Thursday, January 26, 2012

Book Review: A Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson

A Werewolf in Manhattan
Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Publication: Signet; Original edition (January 4, 2011)

Description: Emma Gavin writes about werewolves, but that doesn't mean she believes in them-not until a pack of real-life New York weres decide to investigate the striking accuracy of her "fiction". 

When Aiden Wallace, son and heir of the pack leader, tries to sniff out Emma's potential informant, he discovers something even more dangerous- an undeniable attraction to her.

My Thoughts: Best-selling author Emma Gavin writes about werewolves and she has so many details correct that Aidan Wallace of the Wallace pack has been put in charge of finding out who her werewolf informer is. Finding out requires that he bug her loft and follow her wherever she goes. Along the way he learns a lot about her and becomes fascinated with her.

Aidan knows, however, that as the heir to the Wallace pack, his future has been determined. He is slated to marry Nadia Henderson, daughter of the alpha of the Henderson pack, and unite the two packs. He was OK with this - but resigned more than eager - until he got to know Emma. Now the future he thought was planned out has become much less desirable. But Emma is human. They can't have a future together, or can they?

When Emma starts getting emails from someone who scares her, Aidan knows he has to step in. Things become even more complicated when they find out that the guy sending the creepy emails is Nadia's nineteen-year-old brother Theo. Now, Aidan has to protect Emma from Theo who really wants the werewolves to come out to the public while keeping the whole idea of werewolves as fact away from Emma. Also he has to find a way to keep his hands off a woman who gets more fascinating each time he meets her. Sharing a suite in Chicago's Palmer Hotel might not really be the best idea if they really intend to keep their hands off each other but he convinces himself that it is good security.

It doesn't help that Aidan has a genetic defect that forces him to shift when he gets aroused without the possibility of satisfaction. And just being around Emma is very arousing for him. It doesn't help that Emma wants him too. She says it is "research" into the lives of the rich and famous but neither one of them really believes it. Emma is into saving the planet and really gets on Aidan's case about his private cars, fancy suites, and really, really fancy watch. They have very different lifestyles which would be enough of a barrier to romance even without the whole werewolf thing. But love can manage obstacles like that despite the differences between them.

This was a wonderfully sweet romance between two strong characters who were willing to fight for each other. I liked that Emma was a strong independent woman who wasn't going to let the rich and powerful Wallace clan push her around. I enjoyed the story so much that I quickly went online and ordered the next book in the Wild About You series - A Werewolf in the North Woods - and look forward to reading Roarke's story.

Favorite Quote: In which our hero is being castigated over the phone by his younger brother about his decision to spend time with our heroine on her book tour.
He doubted she'd be popping out to hear his conversation. Still, he kept his voice down.

Roarke, who had no such restraints, was yelling into his phone. "You're an idiot!"

"Not according to my test scores."

"Which are nullified by your testicles, apparently. I knew you had solid-brass ones, but this is arrogance taken to the max."
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.


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