How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
|Series||Grundy Werewolves #1|
|Tags||humor, modern, paranormal romance, werewolves|
Even in Grundy, Alaska, it's unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham - who has been openly critical of Mo's ability to adapt to life in Alaska - has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble.
For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it's love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he's worried that he might be the violent canine in question.
If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he's not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated ...
Review & Comments
This is a good fun romance. The leads are unexceptional but interesting and surrounded by plenty of quirky, charming side characters. The central mystery doesn't quite hold together - it's a little too distant to be compelling, until suddenly it's a little too obvious - but to be blunt, we aren't here for mystery.
Unfortunately, the book could have benefited from some careful editing, especially in the lengthy middle sections. Watching someone settle into a new environment is always fun, but once that's been covered the action needs to get moving.
Nonetheless, this is a fun book for a slow afternoon.