Seduced by the Wolf:
Cassie Roux is a wolf biologist who has studied real wolves for years, trying to prove to the world they’re not the evil predators so many people believe them to be. A red lupus garou, who lost her pack and was raised by real wolves, she has dedicated her life to their preservation. Now for the first time, she discovers a female wolf, her mate dead, and the pups and the mother in real danger, and Cassie does everything she can think of to protect them. Until she runs into one stubborn alpha pack leader—werewolf kind—who has other plans for her.
Leidolf Wildhaven is a red lupus garou pack leader of Portland, Oregon and has more troubles than he ever thought possible what with running a pack, a ranch and other businesses, dealing with a couple of cantankerous new lupus garous, and a myriad of other problems when a little red wolf of the lupus garou variety is spotted in his territory. She’d be perfect as his mate, if she agreed. Only the headstrong woman has other priorities, saving real wolves from extinction, when he’s more worried about his own kind’s extinction and winning her heart.
Terry Spear is one of my favorite werewolf writers and with Seduced by the Wolf, she has brought to life two characters that were incredible to read. Terry uses research about real wolves in her story-telling giving the pack dynamics a more realistic feel. Terry also adds great humor to her stories, and another trip to the zoo with two different lupus garous had me giggling in my chair. I had been waiting for Leidolf’s story since the first time we met him in a previous book, and what I loved most about this book was the figurative and literal chase Cassie put him through before she agreed to become his mate. Cassie is a strong, independent red wolf not looking to settle down but instead wants to keep researching the feral wolves across the country, and her desire to advocate for them stems back to her traumatic childhood. Leidolf is the alpha of his pack and finds himself attracted to Cassie, who he presumes is a human at first, his desire is to find a mate of royal heritage (little human genes in their genetics) in order to lead his pack into more peaceful times—the previous alpha was a devious murderer of humans and abused the pack. The more time he spends chasing after Cassie, the more he discovers that she is everything that he desires. But there is still danger within the pack as followers of the old alpha work towards ending Leidolf’s leadership.