Early Book Review: The Werewolf Wears Prada (San Francisco Wolf Pack #1) by Kristen Miller
Melina and Hayden have a comfortable dynamic despite the surge of forbidden attraction and less-than-perfect past they share. Being stood up for a public awards show with a millionaire bachelor (who brought two someone elses in your place only hours after inviting you to be his date) isn’t something a woman just shrugs off, but Melina is a consummate professional and Hayden has his reasons for denying their attraction.
“What is all this stuff?” he asked.
“The right side is off-the-runway clothes from this year, and the left is last year’s specials. We’re talking Gucci, Prada, Dior. All the gods.”
She nodded excitedly. “They rule my world.”
“I’d rather rock it.”
A few things really struck me about these two characters. First, Hayden Dean is absolutely a playboy and he has a lot to learn about maturity and responsibility, but he’s not your typical asshole rich bachelor, obsessed with control or feeding his own ego. No no, our Hayden is vulnerable and misunderstood. His introduction is written so that glimpses of potential shine through but his spoiled, privileged lifestyle has definitely taken its toll. As you get to know him, you realize that he’s the kind of guy you want to hang around with while he finds the best in himself, and you know it’s going to be a fun journey.
“Are you feeling okay?”
“Okay? No, Hayden Wolfie Dean, I am most definitely not okay!”
“Wolfie?” He grinned, shaking his head. “Is that the best you can come up with?”
Second, Melina Rae is damn good at her job. Insatiable, in just about every aspect, inquisitive, and spirited sum up Mel. She comes across as flighty and dim in the book’s intro but the real Melina is driven, intelligent, and a lot braver than even she probably sees. She’s confident in an easy-going way and her investigative nature isn’t annoying like with some journalists. Melina has spine and she’s very perceptive. Oh, and let’s not forget the lady’s sincere appreciation for all things high fashion…
Pressing her lips together into a grin, Melina moved into the closet and came out wearing a blue dress with crisscross patterns. Super short. Tight fit. Long sleeves. Paired with brown cowboy boots and a gold rose ring on her pinky finger.
“Magic,” he breathed. “If I go in there, will I come out looking like Channing Tatum?”
The characters’ personalities are even correct astrologically (or horoscopically, if you’re Melina) speaking. Author Kristen Miller really nailed the Leo traits in Hayden and the Sagittarius in Melina.
And holy. Combustible. CHEMISTRY! Jeez these two are hot together. This story has all the right elements: plucky humor, action (of both the human and furry variety), mystery, an uncomplicated werewolf universe, and yummy steamy romance.
Did Hayden turn up the thermostat?
“Are you offering?” she asked, nearly panting the words.
He shook his head. “I’m sorry, what?”
“Sex. Are you in or out?” She purred. “Please say both.”
“Good god.” His pupils widened. “You’re a vixen.”
The Werewolf Wears Prada is a pure wolfie delight. . .with a killer fashion sense!
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