Book Tuesday: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, by Molly Harper

01 Sep

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

Resume: Mo Weinstein moves to Grundy, Alaska, because she needs space from her family, and being from the American south, you can’t get much further then Alaska, short of getting a different citizenship. She gets along well with most of the town, though some of them are well-guarded around the “outsider” who thinks she can make it out up north. Among those well-guarded neighbors is Cooper Graham, whom Mo finds very attractive, so to bad he’s such a jerk to her. And then, one fine evening, Cooper shows up on Mo’s doorstep, naked, with his foot trapped in a bear trap, begging her not to call 911 and not to freak out, and then passes out.

The information I just gave you covers the first third of the book, approximately, which is not bad for a review reveal, you have two thirds of the story to discover. However, the Naked Werewolf is right there in the title, and the bear trap thing is revealed in the first sentence of the official blurb. So it makes that first third of the book pass really slowly, and as a result the whole pacing is screwed up. However, the book is really funny. I love to see a paranormal romance who doesn’t take itself seriously at all; it just takes it’s ridiculous premise and runs with it, laughing all the way.

And I really loved the characters. The ones I didn’t love, I loved to hate. And by that, I mean Mo’s parents. When I said she “needed space” in the first paragraph, it was euphemistic. Her parents are introduced as easy-to-make-fun-of hippies, to make Mo look so much more adult and mature, but then it gets worse. They prove to be so anti-establishment that they neglect, and even occasionally actually endanger, their daughter. The mother is so incredibly invasive and emotionally manipulative, and the father doesn’t care. How did no-one call CPS on their asses?! No wonder she ran away to Alaska and gave her address to only one person, swearing that person to secrecy.

Anyway, I really enjoyed this book. I haven’t gotten around to reading the sequels (it’s the first in a trilogy) yet, but I think I will.

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