All werewolf dog trainer Faith Hamilton wants to do is earn enough green stuff to put her younger brother through college. Okay, okay, so she also totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It's too bad size 12 and plain isn't his type. At all.
The two friends strike a deal to help one another out. They must face a variety of challenges from a psycho ex-girlfriend to a Yorkie with a shoe fetish...and that pesky problem of only having one-fated mate in a lifetime. Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated?
Faith has had her eye on her sexy neighbour, Carter, for quite some time. Oh, he's friendly and in fact that's just how he views her, as a friend but Faith wants so much more. Whilst Carter doesn't quite see Faith as one of the guys, he does feel comfortable around her and shares his thoughts and wishes. Faith works hard to help support her baby brother. When she gets a little tiddly one night, she agrees to pose as Carter’s fiancé in return for help supporting her brother’s college dream. It sounds like a good idea but almost from the first night it's clear things might not work out quite as smoothly as hoped. Not only does Faith have to keep up appearances, but Carter’s jealous ex-girlfriend is with his rival! Faith wishes so much for Carter to see her as a woman but she's not his type, or is she?
Well, I’ve never read anything by Ms Miller but I must confess I quite enjoyed this novel. It's technically a paranormal romance but truthfully, there wasn't a lot of actual shifting in this story. Carter is a born werewolf but Faith is a turned one and it's nice to see the two types were not segregated or discriminated against in any way. So often in books, turned werewolves are considered rogue by naturally born ones and I really liked this author gave her shifters a more balanced and mature outlook.
This is a romance and right from the start we realise Faith is beyond attracted to Carter. It’s a platonic friendship and he doesn't really see just how connected they are. To say Carter is clueless and perhaps just a little blinkered is putting it mildly. He is so busy chasing supermodel types; he can't see what's right under his nose. For her part, Faith does herself no favours and dresses in baggy clothes and generally lacks confidence in her own appearance. When she starts dressing up to go to functions with Carter, he starts to see her in a whole new light!
Is Carter shallow? I think he should have seen Faith as a woman way before he did, but he finally does start to realise he is attracted to her. He just won't allow himself to believe they could be good together. Faith is an amusing heroine and certainly gets Carter's attention but it's not instant love. This couple has more than a few ups and downs before finally Carter steps up and claims his bride!
Well written and very funny. I would happily read more from Ms Miller and although So I Married A Werewolf is part of a series, it worked very well as a standalone. There is sexual content but it's not instant heat and I loved that the author built up the tension. Carter is not my favourite type of hero but eventually he made the right choice. You have got to love a guy who isn't afraid to admit when he's wrong!