Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Review: How to Run with a Naked Warewolf by Molly Harper

Again, I am impressed!  Molly Harper has proven her talent again at giving a humor + romance combination..

Original Title: How to Run with a Naked Warewolf
Series: Naked Warewolf #3
Author: Molly Harper
Publisher: Pocket Books 
Release Date: December 31st 2013
Source: Review copy from the publisher
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Young adult
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Down, Boy

Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger only to discover he's really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don't faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she's known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham that's a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

The problem is, Caleb employs his lupine tracking abilities as a notquite-legal bounty hunter, and Anna is suspicious of both him and his profession. On the run from her past, with old problems closing in, she'd like to stay far, far away from anybody with connections to the law. Caleb, however, seems determined to keep her close. Are his intentions noble, or is he working a more predatory angle?

Anna's been dreaming of returning to a semi-normal life, but now she's experiencing a strange new urge . . . to join Caleb in running with the wolves.


Anna Moder is on the run from her psychotic ex-husband and even left the job as the pack doctor, where she felt like home, in the fear of happening something to the pack because of her ex.  Somehow, she finds herself in front of a bullet wounded guy and her destroyed car.  In spite of her brain telling her to run away, her instincts make her to help the wounded man - only to find that she has ended up with a warewolf.  Caleb, the said warewolf, belongs to Maggie's pack, where Anna had worked.  Although Anna had not seen him before, she had heard a lot about him.  Now, she is thinking of a way to try to run again..only that she can't seem to do just that.  Caleb reminds her of home, makes her feel safe and loved.  But, there are huge secrets on both ends and not to mention psychotic ex on the loose..

Anna and Caleb were both great characters.  Anna's sarcasm and Caleb's cute gentlemanly demeanor are the highlights.  Caleb's warewolf behavior made me smile more than once.  The couple sure have their issues, but with the mental stress and backgrounds, it's not exaggerated.  Just when Anna has let her guard down and started to trust Caleb, the author lays the biggest bomb of all and everything started to crumble again.  Although I know Molly Harper would definitely give the couple their deserved HEA, I was worried after that particular plot twist..

The older characters, Cooper, Mo, Maggie and Nick are so nice to see them.  Cooper's extended protective instincts to his daughter, Eva, is so delightful.  And Maggie's mood shifts make me want to hug her and smile, although she would kick me if I do so much as touch her.

Molly Harper's writing is great as always.  She made me laugh, sigh, terrified, relieved and everything else so easily.

"No!" I said. "Give us the ring."  OK, now I definitely felt like Gollum.  And if she kept batting at my face with those acrylic nails, I was going to look like him.

This book, although a part of the series, can be read as stand alone.  And this entire series is highly recommended for anyone who want a fun paranormal romance read.

A fast, fun read with all the right elements to a successful plot!

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