I like Sophie Garou. She’s the heroine of Karen MacInerney’s latest “On the Prowl”. This is book two in the ‘Tales of an Urban Werewolf’ and I laughed through a large majority of the book!
Sophie is a werewolf…umm, hmmm. What does it say about her life that she keeps wolfsbane tea and disposable razors in her purse? She really, really, really just wants to be normal. As far as she’s concerned, the tendency to go furry is just a pain in the butt! She’s a successful (yea! finally made partner) accountant, just won the biggest account her firm’s seen in years, and saw her political contender lawyer boyfriend coming out of a jewelry store and it’s almost Valentine’s Day! Things are finally going well. Ok, except for the whole someone’s apparently trying to kill her. Uh…and her ‘boyfriend’ is spending a bit, OK WAY too much time with his Barbie lookalike assistant. Umm, and her best friend’s newest boyfriend is a smoking hot werewolf with a scent that almost hypnotizes Sophie and makes all her hormones scream. Ahh…and the President of the new account she won is majorly hot and coming on to her like gangbusters. Er…the Houston ‘pack’ has discovered her existence and she’s living in ‘their’ territory. Oh! Can’t forget that some wacko cult werewolves from Mexico are invading Austin and think she’d be a great sacrifice in their big ceremony. But other than that, everything is just fine!
Sophie is a bit shallow. But she’s still likeable. She spends most of her time trying to be normal and distancing herself from anything ‘weird’, even though her mother is a practicing Wiccan with a New Age shop who Sophie had to save from a murder rap in the last book. Little by little Sophie is being drawn further and further into the paranormal world. Her dreams of a DINK marriage followed by 2.2 children and the life of a politician’s wife are slowly but surely going down the drain. Of course, Sophie is still fighting for all she’s worth. But we the readers know it’s a battle she’s already lost…and she’ll eventually be OK with that…I’m pretty sure.
If the thought of Elaine on Seinfeld with werewolf ‘issues’ sounds funny to you and you like paranormals…pick up the first book in this series and let me know what you think…