Friday, 8 May 2015

Book: Werewolves of New York: Nathaniel by Faleena Hopkins

Title: Werewolves of New York: Nathaniel
Series: Secretly Among Us (#1)
Author: Faleena Hopkins
From: Review Copy
Genre: Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: 10th April 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge 
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

Michelle Nero has a successful business, the only thing really missing from her life is a man. Not that she really cares about that. When her friend Rose gets too drunk to get home, Michelle takes her, but ends up in a situation that could scar her for life. When Nathaniel first sees Michelle there is something about her that draws him in, and when he follows her on a whim he ends up stopping something terrible from happening. Nathaniel just has to hope that Michelle doesn't realise he's a werewolf, or if she does, that she doesn't care...

Werewolves of New York: Nathaniel was one of those books that was easy to read. It pulled me into the story without anything getting overly complicated and without lots of subplots to keep track of, and sometimes (like this time!) that is exactly what is needed! I enjoyed how well the plot and the writing ran together and found it enjoyable and light hearted.

What I reallly liked was Michelle. She was a great female lead, not actually looking for a man, or actively lamenting the fact that she didn't have one, instead she just got on with her life and was happy with her job and her friends. I liked having a heroine who was confident in herself!

AND she had a sane reaction to a random guy turning up at her home. Yes there was initial attraction and trust (which I don't mind when the paranormal is involved) but she also turned round to him and told him she wasn't going anywhere alone with him. All I could think was 'Go Michelle!'

The other thing I really liked was the comeraderie and friendship between Nathaniel and the other wolves, it wasn't just the pack mentality, but it was clear that they all shared a bond and a friendship on top of that. I particularly liked Eli, and some of his comments (and those directed at him!) made me laugh.

I really enjoyed Werewolves of New York: Nathaniel, it was an enjoyable and easy read!