How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
by Molly Harper (Naked Werewolf #1) 
Pocket Books/Audible (Feb 2011)

Audiobook, 9 hrs & 14 mins
Paranormal Romance

I’ve had my eye on this book for a while, I love the cute and quirky cover, and the premise sounded fun. I also love the sound of Alaska, I’ve never been, but I really would love to. I was a big fan of the Anne Heche TV series Men In Trees and was rather gutted when it got cancelled. How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf kind for reminded me of it actually, the small town Alaskan setting, the kooky members of the community and the local saloon where all the action seems to happen.

Mo is all kinds of fun, she moves to Grundy in Alaska to escape her crazy, interfering, hippy parents. When I say interfering, I mean interfering. Including sneaking into her apartment and replacing all of her junk food with healthy alternatives. Yikes!

When Mo moves to Grundiy she naturally piques the interest of the local male population. The first part of the book reads more like a contemporary romance, than a paranormal one. We see Mo adjusting to her new life and juggling numerous male advances. Then enter the one man who doesn’t want anything to do with her – Cooper, you know it’s going to be entertaining. When Cooper ends up butt naked on her doorstep with a bear trap on his leg, the fun really does begin.

I found How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf at times hilarious, punchy, witty and entertaining. That is until the latter part of the book, when it began to irritate me a teensy bit. Towards the end the wittiness started to wan and get a little irritating, like it needed to be keyed back just a notch and it was trying a little too hard. It was still funny, don’t get me wrong, just not quite as much so at the end.

The town of Grundy was vividly drawn and cosy, I quite fancied moving there! Cooper was surly and irritating, but the surliness kind of contributed to his sex appeal. Although he did seem to run a bit hot and cold throughout the book until I was glad to see Mo give him a bit of a butt-kicking! Mo seemed to accept the supernatural element of the guy she fancies turning into a werewolf rather too easily. I mean really easily, she didn’t even seem to be freaked out at all. But in some ways it kind of went with her laid-back character.

As well as a romance, the plot also includes a murder/killer wolf mystery as some of the local residents fall victim to a seemingly crazed wolf. Wild or of the ‘were’ variety, we don’t find out until the end. I always enjoy a bit of mystery included in my reading and part of the story was delivered well and had plenty of twists as to who the culprit was.

VERDICT:

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf is a cosy, funny, light-hearted, paranormal romance set in a fabulous Alaskan setting. I thoroughly enjoyed it, really liked the characters, and while the humour lost a little of its sparkle towards the end, I did still enjoy it and definitely fancy a trip to Alaska – maybe I’ll meet a pet werewolf to bring home with me? ;-)

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BOOKS IN SERIES ORDER

  1. How To Flirt With A Naked Werewolf
  2. The Art Of Seducing A Naked Werewolf

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Laura

A self-confessed bookworm who's favourite genres are urban fantasy, horror and a good love story with a sexy supernatural beastie. Also has a bit of a handbag fetish… actually, let's not mention the handbags; they seem to be breeding!

9 Comments


Gemma January 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

When I saw the title, I thoughtit would be oneo f those self help books. Darn, no chance of snagging alcide then *sigh*

Its seems a rather sweet read and a bit different from the usual shifter stuff. I get what you say regarding a book trying too hard to be smart or sassy or such.

Great Review

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Laura January 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Thanks, it was a funny book, I just think she over sassed! ;)

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Sherre January 10, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I reviewed this book a while ago and I see what you mean about the end, it did seem to slack off. I loved Mo though and I even have the next book in the series on my shelf although I have yet to read it.

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Laura January 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm

I did enjoy this and I think I will read the next one, I definitely liked Mo too :)

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carol January 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm

I have this one sitting on my shelf. It sounds like it might be a un, light read to curl up with one of these cold afternoons.

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Laura January 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Yes it definitely is, hope you enjoy it x

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Carolyn January 10, 2013 at 6:59 pm

I’ve got this and the next book in the series on my shelf. It’s a shame the humour was so good towards the ending, but I still might give this one a whirl. As Carol says, it sounds like a good one to read for something light. Loving the cover too – so cute!

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Laura January 10, 2013 at 8:42 pm

It was a good book and it was funny, it just felt a bit OTT at the end, but I think I will pick up the next one :)

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thorax232 January 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

Hilarious title, funny sounding book. Thanks for the share! :)
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