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Naked Werewolf #1

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf

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Northern Exposure

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. . . .

384 pages, Paperback

First published February 22, 2011

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Molly Harper

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Molly Harper is the author of more than 30 romance titles including the Half-Moon Hollow series and the Mystic Bayou series. She lives in Michigan with her family. For more information, go to www.mollyharper.com.

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Author 10 books7,457 followers
April 15, 2018
Boom. Five stars.

Your jaw just hit the floor, didn't it? Trust me, you're not the only one taken aback by that. The last time I enjoyed a full-blown Paranormal Romance this much was...

...wait for it...

...wait for it...

...I need to check my shelves...

...wait for it...

...wait for it...

You still there?

Okay, for those of you still with the living, let's just say it's been a while.

This book surprised the hell out of me. Unlike your usual, placid "Either my brain works or my vagina does, for neither can live while the other survives" style of pushover female lead that keeps me away from this genre, we have ourselves a bonafide heroine.

I. Loved. Her.

She was hilarious. Throughout this book. Too many times when I read something that people claim is funny, I find the humor disappears around the halfway mark, when the storyline really starts to heat up. Not so with this. I highlighted every line that made me laugh, just to prove a point. The point is, I highlighted something on almost every goddamn page.

And the romance. THE ROMANCE.

So keep in mind that while this book has a few issues, I was able to COMPLETELY ignore them because of how entertaining it was. And honestly, that speaks volumes. So five stars it is.

I regret nothing.

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February 10, 2021
● I Was Forced to Read this Thing Buddy Read (IWFtRtTBR™) with the Heartless MacHalos who Love to Watch Me Suffer (HMwLtWMS™) ●

💀 DNF at 52%. Go me.

To all those silly friends of mine my friends who LOVED this book: you know I love you no matter what, right? Right.

I was totally prepared to tackle this one. I'd stocked up on the vodka and bought a brand new anti lovey dovey crap inhaler. I'd gotten a mushy sap allergy shot, too. And my knife collection was polished. In other words, I was READY.

Only I didn't die of sugar shock while reading this thing. I died of boredom. And of a cunning, surprise chick lit attack. And believe me, that freaking HURTS. A lot more than getting a few limbs chopped off. I'm telling you, reading PNR is a complete joke compared to this. This one is not for the faint of heart, people. It's deadly stuff. Bloody hell. It's a wonder I survived long enough to read half of this thing. And didn't lose any grey cells in the process. I mean, there are light reads, and then there is pure, undiluted, romantic chick lit crap this book. I swear, this story makes Noddy and The Aeroplane seem more complex than quantum physics. Einstein beware, Molly Harper is out to get you!

Oh, I know what you're thinking, my Little Barnacles. You're thinking She of the Very Superior Intelligence and Exceptional IQ (that's me, in case you were wondering) is a total book snob. You're thinking I look down on poor Molly Harper because she writes stuff that doesn't require a functioning brain to be read. Well, as usual, you are very wrong. I do look down on Molly Harper. But that's only because she writes crap. Uh-oh, I think I feel a Braindead Paranormal Chick Lit Loving Troll Attack (BPCLLTA™) coming. Better go into hiding for a few minutes. Be right back.

So. Where were we? Oh yes, this book is pure, undiluted, romantic chick lit crap and a killer of grey cells. And no, I ain't no book snob. I mean, I sometimes read and slightly enjoy highly intellectual stuff like Dark Lover, how's that for being a condescending ass? But anyway.

Now. Time to tell you more about this masterpiece. Not only is this thing Super Braindead Diet Material (SBDM™), it is also dull-lackluster-boring as hell. I swear, even dear Sookie's fascinating adventures were way more entertaining than this. And that's saying something right there. And YES, even Pathetic Bill of the Dillards-Bought Green and Brown Striped Golfing Shirt (PBofTBGaBSGS™) is a more exciting character than the lame excuse for a werewolf we have here. I kid you not.

Scary thought, isn't it? I barely survived Pathetic Bill myself, so believe me, I KNOW just how terrifying the idea of anyone being more uninspiring than him might be.

Not only is what's-his-name-the-werewoolf boring and flat and dull and lame, he is also a complete asshole. And a total douchebag. But that's okay, because he's got ISSUES, you see. He went through some devastatingly AWFUL STUFF a few years back, you see. Which makes it perfectly alright for him to be a dick and treat other people like crap, you see. Now don't ask me what the AWFUL STUFF was, I have no freaking idea. I unfortunately DNFed this PoC™ before the BIG REVEAL, so I can't help you there. You'll just have to read the book to find out. Yeah, I know, life sucks.

In case the Naked Asswerebore (it's a new species) wasn't enough, lovely Molly Harper very graciously threw in the Chick with the Ridiculous Nickname and the Pathetically Clichéd Hippy/Vegetarian/Whatever Parents (CwtRNatPCHVWP™), aka Mo. The girl just relocated to Alaska and lives a captivating life in a deliciously quaint little town . And let me tell you, for someone who was brought up Summer of Love Style, Everyone is Biotiful and Stuff (SoLSEiBaS™), she sure is one hell of a superficial, disdainful chick. I mean, she hadn't considered dating in her deliciously quaint little Alaskan town because she hadn't known what the candidate pod would look like. Right. Not superficial at all, I tell you. And it's not like she judges other women on their (choose all that apply) clothes/make-up/age/lifestyle choices or silly stuff like that. Oh no, not our Mo. She's not like that. She never criticizes anyone, or looks down on people. Nope, absolutely not. Besides, she has no time to waste on such trivial things, she's too busy being perfect. She's an amazing cook, she tends to wounds, she makes local businesses thrive…Damn, the girl really is awesome. So much so that I almost considered kidnapping her and locking her up in my Cool Chicks Harem. But then I thought it was high time I stopped being so selfish and learned to share, so I very magnanimously decided to let her live go. You're very welcome.

Listen to Darthy, Little Barnacles! Darthy is wise! Darthy is always right! Please take Mo's perfect little ass out of my sight before I unleash the crustaceans on her!

So now that we've got the Naked Asswerebore and the Neither Judgemental Nor Superficial Nitwitted Chick (NJNSNC™), what do we do? We get down and dirty, of course! Wait. You do realize than when I say "we," I mean "they," don't you? I mean, I'd rather get down and dirty with my 70 something, grumpy, deaf, has-been, Irish musician of a neighbour than with any of these two. Yeah, that's just how hot the sex is between them. Believe me, my Little Barnacles, you won't need a cold shower while reading this story. Hell no. Actually, the sex is so NOT hot you might need a comforter to keep you warm. Might as well put on some thick socks and grab a hot water bottle, while you're at it. Some of you probably think of these as total mood killers, but since there was no mood to be killed in the first place, there's nothing to worry about here. Besides, you wouldn't want to come down with a silly cold because of a silly book, would you? That's what I thought. Anyway. Long paragraph short: I'm pretty sure Mickey and Minnie (and, quite possibly, Charlie Brown and Lucy) have much hotter, kinkier sex on a daily basis than Naked Asswerebore and NJNSNC™ do in this story. Sorry, what? I just ruined your childhood memories? So sorry about that .

And the moral of this fascinating non-review is: this PoC™ is dismally boring, disastrously stereotypical and lamentably predictable. And it's not even disgustingly cute. Oh no. It's just horribly, ferociously lame. YAY.

P.S. whoever said beauty was only skin deep is full of crap. Just ask Dear Mo, she'll tell you all about it. And you know what she'll also tell you? To judge a book by its cover. And I may not like Dear Mo very much, but do I agree with her on that one. I mean, just look at the cover for this book! QED, my Little Barnacles, QED.

P.P.S. guilt and obligation, Shelly. GUILT AND OBLIGATION!

My dear MacHalos: I love you very much , but TO HELL WITH OUR READING CHALLENGE. I swear, Who's Holding the Freaking Baby, in all its Stupidly Stupid Glory (SSG™) was MUCH more entertaining than this PoC™ (don't remember what this one stands for? Too bad). Besides, if I force myself to finish this thing, I'll end up losing the only two grey cells I have left. Well either that or I'll go on a tiny neighborhood rampage. So for the sake of my little brain (and incidentally, of the silly people living in my immediate vicinity), I shall declare dusting season open.

Full Even the Sex was Boring Review (EtSwBR™) to come.

Shelly just sent me a rec for this book. Shelly clearly has lost her mind. Shelly clearly has a deathwish. Shelly better get ready for the Penance Read she'll get once I'm done with this masterpiece of modern literature.

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October 12, 2015
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This weekend I discovered a little summin’ summin’ . . . .

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Which forever after shall be dubbed “Snake Juice” in my house. When I woke up I realized . . . .

Chicago commercial photographers

Well, actually they were butts, but they were still really unsafe for work and would probably get me banned if I used them in my “review” (FYI – there are lots of sexytimes butt pictures of Joe Manganiello on the Tumblr. LOTS.) so I had to settle for gifs like this . . .

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So anyway, enough of my drunken gif hunting – let’s get to the book. This was a wolfy porno . . . errrr, excuse me – a “paranormal romance.” Wouldn’t want to be accused of being not politically correct on the ol’ Goodreads. I chose to read this one for scientific purposes. There is totally a full moon coming up plus Halloween and I have to make sure I’m prepared for any werewolves who come creeping out of the woods behind my house . . .

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How’d that get there???? Fat fingers or something must be to blame. What I meant was get prepared with silver bullets . . .

Chicago commercial photographers

Close enough.

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf begins with our female lead Mo making a break from her extremely over-involved parents at nearly 30 years old. With a little money saved she decides to head as far away as possible without changing continents and winds up in Grundy, Alaska. It’s there Mo begins to find herself, make new friends, begin a new career . . . and help the naked fella who winds up on her front porch with a bear trap around his ankle?????

Turns out Cooper, the local yokel who has been the least receptive of Mo, also happens to be a werewolf . . .

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(Sidenote: What other man could possibly look sexy while holding a roll of asswipe??? I mean really.)

There’s one more thing about him too . . .

“Well, that cinched it. He was an asshole. I was definitely going to end up sleeping with him.”

Hehehehe. OF COURSE SHE IS! That’s the only reason gals like me even read this stuff. There was also some mystery involved (because there is always some sort of mystery involved in these books) about missing hikers getting killed by wolves and Cooper thinking he might be the big bad wolf and yada yada yada, but really it was all about the smex – which there wasn’t a lot of but what there was made me wanna Channing all over my Tatum . . . .

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I’m giving this 3.5 Stars. Probably because I’m an asshole. If it’s on your TBR – read it. My 3.5 is the equivalent of 17.5 for any normal human. For me the story was just a bit too familiar, the mystery was solvable immediately, and it ran a touch too long. I was also hoping for something . . . more with regard to Mo’s parents and her weird “one with nature” upbringing and was a bit disappointed that it didn’t deliver . . . but maybe it does in the next book???? Who knows?

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf ended up on my TBR due to Casey's recommendation. Do you know Casey? She’s just about the most adorable person I’ve ever seen and she’s also a filthy, filthy pervert. Best of both worlds right there : )
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851 reviews28 followers
May 2, 2011
Was this book a little predictable?
At times

Was this book a little too fast in the brown chicken brown cow department?
A tad bit

Were the wolves well hung?
You bet your coke can they were

Did you learn any new words or phrases while reading this book?
You bet your mighty morphin power penis I did!

Is this book a fluffernutter?
Yes, but that's what I liked about it. It was an easy mindless read for someone who was about to go stir crazy due April's Fury and no electrical gizmos to keep her attention at bay.

Was this book hilarious?
Indeed it was!

Do you ever get tired of reading paranormal fiction where the heroin is some sword wielding, muscle toning, abs ontop of abs, running around in a bikini top with big knockers, knows her way around a dojo, and is 20?

Yeah, those books wear on me. While I don't mind reading them sometimes I want to read about a girl that's a little more down to earth.

Insert Mo. She is thirty years old, lives in Mississippi, has medaling parents, and an addiction to expensive undies.

Mo grew up on one of those hippy commune sort of things. Actually, remember Dharma's parents from "Dharma and Greg"? Well, her parents were like that in a way. All pushing the granola and wheat germ down her throat and meddling with her social life and stuff.

Getting closer to the big 3-0, Mo (whose full name will be revealed in later chapters) decides to move to Alaska (where she can't see Russia from her house) just to get away from them and set out on her own. Now, it's not like she was living with her parents. She was just really wanting to get away

But what she doesn't realize is there's a broody boy with a little secret just waiting for her to discover. Plus, there's a couple of murders that need to be solved, and a saloon that needs a short order cook, and really cold weather.... you know... PLOT ;P

Its a fun book and I uber loved reading it! Especially her shopping trips to the warehouse store where she bought an economy uber big box of condoms! HAHAS! I kept picturing a L-Cart with a big giant box of latex hahahs!

I totally had too much fun with this book and can't wait for the next one to come out!

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1,838 reviews6,227 followers
January 6, 2018
A werewolf and the daughter of vegan hippies - a match made in heaven.

Except... well, there was no actual romance. They had the hots for each other and eventually started banging. That was it. It was set-up as an enemies to lovers thing, but it didn't work at all. He occasionally showed up at her diner to eat while being grumpy, but never actually spoke. It wasn't like they had funny confrontations or banter. They just didn't speak to each other. They also didn't date, get to know each other, become friends, or anything that made us want them together. So, it didn't work. There was just no tension.

Unlike these two. Kiss already!

Also, he had the personality of a rock. And, not a cool rock with the stuff inside or a pretty rock. I'm talking boring ugly rock. Like the kind of rock that looks like it might be a dirt clod or dog poo. You wouldn't touch one of those rocks, would you? No. Why would you do that? Which is exactly how I felt about Mo's attraction to him. Why? He's a wererock.

Some things we will never understand in life, I guess.

And then, after they were together for months, he calls her by the wrong first name. He didn't know her real name. So, they weren't talking in between the bang-time either.

Aww, maybe he's a wererock barista. That would explain the beard, flannel, and moodiness too...

On the good side, though, this book was funny. Molly Harper knows how to tickle my funny bone. So, I will read on.
May 25, 2017
Mo made me laugh. I loved that she is the daughter of hippies. I adored coop and I had always been a sucker for the running and jumping into your mans arms thing. The story was good there was enough action to keep it from being all loving and mushy but it was good and romantic too... I loved this book!!!!!! Molly Harper in one of my new favorites!!!!!!

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February 15, 2021

Just confess already : Don't you die to know what happens when a stubborn Southern Belle meets a sulky hot werewolf in Alaska? Don't be shy, that's gonna be so much fun!

Well, now, I'm just going to say it : This book turned me schizophrenic. Sorry about that. (NOT SORRY! JUST READ IT! NAKED HOT WEREWOLVES! OKAY MOSTLY ONE! *cough* COOPER! *cough*) Okaaaaay, that's gonna be hard.

"Well, that cinched it. He was an asshole. I was definitely going to end up sleeping with him."

Lookthere's an alpha-male. Who is a werewolf. Oh, FUCK. Save me from these protective douches who think that women are better rudely pinned against a wall before talked to -

BUT WAIT! COOPER! I JUST LOVE THIS GRUMPY ASSHOLE! Wait - NO. He's adorable : I can't help it, there's just something I found absolutely endearing when it comes to wolves. JACKASS. But so damn cute. FUCKING STUBBORN. Yet he respects Mo's choices and never puts her down.

"There is no wolf. This was all just a dream," he said in a deep, resonant, Obi-Wan Kenobi voice, and waved his hand in front of my face as if to project his Jedi mind trick. My eyes narrowed at him. He shrugged. "It was worth a shot."

Sigh. I'm not going to lie, the "asshole (very, very, very) secretly sweet guy" trope works with me in one and only one situation : when the female lead is a (snarky) kick-ass. Indeed I just can't deal with heroines who shy away and look down when meeting the Big. Strong. Man. *shudders*

No worries here. MEET MO! A witty and hilarious heroine who isn't afraid to say what she wants - Hell no, she's stubborn, never listens when asked to stay safe, well, she goes her own way without being annoying. I repeat, she's NEVER, even ONCE, annoying. God I love her.

"The rational side of my brain had a hard time catching up to my rampant disbelief. I mean, it made sense on a certain level. The man had too much general pissiness to fit into one corporeal form. "

In a nutshell : she fights an angry wolf with a fire extinguisher, calls (repeatedly) Mr. Big.Bad.Wolf on his shit, cooks incredible cakes and has a passion for expensive underwear. Plus, she's got no problem to buy an economy super big box of condoms and joke about it (and about huge... about everything including proportionality, let's say). In a word : she's plain awesome. By the way, she's the perfect age. What? Isn't 30 the perfect age? HUH? WHAT? OF COURSE IT'S MY AGE, DUH. NOW NOD AFTER ME.


Told you it made me schizophrenic right? I mean, I couldn't stop my ANNOYING AS HELL inner voice whispering...

♫ ♪ *instaluuuuust.......* - YES BUT NO INSTALOVE! LOVE/HATE PEOPLE! LOVE/HATE!

♫ ♪ *prrrrrrrrrredictable......* (yes, because my little voice comes as all Voldemortly sometimes, don't pay attention) - YES BUT HOT CHEMISTRY! NAKED WEREWOLF! WHAT DO YOU MEAN I ALREADY SAID IT?

♫ ♪ *alphamaaaaale* OH, COME ON. MO CAN HANDLE HIM.

"With a snarl, I raised my knee with lightning speed, right into Cooper's now-bulging zipper. I slid out of his embrace and stood panting beside him as he leaned against the wall for support while his crotch recovered.
"What the hell?" he grunted.
"You don't get to kiss me," I told him. (...) "I do not mess around with men who don't even like me. Just stop screwing with my head, Cooper. Leave me alone."


Well, that was rather hysterical. Forgive me?

Next, please?
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720 reviews210 followers
August 4, 2018
Rating Clarification: 3.5 Stars

I liked it. A light, fun read. The more I read, the better it got.

Great no, FANTASTIC female character. I have no idea how she ended up being so normal with those parents of hers (love them by the way). I applaud her for being brave and flying the nest, and then flying even farther away to escape the “nest-ers”.

Little missteps:
- There is a mention of a few barks at some point regarding Cooper and his friend when they are in wolf form, well I don’t know about werewolves but wolfs sure don’t bark.
- She figure out he was a werewolf and accepted it way too readily for my taste but whatever, normally I have the opposite problem with paranormal books, the refusal to accept what’s right in front of them so...no biggie.
- The murder cases resolution was predictable and unoriginal.
- I have some troubles accepting that Mo can be content cooking in a small place for the rest of her life, but maybe when you have found the place you want to be in life, you are in love, have great friends, and everything in your life seems to be going alright you can be happy doing anything.

I have always liked the idea of leaving everything behind, moving halfway around the world and starting over in a small place where no one knows you. I found the idea of Mo dropping everything and moving to the middle of nowhere appealing and intriguing and I might just up and do it someday if I gather the necessary balls. I just know is not going to be as easy as it was for Mo in this book. That’s what I missed here, the struggle, she fell in the community life so easily and was accepted and loved so fast that it seems almost more like fantasy than the naked werewolf stumbling in her living room. She got a job and friends instantly and had suitors to choose from in a blink! Oh, I only wish life was so easy… maybe I should move to Alaska!

I love romance and I love happy endings but I like some dark in them, I want the suffering to balance the good so that it tastes and feels the better for it. And in a way, even though I know is fantasy and fiction, it seems more real to me if there are some shadows with the light.

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf is sure a smooth and easy read, which is a good thing. I have to remember that we don’t always need to go for books filled with distress and anguish to feel fulfilled, sometimes easygoing and lighthearted is just fine.
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503 reviews515 followers
September 1, 2018

reread: 01/09/18

“What do you want from me, Maggie? Advice? Absolution? Go forth and be a bitch no more."

okay, I am officially obsessed with this book, I honestly feel like it was written just for me. It was set in Alaska (aka my obsession), featured a surly werewolf hero, meddling family members, and the sassiest female lead. I am in love with everything to do with this book and I cannot even collect my thoughts enough to write a cohesive review (not that my reviews are ever cohesive lol)

If you are looking for a witty and extremely well-written romance novel, than I would highly suggest you take a look at this book. The plot was amazing and the wide plethora of characters created such a vivid world. There is everything a person could need in a book—fantasy, chic-lit, romance, crime and steamy connections.

The main character Mo, moves from the South to a tiny town in Alaska where her plans of easy living are thwarted when she gets roped into cooking for the local bar/diner. The side characters that inhabit the small town were quirky and quintessential small-town busybodies. Mo quickly thaws the untrusting locals hearts, all accept Cooper, who makes his distaste for the new arrival clear.

Soon the eligible men are falling all over themselves (in their all Alaskan way of meat offering. Only kidding, or am I?) for a date with Mo. The most memorable and persistent bachelor had to be Abner Golightly, the eighty-seven year old man who made a mean offer of keeping the toilet lid down and sung promises of keeping Mo's feet warm for the rest of her days.

When Mo accidentally stumbles across Cooper's secret nightly adventures, the pieces slowly begin to make sense. Their budding relationship suffers through attempted robberies, mystery murders, much angst and a whole list of sudden surprises.


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1,175 reviews2,568 followers
May 14, 2016
*** 3.65 ***

A buddy read with the reluctant PNR participants at The MacHalo Freaks group

This was supposed to be a Paranormal Romance, but it is actually very much of a straight forward contemporary romance with the dude shifting into wolf ... The plot is typical - Mo, a girl from Mississippi, moves away from her overbearing parents, to be an independent adult, and chooses to go as far away while staying in the same country as she can. She goes to Grundy, Alaska, population couple of thousand... She finds a job at the local bar and becomes the new single girl in a town low on ladies... There are many interested dudes, but two seem to capture her interest. And wouldn't you know it, the one who makes her blood boil turns into a Wolf from time to time... I guess everyone has some shortcomings...

We have funny stories, comical situations, hilarious banter, and some sexy times, which I will admit, could have been hotter... But the overall mood is pleasant and enjoyable, despite some parts being a bit slow and as with all CRs, quite predictable.

I would recommend this to all lovers of romance with a bit of a twist, and would enjoy a light and funny storytelling.

I wish all of you Happy Reading and may you always have a good book around!!!
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2,305 reviews24.7k followers
March 9, 2014
How To Flirt With A Naked Werewolf is book one in The Naked Werewolf series by Molly Harper. First, I want my first statement to be this: I LOVE THIS SERIES!!! Okay, there, I got that out of my system. Now let me tell you about this book.

Mo, or as her parents named her, Moonflower, has to escape. Her upbringing was anything but normal. Her parents are hippies and even after she left home, her mother continued to meddle in her life in the most embarrassing of ways. So Mo is nearly 30 years old, has just been dumped by her fiance and decides it’s time to go as far away as she can. So she packs her bags and in the dead of night, runs to Grundy, Alaska.

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In Grundy, Mo finally feels like she belongs. She finds a cute little house and gets a job as a cook in the diner. And the residents of Grundy accept her immediately, even if she is a newcomer. They accept her, that is, except for the surly but oh so handsome, Cooper Graham.

“I stared at his massive, long-fingered hands and had all sorts of indecent thoughts about proportionality.”

But one night, Mo is attacked in the alley and who/what comes to her rescue but a huge, black wolf. But there is something familiar about this wolf’s eyes…And then one night when Mo is at home, she opens her front door to find a very naked Cooper lying on her front porch with a bear trap on his ankle. And that night she discovers the truth, Cooper and the big black wolf are one and the same.

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“What exactly is the etiquette involved when one finds out that her sworn enemy is a mythical creature of the night? Should I tell someone? Start smelting silver bullets? Call animal control?”

Cooper is supposed to be the pack master of his pack but something happened and he blames himself. So, he moved away from his pack and lives in Grundy. But then tourists around Grundy started getting attacked. Cooper doesn’t always have a clear memory of what he does when he is in werewolf form. Could he be the one attacking the tourists?

The attraction between Cooper and Mo is undeniable. Mo does everything she can to convince Cooper that he could not be the one responsible for the attacks. But he is not buying it and thinks that he has to stay away from Mo for her own safety.

This book was just so fantastic. It is sweet and romantic and sexy but also there is plenty of snark and laugh out loud moments. And I honestly could not figure out who the culprit was until it was revealed in the final pages of the book. I love Molly Harper’s style of writing and will immediately be continuing on with the next book in the series.
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Author 10 books186 followers
November 7, 2012
When you have the image of Joe Manganiello in your head as you read about the werewolf and hero named, "Cooper," it makes for quite an enjoyable read! "Mo," the heroine has just moved from Mississippi to Alaska, if nothing else than to escape her "hippie"-eat-organic-don't-kill-animals-for-meat; free-love-unmarried parents. (I'd have left skidmarks!) Mo, who has the sarcasm and wit to keep you laughing outloud, is fresh meat in the small town of Grundy, where men out number women 20 to 1. Fortunately, that's not entirely bad news as she accidentally earns a job as the town's best fry-cook, and the men come 'a flockin'! Mo catches the eye of Cooper, who's a man of few words and perpetually a grouch. Oh, and did I mention, tall, dark, drop dead gorgeous and ripped?? (Yeah, it only happens in the books, ladies...sorry.) Anyway, fireworks go off, at least for Mo, but she can't stand him. Hummm, that's not condusive to a good romance, however, after weeks of Cooper's teasing, dirty looks and accusing Mo of leaving come the first real snowstorm, she confronts Mr. Bad-attitude; and he lays the biggest, best, toe-tingling kiss on her...huh? What just happened?

This story had me laughing from beginning to end, and without giving too much away, this is definitely a fun, fast, sometimes serious and even somewhat violent tale. The chemistry between Mo and Cooper was steamy without being corny, or making you look around the room (red-faced) hoping that no one knows that you're reading about...."s-e-x!"

If I could give it 4.5 stars, I would have. It missed the 5 star mark for it's unnecessary long and overly descriptive beginning. But, oh...how it captured me from that point on!
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1,166 reviews1,580 followers
November 22, 2015

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf is the first book in the Naked Werewolf series and another great story by Molly Harper.

Oh, how I love the characters and this world Ms. Harper has created! She's got such a talent for giving strong voices to her heroines, and Mo (wait til you find out what Mo is the nickname for) is definitely a female force to be reckoned with! The dry humor and witty banter throughout the book, along with a very sexy, reluctantly Alpha werewolf named Cooper, make this a truly enjoyable read! It's funny, sexy, and even poignant at times, and this makes for a well rounded story.

There's a totally awesome supporting cast made up of quirky, loveable people whose stories are just begging to be told, and I can't wait to read them!

If you enjoy light, funny, sexy, paranormal shifter romances, I highly recommend you read this book!
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1,183 reviews373 followers
January 26, 2020
“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, she is a talented cook, and a lingerie-addict. Her narration is amusing, light, and without frills.

Cooper is grumpy, sarcastic, introverted, and tends to run away from problems. Literally. Actually, he needs to find himself much more even than Mo.

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 a lot of “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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July 11, 2016
3.5 stars

Mo Weinstein has had it with her controlling, crazy-ass hippie parents who won't leave her alone and keep interfering with her life. Especially her mother, she doesn't know when to just shut up. What a fucking psycho, constantly yammering about vegetables and other shit.

(I'm just kidding. No offense.)

Anyway, like I said Mo's had it and decides to move to Grundy Alaska. Despite her fears, she fits in quite nicely in the little town and its locals, gets her own little house and a job. She gets along with almost everyone, until she meets Cooper. Cooper is the usual dickhead who looks good but behaves like an ass. Still, she can't help but want him blah-blah-blah, you know how it goes. They do the usual hate-you but want-to-f*ck you dance.

(though Cooper turns out to be quite the sweetheart) And why the eye-roll? I love that about PNR ! ;)

Despite it's almost like any other PNR book out there, it's quite funny and the romance isn't über cheesy or suffocating. And there's a plot too (even though it's pretty predictable). I really liked How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf. Like I said, nothing mindblowing but a fun and easy read.
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986 reviews1,090 followers
September 3, 2013

4.5 Stars! I want a werewolf of my own...Grundy, Alaska...here I come!

I haven't read a Molly Harper book that I didn't like. Her reads are always engaging, loads of fun, with countless quirky characters and this one was no different. There was lots of hot steamy werewolf lovin', entertaining dialogue, and some witty one- liners! Once again, Amanda Ronconi rocked the narration. I have come to associate her voice with Molly Harper’s book. Ms. Ronconi gets the author’s humor, understands the nature of the story...she becomes the characters…and it all comes through in her spot on narration…so enjoyable!
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722 reviews316 followers
March 24, 2011
I had a fun time reading this humorous cute story of a southern woman who moves to nowhere Alaska to start a new life away from her overly attentive super hippie parents and ends up falling for a hot, slightly cantankerous local man who just happens to be a werewolf. The story was written in first person but I didn't really mind because I really liked our heroine, Mo (short for Moonflower Freedom Refreshing Breeze Joplin Duvall-Wenstein - her parents were really free spirits). We get to come along for the ride as she gets to know the colorful characters that make up the small Alaskan town of Grundy. She really comes into her own when she starts cooking for the local saloon/restaurant/general store and feels like she makes a home for herself now that she doesn't have to worry about her parents constantly interfering in her life. Her relationship with Connor starts out slow because he is so surly but it heats up considerably once they finally give into their hot chemistry. He gets more likable but he definitely deserved the swats to the head women (including Mo) gave him sometimes. But he was hot, protective and had lots of stamina so I could forgive his occasional dumbness.

This was an enjoyable, fun book with an interesting location and a great cast of characters. I would recommend it, especially if you are looking for a lighter book with a likable strong heroine that is a nice change from the typical romance.
May 8, 2016
Boring. BORING. Borrrring. That's the main theme of this book. Not much happens, the female mc is whiny, the male mc is a wimp, and the villain is only has a three page appearance. Not appealing or compelling. I should've followed Sarah's example and DNF-ed this. I kept thinking something had to happen, but it never changed pace.

The story starts with way too much goddamn detail. I do not need to know about the texture, fabric content, design, color, and country of origin of your stupid jacket. That was the sort of extra detail this book kept vomiting at me. The whole novel is told from the female mc's POV, first person. The first 20% of the book is all about her life from birth to age 29 (now) and it's boring. I started skimming immediately. I kept thinking it would get better because hey, so many people rated it highly, maybe the fun started when the male mc showed up. Wrong.

Mo, the female mc moves to Alaska to escape her parents who should've been jailed by CPS 29 years ago. She gets a job at a bar/diner as the cook and all the men want her because the choices for female companionship are either her, two other single broads, or the wildlife. A real compliment there. One hot ungroomed mountain man catches her eye, and he's all she wants. It's a mutual lust thing, but he's a surly bastard who ignores and avoids her. Real winning material there. So she dates another guy and finally surly mountain man makes a move. They shack up, drama, he leaves, drama, he returns, drama, the end.

Now back to the male mc, the surly mountain man, Cooper. He's an asshole to everyone, especially Mo, and avoids her, insults her, and she still wants his unwashed self. Obviously you lose your sense of smell when you move to Alaska if an unwashed man gets you going. He's a werewolf and only directly pays Mo an iota of attention when another man has his hands on her. What a charmer. He only wants you when someone else has you. When they're together it's mainly all naked time, not big on that whole developing a relationship through talking. Before you think hot, it's not, the sex scenes are pretty PG-13, not at all lusty. Plus, I kept thinking about the guy's lack of hygiene. He's a tour guide for hunting parties. He stops by, bangs the girl, leaves for days in the woods, comes back (no shower in a week) and bangs her again. And they both have electricity and running water. No excuse not to get close to some soap. Just ew.

Back to all the ways this guy sucks...he's a wimp. Some drama happens and instead of figuring shit out, he runs off into the woods, leaving Mo without a word. When he returns, he avoids her, and won't talk about why he's a dead beat douche. He leaves again and only returns after tracked down by his mother and made to return home. This would be reasonable if he was 8, not in his 30's, jeez. He's such a moody wimpy. Very emo werewolf. The book keeps saying he's an alpha werewolf, but there's really nothing alpha about his personality at all. It's disappointing.

In conclusion, this book was boring and I disliked the characters. Mo is whiny and is ok with a dirty emo werewolf. Cooper is an unwashed emo wimpy werewolf a kitten could beat. Mo's mother is an insane hippie stalker that breaks into her domicile and throws out all her delicious foods, like chocolate, and leaves wheat germ and tofu in it's place - she should be burned at the stake for those crimes against chocolate. The drama of the story is so weakly and boringly portrayed, I felt like I was hearing it second hand from Ferris Bueller's teacher. The villain only appears at the end for a minuscule monologue and a fight you'd blink and miss. This book didn't make me feel anything but a need for more pretzels to eat to pass the time, and because they're delicious. I don't think I'll be reading anymore of this series, and perhaps nothing else by this author. I'm not sure what was the worst, the lack of washing or the wimpy "alpha"....wait, definitely the wimpy man, you can fix the dirty thing with soap, harder to fix wimpy. Soap, soap, soap.

BR with the MacHalos.
We should go back to Tingler reads.
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625 reviews385 followers
March 16, 2013
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Fun. Escapism. Light. Funny. Steamy. For me, these words describe How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf perfectly. This book is to paranormal and shifter books what Stephanie Plus is to crime thrillers, but the heroine is more skilled, sane and adept than Stephanie Plum. “Mo”, the heroine, has the crazy family she is ambivalent about, a funny female side kick, lots of men attracted to her, a former failed relationship, two men that are (seriously) interested in her, and a contentious relationship with the man that makes her heart race. Kind of like Stephanie Plum right? Maybe, but that is where the similarity ends. While How to Flirt is not heavy and is a whole lot of fun, it seems to have a little more substance than Stephanie Plum. But the comparison for me ends there. Perhaps, because I haven’t read a lot of funny PNR or UF. And because of that, this book was a breath of fresh air to me.

It is such a relief to read a PNR/UF book that might have a touch of criminal/police activity but isn’t rooted in police technical talk. There is a sort of mystery, but it seems obvious that the bad-doer isn’t what is supposed to be obvious – if that makes sense.

I love the whole leaving society, leaving what I know to make myself over theme. I am a sucker for the romanticism of moving to a remote place with harsh weather like Alaska. And that is what How to Flirt presents itself as. Of course the heroine immediately loves and finds herself enmeshed in the new local culture. Unbelievable, but fun.

Will this paranormal romance based book change your life? Probably not. Will it leave you wanting to rush into #2 in the series (which seems to be the last one written by the author with a new one to be released sometime this year)? No, but you will want to read it eventually. What this book will do is make you laugh, give your mind a break and let you have some fun.

I listened to the audio book and the narration is done well. I recommend listening to it.
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1,823 reviews834 followers
February 3, 2014
How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf was a sexy romance filled with quirky characters, and laugh-out-loud moments. Set in a small Alaskan town, this was sort of like Northern Exposure with werewolves. Loved it!

Twenty-nine year old Mo Duvall-Wenstein (I won’t tell you what Mo is short for, but it is funny) moves to Grundy, Alaska to get away from her crazy, hippy parents, Ash and Saffron. Seriously, if these two were my parents, I’d run for the hills, too! So she moves up there to figure out what she wants to do with her life without their influence. Mo doesn’t expect to get a job but she ends up in the right place at the right time and becomes the cook for the local hangout, The Blue Glacier Saloon, making friends and gaining admirers along the way.

Something about the way these men approached me made me think I was being evaluated as breeding stock.

However, I think my potential suitors were thinking more along the lines of: Breasts (Check.) Pulse? (Optional, but check.)


This is where she meets Cooper, a gorgeous mountain man who organizes and guides parties through the Alaskan wilderness. He’s less than sweet to newcomers, because most don’t last through one winter, and in his opinion Mo will be just like the rest. Cooper is immediately rude to her, so you know as a reader these two are meant to be. Let the sparks fly! However, what you see with Cooper is not all you get, something that Mo is about to find out. When attacks and disappearances rock this little sleepy town, Mo wonders who is responsible and who will be next.

This was such a fun, quirky story. I loved the odd characters: Evie, and Buzz, the saloon owners, and all the regular patrons were hilarious! With her outgoing and friendly personality, Mo quickly makes friends and fits in with this bunch. Being away from her parents is the best thing for her, and she finds Grundy is a place she truly belongs, man or no man. Cooper is just the icing on the cake (I wouldn’t mind a piece, thank you!). Sweet, sexy, and a little pushy, but that’s a little inherent with his type *ahem, cough, werewolf*! There was some definite steam in this story!

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf hooked me from the beginning, and kept my attention long after I finished my commute home. I listened to the audio version and found I didn’t want to shut it off once I walked in the door. This was a consuming combination of mystery, humor, and a hot romance!
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982 reviews781 followers
July 1, 2017
⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️
I loved the writing and fell in love with the heroine. Mo was all kind of awesome and I completely fell for her and cracked up more than once each time she would share about her upbringing.
I was charmed by the setting of a small town romance, Grundy, Alaska definitely has some perks.

The plot was... predictable. No surprises for me here, but I enjoyed Mo's antics and POV so much, I went with the flow anyway.
The romance was... wonky. I mean, yes the sex scenes were steamy but the chemistry between Mo and Cooper? Pretty spotty to me. One minute it was there, the next I had no idea where it went.

The shifter part fell a little short for me though,—very shifter lite— the hero kept giving hasty and generic explanations whenever he was asked about his kind “That's the way of the shifters” and it hardly ever explained anything at all.
This was more a chick-lit book borrowing from the shifter pnr genre and it left me craving for a "real" shapeshifter romance.

I'll probably read the next books in the series, with the hope they run more toward PNR than chick-lit. Nothing wrong with chick-lit, just well a little wrong sided with a title mentioning werewolves and barely anything about them in the book but vague explanations.

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1,328 reviews169 followers
August 16, 2013
4 Stars - well written with funny characters, some steamy sweet love, a naked man (werewolf) and a wonderful dialogue (banters) at best Chick Lit style

A delight to read - so many wonderful witty comments and thoughts from this exuberant, quick-witted and a survivor and, based on this measurement, also a pretty tough heroine Mo. She is a 30 years old woman, who after a flown boyfriend, nagging parents and a boring job requires a change of scenery, and moves from the warm south to a small cabin in Alaska.

But what is visible on the outside is not always what's underneath. Yes, and even a quite common, very nice and well behaved girl must have her little secrets:
'I loved lingerie. I loved the feel of satin and silk on my skin. I loved the juxtaposition of wearing a pair of two-hundred-dollar lace panties under blue jeans, like the pair I was wearing at the moment. Lingerie was a personal statement that you didn't have to declare to the world. You could be as demure or as naughty as you wanted to be, and no one ever had to know unless you showed them... or were injured in a serious car accident.'

Mo (or whatever her long impressed hippie name is) soon gets a slightly grumpy - big, huge, strong but somethimes fragile - Alpha Male, a Living.in.the.Forest kind of hero, called Cooper in her life. A very manly man who prefers to be completely naked - or a guarding but so cuddly wolf.
‘When a naked man shows up on porch with a bear trap clamped around his ankle, it's best to do what he asks’

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What is more warm in the cold North than getting knocked around in bed, on the floor, in the car - yes everywhere with your horny werewolf. All in the little town called Grundy in a freezing cold Alaska ~ but so warm on the inside.

There is of course a sweet love story here, a love story that took some time before it was on, and I waited patiently for that first kiss. Once it came then took it off in good speed. But this is more a funny novel about this heroine and what happens in her life for a year, than a pure romance. But romantic is it anyway!

Not to forget are all these wonderful second characters, crazy hippie parents, flirting bar guests and about a new-found passion to cook and bake yummy cakes. I just want to give them all a big hug and be there in the snow and cold with all of them. And it's not a little to be desired when you already, like me, experiencing snow and ice biting cold so many days every year.

I loved it all...

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‘Maybe it was just an over abundance of hormones, a response to a sexual starvation diet. I'd been without for so long that my body was craving the worst possible thing for me. Cooper was carnal triple chocolate cheesecake, deep-fried on a stick.’

Although you would never otherwise get you to read a book where there are actually a real live werewolf, you can unconditionally read this one. This is not a traditional PNR book. The whole thing with a werewolf boyfriend/lover is just a extra fun sting to the story. Sure it's a little werewolf romance here, but not in some mysterious and adventurous tough and beastly way. Becoming someone's mate here, just feels cozy and sweet and doesn't change the feeling of reading a pretty idyllic small town.

A great romantic, funny and so sweet Chick Lit with some very light, and mainly comic, paranormal in it - A great feelgood read!! To recommend for a fun and entertaining read.

I LIKE - and laughs!!

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1,677 reviews456 followers
July 14, 2017
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I could kick myself. I bought this audiobook back in 2015. Heck, I bought the whole series and then promptly got distracted by some other shiny book. I have seen so many great reviews for this book but did I start listening. Nope. Because I was distracted. Well, I finally dusted it off and started listening to it earlier this week and had a great time with it.

Mo is the focus of this story and I liked her character right away. The book opens with Mo moving to Alaska. It is a big change from what she is used to in Mississippi but she needs a change. And she needs to get away from her over the top parents. Her parents are quite the pair and I can completely understand why she took such a drastic step.

Mo quickly becomes a part of the local community by working at the local bar and grill. She is making friends and finding her way. She is even getting the attention of a couple of the local men. Enter Cooper, local werewolf extraordinaire. Cooper always seems a little grouchy but Mo can't seem to stay away. One thing leads to another and they decide to act on their chemistry.

There were so many things to love about this book. I really liked the humor woven into the story. I had a big grin on my face the entire time I was listening to this story. I liked Mo and Cooper as a couple and thought they had great chemistry. The story had a lot of things going on besides the romance with a wolf attacking the local community and some drama with Cooper's family.

I really enjoyed Amanda Ronconi's narration. I thought she captured Mo's personality very well through her narration. She handled all of the different characters very well and it was always very easy to tell who was speaking. This story has a wide range of emotions and she portrayed them all very well. I felt Mo's fear, her joy, her confusion, and her frustration. She read the story at a very natural pace and I really just felt like she was telling me a story. I was able to listen to this book for hours at a time and look forward to listening to more of her work in the future.

I would recommend this book to fans of paranormal romance. This was a fun story filled with great chemistry and a wonderful sense of humor. This is the first book by Molly Harper that I have read and I cannot wait to continue with this series.

Initial Thoughts
This was fun. There were quite a few funny moments and I really enjoyed Mo's sense of humor. The narration was great and I look forward to listening to more of this series very soon.

Book source: Audible purchase
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1,341 reviews188 followers
June 3, 2019
My new favorite author. I'm reasonably up to date on her "Nice Girls Don't" series, time to move to warm, sunny Alaska and have a look at some naked werewolves.
Molly Harper manages to make supernatural creatures comically mundane. Stylistically her stories are all very similar but they are such good fun that it's hard to hold anything against her.
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1,126 reviews2,161 followers
February 11, 2013
Rating: 4.5 Stars

I feel like I always pick up a paranormal adult romance novel thinking that I cannot possibly give it more than three stars and sometimes, I just do. It's not that these books are thought-provoking or deep, it's not that they make you cry or scream, it's not even that they are books that change your life. Instead, they're novels that offer some perfect fun and put a smile on your face when you're down and sometimes, that's even harder to do than write a story that touches your heart. Well, sometimes.

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf is every bit as funny, romantic, and cute as its title and cover promise. It all starts out when Mo moves hundreds of miles from her humid hometown of Mississippi to Alaska, hoping to re-invent herself. All her life, Mo has been surrounded by completely hipster parents who force her to eat organic food and consider it blasphemous to shop at Wal-Mart. Now, after twenty-nine years of their overbearing presence, Mo has realized that she no longer knows what parts of her are her from what parts of her are simply the person she's become while rebelling against her parents.

Thus, a spontaneous move to Alaska ensues. Alaskans, however, aren't overly friendly to strangers, firmly looking down upon folks who move to the wilderness hoping to re-connect with a hidden part of themselves. Grundy, the small town Mo moves into, however, quickly accepts her. Or rather her fantastic cooking. Cooper, the surly neighbor, handsome man, and cousin of the woman who owns the restaurant Mo works in now, though, isn't so taken with Mo. Not only are the two of them constantly at each others throats, but the next thing you know, Mo knows Cooper's secret: he's a werewolf. At a time when people in Grundy are mysteriously being killed by wolves, that's one secret you want to keep.

What makes How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf such a success, for me at least, is Mo. Even from the first page, Mo has a vivacious and compelling personality, full of spunk and courage. Not only is she strong and stubborn, but her narration is absolutely hilarious. Her memories of her childhood are sprinkled with an incredulousness that is somehow believable and the manner in which she so fully integrates herself into Alaskan society is admirable. Even better, she's not afraid to stand up for herself and refuses to take crap from anyone. In other words, she is the perfect type of literary heroine.

Enter: Cooper. Cooper reminded me a lot of Mr. Darcy in the beginning of this novel - antisocial, aloof, and grumpy. Yet, what I loved about this book is the phenomenal transformation he slowly makes as the book progresses. Cooper and Mo have a charged relationship from the start and seeing their romance culminate is both rewarding and steamy. Mo evidently has a huge influence on Cooper, but it is not immediate. Cooper is a very multi-layered and intriguing character and peeling back each one of those layers is what kept me riveted to this story, unable to set it down. I literally read it in one sitting, so be prepared to not move for a few hours if you pick this one up.

In addition to a toe-curling romance and engaging protagonists, we have a mystery on our hands as well. Since a wolf is running free, killing tourists and villagers in Grundy, Mo's thoughts can't help but flee to Cooper and his family not far away. What I enjoyed about this mystery was that it was perfectly paced, with just the right amount of red herrings to make it obvious, but only if you really, really looked. It still came as a surprise to me by the end and the manner in which it was woven into the romance, making it deeper by the end, was rewarding as well. Even better, the mystery aspect opened new doors for complex family relationships as we got to meet Cooper's parents, sister, and cousins, as well as gain insight into why he, as an alpha, is no longer leading his pack.

How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf is the perfect winter read. It is heartwarming, amusing, and is sure to put a smile on your face and keep it there. Furthermore, its characters are utterly charming and the friendships, romances, and other bonds in this novel will make you form your own ties with these memorable personalities. Mo and Cooper are one of the best paranormal romance couples I've read about and the manner in which their relationship progresses, along with the pacing, is simply perfect. We have character growth, butterfly-inducing romance, and complex relationships, all with a dash of drama, murder mystery, and - let's not forget - sexy werewolves. If that isn't a recipe for success, then I don't know what is.

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1,350 reviews2 followers
June 8, 2014
It was a nice enough read. Heroine's name was Mo so that piqued my interest.

Sort of skimmed to the end. Not sure if I will be checking out the rest of the series. Not really too into PNR and werewolves so it was probably just me.

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3,843 reviews5,558 followers
September 1, 2016

**3.5 stars**

This was a fun audiobook. Amanda Ronconi did a spot-on narration of the character of Mo and provided a nice range of distinct voices, even if her male voices sounded like hoarse, slightly constipated females.

The paranormal aspect of this book was pretty light with much of the interesting action focusing on Mo's journey and experiences in Grundy, Alaska. I loved the setting of the small-town Alaskan village and the characters that inhabit the town. The whole ambiance of the book was really well done and I immediately got into the groove of the story.

I also had an excellent time being inside of the head of Mo, who is spunky, self-sufficient, and adorable. I wasn't as enamored with Cooper. I thought that his character was inconsistent. One minute he was surly, the next he was everyone's best friend. I also didn't like the way he ran away from all of his problems and left Mo in the lurch. The good thing was that Mo called him on all of his bull behavior, but I wasn't 100% feeling them as a couple because of my gripes with Cooper.

All in all, this was a very enjoyable, easy listen and a great way to pass the time on my commute.
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2,231 reviews1,802 followers
November 1, 2020
ahhhhhh i think i found my stride and what I like in paranormal romance! definitely a PNR with more focus on contemporary side of things, a light plot, quirky characters, and humor.
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1,322 reviews29 followers
August 9, 2016
I liked this! It's a cross between chick-lit and PNR. I chuckled several times (but it's not always lighthearted). It's alternatively witty, sexy, sad, gritty, and suspenseful, with a wonderful cast of secondary characters and a fun sense of community. The ending chapters were a bit grim, and had a slightly different feel..

PLOT with NO MAJOR SPOILERS : Mo (her full name is such a kick!!) moves all the way from Mississippi to Grundy, Alaska to escape her meddling hippie parents. Cooper moves across Alaska to escape his memories and his family. Mo is 30 years old, single, "fairly attractive," a great cook, and addicted to lacy La Perla underthings. She instantly gets the hots for Cooper, a gorgeously ripped wilderness guide. He is hot for Mo, too, but is always so growly and grumpy that she looks instead toward the forest ranger, Alan, for companionship. (With a male-female ratio of 20 to 1, she's got her pick, but most are old farts.) Mo and Cooper dance around their mutual attraction for about 1/3 of the book -- there's some banter and repartee as the sexual tension climbs. In several serious scenes, a mysterious black wolf is seen in town. Some of the locals are attacked by a wolf. (Some sadness, a bit grim, some tense scenes.) The plot also revolves around various members of Cooper's family, especially his sister Maggie.

SUSPENSE: I didn't figure out who the killer was until well into the book. No give-aways, but some clues along the way. Some red herrings, too.

CHARACTERIZATION: Good character development. I grew to care for the variety of old timers who hung out at the Glacier restaurant in Grundy, where our girl Mo works as the new short order cook. I chuckled as Mo became accustomed to salmon, snow, and small town insulated society. Loved how she formed relationships at the café. At first I wasn't too nuts about Cooper, but once he gave in to the attraction....yummy.

LOVEMAKING: The first love scene takes place about 1/2 into the book. It's hot. Cooper has a magic mighty morphin penis -- yup, that's what she wrote -- and ninja werewolf sperm. Mo has a bulk box of 100 condoms. What more can I say? Several sexy scenes by the fire, in bed, etc. Cuddling, kissing, nipping, licking...

VOICE and STYLE: First person POV. Humorous, with a dry wit. Fairly light, but some scenes are handled seriously. Lots of references to popular culture (ninja, Bill O'Reilly, the B52s, La Perla lingerie, etc.). Some F-bombs and religious swear words -- could do without that -- but not a lot of cussing. Some grizzly stuff, but not too bad. Not nearly as bloody as the UF books by Patty Briggs or Ilona Andrews.
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