Thursday, January 12, 2012

How to flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper (3/5 stars).

Title: How to flirt with a naked werewolf
Author: Molly Harper
Publisher: Pocket Books
Date Published: 22 February 2011
Genre: Paranormal/Romance
Paperback: 384 pages
Rating: 3/5 stars

"Northern Exposure
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. . . ."

I just love Mo's voice, she's snarky and witty with her metaphors and hippie parents horror stories:
“There's an inverse relationship between my temper and my ability to control my accent. If you hear me say 'Fiddledeedee', run for the hills, because I'm getting ready to take out bystanders.” 
After that lengthy narration at the start about her growing up with her unbearable parents I soon find myself warming up to Mo as her character starts to come through while she's working at the diner, I love how she tells Cooper to stop destroying her underwear collection:
“You will treat my underwear with the reverence it deserves. Next time, you will stop and appreciate--hell, you'll marvel at the miracle of my ass clad in silk.” 
I still can't believe she bought werewolf relationship books! I couldn't stop laughing when she got a book on half werewolf pregnancies from their doctor too. And Cooper may be gruff on the outside but he's a sweetheart on the inside what with that rock gift and flower offerings to Mo, his character is also easy to like. I find their story romantic and sweet, a little predictable, but fun to read nonetheless.
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