Review: A Howl for a Highlander by Terry Spear

A Howl for a HighlanderTitle: A Howl for a Highlander (Heart of the Wolf #10)
Author:  Terry Spear
Release Date: 1 February 2013
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Page count: 416 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
ISBN:  9781402258930
Links: Amazon / Book Depository / Goodreads

I broke my rule about reading series in order with this book and really regret it. On paper the book looked awesome – a thief has stolen from a werewolf pack and a highlander warrior werewolf is out to get it back when he gets side-tracked by a sexy and un-mated female. I had a few issues with the characterisation and the plot which marred my enjoyment. I realise I’m in the minority here as Terry Spear has an enviable rating of 4.17 on Goodreads at the time of this review, but I’d like to throw in my 2p. Continue reading

Review: The Mercenary by Cherry Adair

themercenaryTitle: The Mercenary (T-FLAC #1)
Author:  Cherry Adair
Release Date: 1 February 2008
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Page count: 250 pages
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN:  9780373772483
Links: Amazon / Goodreads

I’m afraid I really did not like this book. I can suspend a certain amount of disbelief – most people who read romances and urban fantasy can – but I have my limits. I found the plot way too implausible, the characterisation poor and the characters’ interactions tedious. I know that is a strong attitude so let me qualify it by saying that I checked out Goodreads and at the time of this review, 1401 people had reviewed it and the average rating was 3.74. Clearly the book has fans even though it didn’t work for me. Continue reading