Sunday, January 18, 2015

Audiobook Review: How To Run With A Naked Werewolf (Naked Werewolf #3) by Molly Harper

Book Series: Naked Werewolf, Book #3
Author: Molly Harper (Facebook | Twitter)
Genres: Humor, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Format: Audiobook (Amazon | Audible)
Narrators: Amanda Ronconi
Length: 8 hours & 39 minutes
Release Date: December 31, 2013
Down, Boy

Anna Moder has just witnessed a shooting, seen her car pulverized, and rescued a wounded stranger only to discover he’s really a werewolf. And by her recent standards, things are actually looking up. Lycanthropes don’t faze Anna. Doctoring a wolf pack outside Grundy, Alaska, is the closest thing to home life she’s known in years. But hitching a ride to Anchorage with long-absent pack member Caleb Graham—that’s a risk. Part of her itches to whack his nose with a newspaper. The rest is trying unsuccessfully to keep her own paws off every delicious inch of him.

The problem is—Caleb employs his lupine tracking abilities as a notquite- legal bounty hunter, and Anna is suspicious of both him and his profession. On the run from her past, with old problems closing in, she’d like to stay far, far away from anybody with connections to the law. Caleb, however, seems determined to keep her close. Are his intentions noble, or is he working a more predatory angle?

Anna’s been dreaming of returning to a semi-normal life, but now she’s experiencing a strange new join Caleb in running with the wolves.

MINI REVIEW:: This one is going to be short. When it comes to Molly Harper, I can always expect a hilarious ride. This was no exception. Anne/Tina was hilarious, of course, as all of Harper's heroines are. I really liked her origin story, as well. Caleb was lovable, yes, but slightly underdeveloped. I didn't fall in love with him as a character. Both of them together is what made the story work.

I loved the connection to the Half Moon Hollow gang. That's one thing that I love about Molly's world. Across three different series, it's one big community.

I know this isn't saying much, but honestly I loved the story for what it was. I think the plethora of quotes below can better indicate why I liked the story.

RECOMMENDED FOR:: In Molly's own words, those who like "snarky romance with bite."

Amanda & Molly were made for each other, as Amanda is Molly's sole narrator. Molly is amazing at making the funniest little adventures that come to life so well with Amanda's narration. The dynamic duo never fails!

Werewolves hit a lot of different points on the spectrum between “awesome guy who is occasionally an apex predator” and “furry Lord Voldemort.”

I walked to the nearest used-car lot and plunked down seven hundred dollars for my poor departed Pinto. Of course, if I’d known I was buying an extremely expensive incendiary device, I might have upgraded to a Camry.”

“Someday, if I ever had my career back, I would write a peer-reviewed journal article on werewolf Stockholm syndrome and its effects on hormones and mental health. Oh, wait, that would probably get me committed to a long-term-care facility.”

“What are you running from?”
That put a damper on the fluttering lashes. “Columbia House Music Club,” I said, recovering my snarkiness quickly. “Oh, sure, they say they’ll sell you six CDs for a penny, but they’ll hunt you down like the hounds of hell if you miss the payments.”
“Stop kidding around.”
“I’m not. A Wilson Phillips CD ruined my life.”

“I object to this job on moral grounds . . . on several levels. Quests for evil rings rarely turn out well. Too many potential Gollum issues. Also, I don’t like the idea of working for a guy whose name could belong to a Star Trek villain.”

“It was the polar opposite of self-preservation, but I needed this time to process thoughts such as Caleb, you jackassed, half-wit jerk-face, I would dearly love to tap-dance on your testicles.”

“Forget dragons. Here there be giant, pissed-off wolves. And they are not happy with you.”

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