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Eventually. It was a soft listen. I could do other things, knowing I wasn't going to miss something that would confuse the story for me.
Not particularly, but I was always ready to get back to it. Very entertaining.
I would have given it 5 stars except for the descriptive sex scenes. The author could take a lesson from the Andy Carpenter series. I say that because they, too, are lighthearted and funny. The difference is, the author doesn't take up story space by describing the sex. He just lets you know it's happening, in a humorous way. Much more appealing, in my opinion.
Mo is a girl after my own heart. She is strong and determined. She has moved to Alaska to make a break from a broken engagement and her very hippy and controlling parents. She didn’t plan to work right away but somehow steps right into working as a short order cook at the local gathering diner.
Mo is attracted to the sulky, quite guy in the place, Cooper, even though he makes it clear he doesn’t think she’ll make it past the first winter. Since Cooper wants to remain sullen and stand-offish, Mo goes out with Park Ranger, Alan, who is a really nice guy but doesn’t give her shivers like Cooper. As Mo puts it ‘Cooper was caramel triple chocolate cheesecake deep fired on a stick. Alan was angel food cake, sweet and wholesome and nothing you’d regret.’
Mo suspects there is something really different about Cooper and then she learns it for sure when he shows up on her porch naked with a bear trap around his ankle. Cooper takes Mo home to meet his pack when he is summoned because his grandfather is so ill. The pack is at odds because Cooper is the Alpha but he is running from the responsibility. His sister is furious with him and attacks him whenever they are near each other.
There is trouble in town because several people have been injured or killed by a wolf. Mo is sure that Cooper is not the wolf who is attacking people but he isn’t sure of himself so again he backs away from her rather than risk hurting her.
I really enjoyed the push, pull of the romance between Cooper and Mo with the added tension of conflict from Alan’s interest in Mo. The author gives good development of the characters and interesting wolf-pack dynamic as a family struggling under traditional rules. There is plenty of fun dialog and phrasing that had me chuckling out loud. This isn’t fast paced action but it moves along well with a good mix of romance and mystery.
The narrator did a really nice job of catching the quirkiness of the characters and I would enjoy more from both the author and the narrator. I recommend this if you want a light fun read or listen.
Fantasy fanatic, sci fi dabbler
... with occasional bits of real cotton that you don't realise are there until they hit the tongue. Then its time for the distasteful moue and the fishing expedition.
This story is light and fluffy, mildly entertaining and occasionally amusing and sexy. The narrator is the best thing about this audiobook, I love the accent, her character voices are distinctive and she does male voices really well.
Here's the threads of cotton.
1. It's formulaic. Absolutely no surprises. Standard paranormal romance.
2. The way that characters word-vomit exposition at the slightest tangential prompting was really annoying.
3. The domestic violence. It's casual, accepted without any real protest by the victim and in one scene by onlooking characters, and seems utterly pointless to the story. I don't know if it was written in because the author thought it would be funny, or because she thought it would show that her protagonist is sassy, or a 'strong independent woman who won't take crap from anyone', or if she just thinks this is a normal and acceptable way for people to behave. And I don't really care. Domestic violence is unacceptable regardless of the genders of those involved, and this book is just not good enough for me to overlook the way it seems to normalise this woman slapping her partner around.
I won't be continuing the series.
Not really its just ok. Did laugh at some of it. Predictable
Never listened to her before. She does get high marks on some of her series so I might try another
Ok sometimes voices annoying. When the author says growl her voice is more of a whisper
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
You must pay attention or you will miss the wit. Don't miss the line about " men giving a gal meat" I was driving and laughed so hard!!
Cooper, sexy and cozy with his nose.
this is not my favorite reader. She does a varied number of voices, but none worth writing home about. The author does such a good job of writing, it carries the reader. The reader just does not have a sexy enough voice to carry the dialogue. she sounds like she is old and does not fit a 30 year old.
this book is worth buying as it is not in high price range.
I most likely will buy more from this author as I have gotten past the reader.
There are readers like Coleen Marlo, I can not get past.
Great laughs for the Price
Paranormal-urban fantasy book lover!
Yes yes and heck yes.
It is funny and entertaining. Ronconi does a perfect job of narrating the different characters!
Attitude, spice, spunk. The perfect narrator for this book.
I was laughing through the entire book.
Once I listened to Harper's "Nice Girls" series, I immediately bought all of Harper's books from audible and am very glad I did. I have listened to all the books several times now.
Molly Harper's stories are fun and her characters are witty; however, something seems to be lacking. The consistency of the world she has created and writes about leaves something to be desired. While her vampire and werewolf stories overlap, there are aspects of her story telling that leave me wondering if I entering the world she has already created when I pick up a new book. Also, I began listening to Molly Harper because I enjoy Amanda Ronconi's performance; however, I find myself wondering if I find the characters to be oh so similar due to performance or writing style. I believe this book, and the rest of Molly Harper's, are worth experiencing, but if you are a stickler for the details, like myself, you may pull out some of your hair in the process.
Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.
In top group of light fiction. It's about werewolves, yes, but that was not the dominant theme. It is a light and entertaining romance with a bit of adventure.
Cooper. Got over himself to fall in love.
Good tone of voice. Fast pace.
Wanted to hear the end and wanted to continue listening. Help my attention.
Actually quite funny in places. Light and charming. Well written as a fast paced book for a fun read. Narrator was good. I was not expecting much but ordered due to reviews that it was funny and I was looking for something light. It had a bit more depth to it but it was so closely woven into the content that I didn't realize how well done it was at first. The genre of urban mythology has been improved by this book. I will most definitely order the sequel. It was just plain FUN and I have to repeat myself, better than expected, funny and had a strong but quirky charm. Good for the car or when doing a task around the house.
I bought this one because I am a huge fan of the vampire books. I found myself wondering whether this was suppose to be a quirky modern take on relationships or a bodice ripper (and I hate that term) in disguise. If I had wanted to buy a romance novel I would have. Okay, I get it. Werewolves are hot and sexy, but geez, this volume read like a porn film. I am NOT a prude in any way shape or form, but after the scene in the front seat of the car I found myself annoyed. If she could have toned that down, brought in more of the local characters it would have been a winner. I love LOVE LOVED the characters and wanted to hear more about them, not just grunting and thrusting.
Take the sex scenes out and this book would fit perfectly with the young adult audience. Nothing wrong with YA genre - some great titles in that genre - but in this book, I found the attempt at light hearted humor and raunchy sex too incongruous. Also, no tension between the main characters. As with most novels that bore me, I ended up not caring about the characters. So, I turned it off. Hope this helps...