Book Review: Werewolf in Seattle by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Werewolf in Seattle is the third book in the Wild About You series by Vicki Lewis Thompson. This is a series that does not need to be read in any real order or even as a series, each can stand on its own. It seems to be only the larger werewolf community, and the changes in it, that ties the stories together. The last thing Colin McDowell needs is to inherit and manage his Aunt Geraldine's mansion in the San Juan islands off the coast of Washington. As the pack leader of the Trevelyans in Scotland, he had little time to take care of his inheritance. With troubles enough at home, he is ready to sell the place and move on. But when he meets Luna Reynaud, the personal assistant his aunt hired shortly before she died. Luna's clever plan for turning the mansion into a resort and his relentless attraction to her intrigue him. However, Luna has a secret  and there is some serious trouble brewing. Can they overcome the odds and find their own happy ending?

Werewolf in Seattle is a quick read with a good combination of fun and suspense. Luna is smart and independent, but sometimes loses those smarts when she finds herself alone with Colin. She has survived on her own for a long time, and has some great business sense, but is also pretty gullible and naive. Colin is a pragmatist, with a great deal on his plate. Like most alpha males, he tends to get a bit arrogant, but sometimes he crosses the line into greedy or pompous. Like Luna's naivete, it is not often enough to have ruined the book for me, but left me less happy with the book than I normally as with Thompson's work. The suspense portion of the book worked pretty well, but wrapped up a bit too neatly. It was still a good read, just not up to the standards i have for my favorite authors.

Werewolf in Seattle is not the best of Thompson's work, but was still a fun and quick read. This would be a good read for a weekend of being snowed in, or for trying to ignore the movie or game the family is attending to again. I am hoping that the next book from her that I read is as great as I expect from her.

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