Review: Werewolf in Denver by Vicki Lewis Thompson

May 25, 2013 Reviews 0 Comments

Review: Werewolf in Denver by Vicki Lewis ThompsonWerewolf in Denver by Vicki Lewis Thompson
Series: Wild About You #4
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Signet on 2 October 2012
Pages: 336
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I enjoyed Werewolf in Denver more than the last offering Werewolf in Seattle but it felt a bit uneven and sillier. This time we have two werewolf bloggers who are diametrically opposed to each other. Kate Stillman, founder of Honouring of Werewolf Legacy (HOWL), is set to take on Duncan MacDowell, founder of Werewolves Optimising Our Future (WOOF) who is a fan of inter-species mating at a werewolf convention. The premise of this was the strongest of all – why shouldn’t werewolves turn to social media just like their human counterparts.

This is the first time we have had a couple in this world that are equals and I enjoyed the shift. Both Kate and Duncan have very strong views on werewolf mating and have a significant support base. The fact that the community is even engaging in this sort of discussion is significant.  The dialogue between the two is snappy and I loved that they were still tweeting while they were marooned together in a cabin during a blizzard. Obviously they had special satellite phones so they weren’t affected. They say that love and hate are two sides of the same coin and the speed at which these two fell into bed was phenomenal. The issue was not the chemistry which they obviously had but how to resolve their different political feud without looking weak. After plenty of misunderstandings and introspection, they have the foundation for a mature relationship.

The reporter’s ramblings were cute once or twice but got old very, very quickly and disrupted the overall flow. I prefer to be shown not told in stories and I really felt like the reporter was banging me over the head with information that could have been delivered in a better fashion. The Wild About You series are defined by the glamorous werewolves, lots of sex and humour. This time though we have to add silliness into the mix. The big misunderstanding between the two was dragged out for too long – two people who spend their time communicating with others should be able to articulate their thoughts without resorting to childish behaviours.

I enjoyed this novel and can easily recommend it as a fun, light read but I didn’t love it. The concept was fantastic but the plot still felt a little rough around the edges. I wish that the conflict between the two had been handled better. The humour is great as usual though as is the sex and they are littered throughout the novel. Just over a month until Werewolf in Alaska drops.

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