Review: Werewolf in the North Woods

Posted October 21, 2011 by Jen in Paranormal Romance, Rating DNF Tags: , ,

Werewolf in the North Woods
Release Date: Oct 4, 2011
Publisher: Signet
Wild About You #2
ISBN: #978-0451234988
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Chic-Lit
Format(s): Paperback (336 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher
About the book:
When she used to walk around her grandfather’s property out­side Portland, Abby Winchell loved the idea that Bigfoot was somewhere out there too. Now her grandfather swears he’s seen two creatures that fit the legendary description—and he has evidence. Sort of. Grandpa Earl may be a bit dotty, but when his neighbors invite a renowned anthropologist to disprove his theory, Abby decides to send the man packing…until she sees how hot he is. 
Anthropology professor Roark Wallace can’t risk news being made of a Bigfoot sighting in the north woods—not with a local pack of werewolves to protect. Disproving the evidence should be easy, but ignoring Abby is not. Her fiery red hair makes him want to sit up and beg, and this obvious attraction is making the pack suspicious…
What Nimas talking about:
I freely admit that not all paranormal romance need be dark, brooding, and gothic.  Sometimes a good comedy is just what the witch doctor ordered. I nearly pee’d my pants reading the practical peach joke Rhage played on Vishous in J.R. Ward’s The Black Dagger Brotherhood:  An Insider’s Guide
Unfortunately, Werewolf in the North Woods by Vicki Lewis Thompson is not a one of those books.  The storyline was predictable, and I didn’t finish the book after reaching the conclusion that I already knew was coming. *Pun intended* I just couldn’t force myself through clichéd lines like, “He was part magician and she was in danger of falling under his spell.”  Or “From his first contact with her moist treasures, she’d begun to whimper and moan.” The main character, red-headed Abby Winchell, even went so far as to make Little Red Riding Hood wolf jokes at her werewolf lover’s expense.  
Parts were repetitive, while an easy read, it was a tedious one.  I recommend saving it for the poolside when you’re watching the kids and you need a storyline that isn’t too taxing to follow.  For me, this particular book was not what I was looking for. 
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