HOW TO RUN WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF (Naked Werewolf #3) by Molly Harper-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 31, 2013
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 not quite-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 urge . . . to join Caleb in running with the wolves.
REVIEW: HOW TO RUN WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF is the third instalment in Molly Harper’s contemporary, adult, paranormal Naked Werewolf series focusing on the werewolves of Grundy Alaska. This is Caleb Graham and Anna Moder’s storyline. Although it is the third in the series, it can be read as a standalone without any difficulty. Some of the previous storyline characters make a cameo appearance near the end, but it will not affect the storyline cohesion or cause reader confusion.
The storyline follows Anna as she comes face to face with a man who has been shot behind the grocery store at which she works. Making their escape from a gunman who is intent on taking them both down, Anna pulls Caleb into his truck only to discover that the man she is trying to save is a member of the werewolf pack where she used to live. Anna was the pack physician, but circumstances forced Anna to leave and she is still running when Caleb is shot at her back door. The only problem is that Caleb had never previously met Anna and does not know that she is aware of his supernatural side. Anna is human and on the run from her past.
The premise finds Anna and Caleb on the hunt. Caleb is a ‘bounty hunter’, of sorts, who takes on assignments that no one else is willing to handle. Anna finds herself partnered with Caleb for several hunts and soon realizes that she is falling for the man. But Anna’s past is dangerous and she will make several attempts to run but every time Caleb hunts her down forcing her to stay by his side.
The relationship between Caleb and Anna is slow to build. They are sexually and physically attracted to one another, but both keep their distance until Caleb’s wolf demands that this woman is his mate. But Caleb also has a secret and one that will push Anna away at a time when she needs him the most.
The storyline takes the reader through small towns and villages in and around Alaska searching for missing husbands and run away wives. From honky tonk bars to the snow covered forests, you can feel the cold; breathe the fresh air; and watch the sun set over a land that has yet to be explored.
HOW TO RUN WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF is another welcome storyline from Molly Harper and her Naked Werewolf series. If you life a paranormal storyline with a little bit of humor, a little bit of sex and a little bit of mystery, then this is the storyline and series for you.
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Reviewed by Sandy