August 5, 2010

Review: Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel by Ronda Thompson

Title: Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel
Author: Ronda Thompson
Release Date: October 2nd 2007
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0312949251 (isbn13: 9780312949259)
Age: Adult
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
Supermodel Lou Kipinski seems to have it all. But beauty is only skin deep—and sometimes Lou’s porcelain complexion can get a bit hairy. The only thing worse than a furry fashion faux-pas? Fangs in her million-dollar smile. That’s what happened six months ago, when Lou had her first outbreak. But now that she’s at the height of her career she absolutely must find a cure…So what’s a single werewolf gotta do?
Then a sexy detective comes knocking on her door. Two women who bear an eerie resemblance to Lou have been killed—something with teeth and claws tore them apart. Is it a coincidence that the grisly murders have taken place during the same time as Lou’s own outbreaks? With a killer at her heels and another outbreak just a concealer-wand’s distance away, Lou is soon in a race to discover truths about her own murky past. And before it’s all over she may be forced to show the world that her bark is nothing compared to her bite…
Lou is a supermodel with a secret...she is a werewolf. Why, when, how...she doesn't know. but it isn't easy to grow facial hair and fangs just before a photo shooting.

I liked Lou a lot! She was funny, girly, sexy and sarcastic; and I think it is the exact formula for a chick lit protagonist. She is also strong and fierce. As a bonus, I liked all of the characters. They didn't seem to me like stereotyped. Besides, there isn't just one hot male character...there are three! and you can choose the one you would like to dream with at nights.

In this book there is a lot going on at the same time. Mystery, love, sex, friendship plus the paranormal stuff, I thought maybe it wasn't going to work but it does. I don't know how, but it isn't every day when I can find a chick lit / urban fantasy book that works so great without being excessive.

I also enjoyed the writing style. I was fun, light and fast. Maybe if you are looking for something more "paranormal" you will feel this book doesn't have enough. I think it's because it was intended to be the first book of a series and Lou is just beginning to discover about the underworld.

It's a shame that the author, Ronda Thompson, died. It happened the same year this book was published. I am not sure if this is the right thing to say, but it would have been a great series. Many questions are left unanswered, and I really wanted to read the sequel.


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