by Molly Harper
(Naked Werewolf #2)
Audiobook Published June 24th 2011 by Audible Inc
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 rumours of lycanthropic shenanigans in the area, the valleys 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....
The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf takes places a little time after How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf and some of the events that happened in HFNW has brought Dr. Nick Thatcher to town. He is a nerdy yet sexy and lovable scientist that has made it his mission in life to prove that supernatural creatures like werewolves exist.
Maggie Graham is the alpha of the local werewolf pack in Grundy, Alaska and Nick being in town causes all kinds of problems for her. She can’t let a human come in and expose her family and pack. Not only is this human a danger to Maggie in the “business” sense but he also a hazard to her heart.
Maggie and Nick are instantly attracted to each other but Maggie tries to fight it. Since Maggie is the alpha it is expected that she will mate with another wolf to continue the werewolf bloodline. She tries to do what she thinks is the best thing for the pack instead of making herself happy.
But the few choices that Maggie has in the male werewolf department is not appealing to her. There is Lee from a distance relative pack that is trying to get Maggie’s paw in marriage. Sure he’s easy on the eyes but he’s dumber than a box of rocks. Then there is Clay; a Canada wolf that joined the pack about a year ago. On paper he is the perfect mate for Maggie but she just doesn’t have those things of feelings for him.
So we have a tug and pull of emotions and love interests going on in The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf but there is also a mystery going on. Someone keeps trying to hurt Maggie; first her brakes on her truck are cut and then someone sets a fire to her office. Other odd things keep happening through the story.
But by the end of the story everything is nicely tied up on all fronts. I’m not sure if there will be more in the series but if you enjoy smart ass characters and light funny romances with a paranormal twist you should check out this series.
Narration Note: I love the narrator (Amanda Ronconi) but because she also narrates Harper's Jane Jameson Series, I had a little hard time switching gears and remembering "This is not Jane" for the first few chapters.