Release Date: December 31, 2013
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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.
I'm a Molly Harper fan. If I need a quick read or in need of a good laugh, I can always trust on her to provide an entertaining escape. MHarper writes these humor-filled carefully plots casted by silly yet clever characters.
Back to HOW TO RUN WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF, this is the most "serious" MHarper story I've read so far. It's dark what with Anna Moder running away from her abusive husband before teaming with werewolf bounty hunter, Caleb Graham. Anna and Caleb have the cutest start to their romance. Caleb is so playful and simply adorable while Anna is this snarky jumpy little thing. Things didn't get romantic right away despite their banter and attraction for each other. It took a lot of warming up on Anna's side to finally let herself go and allow Caleb to win her over.
I have to admit, the darker undertones threw me off, it's unlike any other MHarper I've ever read. It took a bit of adjustment on my end to get into the story because I kept waiting for something hilariously asinine to happen. Also, I wish Anna went all Ronda Rousey on her ex and beat him up proper, it's such a small price to pay compared to the damage he's done to Anna. That said, even with the absence of strong comedy and serious gore, I still had a great time with HOW TO RUN WITH A NAKED WEREWOLF, Anna and Caleb's is a sweet and salty paranormal romance. Definitely something I apparently need in my Rolodex as it's been ages since I've read some solid PNR.