"She stole his heart -- when she shot him!"
Reviewed by Annetta Sweetko
Posted August 18, 2017
Romance Military | Romance Paranormal
Jillian Matthews, a wolf shifter, a former Army intelligence
officer and an investigator had actually joined her brother
for a little vacation but the local alpha asked for her to
help the USF (United Shifter Force that is run by the
recently found Jaguars) investigate some troubles. The
accidental shooting of her brother by a "hunter" is one of
them. She had no way of knowing she would soon come face to
face with a very angry SEAL WOLF UNDERCOVER or find that
he's also the fantasy guy she had been dreaming about.
Vaughn Greystroke, former SEAL and presently a P.I. Finds
himself in the middle of a mess, his friend had been
brutally attacked and he is going to help find the truth.
When pack mate Douglas called to ask for help Vaughn was
close by and willing. When he stumbles onto a wolf standing
over a blood puddle that smells like his mate he gives chase
... only to be shot in wolf form. Later to come face to face
with a woman he had been fantasizing about for six months. A
she-wolf who shot him.
SEAL WOLF UNDERCOVER is fantastic fun written by author
Terry Spear. Who else would have come up with the scenario
of finding the love of your life by shooting him? Jillian
and Vaughn had met across the room at a club, he with his
friends and a date and she with her brother and a date. Bad
timing. Now months later, she shoots a wolf chasing her
brother who is in wolf form, only to wound, but she has no
way of knowing who he is or why he gave chase. What a way to
treat your future lover!
There is a lot that is going on in this book along with the
romance and mystery of the attack on Douglas and the other
unauthorized shootings and a strange Jaguar sighting. The
characters of the USF, pack members of the area and medical
personnel all had varied personalities that blended well,
were realistic and added well to the storyline. I have to
admit I loved Howard, one of the Jaguar agents, he was kind
of quirky and funny and wanted to be around Jillian and
Vaughn, because as he liked to be around the action and
expected there to be a lot going on around this couple. The
verbal sparring was fun even after the trust issues were
settled and they started working together. I liked how
Vaughn might not like it but he let Jillian do what she had
to do as his partner. He is, after all, a typical alpha male
who wants to keep his mate protected, but who else would
have thought to buy her a coloring book. That was a part
that I thought was really great when all of the USF members
placed dibs on certain pictures.
SEAL WOLF UNDERCOVER has got to be in your hands if you want
a steamy, sweet love story, with diverse action, multiple
mysteries and of course a happily ever after.
Never be so foolish as to fall for the enemy…
Special wolf agent Jillian Matthews has joined the
jaguar-run United Shifter Force to track down a deadly
criminal. She’s even willing to work with PI Vaughn
Greystroke—until the hot, growly SEAL wolf makes the mistake
of getting in her way. Naturally, she shoots him. Who could
Vaughn Greystroke has always worked alone. But when a string
of attempted murders puts him in the crosshairs, teaming up
with the Shifter Force begins to sound like a good idea.
Even if he has to work with alluring—and potentially
treacherous—Jillian Matthews. Vaughn is a trained SEAL,
after all. He can surely keep his distance from Jillian...no
matter how much she’s getting under his skin.
ExcerptFor about an hour, he chased the wolf through the underbrush
of the misty forest, the birds diving for cover in the
Douglas fir and western hemlocks as soon as they saw him
coming. Vaughn wondered where the wolf was going. He’d been
looping around as if trying to reach a location, but then
moving in another direction, most likely fearing Vaughn
would catch up to him.
Then somewhere in the deep forest ahead, the wolf suddenly
howled. Calling for help? Out there?
That meant he’d stopped long enough to howl. Vaughn raced
forward to close the gap, trying to reach him before he ran
off again. Or before reinforcements arrived.
Why else would the wolf howl? Other members of his pack must
be out there. Maybe he thought he could scare Vaughn off,
making him think a wolf shifter pack was out there
and would back him up any minute. Vaughn had even used that
ploy himself a time or two. He wasn’t giving up on his prey
no matter what. He had to learn the truth. Had the wolf
standing next to the bloody mess on the cabin floor been the
same wolf who had torn into Douglas? If the blood on the
wolf’s muzzle was any indication, and the way he had run
off, Vaughn would have to say he certainly could be.
Yet how had a she-wolf, Jillian Matthews, found Douglas,
called Leidolf for help, and not been injured by this same wolf?
The chance this wolf would have left Douglas for dead, run
off, then returned after Leidolf’s people had come for
Douglas would be pretty slim. Unless the wolf had nearly
killed Douglas in anger, then got his rage under control and
came back to get rid of any evidence. Maybe he realized he
hadn’t made sure Douglas was dead and went back to see. What
if Jillian had actually witnessed the attack, and that’s how
she knew a wolf had severely injured Douglas and needed
Leidolf hadn’t said Jillian had seen the attack though. Not
that Vaughn had given him a chance to respond much. Except
for a quick mention that Leidolf would give him the cabin
located closest to Douglas’s on the north side while he
investigated the attempted murder, Vaughn hadn’t had time to
do anything else but agree. He was certain Leidolf had as
many questions for him as Vaughn had for Jillian. Like how
had Vaughn happened to be at the cabin so soon after the
incident when he lived in Colorado.
And Vaughn wanted to know just who Jillian was. Douglas’s
girlfriend? He didn’t remember Douglas dating anyone by that
Right now, Vaughn was so busy tracking the wolf’s scent that
when something hit a tree near him, and then a shot rang
out, it took him a second to realize someone was shooting at
him. He growled low, irritated anyone would be hunting out
there. He continued his pursuit, another round slamming into
a tree near his chest. No damn hunter was going to stop
Vaughn in his mission. He had to take down the wolf and
learn if he’d nearly killed Douglas. Vaughn dodged around a
hemlock, hoping the hunter would think he’d taken off in
another direction. But Vaughn couldn’t detour from his path
for long or lose the wolf. As soon as he was in the clear
again, a third round clipped the shrubs in front of him.
Damn it! He would soon be out of the shooter’s
range. Just a little bit further. Then he felt the kick of
the fourth round impact with his right shoulder and the
sound of the round firing right afterward.
Trying to dodge behind a tree to get out of the hunter’s
sights, Vaughn stumbled over fallen branches. He didn’t have
time to look for the shooter. The hunter fired another shot
and the round whizzed past Vaughn’s head, sinking into the
trunk of a massive maple tree with a thud. Hell. No
matter how much he wanted to continue on the wolf’s trail,
he couldn’t. Not with the shooter actively hunting him down.
Right before Vaughn sidetracked to the river a few feet
below the rocky cliff there, he saw something golden moving
so fast in the undergrowth, he could barely believe his eyes.
A big cat? Jaguar? Shifter? What in the world was going on?
He’d never seen a jaguar shifter before.
Vaughn jumped into the river, the cold water enveloping him
as he went under. He surfaced and let it carry him away, the
whole time mentally cursing the shooter.
What of the cat he’d witnessed running through the woods? He
hadn’t imagined seeing a jaguar. He wasn’t delirious. Yet
seeing one of them in an Oregon forest was like finding a
unicorn. Had one gotten free from the Oregon Zoo? Or a big
cat reserve? Then again, his pack leaders had said jaguar
shifters lived among them. Taking the wolf down had to be
priority, yet he wished he’d been able to chase after the
big cat too and learn what in the world it was doing there,
in the same vicinity as the other trouble.
Hell, maybe the jaguar, and not a wolf, was responsible for
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