Even in Grundy, Alaska, its 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, its 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, hes 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 hes 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.
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All of Molly Harper’s audiobooks, including this one, are narrated by Amanda Roncini. Her voice is perfect for the part. It’s light, slightly scratchy, not particularly accented – faintly tinted with something vaguely Southern. Amanda Roncini does a great snarky voice for a snarky Mo, and she’s able to pull off the punch lines just right.
What sets Molly Harper’s writing apart from the typical urban fantasy/paranormal romance novel is her uniquely comedic voice. If you’re familiar with her Jane Jameson series, this will come as no surprise. If you’re not, don’t drink anything while listening to this audiobook. Consider yourself warned. Naked Werewolf relies mostly on hyperbole and absurd juxtaposition. Mo’s parents aren’t just aging hippies – they own an organic vegan farm. Mo’s mom refused to go to her college graduation because it would be giving into the man. Mo’s mom once walked in on Mo and a guy getting it on, and instead of walking out, she started lecturing the couple on the positives of tantric sex. Mo’s mom isn’t just overbearing, she calls Mo up at 3 a.m. every year on Mo’s birthday to re-tell the story of her water birth in graphic detail. Something Mo’s college roommates really appreciated. If you’re an avid listener in the genre, you’re used to audiobooks that start out with a bang, hook you in the action, keep you guessing, and take all-together a very short amount of time. Not so with Naked Werewolf. If you read the blurb summary from audible or amazon, you’ll know the foreshadowed pivotal event is Mo “find[ing] a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on [her] porch.” That scene comes 3 hours into the 9 hour book (about a 1/3 of the way, for those of you who can’t do fractions). Naked Werewolf spans over a full, entire year. It doesn’t take away from the action because, frankly, there’s not a lot of action.
Molly Harper is a wonderful writer with a sense of humor that is by far the best around!! I learned while listening to her first book, you can't be drinking anything while listening. I made that mistake and spewed soda out of my nose! I have all for books and can't wait for what she will come up with next. Her characters are "real" and full of life. I hope she continues with these characters as well as Jane and crew. I love how she worked Jane's book store into the book. Molly Harper can't write fast enough for me. If you want to laugh and have a great time, read Molly Harper's work!!
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.
Molly Harper, YOU ROCK!!! I have listened to each of her books numerous times, and LOVE each of them. I was afraid to start another series, because I just knew it could not be as good as the first. WRONG-O!
I LOVED this book! I laughed so hard at the Baby Beluga story, my husband hushed me! He will never understand.
Thank you, Molly, for giving a nod to our friends back in the Hollow, and I hope we have not heard our last out of Jane!
I know there is another book coming out very soon, and my finger is on the BUY button! As with all of Molly's books, I was let down when it was over, because I knew it would be some time before I could get another one. Excellent guilty pleasure book!!!
I loved the Jane Jameson books and this one is just as good!! I laughed my butt off listening to it and can't wait for another offering!!! Well worth a credit!!
This was my very first Molly Harper book and I am now addicted to her writings. She has put intense emotions in her books and GREAT humor! I was laughing, crying and begging for more. Will buy all of her stuff I can find.
I loved the title of this book when I saw it on the sale list. For that alone, I bought it. It was worth every penny at full price. It is the only Molly Harper book I've ever read/bought...but it certainly isn't the last!
I love books, they have been a part of my life since I was in middle school.
I love this book. It’s true you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover because I have been missing out on some great writing. I hadn’t listened to this book before because I thought the cover of this book was too cartoonish. I want to kick myself now. This book is really good. Molly Harper writing is funny, with great sarcasm, bad ass females and grumpy (sometimes loveable) males. Quite a few times when I was listening to this book, I was found myself laughing or smiling at something that was happening in the book. Mo, short for Moonflower, moves to Grundy, Alaska to get away from her hippie dippie parents and their suffocating ways. She was expecting to find herself amongst the wilderness, what she found was a naked man/werewolf on her front porch.
Amanda Ronconi is great for this story. Her narration for Mo is spot on. She gives Mo just the right amount of attitude and sass without it being too cheesy. Molly writes a great story and Amanda provides the perfect delivery. It’s a one two punch combo.
It seems that Molly Harper can make me laugh out loud. With the absurd and strange relationships, and reactions of characters to situations. The things people say.
As usual Harper throws in some very strange circumstances Mo moves to this small town in Alaska. A transplant from the south. Really strange move.
It seems Amanda Ronconi is great with Molly Harper books. I've herd her do several other series Paranormal "Screamers" and it to was great. She catches emotions and voices just wonderfully
Molly Harper has a way with comedy in all her stories. Whether paranormal or just a love story. She manages to put some unusual twists and turns into a story, and make you laugh out loud. I haven't listened to a bad Molly Harper book so far and I've listen to them all.
I can't remember all of the times this audiobook made me laugh out loud, because there were too many. This was the first Molly Harper book I read and I really enjoyed it. There was some mystery, some romance, and lots of sexual tension. I also really enjoyed the Alaskan setting.
Amanda Ronconi does an amazing job of giving voice to the characters and the humor in Molly Harper's writing.
The book also explores some interesting themes around setting boundaries with family members as we age, and I found that added depth to some fun characters.
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