Werewolf in Alaska is the fifth 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. In Polecat, Alaska, Rachel Miller and Jake Hunter have a mutual admiration for each other from across a lake. There’s nothing Rachel likes more than spying on the very fit wilderness guide when he skinny-dips each night. And Jake has always been curious about his reclusive artist neighbor. He even bought Rachel’s first wood carving: a wolf who looks suspiciously like him. Jake is a werewolf, and the founder of WARM (Werewolves Against Random Mating), which means a human like Rachel absolutely is off-limits. When Rachel is threatened by a bear, and Jake shifts to save her, their lives collide with an intense passion, one that could change everything they’ve ever felt about themselves, and each other.
Werewolf in Alaska is a fun read that had me happily turning pages. Rachel is an artist and enjoys her anonymity in the wilds of Alaska. She also enjoys using her binoculars to watch the very fit Jake skinny dip in the lake that separates them. It is only when Rachel’s safety is in question that Jake steps into her life, and risks his own secrets. The back and forth between the two is fabulous, I really enjoyed the humor of Rachel tending to the wolf’s wounds and the conversations it triggers. The inclusion of Rachel’s protective teenage assistant added to the complications and tension of the story. I liked how drastic the big climax was, though think some people gave in a wee bit too easily. All in all the read was great fun and I really enjoyed the interaction of the main characters.
I would recommend Werewolf in Alaska to fans of Thompson, particularly those that are following this series. I was eager to see what would happen or be said next, and think it was a fun entertaining read.