How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (1) (Naked Werewolf Series) Mass Market Paperback – February 22, 2011
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Mo is the focus of this story and I liked her character right away. The book opens with Mo moving to Alaska. It is a big change from what she is used to in Mississippi but she needs a change. And she needs to get away from her over the top parents. Her parents are quite the pair and I can completely understand why she took such a drastic step.
Mo quickly becomes a part of the local community by working at the local bar and grill. She is making friends and finding her way. She is even getting the attention of a couple of the local men. Enter Cooper, local werewolf extraordinaire. Cooper always seems a little grouchy but Mo can't seem to stay away. One thing leads to another and they decide to act on their chemistry.
There were so many things to love about this book. I really liked the humor woven into the story. I had a big grin on my face the entire time I was listening to this story. I liked Mo and Cooper as a couple and thought they had great chemistry. The story had a lot of things going on besides the romance with a wolf attacking the local community and some drama with Cooper's family.
I really enjoyed Amanda Ronconi's narration. I thought she captured Mo's personality very well through her narration. She handled all of the different characters very well and it was always very easy to tell who was speaking. This story has a wide range of emotions and she portrayed them all very well. I felt Mo's fear, her joy, her confusion, and her frustration. She read the story at a very natural pace and I really just felt like she was telling me a story. I was able to listen to this book for hours at a time and look forward to listening to more of her work in the future.
I would recommend this book to fans of paranormal romance. This was a fun story filled with great chemistry and a wonderful sense of humor. This is the first book by Molly Harper that I have read and I cannot wait to continue with this series.
HFNW was a fun and light read about Mo, a soon to be 30 old year that has to move from Mississippi all the way to Grundy Alaska, in order to get away from her nosey tree hugging parents to have her own life.
Even though Mo is an outsider in Grundy she falls in step with the locals very fast when she takes a job at the local saloon as the cook. Mo makes friends with everyone in town, with the exception of the surly, dark and handsome hunting guide, Cooper.
But Mo and Copper’s relationship changes when he shows up one night on her porch with a bear trap on his ankle and butt naked. Mo helps Cooper out of the bear trap and watches over him all night while he recovers.
A romance builds between the two while reports of mysterious killings and missing people keep popping up around the small Alaskan town.
Ms. Harper did an superb job keeping me entertained and laughing while reading HFNW. She uses a grand mix humor and sarcasm with a dash of sexiness to bring her characters to life. I’ve added Molly Harper to my must buy list, if all her books are this funny and enjoyable I can’t lose picking up anything she writes.
At least after going on a rant about the price. When a person buys a book from a publisher, the publisher gets a percentage covering editing and printing costs. The distributor gets a cut. The store gets a major cut. From an $8 book the writer is lucky to get $2.
Thanks for listening.
Much of the book is 'who is the werewolf". And the writing was interesting the whole time.
The more I think about How to Flirt, the more I like it. I can't wait to continue the series.
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Now this is the first Molly Harper I have ever read and guess what! It will NOT be the last. Now I have read a few reviews for some of Molly's other books and though why not try her, I picked this book as I have a love or all things shifter. And let me tell you this book surprised the hell out of me. Unlike some of your normal weak and whiny woman who need a man to make them feel complete, we have ourselves a bonafide heroine. I absolutely positively adored her, in fact 'Can I be Mo when I grow up?'
Mo was utterly hilarious. Throughout the book I had to stop myself from roaring with laughter while travelling on the train to work. Too ofter when I read something that is supposed to be funny I find the humor disappears around the halfway mark and the boredom sets in. With this book that was not the case from page one I found myself laughing my arse and it didn't let up even at the end.
And please don't forget the romance aswell which I have to say made me really want my own werewolf to play with!
Now please excuse me I have to find myself so more Molly Harper books to digest.
Okay, I'll admit, I wasn't sold with the opening of the novel. I found the first handful of chapters quite slow in their pacing, and the backstory somewhat tedious, and nothing much happened to truly spark my interest until around page 60. But I'm a tenacious bugger when it comes to seeing through books I've bought to the end, and I'm very glad I did with this one. I adored Cooper, and even got used to the almost scatterbrained narration of Mo. The quiet wit is very quiet, but it's definitely there, and I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a little light-hearted romance with a whole lotta difference. I must say, I had my suspicions about Eli from the off (I'd have been dumb not to--the author dropped enough hints throughout that the character was somewhat of a shady dude), and jusr knew Cooper woudn't have been as responsible as he feared. The ending was suitably mushy, too, for a good romantic read and I almost felt disappointed on reaching the end, cuz I didn't get to see if the baby came out hairy.
I was also a little disappointed to have it advertised on the back cover that the book included a preview of the next title, only to find that it wasn't in there--but I still enjoyed the story. It earned its four stars :)
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. . .
This is a real fun read that I finished in half a day. After reading a lot of Urban and Dark Fantasy, this was like a vacation for my mind: you know, even with a portion of angst and action, there will not be unsolvable obstacles.
This does not mean that there is only the romance part, which would be annoying, but actually this is a lot about Mo's character-growth, her way to become her own woman, who has to let go of a lot of emotional baggage. That is exceptional with PNR, since they tend to just sketch the characters and focus totally on the relationship betwenn hero and heroine. Make no mistake, there is a lot of focus on relationships, but not just between Cooper and Mo, but Mo's with a lot of people in the small town Grundy and her parents and friend at home. The thourough [and entertaining] description of all the different characters made me feel as if I know them, they felt very alive and real to me. Actually, I found myself wishing, I could just move to Grundy and live with the bunch of crazies [I felt reminded of the movie "New in town" with Renee Zellweger or the "Men in trees"-series].
The actual development of Mo and Cooper's relationship is hilarious and I liked that there was instant attraction, but not insta-love and fate and stuff. They do get to know each other and it's so totally understandable in the end, why they would fall for each other [and: I love Ms. Harper for not doing the love-triangle-thing, although she could have].
The background-story of the disappearances of hikers, the wolf-attacks and stuff, is really just that: a background for the relationships and Mo's personal development. That is ok, since it's not boring and gives impulses to move the relationships forward a step at a time. The same goes for the werewolf explanation: there isn't a really developed alternate-world or explications how or why they came to be or how it works and stuff. There are just packs and that's it. But, as with the framework-giving story, that does not really matter for the fun I had reading this book. It just does, what it attempts to: very well written romantic entertainment with a paranormal touch. I will continue to read the "Naked Werewolf"-series. For fun.
I immediately liked Mo, and I quickly fell in love with the cast of likable and quirky characters that make up the citizens of Grundy, Alaska. And let's not forget Mo's parents who are ... well ... let's just say they aren't quite like any normal parents I know ... ;o)
Molly Harper is just very good at creating wonderful and memorable characters as well as writing witty and funny dialogue.
As for the story --- imagine an episode of the tv show "Men in Trees" - but with the addition of werewolves and a little mystery. Total comfort food, and funny as hell! I'm not kidding --- Molly Harper made me laugh so much with this book that my sides actually hurt.
Is the story realistic? Well, not really. But then I don't expect "realistic" from a book that has the words "naked" and "werewolf" in the title ... ;o)
I for one really enjoyed "How to flirt with a naked werewolf", and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book in the series!!!
P.S.: Molly Harper's "Nice Girls" series (about reluctant new vampire Jane Jameson) is really good, too!!!
While I could go on and on about why I love this novel, as well as the sequel, I will simply say that I would recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys a good laugh, memorable characters, and a somewhat steamy--while also lighthearted and wonderful--romance with a werewolf. Happy reading!