Review: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper (Naked Werewolf #2)
March 29 2011
Mass Market Paperback
Received from publisher
Yummy Man – Nick Thatcher
Kick Ass Chick – Maggie Graham
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. . . .
The naked werewolves are back in Molly Harper’s second installment in her newest series The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf. This time, we are following Maggie, the pack’s alpha. I have to admit that I didn’t really have strong feelings towards Maggie after reading the first book. She did contribute to the comical element of the book, but with her standoffish attitude, her tendency to attack the hero and her inability to let go of her grudge against her brother and to take her head out of her butt, it was difficult to truly like her. But she is now her pack’s alpha and being the alpha has done wonderful things for her character. For one thing, she is actually really quite likeable now.
There are little things that came up in this book in regards to Maggie and her role as alpha that I hadn’t thought about. She has to think of every little thing for them. Not only food and shelter, but keeping them busy during the long and cold Alaskan months so the wolves don’t go too crazy and start fighting. And that she can’t just pick anyone as a mate because she needs to think about what is best for her pack and not necessarily her own happiness. That’s why, once she meets Nick and sparks clearly fly, she is incredibly torn.
Nick Thatcher. I LOVED him. Now personally I’m not into super geeks who quote Star Trek, but I do like guys with smart minds who are into computers and who know things about pretty much everything. I ask lots of questions and love learning…when I’m not lazy. Nick is a brilliant man, but he’s not all awkward and nerdy like I was almost expecting him to be. He was smooth and really really sexy! I *swoon* my little heart out many times while reading this book over him. I think he was quite good for Maggie. He’s not one to want to change her or take over pack politics. And I’m glad he didn’t end up being this crazy ‘must get to the truth, be damned of the consequences’ kind of character. I think that would have just pissered me off.
As in the first book of this series, there was a little mystery sub-plot. And also as in the first book, you have no idea who is behind it all until it’s all resolved. Well…this time around Molly is good at leading us on. I was convinced I knew what was going on, then it turned out I was wrong, then I may have been right, then maybe not again. The mystery part of the book was well written.
Even though I didn’t find this book to be as funny as the first book, it still held Molly’s charm and wit. It was a nice continuation to the story and I did really enjoy it. I would like to see more books coming to this series, but as of yet, there is still no word on whether or not that will happen. So I guess we’re saying goodbye to the naked werewolves – for now at least – and let’s keep our fingers crossed for more.
Giggle worthy quotes
“Cooper didn’t look happy when he answered his door – probably because I was beating on it. A lot.”
“You would think it would be weird to see your male relatives running around naked all the time, but really, you stop noticing. It’s sort of sad, really. You’ve seen one penis, you’ve seen them all.
I had to stop saying that in front of my mother, because she said it was something a hooker would put on a business card.”
Books in the Naked Werewolf series –
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf