Heart of the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf, #1)
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Heart of the Wolf (Heart of the Wolf #1)

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  2,148 ratings  ·  162 reviews
Their forbidden love may get them both killed...

Bella is a red werewolf, sole survivor of the fire that killed her entire pack. Devlyn is a beta male werewolf in a pack of grays. Forced to flee her adopted gray pack when the alpha male becomes a vicious threat, she struggles to live as a lone wolf, until Devlyn, the gray male who rescued her as a pup, comes to bring her ho...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks
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I am not sure exactly what I thought of this one. To begin with I liked it, but then I started to get bored as it seemed to go on and I wished Devlyn & Bella would just get on with it and get together but pushed myself to carry on but then I started to like it again.

I think one of the main things I didn't like was that at the start Devlyn was a young wolf so there was definitely nothing Alpha about him!. I understood why he wouldn't fight the Alpha male of the pack for Bella - he wouldn't ha...more
Bella won't be forced to be Volan's mate. He might be the pack's alpha male but she's chosen the male worthy of her love and loyalty. The trouble is that she believes Volan will kill Devlyn if the beta chooses to fight for her. Fleeing the pack of grays that took her in when her pack of red wolves was killed she lives a solo life in Oregon now. When she left them she was still very much a child in the werewolf world but one hundred and fifty years later she has come into her maturity and longs f...more
A New Werewolf Legacy"

Bella Wilder, a red werewolf must flee from her adoptive gray werewolf pack or be mated to the alpha male, Volan. Bella's heart belongs to Devlyn Greystoke, a beta male werewolf, who saved her from a fire that claimed her pack. Devlyn would fight for her, but he is still young. Bella fears Volan will kill Devlyn. Bella for years lives alone, avoiding all werewolves. One evening on her run in the woods, she comes across another red werewolf. So stunned that another of her ki...more
Oh, guys. I don't like giving bad reviews. I feel that when I find a book that I don't connect with that the fault lies with me somehow. Especially when it's book about werewolves, which I have a particular fondness for. After finishing this book and jumping online to read some reviews, I really do think I'm in the minority here because there are plenty of good reviews out there for it. Unfortunately the book never grabbed me and I actually thought I wasn't going to be able to finish it at sever...more
Golden Parsons
The author of this book is a nice lady with whom I shared a book signing table several months ago. But as much as I wanted to like it, I just didn't. The writing was good, but the driving plot was too erotic for me. I prefer my romance with more finesses than I found in this book.
Series: 2.5 stars
This book: 1 star
There are two kinds of paranormal romance books. You have Kim Harrison, Ilona Andrews, Faith Hunter and Kelley Armstrong that make up my favorite group: action packed with strong female characters that drive the series. They may have a romantic element but are more "action" than "romance."

Then you have the second group: fluffy, borderline book porn that have strong male leads and wishy-washy females that follow them. The second group has an obstacle to overcome...more
Jess the Romanceaholic
What worked for me:
*Lone wolf being forced back into the pack, and being too stubborn/alpha to come back like a good little puppy.
*The whole bittersweet "I love you but we can't be together" thing that lasted over 100 years.

What didn't work for me:
*Too much sex. Yes, you heard me. Too much sex. It seemed like once they got in bed that first time, that's ALL THEY DID for like 8 chapters or something. It was obnoxious.

*The neighbor was obnoxious, Henry or Harry or whateverhisname is was TOTALLY u...more
Mrs.Vishous-Kattalakis-Belikov :::Para Itch Reviews:::
Devlyn a gray lupus garou saved Bella a red lupus garou from a wildfire that claimed the life of her entire family. Devlyn's pack takes Bella in and treats her like their own. The leader of the pack Volan wants Bella as his mate and Bella hates his guts. She also is in love with Devlyn and wants to mate with him. One day she decides she no longer wants to deal with Volan's aggressive advances at her and decides to run away from the pack. One-hundred and fifty years later and Bella's still on the...more
The only reason I gave this 2 stars instead of 1 is because I read book 5 of this series not knowing it was book 5 and really liked it. I thought since it was so good I should start with the first in the series. To all readers thinking the same: save yourself the time and Don't read this book. You won't miss anything by skipping the first book. If you insist on knowing what happened, I will summarize. Stupid girl werewolf likes a boy werewolf but the leader of the pack wants her. She is afraid d...more
Yadkny’s Review

Bella is a red wolf shifter and a rare one at that. After a fire destroyed her home and killed her family, her saving grace came in the form of a gray wolf shifter by the name of Devlyn. They became instant friends and she was subsequently welcomed into the family the current Alpha, but her adoption into the gray wolf pack did not come without it's challenges. Repeated attempted rapes, the stepping down of the old Alpha leader, her best friend backing away from her, and now attemp...more
Jane Stewart
Mostly solving a mystery which dragged too much. Some unanswered questions at the end. I enjoyed the wolf fight scenes.

Bella is a red wolf in Colorado who was adopted into a pack of gray wolves after her pack was killed in a fire. The alpha male Volan wanted her as his mate and repeatedly tried to rape her. She loved beta male Devlin, but Volan would kill Devlin if Volan knew. So Bella ran away to avoid Volan and save Devlin. She has been living alone in Oregon until Henry captures h...more
Teresa Kleeman
I absolutely loved this book. I couldn't put it down from the time I started it to the end.
The story is about Bella. She is a female red wolf whose family died in a fire. She was saved by a gray wolf Devlyn. Bella is adopted into the gray wolves family and society.

Develyn is a beta gray wolf who saves Bella when she was a child. They grow up together playing and watching over each other as they grow up. Develyn feelings turn towards love as they grow older.

Bella has always loved Devlyn. But she...more
When this first came out I wasn't much into werewolves. Or any other kind of Shifter either. Part of it was lack of caring about them and the other part was the irrational dislike I have taken towards canines of any breed. Maybe because I'm so horrifically allergic to them. At any rate I ignored this book in favor of other paranormals even though I was rather interested in it.

As my tastes have changed I've begun to reach out and look at books and authors I overlooked. Patricia Briggs for instanc...more
Amanda P
I gave up! I could not get through another page, I tried. I guess I could best summarize the book as amateurish and boring.

Main chick - I've already forgotten her name couldnt make up her damn mind, one minute she wants her true mate the next she wants a human. then she wants her mate again, but isnt willing to let him to fight for her. I mean come on chick. Your over a 100 years old and you are acting like a 13 year girl. I wanted to smack her every time she started whining. No thanks

The dude...more
Laurielu Bona Fide Reflections
After years of running from Volan (the gray pack's alpha), Bella has been found. The werewolf she wants to claim as her mate, is after her to return her to the pack. Devlyn wants to claim Bella as his mate once their worlds collide again after many years of separation. Bella has found herself in a very precarious position and needs to be saved before the secret that werewolves is revealed to the human world. The reconnection of Bella and Devlyn creates a heated reunion. As the story unravels, th...more
This was just...not very good. The whole thing was very chauvinistic and patronizing and frankly im amazed i even bothered to finish it.
Heroine: starts out strong in taking care of herself apart from the pack but goes on and on about the dude shes in love with yet when he wants her she wants nothing to do with him. Shes wishy washy through the entire book shell do something tough but then be super wimpy...she loves the hero but has 0 faith in him
Hero: i probably could have liked him if not for s...more
I really enjoyed this book! This is my first by Terry Spear, but I have heard great things from others about how awesome this series is. After reading the first, I will definitely stick with it! The story was great and had a little of everything, which automatically makes it a win for me!
N.L. Riviezzo
Not a bad read although I found the terminology in use to be obnoxious. I doubt the average Lupus-Garoux would refer to themselves and others of their kind in such formal terms all the time. I found this odd formality to be very jarring in the reading process.
A well-written novel centered on the passion of two potential mates struggling to protect each other in the face of lustful, abusive pack alphas. The story, characters, and elements of the paranormal setting were somewhat unique and definitely interesting. A significant portion of the book was dedicated to the potential and eventually realized sizzle between the pair. Sometimes it seemed the story was just a device to surround the heated scenes with an interesting structure, and often the plot a...more
Megan Riverina Romantics/Meggerfly
Could not finish. It wasn't my style but I read over 1/2 of it. I can see how others might like this.
Laurie D'ghent
"As soon as he stripped naked, he'd be hers."
First line in the book.
Um, no.
Fifty Shades of Gray Wolf...need I say more??
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Dahlia (yadkny)
Oct 17, 2010 Dahlia (yadkny) rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Wolf Shifter Lovers
Bella is a red wolf shifter and a rare one at that. After a fire destroyed her home and killed her family, her saving grace came in the form of a gray wolf shifter by the name of Devlyn. They became instant friends and she was subsequently welcomed into the family the current Alpha, but her adoption into the gray wolf pack did not come without it's challenges. Repeated attempted rapes, the stepping down of the old Alpha leader, her best friend backing away from her, and now attempts at a forced...more
My Thoughts...

Bella is on the run from the pack that took her in as a child, why? Volan, the grey wolf alpha, has his sights set on Bella to be his mate. Bella, a lone rare red wolf, didn’t appreciate the claim and escaped the pack, leaving her heart behind with another grey wolf, Devlyn.

This was decades ago, too many to count, werewolves age one year for every thirty. Now Bella is living in Washington State, working from home and carving out a very different life for herself as a lone wolf.

PepperP0t (ireadthatbook.com)
First my recap of the synopsis. Bella, a red wolf raised within a pack of grays caught the eye of the brutal Alpha who has decreed she will become his mate. Bella realizes she must leave the pack to save the life of the gray, Devlyn that once rescued her and she has grown to love. The re-united couple must overcome several obstacles before they can rejoin their pack. Each as dangerous as the last, including battling through the red wolf territory whose Alpha has also decided Bella is his mate; s...more
Heart of the Wolf
3 Stars

The sole survivor of her red wolf pack, Bella is rescued by a grey wolf male and adopted into his pack. Unfortunately, she is soon forced to flee when the pack alpha sets his sights on her and becomes a serious threat. Years later, Bella comes face to face with her past and Devlyn, the wolf who saved her, when circumstances bring them together once again.

Starts out really well with an interesting story and characters with sizzling chemistry. Unfortunately,...more
Ratings: 3.5 stars
As you guys know, I have a weakness for my beloved wolf shifters. I am a shifter girl through and through! I really love Terry Spear's writing style. She really captured my attention with the characters and the plot, even the characters I didn't like. I've been waiting for a chance to sit down and dig into this book :) I would like to thank Terry for sending me the first three books in the Heart of the Wolf series, some odd months ago! All thoughts are my honest opinion!

My favo...more
Mar 23, 2013 Suzan rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans
I've been wanting to try Terry Spear's series for a while now and I'm glad I finally did. I really liked Devlyn and Bella. They were so made for each other. The chemistry between them was sizzling. I also loved a few of the supporting characters like Argos, Chrissy and Henry! I didn't like the red's they met or Volan, Volan more so then the reds cause of what he tried to do to Bella when she was only a child still.
I did want to slap Bella a few times for not believing in Develyn like she should...more
Reviewed for THC Reviews
Heart of the Wolf was my first read by Terry Spear and the first in her werewolf series of the same name. I'd been looking forward to reading this book for a while but in the end, was rather disappointed by it. The characters were lacking in depth, and the heroine tended to frustrate me at times. While there was some decent action and mystery to the plot, I felt that the denouements to both aspects were too brief and easy. The sexual tension is high throughout, but the lo...more
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