Monday, February 21, 2011

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

I received this book from the wonderful Ayelet Gruenspecht at Gallery Books Publicity for review purposes, but honestly I think I would have bought it anyway so I was thrilled to get a chance to read it early and to be able to share my thoughts.  When I first read the title I was so intrigued, I don't read a lot of werewolf or were anything books.  I know some readers love them, but I think when I read paranormal I tend to pick more vampires or lately just characters with special abilities like the ones in Jennifer Estep's Elemental Assassin series.  This was a fun departure from what I've read lately and I loved reading it.

Mo moves from Mississippi to Alaska to escape from her overly involved hippy parents.  She is about to turn thirty and wants a chance to find herself and the space and freedom with which to find it in.  She meets an assortment of characters in Alaska from men ready to propose to her from day one to those who don't even want to talk to her until she has made it through a winter, who think why bother to get to know someone who is going to run away as soon as it gets cold.   Being that this is a paranormal romance Mo manages to fall in love with none other than a werewolf who has left his pack for reasons he is not yet ready to share with her.

I think all of us at times have wondered what it would be like to leave the world we know behind and go and have a new adventure somewhere else, but I thought it was really brave of Mo to move so far from home to a place that has such extreme temperatures.  More than the temperatures I think I would personally have trouble with the amount of daylight and darkness Alaska has at times of the year.  Perhaps watching the movie "30 Days of Night" wasn't such a good idea for me last year!  The idea of having a whole month of darkness is not my cup of tea, i love seeing the sun every day.  Temperature I could work with but darkness would be more of an issue for me!

Mo and Cooper of course run into their fair share of obstacles, but I love how they manage to work together and to bring out the best of each other.  I already added the second book to my wishlist.  The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf comes out next month.

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