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Ellen (gremlin) - reviewed Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel on
Helpful Score: 8
I found this book entertaining. It's clearly the beginning of a series, and I would have looked for the others. However, the author unfortunately passed away before this was published, so I can't image we'll get more of Lou's story. This does not detract from the existing book.
Very cute, light read. Nice to read in between the "darker" paranormals. Laugh out loud funny in a few places. Kept me guessing and was not as predictable as I expected. I will read the next one for sure!!
This book is written in the present tense, which threw me off a bit while reading, but overall I greatly enjoyed reading about Lou, Cindy, and the others who make up their unique circle of friends and lovers. I was very disappointed to learn of Ms. Thompson's passing, since this book leaves many plotlines unresolved and wide open for a sequel, and I would have gladly picked up another book or two in the series to see how things turned out.
On the night of her senior prom, shy, awkward Shelly Billington discovers that she has the ability to shapeshift into a werewolf, particularly when she's feeling scared or threatened. Unfortunately, that was the first and only time she's fully transformed, and superjock Tom Dawson paid with his life that night. Granted he had attempted to rape her and her rage took over, but still...
Now 7 years later, having fled that small town in Texas where it all went down, she's changed her name, her identity, andone of the fortunate side effects of the changeher looks. She's now Lou Kinipski, successful supermodel living in a swanky high-rise in New York City. For the past 6 months however, Lou's been having strange nightmares... and strange "hairy" outbreaks that coincide with the moon's cycle. And two women who look very much like Lou have been murdered. I think her past is about to catch up with her... now!!!
I had recently read the Midnight Pleasures anthology, which included a short story by Ronda Thompson. That was my first introduction to this author and I really liked her style. I expect to eventually read her Wild Wulfs of London historical romance series via bookrings from CandyDarling, but was quite happy to find this stand-alone novel by Ms. Thompson which was just published last month. I do hope she decides to continue these characters in a series of their own as I really liked this book a lot.
I'd say it leaned more towards paranormal chick-lit, in the style of MaryJanice Davidson's Betsy Taylor series, as opposed to paranormal romance. We didn't have any sappy happily-ever romance/relationship issues. Lou's got her own real-life problems, but prefers to let the world think she's just an airhead supermodel with no brains. Her best friend Cindy is a lesbian, a makeup artist, and knew her back when she was still Shelly Billington. The many situations they get themselves into are touching, humorous, and fun. I truly enjoyed this book!!
PS - I later found out that Ronda Thompson passed away in July of 2007, so unfortunately there will be no more books from her.
You think you have problems. Try thinking that you are the only one with a problem of turning into a werewolf,only to find that there are others and the city is also crawling with vampires. That is the kind of problems that Lou has to deal with. I greatly injoyed this book. A good read, funny, sexy and all around enjoyable.
Mindless summer read, too bad it was winter. First few chapters okay the rest a complete waste of time. I certainly wish I could break the habit of reading bad books to the bitter end. So many good books and I waste my time on these.
I enjoyed this book but felt like it left me 'hanging' which I am sure it was intended to do, but with the passing of the author it bugs me knowing I wont ever find out the rest of the story. It was a light read, I was done in two days even with my 2 year old clamoring about. Worth picking up if you are in the mood for a quick paranormal.
I really enjoyed this book I thought it was a nice start to a possibly interesting series. The Heroine overcomes a lot of adversity and is a strong personality and the book offered chances for more stories.Unfortunately while looking for more of the Authors books I found out this was the last book Ms Thompson wrote. She passed away on February 28, 2007.
Lou is a top model, earning the big bucks and setting her own schedule. If only those dang patches of fur and the occasional fang outbreak weren't getting in the way. Ever since prom night, Lou has known she was a werewolf but never showed any signs of her...uh, condition. But Lou's got a dark past, one that's much darker than she knows. And hiring a private investigator to find her birth parents might be stirring up a big, furry mess of problems. But Lou has other distractions, like the one wearing a badge and asking her about two women who both bear a striking resemblance to Lou and who have both been brutally murdered. That's when Lou realizes those nightmares she's been having exist outside her dreams.
I liked this book more than I thought I would. The big climax was over too quickly and it wasn't like I didn't see it coming ever since that scene in Central Park. There are far too many unanswered questions, most of them seemingly intentionally left hanging as fodder for a sequel or possible trilogy. Unfortunately, the talented author died before there could be another book.