Monday, 3 February 2014

Review: How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf, #1)
How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf #1) by Molly Harper
Narrated by Amanda Ronconi
Publisher: Audible Inc.
Publication date: February 22nd 2011
Length: 9 hrs 12 minutes
My rating: 4 stars
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 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, it’s 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. . . .

My Thoughts:

How to Flirt with A Naked Werewolf was a sexy romance filled with quirky characters, and laugh-out-loud moments.  Set in a small Alaskan town, this was sort of like Northern Exposure with werewolves.  Loved it! 

Twenty-nine year old Mo Duvall-Wenstein (I won’t tell you what Mo is short for, but it is funny) moves to Grundy, Alaska to get away from her crazy, hippy parents, Ash and Saffron.  Seriously, if these two were my parents, I’d run for the hills, too! So she moves up there to figure out what she wants to do with her life without their influence. Mo doesn’t expect to get a job but she ends up in the right place at the right time and becomes the cook for the local hangout, The Blue Glacier Saloon, making friends and gaining admirers along the way. 

Something about the way these men approached me made me think I was being evaluated as breeding stock.

However, I think my potential suitors were thinking more along the lines of: Breasts (Check.) Pulse? (Optional, but check.)


This is where she meets Cooper, a gorgeous mountain man who organizes and guides parties through the Alaskan wilderness.  He’s less than sweet to newcomers, because most don’t last through one winter, and in his opinion Mo will be just like the rest. Cooper is immediately rude to her, so you know as a reader these two are meant to be. Let the sparks fly!  However, what you see with Cooper is not all you get, something that Mo is about to find out.  When attacks and disappearances rock this little sleepy town, Mo wonders who is responsible and who will be next.

This was such a fun, quirky story.  I loved the odd characters: Evie, and Buzz, the saloon owners, and all the regular patrons were hilarious!  With her outgoing and friendly personality, Mo quickly makes friends and fits in with this bunch.  Being away from her parents is the best thing for her, and she finds Grundy is a place she truly belongs, man or no man.  Cooper is just the icing on the cake (I wouldn’t mind a piece, thank you!).  Sweet, sexy, and a little pushy, but that’s a little inherent with his type *ahem, cough, werewolf*!  There was some definite steam in this story!

How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf hooked me from the beginning, and kept my attention long after I finished my commute home.  I listened to the audio version and found I didn’t want to shut it off once I walked in the door.  This was a consuming combination of mystery, humor, and a hot romance!


  1. I've refrained myself from books with werewolf thingy for a long time, but from your review, this one sounds fun! :)

  2. This is such a fun book! That quote you shared: HILARIOUS! I don't know why I'm not aware of this book because (1) I love werewolves (2) I love funny characters and (3) I can never say not to a hot, steamy, playful romance! Thanks for sharing this, Rachel! I've got to add it to my tbr! Awesome review :)

  3. Sounds like a funny read! This reminds me that I have about 5 unread audiobooks that have been there for about 5 months O.O

    Lovely review, hun! <33

  4. "Something about the way these men approached me made me think I was being evaluated as breeding stock.

    However, I think my potential suitors were thinking more along the lines of: Breasts (Check.) Pulse? (Optional, but check." HAHAAHHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMG I CAN'T STOP LAUGHING HAHA.

    "Cooper is immediately rude to her, so you know as a reader these two are meant to be." -- in real life I'd be like wtf, get out of here and stop being so rude to people, but in books I'm like hells yeah! You two are meant to be, give me some snark and fall in love already :D I love the sound of this and I think it'd be perfect for February what with the cold and snow and everything. To brighten things up a little. I'll definitely be reading this someday:)

  5. These titles always crack me up especially since there's little that's better than a nekkid werewolf! And I LOVE when there are sparks a-flying from the first second!

  6. This sounds like so much fun, Rachel and those quotes cracked me up! :D
    And yes, whenever a relationship starts with the guy being rude, you know it's going to be steamy ride!
    Lovely review, Rachel. I'm going to read this on a day when I need to be cheered up. :D

  7. You know, I think this is exactly the type of read I need to try, a fun paranormal romance! I have a copy of book three, and think I will bump it up on my to-read list.
    Great review, Rachel!

  8. Yay Rachel! I loved this one as well, sometimes I need a light and fun paranormal romance rather than a dark and serious one, and this fit the bill perfectly. Molly has such a fantastic sense of humor, glad you were a fan!!! Looking forward to seeing what you think of the next book:)

  9. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one, Rachel! It's my favorite of the series as I just love the narration and Cooper is sooo swoon-worthy! ;) I hope the rest of this series works out better for you than it did for me, but I'm glad we can both agree that this was such a perfect winter read to curl up with. :)

  10. Man, I really really really need to read this one! Every once in awhile it pops up because one of my friends have read and loved it, and here you are saying it's fun and quirky and sexy, too. I think the cartoony cover is what's been holding me back, tbh, but I need to get past that if you're raving about it this much! Thanks for the nudge, Miss Rachel.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    1. RACHEL. I just wanted to let you know that your review prompted me to download and finally read this thing and it was so, so cute! I love her sense of humor, and it was totally sexy and fun, too. I can't wait to read the sequels, so thank you again for helping to bring some sunshine into my life. <3

      Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

    2. Yay, Wendy! I know that cover was a little bit of a discouragement but the book was so much fun. I'll be listening to the next one once I'm done with Hexed. :)

  11. I loved this book, light, cute and cozy. I just wished that it had focused more on Alaska in winter, I was totally expecting to experience it. Otherwise pleasant and fun and perfect for winter.

  12. I AGREE! This book just made me smile. The characters were great, the setting was a little different and it had lots and lots of SWOON. I love those boys that are rude at first and turn into completely protective, sweet guys. Glad you enjoyed this so much.

  13. How To Flirt with a Naked Werewolf looks like a cute, fun and sexy read! I'm thinking I'll love it as well. Thanks for your review Rachel! :)

    Janhvi @ The Readdicts

  14. I want to read this! gosh i been wanting to for a while because i think i would really enjoy the humor :D and i love the alaska setting! thanks for sharing some of those quotes, left me giggling.

  15. I get so happy when I see others who have read this book. I just loved it! It was so fun and enjoyable :) I actually love most of Molly Harper's books. The audio versions are fantastic as well!

    Ashley @ The Quiet Concert


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