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 neighbour 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, 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….
©2011 Molly Harper (P)2011 Audible Ltd
I haven't read the print version, but I have to say I love Molly harpers books and her characters.
I can't really say who my favourite character is. If I have to choose I would have to say Evie. She's just to sweet.
Once again Amanda Ronconi did a fantastic job. Absolutely love her narrating books!
Dunno, any character Amanda portrays is amazing in my eyes. American accents i find are a bit irritating to listen to, especially drawling ones. However I will purposely buy any book narrated by Amanda because she is so good.
Laugh, out loud! I have sat at home wetting myself with the antics that unfurl in this book.
The only mistake I made was reading the second book first by accident. I read the Nice Girls series first and moved onto the werewolves ones. Did spoil the ending for me a bit as i anticipated the bad guy because of my stupidity. Still loved it though!
"Daft, enjoyalble escapism"
This is light, enjoyable escapism that has nothing, whatwsoever to do with Twilight. No school, no vampires, no adolescents, no pining unrequited love - not sure what the reviewer who saw similarities is seeing. There’s one scene of heavy threatened sexual violence that was well written and not glossed over, and wasn’t comfortable to listen to, but otherwise, while there’s gory murders, there’s no actual violence that I can recall. On re-reading that sounds daft! What I mean is that there’s violence, but it’s “off-screen” as it were.
There’s sex - what urban fantasy book doesn’t have sex these days? This is straight, fully consensual sex in the context of a budding/established relationship,
I liked Mo’s determination to be everything her upbringing wasn’t (as in wacky and new age), but felt moving quite so far away was an extreme move to get away from pushy parents - why not just say no and stick to it?
Cooper is straight from the classic strong-and-silent mold, and as for his sister??? Talk about screaming, adolescent hissy-fitting - and she’s not even an adolescent. She right royally got up my nose, and deserved a major comeuppance - I really, really wanted Coop to turn his back on her to the extent she had him - ah well, I’m clearly less forgiving and more vindictive than many!
There’s no doubt where this is going, the identity of the baddy is clear a while before the actual denouement, the path of true lurve runs reasonably smoothly, apart from some noble self-sacrificing that get sorted eventually. Fun, well and engagingly narrated - worth the pennies.
"Exciting and funny!"
Yes I would! It is brilliantly funny.
I love Amanda's performance. She really brings out the comedy and romance of the story.
"Didn't want it to end....loved it!"
The writing had me crippled from the first chapter! Loved the style of writing and the quirky characters. The story was strong and surprised me at the end-in the good way! Loved everything about it!
Really loved Mo, she had a good humour and was brave! Loved Cooper too.. Totally delicious!
There were several... Brilliant throughout!
I was after a fluffy non challenging book after having read a few thrillers & action filled books and this was just the ticket.
The was something very strange about this recording, every now and then it sounded as if another person read random sentences or a few words. I can only assume there was a issue after the initial recording and someone else was brought in. Aside from that I really enjoyed the narration.
"Very light hearted"
Should you feel down and rather overwhelmed by daily life, then why not give this a go. It will not change your life or move mountains, but it will brighten up your day. The writing style and story development is typical of Molly Harper, so no surprises there. Having said that I enjoy listening to her books in between heavier reads, to lighten up the mood a bit.
The storyline is as fast moving as a werewolf.
There are so many favourite moments, many made me laugh out loud, the old guy in the bar making Mo better and better offers to move in with him..etc. etc.
I liked Amanda's performance, she gave an overall depth to the characters
I found some moments quite moving, Abner's death, Mo's confusion and sadness when her lover disappears for so long
This is a great book, I have listened to it many times now and enjoy it as much as the first time. I love the characters and the setting. oh and just about everything else. This is not a book for the werewolf fanatic, but it is a book for those who enjoy paranormal romance
"Fun mixture of chick-lit & paranormal"
This is a really fun read! Great characters, bit of mystery, sexy (grumpy) werewolves, all mixed together with a sweet romance!
Amanda Ronconi does a great job bringing the residents of small town Grundy to life with her narration.
"Delightful little romantic fantasy"
Loved it! The choice of narrator was perfect, she did a magnificent job. I thought the first-person character came across very well, with quite believable reactions, comments and inner dialogue. Most of the other main characters were interesting and engaging, and seemed plausible. The only main character who seemed a little thin (to me, anyway) was the romantic match. Entertaining, lively, fun, nice idea and well-executed.
Does exactly what the title says, the standout star being the wee, fat, daschund, Oscar!
I absolutely loved it. The one liners made me laugh out loud and when that happens I know I have enjoyed the book. The sequel is a must and is so funny.
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