by Karen MacInerney

July 2009
ISBN: 978-0-345-49627-0
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Sophie Garou is happy with her life as is - a partnership in an accounting firm, a great condo and a super hot boyfriend. The only blip on the screen is the fact that her boyfriend is her client and she fears that her boss will frown on their relationship. Oh, and she’s still a werewolf whose life is about to get way more complicated, starting with the appearance of a complete stranger in her office one morning, but is he a stranger? Turns out the answer is yes….and no! It’s Sophie’s father, Luc, whom she’s never met. He’s in town for The Howl, a meeting of werewolves, and decided to look up his daughter. Sophie wants nothing to do with him, since he couldn’t be bothered her entire life, but the man is persistent. Little do either of them know but their lives are about to radically change. Luc is charged with the murder of another werewolf and because it occurred in the “proscribed” time – three days prior to a major werewolf assembly and three days after – the sentence is death.

Now Sophie has to try and get her father off and the only person she can think of to help her find the real killer is blond werewolf Tom; sexy, gorgeous Tom who is dating Sophie’s best friend Lindsay, who is frothing at the mouth to be turned into a werewolf! Lindsay contacts lawyer Heath, Sophie’s old boyfriend, to assist, as well.

Leader of the Pack is Karen MacInerney’s third book in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf series and oh, yes! Such a fun book! The plot just races along in this book as we see Sophie go from trouble to disaster to catastrophe and back to trouble. We find out about the history between Luc and Wolfgang, the Houston Alpha and Luc’s archenemy; Sophie’s boyfriend, Mark, isn’t all he’s cracked up to be (he’s way more and not in a good way!) plus many other surprises. I’m very happy the couples ended up the way they did – a friend of mine and I discussed the series after the first book and we decided that the couples should end up just as they did! I enjoyed this book and while I feel the series is done, the author left us with a tiny cliffhanger that may or may not amount to anything. Well done, Ms. MacInerney! You’ve made this reviewer a happy reader! Thank You!

Reviewed in July 2009 by PamL.

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