Leader of the Pack

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Leader of the Pack

Tales of an Urban Werewolf, Book 3

Sophie Garou has it all: the beauty, brains, and the fur once a month. She's dealing with being out in the open with the Houston's werewolf packs, and so far, they have an uneasy relationship and mostly stay out of each other's business. However, things get a little hairy (pun intended) when her stranded father shows up in town. He's there to attend the annual Howl, which is like a werewolf convention, and to reconnect with his daughter.

Sophie's not sure how she feels about Luc being in town. She didn't grow up around him, he's basely a stranger and now he expects everything to be okay after twenty-something years? Unlikely.

Luc's plans to start a relationship with Sophie meet an unexpected bump when he's suddenly accused of murdering an old enemy and is imprisoned by Wolfgang, leader of the pack. Thing is, the Houston pack has this rule that during the Howl, it's forbidden to harm anyone in the pack and if that happens, the only punishment is death, no excuses. Wolfgang and Luc have a bad past so needless to say, he is more than happy to arrest Sophie's dad for his trial and punishment.

Even though Luc's pretty much a stranger to Sophie, she can't just let him die without trying to help him. She's determined to do anything to prove him innocent and so she sets out to find the real killer and why they're trying to frame Luc. But things are not as straightforward as that, because while hunting down a killer, Sophie has to deal with a possessive boyfriend, her attraction to the sexy werewolf, Tom, and hidden agendas.

Leader of the Pack is the third novel in Tales of an Urban Werewolf by Karen MacInerney and to me, the best in the series. There's plenty of action and twists, which was very fun to read. We found out some major info on Sophie's current boyfriend, which changes everything and she's still got a secret crush on her best friend's boyfriend who's also a werewolf. While I'm not sure if there's going to be another book in this series, I was very happy with the ending. Leader of the Pack is an entertaining werewolf story with funny characters and a great plot to read.


Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2009 3.75