Review, A Werewolf in Manhattan
A fun, engaging, quick read!
Book details for A Werewolf in Manhattan by Vicki Lewis Thompson
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The first book in Vicki Lewis Thompson's new Wild About You series is a fun, light read, about a werewolf and an author who writes werewolf fiction a little too close to the truth for the comfort of actual werewolves. Aidan Wallace is tasked with discovering if Emma knows werewolves are real and if she's being fed information about werewolves by someone on the inside. Turns out though that Emma really is writing fiction, and Aidan can't seem to keep his distance in all the ways that matter despite his obligation to mate with a Were female chosen for him by his family.
I loved many things about A Werewolf in Manhattan, including the interesting characters, the sheer readability of the story, and the romance. I liked Emma and Aidan both. I liked the secondary characters, and I wonder if I'll see the villain again, because his story definitely didn't feel as if it was over by the end of the book. Considering this book is the first of a new series, I'd say I'll see a lot of these characters again in future books (there's a short excerpt of the next book in the back of this one, and it does appear that at least one character will be appearing in that book). I thoroughly enjoyed the humorous tone. This is a book about werewolves that doesn't take itself too seriously.
On the other hand, the one big letdown in the book was the sex. I didn't find the sex all that hot, nor interesting, and didn't really enjoy reading those scenes. They certainly weren't very erotic, but they were generally short, and not very prominent in the story. I can't remember the last time I read a book by Thompson, so I can't say how the sex in this book compares to her usual style. I can only say that in this particular book, the physical aspects of the romance didn't burn up the pages.
It wouldn't be that big a deal if it weren't for the fact that The Erotic Reader is supposed to be about romance, a little on the wild side. These werewolves weren't that wild when it came to sex!
That said, the rest of the book was great fun. Aidan and Emma made a likable and interesting couple, and the story moved along quickly. A Werewolf in Manhattan has plenty of cute moments and, frankly, I smiled a lot while reading this book!
If you're looking for really hot sex with dark and dangerous werewolves, you're not going to get it in A Werewolf in Manhattan.
If you're looking for a light and fun read, A Werewolf in Manhattan is a good choice, and the book is a nice change of pace from serious, scary, dark werewolf tales.
Reviewed by TER
Emma Gavin writes bestselling novels about werewolves, but that doesn't mean she believes in them—and she certainly doesn't think she'll meet one. But that's exactly what happens when her books catch the attention of a rich and powerful pack of Manhattan weres, who have kept their existence hidden for centuries. Alarmed by the accuracy of her novels, they're determined to find out if a renegade is acting as her informant.
Aiden Wallace, son and heir of the pack leader, knows he's the wolf for the job, but when he gets close to Emma, they are both surprised by an attraction too strong to deny. To surrender to it, Aiden will have to risk everything—including the security of the pack he's sworn to protect...
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