Review: Werewolf in Seattle by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Posted April 17, 2012 by Carmel in / 8 Comments

Werewolf in Seattle by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Title: Werewolf in Seattle
Series: Wild About You #3
Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Publisher: Signet
Format: Paperback, 336 pages
Published: April 3, 2012
ISBN #: 9780451237323 / 0451237323
Genre: Para Chick Lit
My Copy: review copy from Penguin Canada
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The last think Colin McDowell wants is to inherit his Aunt Geraldine’s mansion in the San Juan islands off the coast of Washington. AS the pack leader of the Trevelyans in Scotland, he had little time to travel halfway around the world to take care of his inheritance.

But the trip takes a pleasant turn when he meets Luna Reynaud, the young secretary his aunt hired shortly before she died. He isn’t sure which surprises him more-Luna’s clever plan for turning the mansion into a resort of the fact that she’s drop-dead gorgeous. Both intrigue him-until he learns that Luna is only a half-breed. There’s no way a pack leader can mate with a woman who’s partly human…or is there?

Werewolf in Seattle is a fun, flirty book that’s guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Paranormal chick lit seems to be the underdog in preternatural fiction but I for one can’t understand why. Sure, the story line isn’t exactly overflowing with profound meaning but, lets be honest, who expects an epic plot out of a book like this? Not me. What attracts me the most about this series is the high hotness factor, the easy-going plot and its overall cuteness of it all. This book is the perfect feel good read and when you throw in a couple of werewolves; I’m sold.

I found the author’s name choice for her main character a little over the top. Not only is this a werewolf book but Thompson names her female protagonist Luna. Talk about over doing it in the stereotype department! Although, I must admit that one of the reasons why I love these novels so much is because of their corniness. Vicki actually does make a connection between the heroine’s name and her mate later on which I liked. Anyway, name aside, I immensely enjoyed Luna as this tale’s leading lady. She’s driven, foxy and loyal; what’s not to love! Her background story is pretty touching too. I didn’t expect so much detail from this series but you won’t here me complaining. Werewolf in Seattle delivered exactly what I was expecting with a few added bonuses. That’s aces in my books! I was happy that there’s a nice balance between the main female and male characters. They don’t fall apart when their relationship goes awry which I found refreshing. Neediness is not an admirable trait to have.

Colin McDowell definitely lives up to his hunk status in this novel. I was über crushing on him from the get-go. The guy has a killer body, a smoking hot Scottish accent and a winning personality. Or, in other words, he’s the whole package! Oh, and did I mention that he wears a kilt at one point? Yeah, h-o-t! I liked how he always took the time to think things through before making an important decision. His “wee man” is screaming mighty loudly at him on several occasions but he doesn’t succumb to the heat of the moment. Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself: “wait, what? that doesn’t sound right”. However, given Luna’s past and the present circumstances his approach couldn’t have been more perfect. Colin is exactly what miss Reynaud needs even if she doesn’t know it yet.

This book has a little bit of everything in it. There’s romance (obviously), werewolf politics, drama, and even a bit of intrigue. I have to say that this is my favorite installment in the Wild About You series so far. I don’t think it’s essential to read the books in order but I do like that the heroes from the different stories are brothers who are facing similar qualms. It might be a small connection but it is one nonetheless. Werewolf in Seattle‘s playful storyline and endearing characters are a winning combination that’ll make you giggle and blush. Oh la la!

Books in this series:
A Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Werewolf in the North Woods by Vicki Lewis Thompson
My Review
Werewolf in Seattle by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Recommendation: Perfect light reading for a lazy Sunday afternoon with just the right mix of fun and romance.
Like this, like that: The Naked Werewolf series by Molly Harper and the Strange Neighbors series by Ashlyn Chase.

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8 responses to “Review: Werewolf in Seattle by Vicki Lewis Thompson

  1. Oooh good! These have just recently come out on audio, now I don’t have to try them on the blind.
    Thanks Carmel for the great review, I’m adding these right away to my wish list on audible.