It's going to take a lot of mistletoe...
Guthrie MacNeill, financial advisor for his clan and werewolf pack, is at his wit's end when the pack leader's mate hires a gorgeous party planner to bring holiday cheer to the castle. Guthrie's wildly attracted to Calla, except he can't reconcile the fact that his job is to save the clan's money, and hers seems to be to spend it.
To warm this Highlander's heart
Calla Stewart has never had a more difficult client. The laird and lady of the castle are delightful, but the handsome Highlander holding the purse strings is quite impossible. Since she specializes in holiday magic, Calla hopes she can make the scrooge-like wolf lighten up. Then Guthrie takes on the role of Highland warrior to protect her from an unexpected threat, and the holidays take a turn for the passionate.
I was excited to win this book from a Goodreads contest, but worried I would be at a disadvantage having not read all of the previous Heart of the Wolf books by Terry Spear. However, that was not the case.
I immediately loved Calla Stewart, party planner extraordinaire, entrepreneur and she-wolf for dumping the dumb-ass Baird at the altar. Under the protection of the MacNiell clan, Calla's true heart and concern for others, as well as her expertise in her chosen profession is shown. Then in comes Guthrie MacNiell, financial guru, Highland hunk and single to boot. Charged with making sure Calla does not break the coffers of the MacNiell pack, he is pleasantly surprised when she finds ways of making money for the clan who quickly became her family.
Through trial and tribulation, brought on by said dumb-ass, alpha leader of a warring pack, Calla and Guthrie became quite attached to one another and finally give in to their attraction to each other to become lifelong mates. The story of how they get there is filled with laughter, growling and a whole lot of heat.
While I loved the story, there were certain quirks that made me mark down this read. One being the changing points of view without some sort of subliminal indication you were about to do so, such as a paragraph separation. The second was an editing error during the archery section where Guthrie teaches Calla to shoot a bow. If she were truly left eye dominate, she would hold the bow in her right hand, and pull the bow-string with her left. However, it is written that she will hold the bow in her right and pulls the string also with her right.
The story was well loved, and I've borrowed the previous books from the library and now have fourteen more volumes to read!