Hi all my marvellous bookworms!
How are you today? Having a good new year so far?
First I’m going to talk about my first book of the year.
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper.
Hours/pages: 9hrs 12mins
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: romance, paranormal, fantasy, chicklit
Warning: 18+ readers only.
This is a re-read for me but it has been a while since I listened to it so I’ve forgotten what happened in it.
It was refreshing to listen to it again and find out how much stuff I had forgotten from the book.
It starts with the main character, who we shall simply call Mo (what that is short for, I will let you lovely bookworms discover) driving all the way to Alaska to escape her parents smothering and hippy tendencies. She ends up in the small town of Grundy and is determined to make it a year there in the freezing temperatures. She hopes to find her ‘place in the world’ there but doesn’t expect to and if she doesn’t she is ready to move on to the next place and the next place until she does.
I love Mo. I think she has a good head on her shoulders. I’m not sure I would run all the way to Alaska to escape my parents but, if that’s what you have to do, that’s what you have to do.
In Alaska, Mo meets Cooper.
As I look back on this story as I’m writing this review I realise just how cliched and trope-y this book is. Boy and girl meet. Boy hates girl, girl hates boy. Something happens to her and he gets worried. She doesn’t want his worry. Arguments ensue. Several arguments later they realise all these arguments are just good chemistry and they fall into bed together. He never leaves. Well, almost.
I think the trope I’m describing here is enemies to lovers?
But thing is, I can describe it like that now, but when I was reading it, it didn’t feel all that cliched and trope-y. I was just enjoying the story. It was a good read and you don’t see just how the story is going to end until you are there in the middle of it. It isn’t predictable, which I like. Too many times in romance the entire story is the couple inevitably falling for each other and this wasn’t that. Yes, you know from the moment that Mo and Cooper laid eyes on each other and sparks started flying just were they’d end up. But there was more to it than that, and it was that side that was more predictable.
My favourite character was Evie. A lot of things in the story wouldn’t happen without Evie, including Mo and Cooper. Mo would be hoarding her way through winter with a six pound block of cheese and a hundred pack of condoms if not for Evie.
I would recommend this book massively. It’s a light hearted, no strings attached sort of read that leaves you feeling satisfied at the end. You don’t long for more. You enjoyed what you were given.
It’s a sort of summer read, that may be best read in winter while you can empathise with the chills that the characters experience.
I hope you like my review. Have you read How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf? Let me know in the comments what you thought!