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Wolf at the Door (Wyndham Werewolf #7)

3.66  ·  Rating Details ·  994 Ratings  ·  89 Reviews
The howlingly good spin-off of the Undead series from the New York Times bestselling author.

Rachel, a werewolf/accountant, is asked to keep one eye on Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor and the other peeled for a rogue werewolf who's itching to start a war. But her attention is mostly on a sexy, mysterious stranger she wishes she could trust.

Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published October 4th 2011 by Berkley
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Oct 05, 2011 Alkalinemeow rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would have rated this 3.5 but I didn't have that option and my fondness for the author led me to round up. This book is a good example of what MaryJanice Davidson does best and also where she struggles the most. Those who are a fan of her other work will be happy to note that Queen Betsy and her gang are present in this book, and for those of you upset by the actions of one of the main characters in her book Undead and Undermined will be happy to note his appearance in this book. The male lea ...more
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

In spite of all of the negative reviews that Wolf at the Door has been receiving I opted to give it a go. It is about werewolves after all! I should have listened to those who took the plunge before me. I really struggled with this book. The characters are annoying, the story is so simple that it's dull and the leading man couldn't be further from being sexy than an earthworm is. I hate writing negative reviews. I really, really tried to look on the bright side but it was
Lynda Tatad
Nov 27, 2011 Lynda Tatad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love the Wyndham Werewolves series!

In this novel, Pack Leader Michael sends his cousin Rachael to St. Paul, Minnesota to keep an eye on the vampire queen Betsy Taylor (from the Undead series). Things have been a little unsettled (though calm) since the last werewolf (Antonia) had lost her life in service to Besty.

What I love about Rachael is that she's not your typical werewolf. She also happens to be an accountant, and the Pack liason in Minnesota sets her up to meet some clients while she'
2.5 stars. It wasn't as bad as I feared it would be, but it wasn't as good as I hoped either. I guess I should just give up hope that MJD will produce a book with the charm of the old days. This one was just, well, ok. Rachael was fine, but I never really connected with her. And there was no reason at all why this mature 30 year-old woman would fall for the juvenile 23 year-old guy who acts like he's 17. I like lovable geek as well as the next gal, but this kid was so immature, their supposedly ...more
Miranda Polanía Vélez
Oct 08, 2011 Miranda Polanía Vélez rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading this book.. I've been kind of down... I'm not entirely sure I like college. So I decided to buy the book and So I did. I read it in a couple houres it was a really good book.

We have Rachel, werewolf, Michael's cousin, she is an accountant.

We have Edward, human, Bo's and Greg's roommate, also an accountant.

They are the protas in this book, the story is interesting and the way the relationship develops is cool.

We have some scenes with Betsy and her people, which I thorough
Oct 19, 2011 Darcy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011, pnr, shifters
I really am questioning why I keep reading books with these same characters. The Betsy books have become over the top and not in a good way. This book was very much the same as Betsy figured heavily in it. Most of the book was like a Three Stooges film, with lots of geek jokes. If you are a fan of this series you will probably like it, however, if like me, the last few books have disappointed you, expect the same with this one.
Oct 22, 2011 Mel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not sure this book knew what it wanted to be when it grew up and got printed.
Feb 03, 2017 Faye rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
First read: Nov 2013
Re-read 1: Feb 2014
Re-read 2: May 2015

Wolf at the Door is one of my favourite books in the Wyndham Werewolf/Queen Betsy universe. I enjoyed Rachel's POV and how she views the craziness of Betsy's world from the outside. Her romance with Eddie is light-hearted and fun, a nice reminder of how the earlier Queen Betsy books were before they started getting darker!

Rating: 4/5 stars
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Jan 25, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Written in the author's somewhat breathless, stream-of-consciousness style, it is primarily the love story of Rachael - CPA, werewolf, and cousin to the Wyndham Pack leader, and Edward - CPA, geek-extraordinaire, and roommate to a Boston vampire and albino vampire-slayer. Rachael has been sent to St. Paul to keep an eye on Betsy. The werewolves don't know much about the Vampire Queen, other than the fact that one of their own died in her service, and her appearance on their turf afterward made h ...more
Wendy Hines
Rachael Velvela, accountant and werewolf, can't deny her cousin Michael, leader of the Wyndam Pack, when he wants a favor. The last werewolf that Michael sent to Minnesota to keep an eye on the vampire queen, Betsy, ended up dead within two years. He is hoping Rachael has better success.

Rachael isn't thrilled about moving from Cape Cod to St. Paul, but Michael assures her that he will take care of everything. When she arrives, she meets with another wolf who works at the Chamber of Commerce. She
Sep 19, 2016 Mei-Ling rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fuuny side story in the Undead and...universe. Only MaryJanice Davidson could pull off a werewolf accountant!
Jan 26, 2012 Marian rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: readit, 2012
In the non-spoilery news, I'll agree with whomever else said that Edward was more fleshed out and felt more real than Rachel. The fact that she's an introvert probably helped with that, as did the fact that in true MJD fashion, Edward's definitely the one in the pair with absolutely no filter to speak of. He thinks it, he probably said it five minutes ago. Thing is, I liked them as a couple and I liked their story. So that gets a definite thumbs up. Geek love!

It's the other areas of the book tha
All Things Urban Fantasy
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy

It’s been several years since I read anything by MaryJanice Davidson, but there was a time when I devoured book after book in her frothy, fun Queen Betsy paranormal chick-lit series. WOLF AT THE DOOR is the seventh book in the Wyndham Werewolves spin-off series which features a few well known cameos by characters from the Queen Betsy series.

There were moments where MaryJanice’s trademark effervescent and light writing style really shined, but I found m
Kathy Martin
Jul 03, 2012 Kathy Martin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wolf at the Door was another entertaining romp from MaryJanice Davidson. She has a knack for creating quirky characters and then dropping them in absurd situations. Rachael is a werewolf and an accountant. She is ordered by her cousin Michael, head of the Wyndham Pack, to move to St. Paul and keep watch over Queen Betsy and the other vampires. Rachael has never lived anywhere but Cape Cod and is reluctant. She is even more reluctant when a series of murders starts happening in St. Paul. The vict ...more
Julie H.
Trapped camping in a new apt. awaiting the arrival of my furniture resulted in a quick trip to the local public library (as an aside, the Great River Regional Public Library in St. Cloud, MN is amazing!) to find some fodder to fill the hours. Thus, I found myself--once again--jumping into a series already well in motion, but Davidson's Wolf at the Door was a great way to pass an afternoon and didn't require that one have read its predecessor(s) to understand the action. An added plus, of course, ...more
Nov 13, 2011 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
MJ's newest edition to the Queen Betsy/Wyndham books is a fun, quick read. It follows Undead and Undermined, and featured a surprise appearance by a character that I didn't expect (that, or I read Undermined too quickly and missed something!).
I enjoyed the spirited and quirky romance that blossomed between Rachael and Edward. Seriously, Edward was so flippin' adorable that I caught myself grinning through most of his dialogue. The jabs at the "famous Edward" were an extra bonus! I wasn't too ke
Apr 08, 2016 Namista rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
That was such a confusing read. The author seems to have written the whole thing in a hurry - the extent to which sentences ended up sounding the same because of improper and excessive use of the third person. Ms. Davidson's characters' train of thoughts are difficult to follow at the best of times, which this time definitely was not.

I am leery of continuing reading the Queen Betsy series after this. The author seems to be able to write about characters with the same type of personality - overl
The Good: This was more of a crossover of Davidson's Queen Betsy series and her Wyndham Werewolf stories, as opposed to a straight sequel to Derik's Bane. I love crossovers with characters I know and love and Wolf at the Door was all the better because of it's link between the series.

The Bad: Sadly, this sequel to Derik's Bane didn't really feature any of the werewolves we know of. Michael makes a brief appearance, and Lara is mentioned in passing, but this book was mostly about an unknown werew
Nov 25, 2011 Latte rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm really glad I hadn't read the other reviews before starting this book. If you've read my reviews of the author's last two Queen Betsy books, you'll know I've been going through a love/hate relationship with her current writing/ storylines. But the Wyndham werewolves (an offshoot series) has typically been pretty good reading. Not so much with this book.

Edward is a major ADHD headcase that is the least likely romantic lead you can imagine. And I don't understand the point of bringing in his
Rachael, cousin to Pack leader Michael Wyndham, is sent to Minnesota to spy on vampire queen Betsy and meets Edward.

All of these books are fluffy and quirky, but this one definitely takes it to the max. It almost feels more like a short story, even though it's a full book, since things seem to happen very fast while not much seems to happen (if that makes sense). I really disliked the few bad guy chapters, which were very confusing, and I highly disliked having to have the entire thing explained
This book was actually good. Reminiscent of how the Betsy book were years ago. I actually liked Betsy from an outsider's point of view so maybe I just can't be in her head any more. I loved the dorkiness of Edward and Racheal's tough-girl attitude but soft center. These were two characters I would like to see more of. I may even need to go back and read up on Boo's story since I seemed ot have missed that one. However, speaking of Boo, she never showed up when Sinclair asked her to come...odd. I ...more
Nov 03, 2011 Temple rated it really liked it
MaryJanice Davidson creates some of the funniest characters that I've read. . .ever. I'm addicted to the Wyndham Werewolves & Betsy, the Vamp Queen.

Michael Wyndham, Pack Leader, reluctantly requests that his cousin Rachael take over the job of spying on/babysitting the Vampire Queen. A position left vacant by the death of Antonia (who, by the way, is no longer dead). Meanwhile, another character met briefly in "Incredible Adventures of Boo & the Boy Blunder" decides to take up the same t
Jan 20, 2012 Cornelia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a Paranormal/Mystery/Comedy/Romance, one of Mary Janie Davidson's Wyndham Werewolf Tales series a spin off of her Undead series. This takes place after the events of Undead and Undermined. Michael Wyndham, pack leader sends his cousin, Rachel to Minnesota to keep an eye on the King and Queen of the vampires, Betsy and Sinclair. And Boo, a vampire slayer, sends her roommate Edward to Minnesota to spy on the undead rulers as well. I loved that both hero and heroine are accountants. I alway ...more

The howlingly good spin-off of the Undead series from the New York Times bestselling author.

Rachel, a werewolf/accountant, is asked to keep one eye on Vampire Queen Betsy Taylor and the other peeled for a rogue werewolf who's itching to start a war. But her attention is mostly on a sexy, mysterious stranger she wishes she could trust.

About the Author

MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of dozens of novels. With her husband, Anthony Alongi, she also writes a series fe

Sooz Anzalone
This was the perfect book to read after reading the first book in Vicki Petterssen's Zodiac series. I absolutely needed a fun and flip book to keep me from flinging myself in front of a train.... (JK)

This is a fun romp and I am going to read up on Gregory and Boo cuz they sound like fun. I hope they make their appearance in the next installment of the Wyndham Werewolf series.

Edward was fun to live my nerdiness through, but he was a bit too girly I think to be believable.

Overall, it was a fun fa
I picked this up because I really liked Derik's Bane and had such hopes for this book. I think it was ok but reading this reminded me why I stopped reading the undead series before I finished the whole series. I just don't enjoy the choppy slang ridden narrations. Betsy's character and Sinclair's character just annoy men. I did enjoy the romance and quirky personality of Edward and Rachaels humor. I did however pick this up and put it down A LOT....took a while to get though. All around disappoi ...more
Angie (Mind Malfunction)
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Jan 14, 2013 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I usually LOVE LOVE LOVE MaryJanice Davidson's work, but this book just didn't really do it for me. I can't put my finger on it, but this book was missing something. It felt a little like catching up with old friends after an awkward amount of time has passed and people are just exaggerated versions of themselves. I really liked Rachael and Edward were adorable and I hope to see them again but the book overall felt unfinished.
It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad. If you have a few hours to kill i
Feb 11, 2012 April rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-reads
I gave this three stars because I like the author. I found this story hard to get into, it rambled thoughout most of it. I liked the main characters, Rachel and Edward, they were funny and geeky! I know there was a story to tell, but it was so hard to follow, that I finally pieced it together at the end when the summary was given.
If you havent read any of the Betsy, Queen of the Vampires books it just wont make much sense to you.

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