Why this book?: Well, the title caught my eye originally, then I heard so many good things I just HAD to read it.
Disclaimer: This is a library book (one with a looming due date, for that matter).
Type: Paranormal Romance, humor, werewolves, dates and mates, Alaska, series, small town awesomeness, alpha males
About the book: 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 review: I really enjoyed this book. I went in thinking it was going to be a quick, funny read - something like what people consider "beach reads," but this ended up being so much better. Yes, there is plenty of funny lines, parts that made me chuckle or grin like a goofball. But there were emotional moments too, and I really connected with all of the characters. I absolutely loved Mo and loved being a part of her life, and I really enjoyed Cooper, perhaps a little too much. All the characters felt incredibly real, each with their own little quirks and human failings, the little touches that make them human.
Mo moved to Alaska to be away from her parents and live her own life without parental influence. After hearing about her parents, well.. I certainly couldn't blame her. The small town of Grundy quickly became the type of place I would want to visit, maybe even live. I always see that as a sign of a good book - if the author can make me want to go there, no matter how cold it can get. This is the first book I've read by Molly Harper, but I eagerly anticipate reading more - especially in this series. I am looking forward to the next book, "The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf," which I have on hold at work but have yet to get (darn). And I hope we get to see more of Mo and Cooper in the next one.
Cover Loving: So cute! I really like it, and I think it fits the book.
Recommendation: I'm going to make everyone read this book. Be prepared. I really enjoyed it. Paranormal Romance fans that enjoy a little snarky/quippy humor will definitely enjoy "How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf."
Final Rating: FOUR POINT FIVE out of FIVE (4.5/5). Definitely purchasing! Unless someone ones to get it for me as part of April RAK... Hint?
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~!~ Amanda ~!~