Terry: “Guthrie, you’ve had a crush on Calla Stewart since you were young, right?” Guthrie: He shifted in his seat, crossing his ankles, and folded his arms across his chest, his kilt hot. He was hot. “She was friends with my brother Cearnach.”
Terry: “Right. But you still had a crush on Calla when you were young.”
Guthrie: He offered an elusive smile.
Terry: “Right. Well, so you didn’t want her setting up a Christmas party for your pack because you were afraid she would spend too much of the clan’s money. Correct?”
Guthrie: “It had crossed my mind.”
Terry: “So what made you change your mind about Calla staying with the pack?”
Guthrie: “The trouble she was having with the ex-fiance.”
Terry: “And that you had a crush on Calla.”
Guthrie’s smile broadened.
See, wolves can be elusive in their feelings and such, but sometimes you can wear them down. But I figured I would do better if I had more takes on the subject. So I asked Guthrie’s sister-in-law, Julia, what she thought of the situation.
Terry: “So, Julia, I hear you knew right away that Guthrie was interested in Calla.”
Julia laughed. “Like it was a secret to any of us.”
Terry: “When you had the snowball fight, what did you think would happen when Calla smacked Guthrie with the snowballs?”
Julia grinned. “Ohmigod, I know just what he wanted to do. He’s easy to read. His posture. His smile. His narrowed eyes that held a wealth of mirth. Oh, yeah, he didn’t want to just smile at her in a wicked way.”
Terry: “He wanted to tackle her, didn’t he?”
Julia: “In the worst way.”
Terry: “And Calla?”
Julia: “She was just waiting to see what he would do.”
I love it! So now I’m off to ask Calla what she thinks of Guthrie.
Terry: “Calla, what did you think of staying with the MacNeill pack?”
Calla: “I was fine with it as long as I could get my job done.”
Terry: “As a party planner. How did Guthrie fit into the situation?”
Calla smiled. “He was working hard to keep me from spending too much of the pack’s money. But truly, I’m good at managing expenses. When he had to begin serving as my bodyguard, that was something else.”
Terry: “You mean the toga party?”
Terry: “What did you think of Guthrie when you were younger?”
Calla: “I really liked him. But he had some notion, to my surprise, that Cearnach and I were courting. We weren’t. We’d just become friends.”
Terry: “And then?”
Calla blushed again.
Terry: “When was the first time that you began to think there was more to what he was feeling for you and vice versa?”
Calla: “The incident with the Christmas tree. I will never be able to help decorate another tree without remembering it.”
I smiled. Yeah, what a way to decorate a tree. Next on my list is Cearnach, since his brothers were certain he was the one who would mate Calla.
Terry: “Cearnach, did you know what your brother felt for Calla before they began to officially court one another?”
Cearnach: “It was sort of obvious. Guthrie, being Guthrie, was trying to keep it under wraps, but he really isn’t very good at hiding his feelings from anyone. I…well, I hoped that if he just gave it a chance, he’d learn just how much the two of them had in common.”
Terry: “With regard to the handling of money.”
Terry: “One of your cousins was giving them a hard time, wasn’t he?”
Cearnach smiled. “Aye. He knew Guthrie was interested in Calla and he was trying to push him into making a stand.”
Terry: “Pack is everything to the family, isn’t it?”
Cearnach nodded. “We just weren’t sure if Calla was ready for us.”
Terry: “But it turned out she was.”
Cearnach: “Aye. She made for the perfect addition to the pack.”
Terry: “What about your cousin Heather? Anyone she’s interested in?”
Cearnach: “Nay. She is a wild one, that one. We have to keep a close eye out on her.”
I laughed. I suspect when the time is right, some Highland wolf will be the right one for her.
Terry: “Guthrie, any words of wisdom?”
Guthrie: “Finances are important, aye. But with the right mate, money isn’t everything.”
Calla: “Don’t wait to seize the moment. If the wolf is the right one for you, go for it.”
Julia: “Sometimes couples need an outside viewpoint to help things along.”
Terry: “Ian?” I had to ask Julia’s mate, who also led the pack.
Ian: “Sometimes couples need to do this on their own.”
Terry: “Duncan?” I couldn’t leave the youngest brother out of the conversation.
Duncan just grinned. “It was too long in coming.”
Cearnach jumped in. “I have to agree.”
Terry: “If you had to tell anyone what they should bring to a wolf pack, what would it be?”
The consensus? A sense of family, protectiveness, playfulness, and a good work ethic. Oh, and a love of the wild.
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Books in the Heart of the Wolf series in the order they should be read: Heart of the Wolf
Destiny of the Wolf
To Tempt the Wolf
Legend of the White Wolf Seduced by the Wolf
Wolf Fever Heart of the Highland Wolf Dreaming of the Wolf A SEAL in Wolf’s Clothing
A Howl for a Highlander A Highland Werewolf Wedding A SEAL Wolf Christmas Silence of the Wolf Hero of a Highland Wolf A Highland Wolf Christmas
SEAL Wolf Hunting
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Bestselling and award-winning author Terry Spear has written over fifty paranormal romance novels and four medieval Highland historical romances. Her first werewolf romance, Heart of the Wolf, was named a 2008 Publishers Weekly’s Best Book of the Year, and her subsequent titles have garnered high praise and hit the USA Today bestseller list. A retired officer of the U.S. Army Reserves, Terry lives in Crawford, Texas, where she is working on her next werewolf romance and continuing her new series about shapeshifting jaguars.
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