Special wolf agent Jillian Matthews has joined the jaguar-run United Shifter Force to track down a deadly criminal. She’s even willing to work with PI Vaughn Greystroke―until the hot, growly SEAL wolf makes the mistake of getting in her way. Naturally, she shoots him. Who could blame her?
Vaughn Greystroke has always worked alone. But when a string of attempted murders puts him in the crosshairs, teaming up with the Shifter Force begins to sound like a good idea. Even if he has to work with alluring―and potentially treacherous―Jillian Matthews. Vaughn is a trained SEAL, after all. He can surely keep his distance from Jillian…no matter how much she’s getting under his skin
While SEAL Wolf Undercover is #22 in the long ongoing Heart of the Wolf series – it’s also part of a sub-series. SEAL Wolf Series: A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing – A SEAL Wolf for Christmas -SEAL Wolf Hunting – SEAL Wolf in Too Deep – SEAL Wolf Undercover
Title: SEAL Wolf Undercover #5
Series: Heart of the Wolf #22, SEAL Wolf #5
Author: Terry Spear
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense
Published: August 1, 2017
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Although their first meeting was rather low keyed as they flirted across a club’s dance floor but never got to connect. Vaughn and Jillian’s second meeting was… memorable, nothing like shooting a handsome, sexy wolf that gets his attention focused on you. To be fair, tensions were high, he was chasing her brother and no one knew the good guys from the bad guys… then. When a friend is mauled and near death from the attack more questions than answers seem to be found. Right then Jillian had no idea who to trust, she’d soon learn that she’d shot one of the good guys… and her mate.
SEAL Wolf Undercover will reunite us with characters from A Very Jaguar Christmas. I absolutely love seeing the wolves and jaguars begin to work together. Letting both shifter groups align and work hand in hand brings so much more to this series in enjoyment and possibilities. Part of the fun, for me, in following a long running series is discovering old friends and what whey’re up to now.
This time around we have an attack on a pack mate, mysterious shifters sneaking around causing chaos, a lot of if not secrets then things family didn’t know about other members, a sexy romance and seeing old friends once again. SEAL Wolf Undercover offers a lot in one package, but most of all an enjoyable, tension filled story. I like Jillian. She’s sassy, smart and takes no crap from any man. Vaughn is definitely sexy and stubborn, and when he’s not being suspicious of everyone a very enjoyable partner in more than solving crime. As a couple they work, and will have some memorable tidbits to pass down to the kids one day.
With such a long ongoing series it’s difficult to recommend that you go back to the beginning if this is your first encounter with these wolves and jaguars. I know the cost and time that would take. I don’t believe you “have” to have read the other stories in either series, but it would make for a more enjoyable read if you know everyone’s back story, in my opinion. There was an interesting note from the author in the very back of this book which is making me think about going back to the beginning for a re-reading session with some of the earlier characters. Nothing specific, just a hint of what might be coming down the line. In any event, I am looking forward to Ms Spear’s next release which will once again give us a Christmas with old friends.
I would not hesitate to recommend SEAL Wolf Undercover or any of the other stories in these series. You’ll find a good solid story, likable characters, mystery, danger and definitely sexy moments.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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