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Winter's Wolf

(Tales of the Harker Pack #3)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  736 ratings  ·  127 reviews
Winter Thane was raised on the two cardinal rules of werewolf existence: don’t reveal yourself to humans under penalty of death, and there’s no such thing as a gay werewolf. It’s no surprise when his father drags him from his wild life in remote Canada back to Connecticut to meet his old pack in hopes it will persuade Winter to abandon his love of sex with human males. Of ...more
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Published February 27th 2015 by Dreamspinner Press
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Jan 15, 2015 rated it really liked it

Not sure what I was expecting but this was nothing like the vague ideas in my mind. I adored Winter. I loved that he was so effortlessly Alpha and very much the odd one out, watching him navigate civilization was priceless. I enjoyed the chemistry that he and Matt had and their sex scenes were quite steamy. There was a great story here with Matt's dad and with the drug running despite the fact that the bad guys all seemed pretty transparent it didn't impinge on my enjoyment of the read. Great
Jenni Lea
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: growl-and-howl

So freaking disappointed.

1.5 stars rounded up to two because of Matt's shiny butt. Everything else was just lame.

Feb 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Well it might be alluding to something cold in the title but HOO-WHEE!!! This story is hot enough to thaw the polar ice caps and melt an eskimo's igloo! Ms Lain has done it again. I'm officially in love with Winter...and I don't mean the season!

Winter is actually the name of the drop dead gorgeous, platinum haired hottie who along with the rest of Tara's sexy Lupine's (and one slinky, sex on a stick feline), make up the ongoing cast of this extremely likeable series. I just love these wolves and
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for a good shifter book and this was it! I loved it! YAY!!
Jessica Lynn
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, shifter
After reading an advance readers copy for an honest review:

This is the third book in the Harker Pack series and since I hadn't read any of the series I decided to start at the beginning before reading this one. I am so glad I did. I love this series and it's characters. Winter's Wolf is my favorite of the three.These stories are really well told with good character development and even some mystery. And of course they're hot!
Although the story is much better read in sequence because of all the
My favourite of the series so far

This book is my favourite so far. I really enjoyed Winter, a wolf without a pack but still goes out of his way to protect those who he considers family. I wasn't sure about Damon at the start but he redeemed himself by the end and became one of my favourite secondary characters.
Looking forward to the next one as I enjoyed the ending of this one and where the author took the series.
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

A better book than the previous books. Winter is such a nice character that you cannot help but like him. Matt is also good, but his hot and cold attitude toward Winter made me cringe.

It doesn't get full 5 stars because of the vague ending regarding the fate of the two packs, particularly with regards to Cole and Paris.
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
The cover is gorgeous! And I can't wait to get my hands on the next Harker Pack story!

My full review will be posted on March 4th 2015, as part of the blogtour hosted by Enchantress of Books Blogtours.

(un)Conventional Bookviews
Mar 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I didn't finish book one, book 2 was ok. But this one for me is a real winner. I loved it !
Caroline Brand

4.5 Stars

When I saw there was to be a third book in this series I was left wondering who the characters would be, let’s face it when everyone had read book 1 it was blatantly obvious Lindsey had to tell his story and what a story it was!

This book brings in a set of new characters although they seem to have links to the wolves we have already met.

Winter Thane has been raised by his father Damon and the two have relied on each other and no one else for many years. H
Rachel Emily
Feb 14, 2015 rated it liked it
This was enjoyable, but I think I still like the second book in the series best so far. I really liked Winter, and I did like Matt with him, but there were so many other little subplots going on - Winter's dad, the drugs, the uprising within the pack, and I kinda just wanted Winter and Matt to work on their issues and focus on them instead of going all over the place. Still, I look forward to more in this series!
Feb 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Totally loved this! There were a couple of inconsistencies, but for the most part pure romp and escapism.
Lena Grey
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Winter Thane, of 'Winter's Wolf' by Tara Lain, doesn't know quite what to expect when his father insists that they go back to meet their old pack. Winter figures he will be bored out of his mind; but there is no way he can anticipate the feelings a certain FBI agent, Matt Partridge, will invoke, nor can he foresee the tangled web of perplexity and deception he will be thrown into.

Winter is a wild spirit at heart. He's direct to the point of being rude from polite society's point of view. He hate
Veronica of V's Reads
4.5 Stars. This is the third book in the Harker Pack series, but can be read as a standalone.

Winter Thane is a gay werewolf, no matter how much his father, Damon, insists there is no such beast. His is also an alphanta, or second to Damon, with pure werewolf blood. They have lived in the wilds of Canada for Winter's whole life (20 years), but are returning to Damon's home pack--the Marketo Pack--in Connecticut. The reason: Damon wants Winter mated to a proper she-wolf. Winter thinks Damon's nut
Feb 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Blogger Girls

It took me a little bit to get into Winter and Matt’s story, but once all the pieces fell into place, it was smooth sailing. Winter, though very young and raised away from the pack, turned out to be a very intelligent and super social werewolf. Not to mention the fact that he was also huge and gorgeous. Still, with all he had going for him, he still finds himself in tough situations and working undercover for the FBI. All this because he is a do-anything-to-please kind of man.
Fadia Pierre
Mar 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Lain has done it again!!!! This new installment in this series just gave me an excuse to read the whole series again.

You cannot help but to fall in love with all the characters (well not the betrayers). Each one is unique in its own way. With this new installment we have an addition of a newly form pack, new family bonds are formed unanswered questions of relationships are answered which completly challenges the "cardinal rule". The suspense, crime and the whole dramatic and humor of this
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters
Harker Pack my favourite out of Tara Lain's series, and I think it's mostly because I find the characters here so likeable and, to some extent, relatable. With the usual sort of standard shifter romance it's easy to lose the actual personalities under the genre tropes, and this series avoids that pitfall very nicely. The plot is engaging and the book really is hot in all the right places.

Enjoyed the story, as well as seeing characters from the previous books.

Not fond of the narration. (view spoiler)
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

This series just keeps getting better!

Action packed story with lots of love. Loved Winter and Matt, got to see the familiar faces from the previous two books and catch up, they were also involved in storyline towards the end. The last couple of chapters had me on the edge of my seat and it was amazing - could not put this down!!

Hope there is more to come!
Lee Todd
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review

What can I say...I loved this book! Winter and Matt were perfect for each other and Tara wove a wonderful story of secrets and true love
Mar 10, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like Tara Lain's books. She has good characters and story lines. But too often there's a WTF moment or moments which takes away from the book.

Not so here. I loved it. This was a fun, low angst read with great primary and secondary characters.
Nico Jaye
Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. A lot of fun, and Winter was awesome. :) (view spoiler) ...more
3.5 Stars

I was a little disappointed in this book, I guess I was hoping for a little more. I actually really liked Matt, but Winter was a bit off-putting for me. It felt like the author was trying so hard to make him different and unused to being around pack/people, that he didn't feel as innately likable as I would have liked.

Some of the plot of this was a bit ridiculous and predictable but I did like how the ending came about and resolved things. It was a little clunky in the middle but worke
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Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I thought I loved the other two books in this series but with this one Tara Lain has me hooked. The story of Lindsey and Seth was wonderful but this one was so precious and amazeballs. Watching Winter and Matt and Winter’s dad was just wonderful. Winter is angry at his dad for taking him away from his home in canada but doesn’t really understand his motives. When they get to Connecticut the drama unfolds and wow what a clusterpoo. Winter sees his dad has secrets and big ones at that. His Dad Dam ...more
Mar 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: oh-yes, m-m
I’m all mush. And heartbroken because it was the currently last in the series (maybe even the final). And just giddy because this was so great.

I did not start out liking Winter much (at all), but he definitely grew on me. For the longest while he certainly does not behave according to his very young age, and his accomplishments and powers are just out there (which is doesn’t really ruin anything at all; it’s just an indulgence in making him awe-inspiring). But then people begin to observe the sa
Chris Jeffreys
Mar 11, 2015 rated it liked it
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May 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: MM Wolf Shifter Fans, Tara Lain fans
The plot thickens in Vanessen woods - what an exciting story!

5 stars

This is the third title in Harker Pack, a MM Paranormal Romance Shifter Series. The series revolves around Wolf Shifter Packs familiar to each other. Winter's Wolf can be read even as a standalone or part of the series, in my opinion recommended after the first two. There's no cliffhanger but there is a HEA like in all the books in this series. Each book has different main couple though we'll see the main characters of the first
Jan 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is the third in the Tales of the Harker Pack. The long-lost member of the Marketo pack returns with a son of his own. Winter Thane was brought back to the area of his father’s, Damon, birth on the pretense of Damon wanting him to know pack life after being lone wolves for almost twenty-one years. Damon also had another reason for coming back–he hoped Winter would let go of the idea of being gay, since there were no gay werewolves, and find a suitable female to settle down with. Damon also h ...more
Dee Wy
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was so rewarding to read, and though there was a lot going on with the pack and one confused FBI agent working on an investigation of a drug ring in the area, at heart it's a wonderful romance. The many characters came vividly to life for me at the hands of this talented writer. I'm already mourning having to wait for the next installment. The way this series is going, I'm hoping for a Gasq-Dion or Carol Lynne like tally of 20+ books before it's done. If the author keeps writing them I have ...more
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Everything Winter thought he knew about wolves is challenged when he meets the men and women of Harker pack. They readily accept the one thing about him that his father never could; Winter is gay. After living in the wilds of Canada, it takes him awhile to adjust to the new pack, but things seem to be going well. That is, until he meets Matt Partridge, and his desire to find a wolf to settle down with is quickly pushed aside by thoughts of the handsome FBI agent.

Although things between them are
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