Book: How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf
By: Molly Harper
Publication Date: February 22, 2011
Publisher: Simon and Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Description: 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. . . .
My Thoughts: So I obviously was inspired by last week's Book Blogger Hop for the crazy book title. I decided to actually read the silly book and see if its as funny inside as it was outside and I must admit, it was better.
I loved Mo with her witty remarks and comebacks. She was like the more outspoken me (minus the crazy hippie parents who caused her to run across state lines to get away). It was interesting to watch how well she grew accustomed to like in Grundy , Alaska and how easily the residents welcomed her in. Perhaps it was because she was so easy to like. She was a fresh new face (which of course the men LOVED) and she settled into the small town life well. I just loved reading to see what she would say back when someone said anything particularly rude or funny, especially to the werewolf the title refers to.
How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf had the typical brooding sexy specimen of man who didn't want to get close to anyone. He was generally rude to everyone and I initially hated him; however, our lovely Mo (being as superb as she is) called him out on his rudeness every chance she got and eventually got under that tough exterior (literally....this is not a PG-13 book here). Moving along with normal paranormal books, we also have the "nice guy" who's in love with Mo, who she can only see as a friend and all that crap. I must say, although Cooper (said werewolf) was sexy, and hot, and mysterious, and the epitome of a man (remember...NOT PG-13...sheesh, I think I want him too), I did not like the fact that Alan (said nice guy) got played. She kept forcing herself to think of him as more than a friend but somehow she couldn't and I always felt so bad for him. Regardless, this story had a cute love story that I loved. It was fun and exciting and entertaining.
That being said, there are only a few things I didn't like. First, sometimes things happened and I had no warning. I would think, "Wait, how did I get here? Did I skip a page?"It seemed like decisions were made and i wasn't aware of how they were made. I only had that experience twice but it still made my upset for two seconds. Second, Although I loved Mo most times, sometimes I just thought she was an idiot. I don't care how mad anyone is, it is not okay to be rude to overstep boundaries the first time you meet your boyfriends family (you'll see what I mean). Furthermore, as you can see by the description, Mo suspects Cooper of killing people in the town, which, if you ask me is kind of stupid since people are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty...especially the one you love is said person and you know he isn't that kind of person. That made me upset.
Despite those minor flaws, I loved this book. I would recommend it to anyone who would want a fun read. It had me laughing out loud and giggling to my hearts content. I loved the easy banter and the atmosphere of the books. The supporting characters also gave me a little laugh. It was a great read!