How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, book 1) by Molly Harper
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. . .
Immediately promising to be another brilliant laughter filled ride by the genius of Molly Harper. The cast is just as colorful as her Jane Jameson series. Mo is a great character with just the kind of laughable family background you come to expect from a creation of Harper.
My giggles couldn't be contained and I was loving all the crazy humor from Mo's hippy parents and her attempts to escape their over bearing parental needs. When we meet the hunky Alaskan Cooper I was already swooning and enjoying his lone alpha attitude as Mo unwittingly seduces him. It really is an enjoyable romance and I enjoyed the slow build of emotions and the hot wild Alaskan nights.
Then the middle of the book started to kick in, where poor hikers and neighbors start getting chewed on by "wild" wolves. Mo knows these killings are too smart for normal wolves, it has to be werewolves. Cooper's past isn't exactly spotless and she starts to doubt him--especially since Cooper isn't 100% he didn't do it. It's obvious who's doing it, and why. Harper's mysteries haven't always been the most cleverest, but I felt like this book shouldn't have even bothered with it. It didn't help to solidify much in the story, and I actually enjoyed watching the build up of the relationship and other characters much more. Though I can't say it didn't serve some kind of purpose, it was just so obvious it lagged the book down.
Not Harper's greatest work, but it has a lot of promise and it gives us our Harper humor fix. The beginning and end is tons of fun, and helps to over look the lagging plot line. Book two is something I'll be checking out!
Sexual Content: Some pretty spicy scenes, however nothing to wild for a paranormal romance.
3/5- Adored it, just a few minor details held it back.
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