Series: Naked Werewolf #2
Published by Audible on March 29th, 2011
Genres: Humor, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Owned Audible Book
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. . .
I love audio books. In the author’s notes on the audio version of Joe Hill’s NOS4A2, he talks about how the first stories we learn are read to us. I listen to audio books when I’m in the car, shopping, and playing Candy Crush.
In typical book blogger fashion, I already have a tbr shelf just for audio books. Reviewing them is a bit more difficult, because I don’t take notes and I don’t always know how to spell the characters names. So these reviews will be a little different from my book reviews.
Is there anyone out there who doesn’t love these books (assuming that you’ve read them)? Molly Harper is just amazing, the one author that I really can recommend to just about every single person I know. Her vampire books have a permanent home in my heart, but now I’m beginning to see the charms of a certain wolfpack up in Alaska and keeps me dreaming of hot werewolves in the snow. I swear if I were still single, I’d already be in the process of packing my bags for the move. Of course, I’d have to live in an actual settled town because my survivor skills have more to do with zombie invasions than hunting my own food and shoveling snow. Plus, I’m pretty sure Amazon Prime doesn’t deliver there…
Moving on! Book 2 focuses on female pack leader Maggie. Mags is tough, stubborn and determined, which is fitting for all the pack crap she has to deal with. I do not envy her, I don’t even like being in charge of my own stuff. Maggie feels a serious need to take care of her pack and do her duties as a pack leader. But this time around it’s the she-wolf who finds herself drawn to a human love interest. Which leads to her biting him. In the butt. Nothing says “I think you’re cute” than permanent scars on the derriere.
Which brings me to Nick! So not an alpha male, Nick is a hot geek. There are not enough hot geeks in fiction books (nor in real life, I must have gotten one of the very last ones, sorry ladies), but even if there were, Nick would still be on the top ten hottest list. He’s not threatened at all by Maggie’s strength. And he loves books and sci fi and tv shows all with the same fanboy glee that book nerds can easily understand.
I never thought I’d be a wolf girl, but I am loving Molly Harper’s brand of werewolves. They’re all about family, snuggling and mating for life- what’s not to love? I wasted no time between listening to this book and starting book three, so it’s safe to say I’m hooked.
Once again it’s super talented Amanda Ronconi! I wonder if she and Molly Harper are friends in real life? Ronconi really has a talent for bringing Harper’s characters to life. I did miss Ronconi’s southern accent since Maggie was born and raised in Alaska, but I got little splashes of it through Mo’s character. I’ve listened to many books narrated by Ronconi and she’s on my short list of narrators that can convince me to buy an audiobook without hesitation or fear. She is also the main reason I keep buying the audio versions of Molly Harper’s books- they go together like peanut butter and jelly. Unless you’re allergic to peanut butter or jelly, in which case they go together like your preferred sandwich choices. 😉