Audio Review: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

Posted May 9, 2012 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 5 Comments

Audio Review: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly HarperThe Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper
Series: Naked Werewolf #2
Narrator: Amanda Ronconi
Published by Audible, Simon and Schuster on 03-29-11
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 352
Format: Audiobook
Length: 8 hrs and 4 mins
Source: Purchased
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three-half-stars

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. . . .

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.

 

 

About Amanda Ronconi

Amanda is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and Upstate New York. She has a BFA from NYU where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. She has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally at The Alley, Capital Rep and many productions at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey.

Her Off-Broadway solo comedy, Shirley at the Tropicana, received critical acclaim and was subsequently featured in The New York Times. Film and TV credits include Daydream Believer (Slamdance 2001’s Best Dramatic Feature winner), The Understudy, Deadly Sins (ID Discovery), IFC’s Get Hit and Chasing Paradise. National network and regional commercials include Chase Bank, Sony and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her voiceover work encompasses nearly 100 audiobooks available on Audible.com. She is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity.

Amanda’s new solo show, Kempner, will debut in 2016.

About Molly Harper

Molly is the author of the Jane Jameson series, which includes Nice Girls Don’t Have Fangs, Nice Girls Don’t Date Dead Men, Nice Girls Don’t Live Forever and Nice Girls Don’t Bite Their Neighbors.

Molly continues stories in the Jane Jameson universe through her Half-Moon Hollow series, Driving Mr. Dead, The Care and Feeding of Stray Vampires, Undead Sublet, and A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses. Undead Sublet is a short story in The Undead in My Bed anthology. A Witch’s Handbook of Kisses and Curses and a special free audio holiday novella, I’m Dreaming of an Undead Christmas and the upcoming The Dangers of Dating a Rebound Vampire.

Molly also writes about werewolves in her Naked Werewolf romance series, How to Flirt with a Naked Werewolf, The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf and How to Run With a Naked Werewolf.

Her first-ever “haunted house story,” Better Homes and Hauntings, will be released in June 2014.

Molly will launch her first-ever contemporary romance series with My Bluegrass Baby, Rhythm and Bluegrass and Snow Falling on Bluegrass.

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5 responses to “Audio Review: The Art of Seducing a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper

  1. I love Molly Harper, and I read the first book in this series, but have yet to get to this one. I like her take on the werewolves 🙂 But, I will admit, I will probably get to the Care and Feeding of Vampires before I get to this one… Book Savvy Babe

  2. Only tree stars? Was it because of the narrator? I gave this one four stars I think but I read it. I’m just curious because you didn’t mention anything overly negative in your review.

    • I enjoyed it but it didn’t wow me. IMO 3 stars is a good rating.

      I enjoy the narrator but since she also does the Jane series I should have read this book since I had a hard time changing gears with the voice.

      I enjoyed book 1 in this series more for some reason.

    • I think I liked the first book more too… Cool, so I guess the narrator really does make a big difference then. I haven’t listened to enough audio books yet to be able to judge.