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SEAL Wolf Undercover

SEAL Wolf Undercover, August 2017
SEAL Wolf
by Terry Spear

Sourcebooks Casablanca
Featuring: Vaughn Greystroke; Jillian Matthews
320 pages
ISBN: 1492645141
EAN: 9781492645146
Kindle: B01ND1DCYN
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"She stole his heart -- when she shot him!"

Fresh Fiction Review

SEAL Wolf Undercover
Terry Spear

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.

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SUMMARY

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 blame her?

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.

Excerpt

For 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’s help?

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 name.

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 Douglas’s wound.


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