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. 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. 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. Mass Market Paperback Verified Purchase. Finding your highland wolf is not collen plan when she arrive to take possesion of her castle. What every woman wants is a castle in Scotland. She arrives to find the men who take care of the castle are in kilts and practicing the fighting. It is a plan the the Alpha wolf Grant has come up with to get rid of her fast.
Only problem with that is she is not a weak lass nor is she like her father. There is an attaction between them but both have no plans to mate. Of course what they think and what will happen is two things. I really enjoyed the scene when she first sees Grant fighting. Overall I really enjoyed this book. I have read all of the books that goes with this one. In my opinion it is one of the best. There is romance and a bit of a mystery and of course the lady gets kidnapped.
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Terry Spear excels at world building. Her werewolf series describes pack life and pack dynamics like no other series does. They are simply a joy to read for that alone. However, as a result of the attention to detail she puts into the society and world building aspects of her novels, the action in the plot slows down significantly. This book is no exception. The plot moves slowly but surely. I liked the characters. In fact I really liked Leidolf from the time he was introduced in previous novels.
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There is something about red headed alpha males I just love. The fact that Leidolf is also caring, smart, tenacious and every other quality you want to see in an alpha male just made it even more perfect. Although I liked Cassie, I was never really able to identify with her much. If it weren't for the fact that she complimented Leidolf well I would not have liked her very much. She is not sympathetic and the fact that even towards the end she was still pouting about her traveling just irked me.
In fact if there is any one reason why I think this book did not satisfy as much as it should, a weak point, it would be Cassie. The book introduced many secondary characters which I loved, particularly Ethan and Alice. The character of Carver was also very interesting and I would have liked to see more about how his situation played out. After reading the book I have to say that it was a solid read, it is not light reading, it needed to speed up a bit and to show more interaction with the main characters.
If you follow the series, you won't want to miss it. If you are new to the series you will not want to start with this one. It's good, I enjoyed it, but it really was not the best in the series. That was a shame considering that Leidolf is such a great character and his story did not pop as much as it should have. Another fabulous story brought to us by Terry Spear.
I got hooked with the Highland Wolves Series and that's was just the beginning. In this one we have Leidolf and alpha leader trying to rebuilt a badly abused pack and looking to have peace in his own life. He things life is pretty easy until he meets wolf Biologist Cassie Roux. Cassie Roux is desperate to save a red wolf and her cubs but first she has to avoid being found out by the werewolves in the area. Too bad that she can't seem to be able to avoid the Alpha of the pack and that sparks go off every time they are near each other.
Can Cassie accomplish her goal and keep her secret? Can she avoid getting tangled with the sexy Alpha? Read on and find out, while you enjoy the majestic descriptions of the locations, situations and pack members. See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 23 days ago. Published 3 months ago. Published 8 months ago. Published 9 months ago. Published 1 year ago. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.
Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Seduced by the Wolf Heart of the Wolf Book 4. Set up a giveaway. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us. Would you like to report poor quality or formatting in this book? For example, Leidolf is supposed to be the alpha in the pack. In fact, the teenage alpha, Evan, showed more alpha characteristics.
Or maybe that was simply teenage rebellion. One particular line in which Cassie is defining an omega wolf to Leidolf had me snorting in disbelief. He's the alpha of the damn pack. Of course he would know what the omega of the pack. At any rate, I felt that this really slowed the pacing of the book.
There was also too much going on, which did not fail to further confuse me. I also didn't understand why the whole Poseidon dreams were in there. It seemed silly and unnecessary. While the premise of the story was promising, I was actually pretty bored by the execution of it. The world didn't make sense to me.
What was the time period? When Cassie and Leidolf spoke about their past, it sounded like 19th century Western, but most of the time sounds like modern day US. I didn't quite understand what the difference between royals and non-royals were, and whether there was a hierarchy that was influenced by the "royal" status. I was confused about the "pack" hierarchy, and why the heck the pack wanted so much for Leidolf to stay. How did they determine who was alpha or beta?
We were just told, oh such-and-such is alpha and such-and-such is beta. We weren't shown this. In short, I really couldn't get a good sense of what the world and the culture of the werewolves was like. None of the characters really stood out at me, not even the damn hero. Cassie ran away a lot. Leidolf chased after her a lot. The others just stood around grinning. The big, bad wolves went around skulking.
Was Cassie's colleague, Alex, really that necessary? What was this whole tidbit about Bella-and-Devlyn-whoever-they-were? The romance wasn't entirely believable. I didn't really feel that there was much of an emotional connection between them. It seemed entirely physical. And the whole thing about Cassie wanting to help out the lone mother wolf with her pups because she wanted to be a mother just ticked me off for some reason.
I did not start off this book hating it. Since I dislike leaving something uncompleted, I forced myself to finish it. I didn't realize until now how much it bothered me though.
Jun 30, Anna rated it really liked it Shelves: Leidolf Wildhaven is the leader of a new pack that was abused by it's former Alpha. Between protecting the pack and running his ranch he doesn't have time for much else. But when Cassie Roux, a biologist that specializes in wolves comes to town he's absolutely captivated by her. Terry Spear has given us another great werewolf story. I jumped into the middle of this series earlier this year when I read Legend of the White Wolf.
I fell in love with the characters almost right away. Leidolf Wildhave Leidolf Wildhaven is the leader of a new pack that was abused by it's former Alpha. Leidolf Wildhaven was introduced in that book as a secondary character, at least as far as I know that was his first appearance. Anyway even though he was a secondary character when he entered into the story he demanded your attention. I was really fascinated by him, so glad he got his own book. Seduced by the Wolf is a fast, riveting novel of danger and romance.
A fine addition to the series. Spear has creates unique werewolf stories that are hard to put down. May 06, Marina rated it really liked it Shelves: Okay so I am reading totally out of order but this is my new fav author. I want to know more! Oct 24, Jacqueline rated it really liked it Recommends it for: This is a pretty solid entry in the werewolf genre. I like TS's werewolf world. This is the second or third one I've read and the world building is staying pretty consistent.
I few things happen quicker than they really might in real life but it's pretty minimal. For example in this one near the end, Leidolf tells a man who works for the zoo that he's been having problems with cougar killing his cattle and a couple of hours later the zoo guy tells him he's captured her and her cubs. That just se This is a pretty solid entry in the werewolf genre. That just seems highly improbable and really wasn't necessary to carry the story forward.
The whole book feels a bit condensed like that as if things don't take as long physically as they really would but it only occasionally bothers my enjoyment of the story. The writing is well done and I liked both the hero and the heroine. I do think if you've read others in the series you'll enjoy this one better. I've got to go back and read the one or two I've missed. If you like straight forward werewolf stories without a lot of other supernatural beings cluttering things up, as I do, then you'll like this series.
Mar 01, Myndi rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed finally being able to read Leidolf's story. I think the pack dynamic is a bit different than any of the earlier books and that made it interesting. I also liked the strong female personality that we found in Cassie. I wish we'd gotten a bit more into the Aimee and Carver story line, but other than that I was satisfied with the story and the conclusions.
I look forward to more from this series. Jun 21, Runningrabbit rated it liked it Shelves: Kindle Unlimited Boring, definitely a disappointment. Aug 15, Mason rated it it was amazing. Ever have one of those days when bad luck seems to follow you around? 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 lect Ever have one of those days when bad luck seems to follow you around? The wolf biologist Cassie Roux shows up to lecture on wolves.
Leidolf is instantly attracted to her, which makes no sense. 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. But she knows he is and vows to stay clear of him. 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.
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. View all 3 comments. Aug 18, Melindeeloo rated it really liked it Shelves: Seduced by the Wolf was the best of Spears' werewolves so far, but then again I was waiting for Leidolf to get his book he's made short appearances in several of the others When wolf biologist Cassie Roux comes town to give a lecture, pack alpha Leidolf finds himself captivated by the enticing redhead.
But since she's only human, she's not mate material. But Cassie's actually hiding a lot, and discovering that there are shifter's in town is going to make her job more difficult and her attractio Seduced by the Wolf was the best of Spears' werewolves so far, but then again I was waiting for Leidolf to get his book he's made short appearances in several of the others When wolf biologist Cassie Roux comes town to give a lecture, pack alpha Leidolf finds himself captivated by the enticing redhead.
But Cassie's actually hiding a lot, and discovering that there are shifter's in town is going to make her job more difficult and her attraction to Leidolf is going to make her life even more so. One thing I like about Spear's series in general, is that unlike some other shifter paranormals in which you could easily substitute 'vampire' or 'demon' for 'Lupus' without affecting the story, Spear's characters are not just called wolf shifters - there's bits of wolf behavior and pack dynamics woven into the characters and their relationships.
What I liked about Seduced by the Wolf in particular, that I liked the pull between Cassie and Leidolf and found it amusing that at the same time Leidolf is lamenting that Cassie's not a wolf so he can't keep her and Cassie is lamenting that Leidolf is a wolf so she can't just love him and leave him. And I really liked Leidolf later in the story when the deviously seductive alpha discovers Cassie's secret and tries to get Cassie to stay and I like how Cassie manages to avoid much of Leidolf's clever entrapment. Ultimately, my only nit with the story was that as Leidof's mate, Cassie wasn't really willing to compromise to have the relationship with him - she just wanted the perks without giving up much to get them.
Jan 01, Jennifer rated it did not like it. You know it's not gonna be good when the story is so tedious, you start skimming ahead in the book. Started out great with fun premise But then she's trying to get away from him because she doesn't want him to know her secret, but she just happens to run into him forrest, and then her long lost cousin is trying to track her, and a fellow wolf researcher SPOILER. But then she's trying to get away from him because she doesn't want him to know her secret, but she just happens to run into him forrest, and then her long lost cousin is trying to track her, and a fellow wolf researcher is infatuated with her and is tracking her, and she's running away again from the alpha, and she's trying to rescue a female wolf, and there are some hunters, and maybe some rogue werewolves, and everyone is running all over the damn forrest trying to find each other.
If that felt like a tedious run on sentence, that was my experience trying to read Seduced By the Wolf. Time to move on to something else. View all 4 comments. Jun 13, Terri marked it as to-read. I'm changing my bookshelf from "currently reading" back to "to-read" because I'm so confused by this story.
I didn't realize it was number five in the series before I started it, so maybe that's the problem. I hope I just need to read the others first to make sense of this one. It might be good, once I can sort through just who all the different characters are and what motivates them. My head can't take it now. May 13, Darcy rated it it was ok Shelves: Normally I find this authors books to be a solid good read, but this one was just lacking for me.
I think part of that was the whole thing with Cassie and Leidolf, they weren't all that interesting. I found that the pack was much more fun and entertaining. They all seemed like quirky characters, that all of these people make up a pack of misfits. I am hoping the next book is better. Jun 16, Katherine rated it did not like it Shelves: I just couldn't keep reading this book.
There is a good story trying to get out here, an interesting world of wolf shifters and wolves. But the story kept tripping on itself, there was so much inner monologue in all the characters heads. It drove me mental. This was a freebie from kobo.
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For some reason, I expected him to be more alpha from the previous books. The zoo people are back and that bit turned out quite interesting. Overall, another OK read. Jun 15, Liz rated it it was amazing. I totally loved this book. Was so looking forward to reading Leidolf's book and I was not disappointed. This one actually had promise! And it was a pnr! But, I was not in the mood for a just ok book. I wanted more, so dnf.
Dec 15, Marsha Spohn rated it it was amazing Shelves: As a wolf biologist, Cassie has made it her goal in life to protect all wolves and to educate humans about wolves, explain the reality and caution about the intense hatred towards them in some communities. What is not known to the general public is that Cassie has actually lived among wolves, as one of them when her own world imploded due to the actions of human hunters. Shifters are far from commonly known, and her kind will do everything in their power to keep it that way.
Her goal is two-fold, protect the red wolves that she discovers and give back for something she believes she caused. She had spotted a red wolf in this area, and set up lectures to tell the townspeople about the truths about red wolves — as well as try to learn what the community could tell her about a sighted red wolf. Leidolf was polite, obviously interested and a temptation she could not act on.
She was a lone wolf, had no intention of taking a mate… and Leidolf was far more than he appeared. As the relatively new alpha of a pack that had been controlled by a mad, abusive, dangerous alpha Leidolf already had his hands full. Seduced by the Wolf has a lot going on within this story. I liked Leidolf and Cassie both individually and as a couple. The secondary characters are strong and interesting — even the nasty bad ones.
The chance to reconnect a little bit with the very beginning of this series was a nice touch. I believe any reader who loves Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance would enjoy this story and series. I re-read this title through my Kindle Unlimited subscription. Caddie Roux is a Wolf Biologist. She is also a Red Lupus Garou.
She spends her days studying wolf packs in the wild and sells her articles to magazines. She also lectures farmers in the importance of the wolf packs hoping to stop them killing the wild packs. But, since losing her extended family to arson when she was only 13, she has no pack of her own and wants to keep it that way. Leidolf Wildhaven is the leader of the local pack and meets her at a lecture she gives. Sparks fly immedia Line wolf. Sparks fly immediately and Leidolf is determined to have Caddie as his mate. But, in the meantime, there is trouble occurring all over the place.
There's a wild red wolf with pups, a couple of murderers on the loose, our old friend Henry Thompson and his sidekick, Joe, from the zoo. Put that together with unruly pack members and Leidolf had more on his hands than ever. Terry Spear sets the standard for all werewolf stories and few can match her. I first read this some years ago but it is an evergreen that is well worth rereading. Jun 19, Leanne Vincent rated it liked it Recommended to Leanne by: Jun 02, Kristin rated it it was amazing.
Could relate to the independent, stubborn Cassie. Leidolf is a sexy, controlling alpha that I wouldn't complain about trying to dominate me I love this author! Very entertaining as always!
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Sep 25, Mimi McMurray rated it it was ok. Too many eye roll moments, and apparently no one is allowed to write about female anatomy with the correct terms but male anatomy is totally fine. Also nobody pees after sex. Not Feeling the Seduction 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 h Not Feeling the Seduction Wolf biologist Cassie Roux is passionate about wolf conservation and education.
She's in Oregon to give a lecture in a small town two hours out of Portland 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. 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.