Author: Molly Harper
Publication: Pocket (March 29, 2011)
Description: Baring It All
Generations of werewolves have been secretly residing in a secluded valley a stone’s throw from Grundy, Alaska. So when a snooping Outsider comes to Grundy to investigate rumors of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valley’s pack alpha, Maggie Graham, resolves to chase him away, even if doing so takes a quick bite on the butt. What a pity that researcher Nick Thatcher turns out to be so drool-worthy, and that his kisses make Maggie want to sit up and beg. Maggie just can’t seem to convince Nick to leave . . . and even worse, she can’t convince herself to stay away from him. Cross-species dating is problem enough for a harried alpha female, but on top of that, a rival group of werewolves is trying to move into the valley. With interpack war threatening, Maggie can’t afford to be distracted. Combining romance and a career can be tough for anyone; for a werewolf in love with a human, it may be disastrous...
My Thoughts: This companion novel to How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf tells the story of Maggie Graham who was elected the alpha of her werewolf pack when her brother who was the born alpha left the pack. Maggie is trying to do everything possible to keep the pack safe but someone is playing dangerous pranks. Maggie is also determined to marry another werewolf because werewolves who marry humans don't always have pups and the werewolves are dying out. Unfortunately, none of the available werewolves really attract her. She is being courted by a distant cousin but she finds him stupid and a bully. She is also dating a new werewolf who has come to take care of her elderly aunt but they make better friends than lovers. What is a girl to do?
Enter the human scientist who studies folklore and is determined to prove the existence of werewolves -- Nick Thatcher. Maggie is instantly attracted and determined to both keep werewolves' existence secret and not fall in love with Nick. However, Nick is handsome, smart, and just as stubborn as Maggie. No matter how hard she tries to deny it, she is falling in love with him
I liked the character of Maggie. She is abrasive, argumentative, and determined to lead her pack. I liked the relationship between Nick and Maggie as he tried to convince her that they were right for each other. When the danger heats up, so does their relationship.
This was a fun, light read filled with quirky characters. I recommend it to those who like their romances with a dose of humor.
Hell, some wildlife experts could see us in wolf form and would never know they were looking at anything but a large, but otherwise normal, wolf. A picture of my cousin Samson made it into National Geographic the year before with a caption calling him a "magnificent specimen." He'd been carrying the damn article around in his wallet for months, using it to impress werewolf chicks.I bought this paperback at Amazon. It is also available as an ebook.