Dreaming Of A White Wolf Christmas by Terry Spear
Series: Heart Of The Wolf #23, White Wolf #1
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on October 3, 2017
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In the first installment of Terry Spear's bold, sexy White Wolf series, a romance writer's life is changed forever when a white puppy bites her and turns her into an Arctic wolf shifter.
May all your Christmas wolves be bright...
Romance writer Candice Mayfair never missed a deadline in her life--until the playful bite of a werewolf puppy accidentally turns her into an Arctic wolf shifter. Talk about a life-changing event! Candice is at the end of her rope with the unpredictable shifting, a strong desire to howl, and the need to vacuum constantly to keep the shedding fur under control.
Enter werewolf private investigator Owen Nottingham. Owen has a new mission: convince the pretty she-wolf she needs to join his pack in time for Christmas...and be his mate. It's the only way he can think of to keep her safe...
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I am so very ready for Fall and the cooler weather to get here but what I’m not ready for is the Holidays. This makes things hard for me since they are coming up quick. I’ve had Dreaming of A White Wolf Christmas in my TBR pile for quite awhile, but it’s hard to read a Holiday book when it’s pushing triple digits outside. Still, with it’s publishing date approaching I drug my inner Christmas elf out of hibernation and started reading.
I shouldn’t have worried so since it really didn’t have a Holiday feel to it for almost the entire first half of the book. Even after that, the Holidays were more like a subtle backdrop instead of an in your face Holiday extravaganza which I greatly appreciated.
Dreaming of a White Wolf Christmas has an interesting take on shifters. In fact, in this world, turned wolves don’t have control of their shifts for years after being bitten and what a pain in the rear end that was. As interesting as some aspects of this world were, I struggled with the book itself. It felt very simplistic and one-dimensional at its core. Many important aspects were skipped over and there was more telling than showing which drove me bonkers.
At the beginning of the book, Candice was accidentally bitten by a werewolf wolf puppy while on a camping trip with friends. The story then immediately fast forwards a couple of years and we are told in the most unemotional, basic way about her isolation since the bite, her troubles with controlling the shifts, and that she was disowned by her family. To say I felt cheated of some prime character development time is an understatement.
Owen is a turned wolf and a member of the wolf pack that the cub belongs to. By sheer coincidence (which caused lots of eye rolling on my part), he is hired to find Candace so she can collect on an inheritance. I liked Owen well enough but, again, there just wasn’t a lot of substance there.
There was loads of potential in Dreaming of A White Wolf and it had some interesting parts, but Instead of the well fleshed out story I expected, for me, it fell into the just okay category.
Rating: 2.5 Please Show Don’t Tell Stars
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