#3 in Naked Werewolf series
Published On: Dec 31, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books (imprint of Simon & Schuster)
Format: Ebook, 352 pages
First Sentence: If Gordie Fugate didn’t hurry the hell up and pick out the cereal, I was going to bludgeon him with a canned ham.
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 not quite-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 angel?
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.
~ taken from Goodreads
When I see name Molly Harper on a book cover I know I should expect light and funny book with a little bit of romance and snarky humor. How to Run with a Naked Werewolf was no exception and it delivered all I hoped for.
We meet our heroine, Anna Moder as she is “trying to learn the zen art of not bashing an indecisive cornflake lover over the head with preserved pork products”. Anna’s day gets worse after work when she decides to help a hurt guy on a parking lot. “‘And she was never heard from again’ not smart” type of decision. To make things even more complicated the guy in question has:
- quickly shrinking bullet hole in his side
- enormous bag of meat treats
It can only mean one thing – that he is a werewolf. And Anna does not need that complication in her life no matter if he is “dark, rough-hewn, and handsome, not to mention bigger than a barn door”.
If you have already read Molly Harper books, you know that:
Werewolves hit a lot of different points on the spectrum between “awesome guy who is occasionally an apex predator” and “furry Lord Voldemort”.
As for Caleb, hero of How to Run with a Naked Werewolf, you will have to decide which category he fits best. Or if he is something special.
In The End
Although, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (first book in Naked Werewolf series) was my favorite, I can not say that How to Run with a Naked Werewolf was a bad sequel. It delivered all I expected. I can only hope that Molly will treat us with more adventures of her werewolves – naked or clothed.