Publication Date: February 11, 2012
Finish Date: July 29, 2012
From Goodreads: Northern Exposure Even in Grundy, Alaska, it’s unusual to find a naked guy with a bear trap clamped to his ankle on your porch. But when said guy turns into a wolf, recent southern transplant Mo Wenstein has no difficulty identifying the problem. Her surly neighbor Cooper Graham—who has been openly critical of Mo’s ability to adapt to life in Alaska—has trouble of his own. Werewolf trouble. For Cooper, an Alpha in self-imposed exile from his dysfunctional pack, it’s love at first sniff when it comes to Mo. But Cooper has an even more pressing concern on his mind. Several people around Grundy have been the victims of wolf attacks, and since Cooper has no memory of what he gets up to while in werewolf form, he’s worried that he might be the violent canine in question. If a wolf cries wolf, it makes sense to listen, yet Mo is convinced that Cooper is not the culprit. Except if he’s not responsible, then who is? And when a werewolf falls head over haunches in love with you, what are you supposed to do anyway? The rules of dating just got a whole lot more complicated. . . .I was really surprised by this book. I picked it up because one of my friend kept talking about how good it was and I was in the mood for a light read. This book has a good story, good romance and it is just a really enjoyable read. It also is a light, funny and enjoyable book.
While the story seems not to be as important as it sounds mainly like a romance novel, but the story had more depth than I expected. The story is about Mo who moved to Alaska to get away from her parents and start a new life there. The first part of the book actually deals mainly with Mo getting settled in the small village and getting to know some people. The romance comes in a bit later. I did enjoy both the story and the romance. The romance did seem to skip along a bit fast at some point after starting out pretty slow.
The story is a bit predictable at times and there where also a few situations that where a bit unbelieveable. But overal it is very well written and there is enough background story about both characters. I also was really glad we first got some story, before the romance started.
Also this book deals with werewolves in a bit original way, they are not the focus of the story. It's more like Mo get's a boyfriend who is actually a werewolf. There is enough depth and effort in describing why he is a werewolf and how they can change, but it is not the focus of this book. It is first a great story with romance and the supernatural aspect is just a part of it. I actually liked reading a book about werewolves like this. They are not the main story part, but still play a part. And I liekd reading a romance story with still a touch of the supernatural.
To conclude: I really liked this book. It is a very enjoyable read, with a great story, great romance, great characters and even a supernatural element trown in. I am certainly going to check out more books in this genre and from this author.