Review Cry Wolf by Angela Campbell
Andrea Lockhart’s job as a reporter for cheesy tabloid The Naked Truthisn’t exactly where she thought her journalism career would end up. She’s determined to make the best of it, but when her editor sends her to Woodbine, South Carolina, to investigate a werewolf sighting, Andrea decides the ridiculous assignment will be her last. Until she meets Sean Hunter.
The last time she saw Sean, he had just beat her out for the position of editor of their college newspaper, and told her she’d never make it as a reporter. Given his grand ambitions, she’s shocked to find him editing the Woodbine Weekly. Once they start competing for leads on the werewolf, Andrea becomes determined to break the story first—she can’t let Sean beat her again.
As they each get closer to finding the source of the rumors, the only thing more surprising than the truth are the feelings Sean is able to stir in her, feelings she thought she had left behind…
Cry Wolf is a hilariously cheesy novel about what happens when a reporter who had a horrible experience with one of her college editors runs into him working for a small town news paper, as she writes for the grocery store throw-away rag about Werewolf novels.
Its whats great about funny hysterical paranormal novels, there are always these moments that just make you die laughing. For me it was the fake werewolf, versus the real one. Trust me, if you read it you’ll know what I’m talking about. When She attacks the fake werewolf, the actor, because she’s been so scared and petrified by the actual werewolf she nails the fake one with a couple of direct and crucial hits which lead to one of the funniest encounters and best revelations of the entire novel.
This was not a book about cool paranormal animals, this was a book about getting back at the hot guy in college who said you’d never amount to anything and always be ugly, by turning out to be extremely hot and successful, but smart enough to walk away from the successful job when it goes wrong.
There was very little lacking in this funny little novella. The characters developed beautifully, especially Andrea who goes from being jaded, hurt, and emotionally unavailable, to an expressive, loving, funny, hilarious, believer in one of the best character arcs I’ve read. Sean is a bit flat, and under developed, but entertaining none the less.
This great little book is the perfect way to laugh through your workday.
Overall Rating: B-