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A Werewolf in Manhattan (Wild About You Series #1)
     

A Werewolf in Manhattan (Wild About You Series #1)

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by Vicki Lewis Thompson
 

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Emma Gavin writes about werewolves, but that doesn't mean she believes in them-not until a pack of real-life New York weres decide to investigate the striking accuracy of her "fiction".

When Aiden Wallace, son and heir of the pack leader, tries to sniff out Emma's potential informant, he discovers something even more dangerous- an undeniable attraction to her.

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Emma Gavin writes about werewolves, but that doesn't mean she believes in them-not until a pack of real-life New York weres decide to investigate the striking accuracy of her "fiction".

When Aiden Wallace, son and heir of the pack leader, tries to sniff out Emma's potential informant, he discovers something even more dangerous- an undeniable attraction to her.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
This middling series starter introduces a paranormal romance novelist whose fiction turns out to be true. Aidan Wallace, heir to a pack of wealthy New York werewolves, worries that someone is leaking info to writer Emma Gavin, so he follows her on tour. Sparks quickly fly, and when Emma is stalked by a werewolf fan, Aidan shifts from pack spy to devoted protector and is predictably torn between his passion for Emma and his family obligations, including a long-arranged marriage. The central romance is stronger than the surrounding interpack politics and family drama, despite a ludicrous werewolf-specific "genetic condition" that provides unnecessary excuses for bedroom romps. Though weakened by an overly quick and easy resolution, Thompson (Over Hexed) provides a sufficiently clever setup and enough heated sex scenes to satisfy any werewolf romance fan. (Jan.)
From the Publisher
"Thompson takes on lifestyles of the rich and the danger of a stalker in a fun and entertaining tale." —Booklist

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451232472
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/04/2011
Series:
Wild About You Series , #1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
675,841
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the Publisher
"Thompson takes on lifestyles of the rich and the danger of a stalker in a fun and entertaining tale." —-Booklist

Meet the Author

A romance writing career has brought Vicki Lewis Thompson many wonderful things—New York Times bestseller 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.
 
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.

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A Werewolf in Manhattan 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 117 reviews.
SparklingReviews More than 1 year ago
Emma Gavin is a best selling author. She makes her living off of writing romance novels about werewolves. Not that they are real or anything like that, but she has been getting creepy emails from a guy that is claiming he is a werewolf and would love to get his hands on Emma. Aidan Wallace is the crowned prince of the Wallace werewolf pack. He has been given the duty of watching over Emma ever since her books raised some red flags. The pack thinks she may have a source telling her things about werewolves. No one can be that accurate with no reliable source... or can they? Aidan is a huge fan of Emma's he owns, and has read every single book she has written, but even more than that her scent is driving him crazy. Not that he can act on it though, he has duties as a prince that keep him from mating anyone but Nadia, a she-wolf that belongs to another substantial werewolf family. Merging the two packs is important and Aidan is going to keep his word to his family... even if it costs him his heart. The minute Aidan hears about the email that Emma received he offers to do some investigating to help figure out who is sending them to her. It's exactly as Aidan fears... a rouge werewolf that is ready to expose all werewolves in order to get to Emma, even worse is that he is next in line to be alpha of a very prestigious werewolf family. With Emma going on tour and with Aidan bound to protect her.. he will be accompanying her on her tour. This trip is going to test both Aidan's loyalty to his pack and if he is willing to risk his heart... I am in love with this book. Right from the get go you get pulled into Emma's life as a writer and how Aidan has been watching her from afar. I could tell from the first few pages of the book that this was going to be a deliciously fast paced book. Not once was I bored with the story line and never did anything feel rushed or cut short. You can tell as the book progresses how Emma and Aidan are beginning to form a really strong bond and how much they care about each other. The author didn't skimp on anything. Everything is very well described in fantastic detail, I could envision exactly how everything was meant to look, right down to Aidan's expensive and flashy watch. I loved how the two main characters were always hitting heads because Emma is so stubborn. It made for a funny and engaging read. This is a book geared for the 18 and over crowd, just for a heads up. There is a lot of explicit sex scenes, which when reading the book are perfectly placed. I just think if you are teen reading this review you may want to choose a different book due to the sex scenes.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Paranormal romance author Emma Gavin writes novels starring werewolves. However, she becomes concerned when a fan begins sending her letters claiming he is a bona fide werewolf. Frightened by the disturbing correspondence, she obtains a bodyguard Aidan Wallace. As heir to a powerful affluent Manhattan werewolf pack, Aidan was assigned as her bodyguard because his leaders fear Emma knows too much about their concealed species and that someone is betraying them by informing her with the facts. His hidden agenda is to learn how much she really knows. Aidan quickly concludes she is totally ignorant except for some lucky guesses. However, he has a new problem besides what she knows. Aidan is attracted to Emma who he risks his life to keep safe when she comes under attack from one of his kind. Torn between his love for her and his loyalty and love for his pack, Aidan has a complicated choice in which he will hurt someone; if not his Emma than his chosen bride and his family, but regardless definitely he knows himself. This is an entertaining urban romantic fantasy with some intrigue caused by inter and intra pack rivalries. The story line is fast-paced in the boudoir and out as the seemingly star-crossed lovers cannot get enough of each other. Although the ending is abrupt and facilitates issues too easily, readers will enjoy Vickie Lewis Thompson taking a bite or three out of the Big Apple. Harriet Klausner
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Loved!
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I love the carecters and how there diferent but thay still cant ceep away from echother, plus that little ginedik disorder that Adain has is funny and I knew from the first menchon of it he was going to have a tuff time keping it in cheek. Overall wonderfull and creative ideas. If could have I would have given the book another star, the bigining was good and slid right into the story line wich for some books dosent hapen. : D
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Nice story
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teriannesis More than 1 year ago
I actually used to read this author when she wrote category romances, however I hadn’t read anything by her for a while. I read a lot of paranormal romances, but I mostly buy online so I don’t do much browsing. I saw a book called A WEREWOLF IN SEATTLE at the grocery store and was intrigued. I am a stickler for series order however so I ordered this book online. I like the author’s world view and think she has set up a plausible world in which werewolves mingle unnoticed in society. The romance was nice, though I am not generally a fan of books where the hero kidnaps or imprisons the heroine. I am intrigued enough to order the next book in the series to see if I will become a serious fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great series. I will read more.
Masquerader888 More than 1 year ago
Weres do Wealthy To start out, I won A Werewolf in Manhattan (and the second book in this series, Werewolf in the North Woods) in an author contest through Fresh Fiction. While I have never before read one of Ms. Thompson’s book, they have been on my radar for some time. Due in a large part to my ungainly TBR pile tho, I never gave into the urge to read one until now. Thanks to my good luck, I was given the opportunity to read through this book without the ticking of my conscience for buying another book to add to my already bursting TBR shelves. (I found a way around the guilt cycle, and I received two personalized and autographed books! I love winning contests!) So now on the book… This was a cute and fun read. In places it did delve into a bit of the absurd, and make me laugh-out-loud (not a bad thing) while in others it was sweet and cuddly. The plot was a bit done, tho I will admit that I have mostly seen the writer-too-close-to-reality thing used with vampires, it was still a bit predictable. I was not a huge fan of the family dynamics thing, nor was I big on the throw-back arranged marriage concept. It felt that for a contemporary light paranormal it just dragged it down a bit. I did however LOVE the “quirk” of genetics that made our hero shift into wolf form if left sexually frustrated. I found it hilarious, and a great plot device, not to mention a yummy excuse for steamy-time, which this book had loads of. Ms. Thompson knows how to write steamy-time. I liked the characters in this book a great deal, the bantering and the playfulness were fun to read, and the push and pull between personalities and circumstances was a nice, if at-time uncomfortable, tension. Some of the secondary characters were quite memorable and I would love to see future books that had Roark’s or Nadia’s HEA. (I haven’t read the blurb on the next book to see if that is likely, but I think it would be fun.) The plot in this work was a tad-bit contrived, and I will admit in places disappointing for me. I don’t know if it was the wealthy angle that is just not my style, or the hot and cold relationship, but in either case it almost reminded me of an old musical where I wanted to yell into the screen to avoid further mishaps. This book would make on heck of a screw-ball comedy. It did eventually pick up for me, about two-thirds of the way in, when we had less secrets and the oblique family presence was more pinned down to actually personalities. It is then where I really feel we got down to telling a love story. The wrap-up of which, coming as it did so late in the book, was a bit quick. An epilogue that included acceptance, new in-laws, adoring and contributing Weres and white lace was a bit of a cop-out to me. I am hoping that in the next entry into this series I get a little more culture, and a little less lying. All that said—I still plan to dive right into book two, and give this title a shiny three stars.
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Cute story.
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Fully fleshed story, great sex, I highly recommend.