HOW TO DATE A WEREWOLF
Romance can be a hairy business-especially when you’re a werewolf.
As the owner of Get a Mate Dating Service, Rylie is more than happy to step in and lend a hand to lonely lycanthropic hearts all over town. No matter how hopeless Rylie might be in finding her own soul mate, she has a knack for helping others find theirs.
Convinced that she is stuck with a family curse, Rylie is positive she will never find her true love. But when drool-worthy Jack Chandler shows up at her door, Rylie wonders if maybe the curse is finally broken.
But Rylie’s life is about to become complicated courtesy of the after-dark crowd. When she begins receiving strange notes and harassment from a jilted client, events careen out of control.
Jack knows she’s more hassle than he can handle. What he doesn’t know is whether she’s seriously in trouble . . . or simply delusional.http://rosepressey.com/
- Published by Author
File Size: 425 KB
- Print Length: 248 pages
- April 1, 2011
The writer is also prone to using awkward language; perhaps attempting to avoid cliche phrasing. For example at one point she says "Someone Watched Me." The normal way to express this would be "Someone was watching me." Since this is a first person retelling, not necessarily soon after the events, it is possible a past tense, completely past tense wording would be okay. It just seems awkward.
There are both great details and inconsistencies in the werewolf specs. A detail I really thought fun was what happens to nail polish when she shifted, but that her face would retain hair when the rest of her body did not. People can tell when you shave and makeup doesn't usually stay on. And I never understood if the werewolves became the intermediate werewolf/man type creature or if they went to full wolf. The face changes but the ability to speak remains.
The plot is well organized, with a few extraneous elements thrown in as red herrings. Other loose ends are well disposed of; some perhaps left in as set ups for another book. There's one quite sweet scene where the heroine, Rylie is helped by a fellow werewolf.
I downloaded this as a freebie on Amazon (It's no longer free) and I wonder if Pressey's writing has become more consistent in the additional volumes of the series. She must be writing like a demon, as there are several out with this theme.
Fun story, but would benefit from a critical beta reader and editor.