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Find out in the exciting third book of the award-nominated Tales of an Urban Werewolf! On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman's dream: she has beauty, brains, and a big-time pos Which sizzling-hot supernatural hunk will win Sophie's heart?
On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman's dream: she has beauty, brains, and a big-time position in Austin's most respected accounting firm not to mention a very sexy, very successful new boyfriend.
But there's one thing Sophie would rather keep under wraps: She's a werewolf. And if that weren't enough, Sophie's fighting to keep two sizzling-hot supernatural suitors at bay: one super-hot alpha werewolf with shimmery eyes and animal magnetism, and a devilish blue-eyed client who's good at lighting fires Sophie's life gets a little MORE hairy when her long-estranged father, Luc, arrives in the Live Music Capital to attend the werewolves' annual Howl and reconnect with his daughter.
But Luc's plans fall apart after he's accused of murder and arrested by his archrival, Wolfgang, leader of the Houston pack and one notoriously durty dog. Wolfgang drools at the thought of Luc's impending execution, but Sophie won't let her father die without a fight.
Determined to prove his innocence, she and her friends set out to find the real killer. Will Sophie--and Luc--survive? And if she does, who will finally win her heart? Get A Copy. Kindle Edition , pages. More Details Original Title. Tales of an Urban Werewolf 3. Sophie Garou. Other Editions 5. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Leader of the Pack , please sign up. See 2 questions about Leader of the Pack…. Lists with This Book.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 25, carol. Tolerable, but doubtful if I'll ever pick up the other books in the series. This is actually book three in a series, but it seemed to stand by itself.
Although it referenced a situation from an earlier book twice or so, and the ex-boyfriend makes an appearance, the only thing that might be said to suffer is the world view. Apparently there is magic in the world now, as Sophie's mom is a witch, and there are were-animals, as reference is made to a were-cat late in the text. But most people don't Tolerable, but doubtful if I'll ever pick up the other books in the series.
But most people don't know anything about them, so magic must be in the closet still. I don't see how, as Sophie seems fairly indiscreet, as her "best friend" knows about being a were and her main goal is to become one.
Additionally, midway through the book, her ex- becomes aware of weres as well, and Sophie outs the werecat to both of them. Very surprising since she tells Lindsey, "if the wrong people find out about me They might kill me or stick me in a cage. I'm not much of a paranormal fan, and I'm sensing a disturbing trend in authors focusing on sexual incidents in lieu of emotional development. We see very little depth in the relationship between Sophie and Mark, except for heated sexual exchanges, flirting over the phone and one dinner.
Yes, he's "hot," but this is the emotional point she's at after breaking up with her almost-fiance? Didn't seem plausible, but if it was, it's a person I don't care much to know.
Sophie's interests in both Mark and Tom seem to be largely sexual, Health's partly nostalgic, and it's only midway through that more of an emotional attachment starts to develop with Tom. Sadly, the emotional relationship with Lindsey, her "best friend" is also lacking as well.
Lindsey is begging Sophie to make her into a werewolf, and Sophie refuses. The reason for Sophie's reluctance that seems to do with self-loathing, but really aren't well explored on either part. Lindsey show up for the occasional brainstorm and to bring Health back into the picture, but I'm not feeling the friendliness between them, unlike the female friendships in Chloe Neill's Chicagoland series.
Surprisingly, the challenge of figuring out the real killer is a good mystery. Not particularly good or tension building in the process of solving, but in the final solution. Most of the tension comes from the threat of her father's fixed trial. Sophie makes attempts at trying to solve the mystery, but ends up mostly providing the emotional leverage to involve other people in helping her. The final solution had an unexpected twist that made a great deal of sense without being too obvious.
Upshot: this is the Hershey bar version of guilty pleasure readings. Tolerable when you can't find any better chocolate. Shelves: fantasy , about-werewolves , urban-fantasy , paranormal. I have very mixed feelings about this book. At about halfway through the book I was contemplating giving up on it, but I managed to get over it - the second half of the book was rather okay, it was even exciting for a few brief intervals towards the end. The base conflict behind the story was rather good, and I also liked the resolution, but the rest was terrible.
An excellent story could have been written, with mystery and crime investigation and all like Moon Called , the first book of the Merc I have very mixed feelings about this book.
An excellent story could have been written, with mystery and crime investigation and all like Moon Called , the first book of the Mercedes Thompson series - instead we got a pretty lame one, which was only pushed forward by the dumb choices of the characters Sophie, mostly.
I will grant it, there was a lot of tension, but mostly because I didn't trust Sophie to use her brain if any. And mostly, she didn't. Again much of the book is taken up by the erotic scenes, not Sophie's lust being featured again and again although at least there was some variety, because there were 3 males. I found myself skipping through these parts, because while they can be enjoyable, certainly not this frequently like one such scene every 50 pages or so. The conclusion of the story also was far from flawless.
Again, the characters were simply dumb. If some of the "bad guys" actually went ahead and thought for a moment, they would have never made the mistakes that caused their downfall. I don't believe I'm spoiling anything here: as usual, the good guys win at the end. Many things were just quickly resolved, without any preparation or forewarning like Heath - evidence of a rushed ending. Also, how Sophie ends up is far from being logical. And the pack accepts her, despite the fact that she isn't even a pack member!
What the hell? They also lacked the depth, and were very hard to relate with because of both factors. I really don't know what else can be said. Overall , it's an okay book, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. There are numerous books I rated 2 stars that I would rate any day over this one, so I decided to give this one only 1 star.
Okay, it's more like 1. If you liked the series so far, you'll also like this one; if you didn't like it, then you'll want to skip this one. For my taste, there was too much of the paranormal romance genre in these books, and too little urban fantasy. The characters were terrible, the world poorly designed, and the stories mediocre at best. I somewhat regret that I took the effort and read all 3 books of the series. All things considered, I think it wasn't worth it I have to admit I temporarily lost interest in werewolf books in general after reading this.
Leader of the Pack by Karen Macinerney
Added by 4 of our members. On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman's dream: she has beauty, brains, and a big-time position in Austin's most respected accounting firm not to mention a very sexy, very successful new boyfriend. But there's one Sophie would rather keep under wraps: she is a werewolf. Sophie's life gets a little more hairy when her long-estranged father, Luc, arrives in the Live Music Capital to attend the werewolves' annual Howl and reconnect with his daughter. But Luc's plans fall apart after he's accused of murder and arrested by his archrival, Wolfgang, leader of the Houston pack and one notoriously dirty dog. Wolfgang drools at the thought of Luc's impending execution, but Sophie won't let her father die without a fight. Determined to prove his innocence, she and her friends set out to find the real killer.
Leader of the Pack