A GREAT FUN READ, EVEN IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN WEREWOLVES. I AM A FAN OF MOLLY HARPER'S WORK, YOU CAN COUNT ON A LAUGH.
Although I understand the choice of narrator because of the lighthearted character of the novel, I objected strongly to the voices of Alaskans sounding like Sarah Palin. The heroine is incredibly whiny and I could not find any common ground with her. It was a fairly good storyline for a short and fun paranormal and the sex scenes were well done, but I felt the dialogue lacked intelligence, depth, or creativity.
Unfortunately, I accidentally bought another book by Molly Harper and was dismayed to find that the narrator was the same as in this book. I was wondering if a less annoying narration would make the annoying dialogue less annoying, but I guess I won't find out. The maturity of Molly Harper's heroines seems to be a collective 16, and yet, as other reviewers point out, the raunchy sex makes the books inappropriate for readers with that maturity level.
The narrator could have been less whiny. I know she was constrained by the whininess of the character, but I think it could have been done better. And the accents for Alaskans were offensive.
If you have a lot of free time and have been using your brain too much lately, it would be worth the listen. And despite my bad review, overall it was rather entertaining. It is the listening equivalent of eating 4 large Hershey's bars. This would be a perfect listen for after finals in college.
Cute story between Mo and her Werewolf. Mystery building in the background but isnt developed very well.
Fun listen but not very intriguing.
Truly.....by the time I read this book it had been in my library for a few months so I'd forgotten the reviews. I thought it was a first book by this author until I came back to the page and saw other reviews. I found it slow and a bit boring.......the dialogue felt forced. It will be tough for me to give this author another chance.
I'm a grad student with very little time to edit reviews because I'm editing research papers. Forgive the typos. They're made with love.
Molly Harper is climbing steadily up my favorite authors list, as is narrator Amanda Ronconi. It just goes to show that if you have a like-minded individual read your work in the way it was meant to be read, it does wonders for the listening audience.
I will admit I was shy about getting this book even after reading and the "Nice Girls" books but I had such a good time with Harper's snarky prose that I dove in head first, despite the main character being named Mo. Ronconi's northern accent was 'a hoot' and made the book exciting.
Gotta say also that Cooper far surpasses Gabriel in the romantic lead department - and has much more depth as a character. I even liked the nod to the previously written novels.
My favorite moment in this book involves buying in bulk and the reaction it elicits. 5 star credit-worthy read
I can find a book to love in any genre -- a beautifully written classic, an interesting mystery or sci-fi, a trashy romance. Bring it!
STORY (fantasy romance) - This series promises to be just as clever and cute as Molly's Half-Moon Hollow series, though the males will be werewolves instead of vampires. In this story, Mo moves to Alaska to escape her overprotective parents, gets a job cooking in a diner and meets sexy werewolf Cooper. Mo becomes involved with small-town life and, of course, Cooper. As the story progresses, she and others in Grundy, Alaska search for a wolf who has been killing tourists and townspeople. Could it be Cooper?
You will love this book -- the romance, the snarky banter between characters and the mystery element. Molly is the undisputed queen of this genre.
PERFORMANCE - Amanda Ronconi, as always, is the perfect pair for Molly's style of writing.
OVERALL - This is Book 1 of the series, but the story stands alone perfectly. There are a couple short sex scenes and a little cursing, but this is definitely a light, fun, easy listen. Highly recommended.
5 stars is i love and i will read agani and again. 1 is i hate and i never want to hear about it ever again. YES = :))) - NO= :'(
I'm a regular, i tend to see and read about many books here at audible.com... i kept on seeing this book, and i knew it was a best seller at audible, but for some weird reason i didn't even stop to read its summary.... i just red it the day before i wrote the review, and i loved it.. it was funny, it was engaging and i couldn't stop listening to it...
This is the first time i listen to a Molly Harper book, and i can see/hear/read her talent and why she is a good author.
What i like about this book that werewolves are big deal, but the main character doesn't really give a damn about that.. you get plenty of jokes and its ending was very good.
Basically its damn good, damn funny, and you get to like these characters.
Already bought the 2nd book, reading it right now.. and will pre order the 3rd one soon.
I don't usually rush out for all the "best sellers", but give each intriguing book/author a look. I have found many diamonds in the rough.
A great, funny book about a 29 year old girl, (Moe), who runs all the way to Alaska to get away from her overbearing, hippy mother. The quaint town that she settles in is as cozy as a warm coat and the town folk characters are a perfect mix.
Shortly after her arrival she starts a steamy, love affair with the local, handsome werewolf, (Cooper). Things get complicated very quickly after several brutal wolf attacks, and instantly the quiet, little town of Grundy goes on high alert. When the locals launch an investigation into the bizarre mystery, members of Coopers pack start showing up which only adds more ripples to this who done it.
This a good, witty story that never lags. The narrator does a great job and helped to make this a fun, light read that kept me laughing and interested throughout.
To All My Favorite Narrators: You are the voices in my head...
I got this book after reading all the good reviews. Everyone raved that this book was "hilarious" - well, maybe it's me, but I think "hilarious" is a bit of a stretch. The book has its funny moments, but it’s not the laugh-out-loud comedy I was expecting.
This is a fun, cute story about a girl running away from her overbearing parents to the Alaskan wilderness where she meets Cooper, who is a werewolf. While the story is meant to be light and fun (which it is), I felt that the author rushed the love story. There is no real build up of feelings between the two characters. Although a lot of time passes in the story I felt that the reader doesn't get to be a part of the romance - we are pretty much told what happened and must go on faith that these two characters have the kind of love required to meet the demands of the relationship. It's pretty much, they meet, they don't like each other in that "we really do like each other, but we are not going to be the first to admit it" way - they are attracted to each other - they have sex - then they all of a sudden love each other. (!?!) I found myself asking, "when did this happen?"
She does this with almost every plot point. The Alaskan winter that everyone is warning Mo about in the beginning - where we will get to see if she can really stick out - is also pushed under the rug. Winter is mentioned in passing and we do not really get a good glimpse into the everyday life of the characters.
I just wish this book were about 100 pages longer to flush out these great plot points. So for this I give it 3 stars. It’s not a complete waste of time, and the narrator does a good job with the voice acting. The book is a good beach read, but for those who like to see relationships spring to life, grow and bloom - you will be disappointed.
Molly Harper's "How to Flirt With a Naked Werewolf" will keep you laughing. She has a wicked sense of humor. Also, all of the characters in this book are well-developed with flaws and nuances. I highly recommend this for anyone who is looking for a different, fun take on a love story.