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On the Prowl (Tales of an Urban Werewolf #2)

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"Sophie Garou is a master at taming her inner beast, which comes in handy since she's a werewolf. With a big promotion at work and a supersexy boyfriend, Heath (whom she recently spotted leaving a jewelry store with a beguiling ring box), she's one happy girl.
But when Heath starts spending long nights at the office with his new associate--a dead-ringer for Career Day Barb
Mass Market Paperback, 366 pages
Published November 25th 2008 by Ballantine Books
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Dec 08, 2008 Julie (jjmachshev) rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
I like Sophie Garou. She's the heroine of Karen MacInerney's latest "On the Prowl". This is book two in the 'Tales of an Urban Werewolf' and I laughed through a large majority of the book!

Sophie is a werewolf...umm, hmmm. What does it say about her life that she keeps wolfsbane tea and disposable razors in her purse? She really, really, really just wants to be normal. As far as she's concerned, the tendency to go furry is just a pain in the butt! She's a successful (yea! finally made partner) ac
May 02, 2010 chucklesthescot rated it liked it
Recommends it for: PNR/UF,YA,werewolf fans
Shelves: humour, uf-pnr, shifters
Sophie is having a confusing time. Her promotion at work leaves her working with a very sexy new man just as she suspects that her boyfriend is having an affair with his attractive new secretary. To make matters worse, the Houston Pack are now aware of her existence and don't like rogue werewolves running around. If she doesn't join, she is the enemy. And a group of young female wolves want her as their leader...
Sophie is brilliant. Her girlie angst about life is something even us non-werewolve
J.A. Belfield
Feb 26, 2012 J.A. Belfield rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Man, how does Sophie manage to make me feel disappointed in her yet so sorry for her all at the same time? She is one frustrated and messed up female. Confused, too.

I'm not disappointed that things seem to be fizzling out with Heap. I didn't feel he was right for her in book 1 anyway and had a yen even then for her to snatch Tom up instead of Lyndsey. I'd love to see where that relationship might go in the future--though I agree, no way can it happen without a price being paid. Mark was a good d
Jan 12, 2009 Ladiibbug rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PNR Fans
#2 Tales of an Urban Werewolf

Amazingly enjoyable, just about a perfect PNR. Sophie Garou, werewolf, just made partner at a CPA firm. She's lived her life as a werewolf hidden from the packs, and she wants to keep it that way. The packs in Texas have learned about Sophie and they're hot on her trail. And they are NOT being nice about her wish to be left alone.

The writing is superb, the absorbing, sexy, funny, characters vividly drawn and unforgettable -- witty, smart ... I kept thinking, "there i
Dec 29, 2010 Thenia rated it liked it
Sophie's in trouble yet again. She keeps going on and on and she keeps getting in more and more trouble! With a little help and a lot of luck she manages to untangle herself from the troubling-mess but not so much her romantic-mess. She knows who she wants but she can't have him. She has someone else though (no lack of males in Sophie's life, apparently) and I think this romantic mess is one where I can't actually guess who she's going to end up with. If the series is bound to have a happy endin ...more
Aug 23, 2011 Miki rated it really liked it
To be honest i discovered this book by accident. I was looking for one about fantasy or paranormal and didn't have a lot of money. It was the cheaper on the track ( a sale)

I don't regret it at all, it was really funny to read. you got a new version of werewolf and the plot and the writing were amazing.
It's only at the end that i discovered that it was the second book of a trilogy- doesn't matter you can read it as a stand alone ( it's the best of the trilogy)
Apr 13, 2009 Anna rated it liked it
I read this book all in one day. It was an enjoyable read in which we get to know more about Sophie and her friends and we also meet new characters. I'm looking forward to the next one...which won't be out for a while. Oh well.
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Nov 28, 2010 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it it was amazing
Shelves: werewolves
After finishing Howling at the Moon, the first installment of this series, I was eagerly anticipating reading On the Prowl. Karen MacInerney did not disappoint! I was immediately immersed in this second Tale of an Urban Werewolf. This novel took me all of 24 hours to read. My boyfriend's absence may have had something to do with that but, great writing and an awesome story were definitely strong contributing factors as well.

Sophie Garou is back and is as entertaining as ever. One of the main att
I kind of liked this one, and it was certainly better than the opening book of the series. It is still not an outstanding book, but one that I would calmly recommend to anyone asking for a mediocre werewolf story.

The world expands a bit in this installment, as Sophie encounters new kinds of supernatural beings. I won't go into details, as it would spoil much of the mystery the story is built upon. All things considered, it's mildly interesting, but nothing too original or exciting.
Werewolf packs
Jan 12, 2011 Ithlilian rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
I wish I had started reading this series earlier. I think the "Tales of an Urban Werewolf" series title threw me a bit, but I am very glad I decided to give this series a try. The first book was fun, witty, and very entertaining. Book two was similar, but I had a few issues. First, I love the main character Sophie and enjoyed her sarcasm and humor throughout the entire first book. Now, it is starting to get to me a bit. Instead of likable, she is starting to seem a bit shallow. Then there is the ...more
May 19, 2010 Sarah rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Howling at the Moon, the first book in this trilogy and I wasn't disappointed with On the Prowl. It had all the comedy, romance & mystery of the first book and Sophie's love life has become even more complicated. I'd recommend reading the series in order but I think you could get away with reading this as a stand alone book.

This book starts a couple of months after the last book finished. Things between Sophie and her hot human boyfriend Heath have become even more complicat
Sep 07, 2009 Wendy rated it liked it
The only thing Sophie Garou has always wanted is to live her normal, human life. So far, so good. She just recently got a big promotion at her job, she's fairly certain her boyfriend of more than one year is about to pop the big question and overall, things couldn't be any better. That is, until she receives an email from the alphas of Houston ordering her to go to a meeting with them. Or else. The Houston pack is not happy at all that she's managed to live under their noses all these years and ...more
Jan 22, 2010 Darcy rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2010, uf, shifters
With the first book being just ok for me I wasn't to hot to read this one. Sophie bugs me a little, she bumbles her way around with everything in her life from Heath, to Lindsey, to all the crazy werewolf stuff. And if I have to hear anymore about having to shave her legs I am going to scream!! But for some reason even with all of this stuff going on I still keep reading and I am not sure why.

Sophie seems to be in the middle of a territory dispute between 2 rival packs, each one trying to use h
Aug 03, 2016 Kate rated it it was amazing
"Sophie Garou is a master at taming her inner beast, which comes in handy since she's a werewolf. With a big promotion at work and a supersexy boyfriend, Heath (whom she recently spotted leaving a jewelry store with a beguiling ring box), she's one happy girl.
But when Heath starts spending long nights at the office with his new associate--a dead-ringer for Career Day Barbie--Sophie smells trouble. And when her professional relationship with her big new client--who also happens to be Texas's bril
Aug 10, 2013 Cindy rated it really liked it
Shelves: were-creatures, mm
Is it the familiar settings in San Antonio, Round Top, Austin and Houston? Is it my ongoing fascination with werewolves? I'd be even more enthusiastic if the story didn't disintegrate into gratuitous, smutty sex scenes (because they often disrupt the flow of the story, instead of being part of the flow) every few pages. Sophie Garou is a satisfying character - a bit designer obsessed (I'll be MacInerney has a collection of quality high fashion shoes that would rival Carrie Bradshaw!), although t ...more
Yvonne Boag
Jun 19, 2011 Yvonne Boag rated it liked it
Shelves: supernatural
It took me a while to get into the rhythm of this book, perhaps because I hadn't read book 1. Sophie Garou has just been made partner at her office and has a boyfriend that she loves. It quickly all starts going wrong when the nearest werewolf pack finds out she has been living in their territory for 20 years undetected. Her love life also starts falling apart. She thinks her boyfriend is cheating on her, she is attracted to her best friends boyfriend (also a werewolf) and there is Mark her clie ...more
May 31, 2012 Omi rated it it was ok
On the prowl, much like the first book, was okay. Unfortunately much like the first book it had irritating mistakes that made the writer seem lazy and made me feel like I had kept track of the story better than she had. I am fairly sure that someone who was an aunt in the first book was called a mother in this which just made me stop and forget about the story for a while.

The series consistently has too many love interests and too many pointless sex scenes. Once again Sophie comes across as pre-
Oct 14, 2012 Brittany rated it liked it
I am a sucker for a series, so the fact that On the Prowl is the second book in a trilogy defiantly gave the story a bit of a boost in my opinion. I felt like it ended too quickly and left too many threads hanging, but since I had the next book Leader of the Pack ready and waiting in my Nook I was able to overlook those issues in hopes that the author cleared the majority of them up in the next book. *Having just finished the final book in the trilogy, I am happy to say that she sure did*
So w
May 14, 2013 Natalie rated it it was ok
This is book 2 in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf series; I didn't read book one. This looked interesting on the surface, especially since I live in the city that this takes place in, but I was really disappointed overall. The heroine was one of those women that I would never be friends with - shallow all the way through with zero, that's right I said zero, redeeming qualities. The other characters did nothing for me and her two love interests left me cold. The writing was good and the author did ...more
May 07, 2009 Kelly rated it liked it
This was a fun read. I would recommend it for people who like chic-lit, because that's the closest genre for it. We're talking about a heroine who likes her non-fat lattes and her manicures, and isn't afraid to admit it - even as she chases after three unrealistically sexy men whose characters are unfortunately a little less defined than their muscles. Not that that really gets in the way of enjoying it, since it's a quick, fun read that has you imagining you're a werewolf with too many men to c ...more
Feb 05, 2009 Sfdreams rated it really liked it
I wasn't sure I would like this book, but I really did!!

I usually don't read books out of order, but I had Karen MacInerney on my author's alert at the library (for the beading book that she finished for Barbara Burnett Smith and the Gray Whale Inn mysteries)and this book was reserved for me. I don't usually read werewolf/vampire type books (except Charlaine Harris), but I liked this so much that I am going to go back and read book one, and I look forward to the following books.

Sophie is a char
Jan 02, 2009 Morgan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance-m-n-o
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Monica Skeens
I enjoyed this one but not quite as much as the first. I understand the Sophie hasn't had much training or even knowledge of other werewolves, and can understand her mistakes of not thinking about what she is wearing when going on a stake out. However the parts I did not enjoy were the clothing descriptions and how all the name brands were mentioned. It almost made me as a reader feel out of my league. The basics of the story were there and the story line was great, but I hope in the next instal ...more
Dec 21, 2009 Marsha rated it liked it
The second book in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf is much better than the first. I honestly still cannot say I am a fan of MacInerney's writing style but this book did not get bogged down in unnecessary minuetia.In this installment, Sophie Garou is struggling to determine whether or not her boyfriend is cheating on her, all the while she is lusting after a mysterious werewolf Tom and her biggest client, Mark. At one point I was wondering who she wasn't attracted to. The plot was a little better ...more
Cassandra Koudela
May 09, 2013 Cassandra Koudela rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
The main story was good but there were some serious issues. The main character Sophie was way to clothes obsessed and cared way too much about what people thick about her. Sophie has some real relationship issues with her boyfriend manly the fact that she keeps forgetting about his and is lusting after two different men. The grrls are great an I hope to see them in the next book. Wolfgang was a great character and a good addition, he added another layer to the story. Want to know more about him ...more
I like the main character, but she really doesn't fit the role of the investigative, powerful werewolf. In this book, she attempts to be a cross between the ditzy fashionista and the importantly powerful werewolf. I like her as the ditz who cares more about her shoes than about getting caught, but I had to skim over the parts where she was investigating or fighting. Other than the mismatched personalities, and the awful love square that made me feel so bad for all of the guys (Sophie explains he ...more
Nov 26, 2011 Holly rated it really liked it
Sophie has more run ins with wolves, has major issues with Heath (who we barely see during this book), deals with crazy aztecs, tries to spy, and gets more exposure to Mark. Was annoyed with the way she dealt with Mark and wanted to yell at her for being so stupid about him. Hate her assistant and have no idea why she doesn't fire her. This book was my least favorite of the three, mainly because she is so stupid about Mark and Heath and just the tone of this one was a bit darker I guess.
Apr 16, 2011 Ahsinad rated it really liked it
I think Ive found another kick azz author with Ms Karen here. Her character Sophie is my kinda girl, she gets back up swinging. She's a werewolf trying to make the best of a bad situation, cant decied who she wants to get with or how to find time to get a quick shave in between on top of keeping her hairy condition a secret from her best friend. Oh and offering free tax services to keep a pack of her back, thats hilarious!
May 25, 2014 Kristin rated it really liked it
I read the first one and loved it, thought it was hilarious so I grabbed up the second and third. I finally got around to reading the second one here and I still really liked it. Not quite as funny but exciting, interesting and an easy read. The main character, Sophie, seemed quite a bit more slutty than the first book but I can overlook that as she is half/part animal....still fun. I will read the last one soon :)
Nov 25, 2013 Dutu rated it liked it
I thought that the first one was good and I was hopping that the second one will be extraordinary.. no such luck
I love a good love story...a love triangle not so much...but a love square....
I'm all for team Tom, but noooo we do not have Tom after Heat we have a newbie by the name of Mark.

I'm reading the third one to, because the books where ok and I want to know if there will be a Tom in there the author brings another one into this love..square I'm going mad.

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