Leader of the Pack by Karen MacInerney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Leader of the Pack
Tales of an Urban Werewolf, Book 3
July 28, 2009
On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman’s dream: she has beauty, brains, and a big-time position in Austin’s’s most respected accounting firm (not to mention a very sexy, very successful new mysterious boyfriend). There’s one thing, though, that she’d rather keep under wraps: Sophie is a werewolf, which can get her in a whole lot of trouble.
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. Luc’s plans quickly 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. Along the way, Sophie must deal with taboo attractions, Machiavellian intrigues, sinister agendas, and hair-raising betrayals.
Leader of the Pack is the third installment in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf series by Karen MacInerney. I picked up the first book in the series by random, and immediately got drawn into this series. I went right back out and bought the second book of the series. After both were finished, I hated that I had to wait the rest of the year for this book to be released. Then it was released, and I sat down and read this book in a matter of hours. I LOVED it. The only thing I really I don't love is that, since this book there hasn't been any mention of book four. I'm dying here! I really want to know what happens with Sophie next!
I love the flavor this werewolf series has.
Sophie Garou, the loner woman of a psychic and a werewolf. She grew up with her mother(the Psychic) and has never met her father (until this book). So, since she hasn't grown up in a werewolf environment, she has been lacking with that side of herself. She tends to be more human, and less wolf. But this time around she is more open to her wolf, and finally gets some history of her father and herself. One thing I loved about this series the most, is that you don't get weighed down with the rules of the pack, like in most werewolf series. Since Sophie hasn't grown up with werewolves, she also has to learn adn grow, and we get to do what with her. Sophie has a natural talent of shielding herself and that has made her to live right under the noses of the Houston pack of werewolves for most of her life. Which is good in one way, and not so good in another. Now discovered, she's not pushed into a world so quickly, she doesn't know how to get out of it, and probably won't be able to.
During the Howl (a large, week long werewolf gathering where fighting is forbidden) Sophie’s father, Luc Garou (who is brand new, in her life) is accused of murder and must stand trial for his life. With his death imminent in days, Sophie must rely on the help of some good friends to help save him. Sophie's friends are great. I Love Tom. He's mysterious and dangerous, and down right yummy! I just wonder if he'll stick around? Sophie also sets out to find what her boyfriend is..
There are so many unanswered questions... Why did Sophie keep the ring?
will there be a challenge to the pack leadership? It's bound to happen. I just wonder who will be challenging.. What will happen with demon-prince and our heroine? Will be bring her even further down the dark side of his affections?
I just love this series. Sophie Garou and her love interests are pure electricity. I cannot wait for the next book, so I can say goodbye to reality and get into Sophie's world again. You won't be sorry!
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Quote of the day: “I’d have been dead a long time ago if not for my friends, one of whom had just jumped off the cliff after me.
I’d have been a lot more appreciative if he hadn’t pushed me first." Cassandra Palmer ― Hunt the Moon by Karen Chance