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Monday, June 24, 2013

Book Review: Werewolf in Alaska by Vicki Lewis Thompson

Werewolf in Alaska (Wild About You #5)
by Vicki Lewis Thompson

He’s a lone wolf—for now.

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, but not just any werewolf. He’s the founder of WARM (Werewolves Against Random Mating). And that means a human like Rachel is off-limits, no matter how attractive he finds her.

But 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....

It wasn't until I was finished with Werewolf in Alaska that I found out I've read Vicki Lewis Thompson before. It was The Nerd Who Loved Me back in 2004 and what was so enjoyable about that book was the humor mixed in with the romance. Happily, that is still true with Werewolf in Alaska and I can now say I am a fan of Thompson's.

Though it is book 5 in a series, Werewolf in Alaska can be read as a standalone with no confusion and best of all, it doesn't spoil the previous books!

Most of the time, paranormal romances contain bloody battles, endless death and destruction on a grand scale and while that can make for a fantastic read, sometimes a reader just wants a sexy romance with a paranormal creature or two. That's what Vicki Lewis Thompson's paranormal books are. They're fun, they're sexy but they're light on the paranormal aspect, giving the characters' and their relationship the spotlight for the entire book. 
Jake Hunter and Rachel Miller are quite the pair, a wolf against mating with humans and a human who doesn't believe there's anything wrong with a mixed mating. Jake is definitely an alpha male but he isn't a tortured, brooding, overly serious hero, he's quite funny and very charismatic. Rachel is a talented but reclusive artist who talks to herself and apparently, has a thing for a big black wolf. 

Werewolf in Alaska is a delightful book that will please long time fans and attract new ones. It's a light hearted romance with a dash of comedy that keeps the pace going swiftly and puts a smile on readers' faces.

4 Sheep

guest reviewer: Adria
Adria's Romance Reviews Among Wildlings

About the author:
A romance writing career has broughtVicki Lewis Thompson many wonderful things –New York Timesbestseller status, an appearance on LIVE with Regis and Kelly, the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from Romance Writers of America, thousands of readers, many dear friends, and the cutest little yellow convertible in the world. Her career has also given her work she loves.
2008 RWA Nora Roberts
Lifetime Achievement Award

Although she’s written more than 100 books, she continues to be fascinated by the many ways that a man and woman fall in love. The age-old story remains a challenging puzzle to be solved anew with each book. That makes her a very lucky person, indeed.


  1. Thanks for the review Adria I do have this author on my wishlist.

  2. Sounds like a cute read. I love those light funny ones now and again. I hadn't put the names together but I have the Nerd Who Loved Me!! I'll have to dig it out of the tbr pile :)