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. . .
“You’re a little sick.”
“I’m living with a werewolf. I have to be a little sick.”
Mo is so busy rebelling against her hippiest-hippie, vegan, green, and mercilessly organic parents that she is not aware of her own purposes in life. So she leaves hot Mississippi and travels to Alaska to find herself.
“Mom was always telling me
I needed to be more unpredictable.”
Mo is spirited and kind, sometimes irritating and outspoken, other times she is determined, but also happens to be insecure. She has strong principles, and she is a talented cook, and a lingerie-addict. Her narration is amusing, light, and without frills.
The story covers a year: there is a plot with a mystery, and a not-so-surprising twist, believable werewolf history and lifestyle, a little excitement, some secrets, nicely worked-out and likeable secondary characters, lots of humor and much “Naked Cooper Time”.
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf is kind of a coming-of-age story (as for Mo), but primarily it is a light, sweet romance sprinkled with paranormal and mystery.
Highly recommended to PNR, romance, and chick-lit fans.
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