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Audio Book Review-Joy to the Wolves by Terry Spear

by | Feb 20, 2022 | Audio Book Reviews, Book Reviews | 2 comments

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

About The Book

Meet the shifters of the Red Wolf pack…

Close quarters make for a cozy Christmas…

As Christmas approaches, red wolf shifter Brooke Cerise unexpectedly inherits an antique shop in Portland, Oregon. But when a missing reindeer calf turns up on her property, she becomes embroiled in a kidnapping case and the primary suspect of far-too-intriguing shifter Detective Josh Wilding.

Josh doesn’t intend to fall for the mysterious new woman in town, but Brooke gets under his skin from the moment they meet, and he can’t help his instinct to protect her. These red wolves are both on the hunt for love, but there’s a mystery to solve before they can enjoy their holiday happy-ever-after.

Spend every Christmas with an unforgettable shifter hero

My Review

Joy to the Wolves was such an interesting book and I really adored reading this in audio format and I found myself so intrigued by this story and it was such a cozy Christmas feel to it that I just adored and now I wish I had read this back around Christmas or at least when we were getting tons of snow. I was charmed by this story. it has a unique set up with our heroine running an antique shop she inherited but when a mysterious reindeer shows up on her store lawn, she is intrigued not knowing it would lead her to more mystery and a handsome law enforcement officer who also happens to be a red wolf just as she is. But when her life is put in danger, the story will heat up in some interesting ways.

I found myself utterly intrigued by this one here, I didn’t know what exactly to think about this one but I was pretty into the story and I do think part of the main reason is the narrator that we have narrating this story. She did such an amazing job in really pulling me into it. I do feel like this author’s writing style has changed a bit and it might have been a higher rating but it the writing style changed towards the end and rubbed me the wrong way and I do think part of this is because of the publisher and just how publishers are pushing authors in certain formats. But I enjoyed the story as a whole and even as a redemption story of a young teen which I thoroughly loved. I had a blast with this book, it has a delightful mix of suspense, angsty wolfish fun, and some holiday cheer to bring a smile to any reader’s face. Highly recommend this if you are looking for a lighter, Christmas-themed shifter romance with a small-town charm feel to it.

Book Details

Title: Joy to the Wolves

Author: Terry Spear

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Format: Audiobook

Source: Hoopla Digital

Length: 10 Hours and 28 Mins

About the Narrators

Mackenzie Cartwright was born in New York City to two artist parents and traveled the world at a young age. While in Italy, she discovered the joys of pasta and wine and has been a lifelong practitioner of the art of cooking. Mackenzie lives with her husband and their Siberian husky in New York City.

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Book Evaluation

Storytelling Quality: 3.5

Story Itself: 4

Character Development: 4

Writing Style: 3.75

World Building 4

Feels + The Romantic Heart 3

Pacing 4.25

Plot 4.5

Narration= 5

Cover Art 4

Ending 4

Book Ratings

Rating of the Book

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Steam Level

Simmering cup of tea—soft warm touches and light intimacy

Warmin’ by the fire- a medium level of sexual tension, a balance of sexual and emotional intimacy, lighter on the details in the sexual moments.

Steamin’ up the room -the sexual content is more explicit in the language and tone, heavier amount of sexual scenes.

Blazing fire to the building-The prime focus is the sex scenes, scorching hot, and could burn one. Less focus on the emotional intimacy to the relationship.

About The Author

Love, love, love romance, the paranormal, hunky Highlanders with their delicious brogue and hot kilts, so Terry Spear writes about those hunky Highlanders both in medieval times and as wolves in contemporary times. Jaguar shifters too! And young adult urban fantasy. And romantic suspense.

She grew up reading mystery, adventure, mythologies from around the world, ghost stories, the paranormal, fell in love with Dracula and Wolfman, and felt they needed loving too. Everyone should have someone to love. Which means her stories always have a HEA.

USA Today Bestseller residing in Central Texas from Sacramento, California who creates award-winning teddy bears too!

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  1. Nadene

    I keep meaning to pick this one up. Hope to get to it soon, Glad to know it was a winner.


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