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

3.64 of 5 stars 3.64  ·  rating details  ·  2,564 ratings  ·  186 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
ebook, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Sourcebooks
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RATING: 0.5 HEART for the Initial Intrigue + 0.5 HEART for the Cover. :(

I’ve always enjoyed the PNR genre, especially its subdivision of werewolves. But, I am very close to giving up on finding an actual good werewolf book to read. All the ones I seem to pick just don’t do it for me. Unfortunately (and sadly), Heart of The Wolf is that book.

This starts out well enough, with much potential and an interesting enough storyline to keep curious. We are introduced to Bella and Devlyn, our protagonist
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
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
◊♦ Naomi
I don't have the courage to keep reading this one. I've stopped reading it a while ago and now, I just don't feel like continuing, unfortunately. Maybe when I'll be in the mood for a simple, light and hot but not-really-consistent book, I'll get back to this one!
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Heart of the Wolf #1
Bella is a red werewolf. She is very special. Her family was killed in a fire and she was saved by Devlyn, a grey wolf. A home was made for her in their pack by the former Alpha, Argos. But since Volan came to power he has made it known that he wants Bella for his mate. She does not want that. He did something to her and she hates him. She wants Devlyn but is afraid that he will die if she chooses him because (she thinks) he is too weak to fight Volan for her. So she runs fro
Kim Bishop
My thoughts on this book go back and forth from great to good to great again. Let me explain. The story line was great! However, their seem to be long parts of the book where it gets slow and repetitive.

This is a love story about Bella and Devlyn. Bella is a red wolf, that lost her family in Colorado to a fire. Devlyn, a gray wolf, rescue's Bella from the fire and takes her back to his pack where they adopt her. Growing up, Bella and Devlyn become good friends and eventually fall for each other
I really enjoyed this one, I just didn't love it. It has lots of potential though and I believe once it really gets into the whole 'pack dynamics' part of the stories I will enjoy them a whole lot more. I loved the tension and the suspense but I just didn't feel we got to know the characters as well as I may have liked. I'll definitely be picking up more books by Terry Spear.
I try to avoid saying negative things about a book if I can, but it cannot be avoided in this case. I think the premise of the story was interesting, but with a romance focused solely on the physical aspects of a relationship/romance, I ended up not really caring for the main couple since I wasn't emotionally invested. Also, for being 100+ years old, Bella, the female lead, made some rather unwise decisions throughout the book that frustrated me.

However, I think the thing that bothered me the m
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.
I won the 10th book in this series from GR First Reads program back in 2013. Unfortunately, that meant I had to collect the others in the series before reading it. Now that I have, I'm going to make my way through the series so that I can read the one I won. The first book was good. I love the "werewolf" aspect of the romance and it gets pretty steamy. But I also love the aspect of a mystery that needs to be solved, some drama going on in the main character's lives that needs to be fixed, and ev ...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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loves an omega... to be taken by the alpha... runs away, hides for 150 years (!?!) and 150 years later she's just as frightened as and worried as in the beginning... come on, figure it out!

she is taken in wolf form to zoo... omega frees her (at behest of alpha), she seduces him... they combine forces... omega challenges alpha... she distracts alpha, and her omega wins the fight.... hmmmm better...

second reading... I liked it better... Devlyn isn't omega he was just too young to defeat Volan...
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