle between the packs. But I only got a few now and then.
But in overall I have to say, it's the best book so far in this series. Spear is a good writer who goes to the point and doesn't waste time writing stuff that we the readers don't care about. I hope the next one is better!