Monday 4 January 2010
Review: Howling At The Moon - Karen MacInerney
Sophie Garou seems to have it all: a great job at a prestigious accounting firm, a closet that rivals a Nordstrom showroom, and a terrific boyfriend who isn't afraid to use the "M" word. There's just one little itty-bitty problem: Sophie is a werewolf - and her time of the month has a whole new meaning.
Needless to say, life among yummy flesh-and-blood humans is no piece of steak...er, cake!, but regular doses of wolfsbane tea and a mother who runs a magic shop have helped Sophie keep her paranormal pedigree under wraps. Still, when a sexy, golden-eyed werewolf prowls into town, Sophie finds herself struggling to keep her animal impulses in check - not to mention trying to keep things on track with her super hot (and super human) laywer boyfriend. What's more, someone is threatening to expose Sophie for what she really is. And when her mother is accused of selling a poison-laced potion, Sophie must sniff out a culprit before the fur hits the fan.
Tales of an Urban Werewolf Trilogy:
Howling At The Moon
On The Prowl
Leader Of The Pack
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This is the first book in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf trilogy & I have to say I really enjoyed it. Sophie has been brought up by her mother who is a psychic witch & has had very little contact with other werewolves. She has a great job & a hunky human boyfriend and is determined that she wants nothing to do with her werewolf side. Sophie's mother has been able to make wolfsbane tea that keeps her inner wolf at bay but there are just 4 times a year when the pull of the moon is too strong for her to resist. With her change imminent this really isn't a good time for her mother to be arrested for murder. Along with trying to find the real murderer Sophie is also trying to work out how to deal with an important presentation at work & how to get out of an important date with her boyfriend. On top of that she meets her first werewolf & is fighting really hard to deny her attraction to him.
Overall I found this book was an excellent light read. It was very funny in places reminding me of a supernatural version of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum novels & it had me laughing out loud at times. It had a good mix of comedy, romance & mystery and I'm looking forward to finding out what happens in the next 2 books in the series which I have already ordered from amazon!
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