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Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday's (Not so) Short Review: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

Title: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
Author: Molly Harper
Series: Naked Werewolf, book 1
Genre: Contemporary Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Pocket Books
Format: E-book
“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. . . ”
Mo Wenstein is coming out of a broken engagement. And with overbearing hippie parents she doesn’t want to confront anymore, she decides to put miles between them, doing a cross-country move (escape) from Southern Mississippi to Grundy, Alaska.
Grundy was everything she was expecting and more. The real Alaska Experience. She is welcome by almost everybody in town, with just a few exceptions, including Cooper Graham.  The irascible man she feels very attracted to.

Cooper was exactly the type of guy I would have sex with before the first date back home. Dark, rough, athletic. Here I was faced with my own personal sexual kryptonite, and I’d abandoned my contraception.

Mo loves to cook, and when the opportunity arises she starts to work as a cook at The Blue Glacier Saloon, that is the local general store/restaurant in Grundy. She is having a great time. She is happy, she is making friends and is starting to feel at home.
One night she is resting at home when a noise at her porch caught her attention. When she opens her door to investigate what is going on, she finds Cooper standing there, naked and with a bear trap clamped around his leg, asking for her help. Immediately she takes him in. He begs her not to call an ambulance, just to help him remove the trap and let him rest. After some considerations she agrees, helps him open the trap and release his leg, soon after that Coopers passes out. She notices his injure is healing at very rapid speed. She is trying to understand what is going on when he transforms from human to wolf. Now she understands, he is a freaking werewolf!
That same night strange wolf attacks starts to happen in and around Grundy. Town people and hikers are found mauled by wolf.
The attraction between Mo and Cooper is something they cannot resist, but when the attacks doesn’t stop and Cooper doesn’t remember what he does when he is in wolf form he starts to suspects he is the one doing the attacks, he decides to put distance between him and Mo, he doesn’t want to hurt her. Mo has her doubts, but she doesn’t think Cooper is capable of attacking people. Now she needs to help him believe that, and help with the investigation to find the real culprit. So she and Cooper can finally be together.

I love Molly Harper's books. When I read about How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf I knew I had to get my hands on it. I was very happy I did it. This book was a delightful read.

I loved Mo. I loved her witty personality. I liked the way she faced life, always trying to do the best with what she was given. I loved her smart replies and her love for cooking. This is one of those books that would have you craving for food. I laugh out laugh at her childhood stories, growing up with her hippie parents and commune living was not an easy task but it was a hilarious one.

Cooper, what is not too like? He is handsome, protective, caring, possessive (in a good way) and with a dark sense of humor that I really appreciated.

Their romance was more like a chemical attraction than a slowly developed one. So don’t expect to see a progressive relationship, theirs is more like an explosion of hormones coming together.

The secondary characters contribute to enrich the plot, making it even funnier and interesting. In particular I loved Evie and Samson. I hope to see more of Samson, maybe his own book (please Mrs. Harper).

My Final Though: If you like Molly Harper’s style and you haven’t read this book, can I ask you what are you waiting for? And if you haven’t read anything from her… why, why, why? How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf is a very funny chick-lit paranormal romance that would have you laughing out laugh from page to page, and of course taking notes of the great and smart one-liners for personal future use (hubby be aware). I can’t wait to read her next book in this series, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf.

My Verdict: 4 Paws

Other books in the series
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf

Other reviews Goodreads


  1. *whispers* There's stuff happening for Samson in the next book. I love Molly's humor. Cute and quirky...perfect for when you need a light fun read!

  2. Exactly. Her books are like medicine for the heart.
    Yay! Samson, I can't wait to read The Art of...


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