Title: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf
Series: Naked Werewolf #2
Author: Molly Harper
Publisher: Pocket Books
Published: March 29, 2011
Baring It All
Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stone’s throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valley’s pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg. Maggie just can’t seem to convince Nick to leave . . . and even worse, she can’t convince herself to stay away from him. Cross-species dating is problem enough for a harried alpha female, but on top of that, a rival group of werewolves is trying to move into the valley. With interpack war threatening, Maggie can’t afford to be distracted. Combining romance and a career can be tough for anyone; for a werewolf in love with a human, it may be disastrous.
All of Molly Harper’s lovable characters are back for the second installment in her Naked Werewolf series. This book sticks to the same cute, fun elements that I enjoyed so much in How To Flirt With A Naked Werewolf but instead stars Maggie as the lead character. At first I was a little worried as to whether this was a good choice for the main protagonist; in the previous novel she provided some comic relief but overall Maggie was a confrontational, hard-headed b*$@#. Fortunately, her new role as alpha female has forced her to turn over a new leaf.
Being the alpha female really agrees with Maggie. She finally has an outlet into which she can pour all of her domineering qualities. Her responsibilities as pack leader are far-ranging and sometimes surprising. Maggie’s duties don’t just include ensuring that the wolves have a roof over their heads and food in their bellies. She also has to keep them busy through the long winter months to stop them from killing each other. So, add cruise director to her long list of obligations! Maggie’s also under an enormous amount of pressure from her family to produce offspring of the werewolf variety. She seems to agree with their sentiments for the most part, that is until Nick Thatcher shows up.
Nick is a hunk but of a different variety. He’s a scholarly Trekkie with an interest in werewolves. Sure, when you put it that way he sounds more like a huge dork than fictional boyfriend material but Nick somehow makes geek look sexy. Aside from the occasional Star Trek quote this handsome man is smooth and has a cavalier manner. He’s the yin to Maggie’s yang so to speak. They compliment each other very well. Nick just absorbs all of Graham’s crazy energy and cools them both down.
Similar to the first novel, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf ends on a high note with an unexpected plot twist. I was so wrapped up in the love story that I almost completely forgot about the intrigue element. It gives this tale a little bit of extra oomph. I didn’t think that this book was as funny as the first one but I still got quite a few giggles out of it. Although, I did enjoy the dynamics between the main couple more this time around. Another great girlie read with a paranormal side by Molly Harper.
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