In case you weren’t aware, I totally am in lust with werewolves. Teen Wolves is one of my favorite shows. I also really like the tv show, Bitten. Hot werewolves just do it for me I guess. So, when I saw that The Werewolf Wears Prada was available for review, I thought I would give it a try. I haven’t read too many shapeshifter romances in a long time, outside of Nalini Singh’s Psy/Changeling books.
Hayden Dean is a high profile public figure with a bad reputation. He’s seen as a careless, ruthless playboy who has no intention of settling down. Melina gets the chance to fix his image and if, successful, she may just land her dream job. Unfortunately, Melina has had a bad experience with Hayden a year ago. He stood her up on a date and she has never really forgiven him. But this opportunity is bigger than any attraction to a guy. Melina wants to write high profile fashion articles and this is her chance.
Hayden can’t be around Melina. As a werewolf, her scent is intoxicating. Unfortunately, she needs to be following his every move for the article about him and it is getting harder to resist her. He is in a precarious position in the pack unfortunately. His father’s recent death has left a vacancy and though Hayden is expected to step in as Alpha, he is not getting support. Add to that the recent murder of wolves who were bitten and not born that way is causing quite a problem. Hayden has no time to fall in love.
This book took me a bit of time to get into. I was not quite on board with Hayden and his past. There just did not seem to be any real initial motivation as to why Hayden was a playboy. I can understand wanting to not settle down, that is a common romance trope, but Hayden came off as rather shallow and one dimensional. I liked Melina from the get-go. She was smart and sarcastic and truly enjoyed her job. I can understand liking an attractive face (and Hayden certainly is that) but I wasn’t sure what her true attraction to him was really. Hayden seems like just another pretty face.
Fortunately, as the story progresses, I was pulled into the pack dynamic and Hayden’s quest to be Alpha. I also liked how he really started to break down his barriers and showed Melina that there is a lot more than a “pretty face” to him. I loved his interactions with Minnie, a golden retriever puppy he helps at the shelter. And I liked how he did try his hardest to keep Melina away from the dangers in his life. But sometimes attraction is just inevitable, and in this case, Melina is his fated mate.
The Werewolf Wears Prada is the first book I’ve read by Kristin Miller. While this book wasn’t a perfect reading experience for me, I definitely grew to enjoy these characters and the heartfelt chemistry that developed between Hayden and Melina.
The Werewolf Wears Prada is the first book in Kristin Miller’s San Francisco Wolf Pack series published by Entangled Publishing. You can find all the great places to order this book on their website. While I wasn’t breathlessly blown away by this book, I enjoyed it and will seek out the second book come July!
ARC provided by publisher for review.
Tagged: Paranormal romance