Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Leader of the Pack (Tales of an Urban Werewolf, #3)” as Want to Read:
Leader of the Pack (Tales of an Urban Werewolf, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Leader of the Pack (Tales of an Urban Werewolf #3)

by
3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  1,372 ratings  ·  69 reviews
WILDLY INDEPENDENT, SHE’S NOT ONE FOR PACK MENTALITY.

On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman’s dream: she has beauty, brains, and a big-time position in Austin’s most respected accounting firm (not to mention a very sexy, very successful new boyfriend). But there’s one Sophie would rather keep under wraps: she is a werewolf.

Sophie’s life gets a little more hairy
...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published July 28th 2009 by Ballantine Books (first published January 1st 2009)
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 2,517)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Fiendishly Bookish
One of the reasons why MacInerney's series is not "just another werewolf tale" is that it really has its own flavor. The main character, Sophie Garou hasn't grown up in a Pack. So the reader is not withered down immediately with all the hierarchical rule weaving that most authors strain to include at the very beginning of a series. And it's refreshing because the reader goes on the journey of discovery with the character.

So in addition to not growing up in a pack, Sophie's natural talent of shi
...more
Natasha
Leader of the Pack is the third installment in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf series by Karen MacInerney. I picked up the first book in the series by random, and immediately got drawn into this series. I went right back out and bought the second book of the series. After both were finished, I hated that I had to wait the rest of the year for this book to be released. Then it was released, and I sat down and read this book in a matter of hours. I LOVED it. The only thing I really I don't love is ...more
Khristine Stain
I wish I could have given this five stars.

(view spoiler)
...more
Carol. [All cynic, all the time]
Tolerable, but doubtful if I'll ever pick up the other books in the series. This is actually book three in a series, but it seemed to stand by itself. Although it referenced a situation from an earlier book twice or so, and the ex-boyfriend makes an appearance, the only thing that might be said to suffer is the world view. Apparently there is magic in the world now, as Sophie's mom is a witch, and there are were-animals, as reference is made to a were-cat late in the text. But most people don't ...more
Pamela
review courtesy of Romance Junkies (rated 4.5 Blue Ribbons):

Sophie Garou has a big secret: she is a werewolf, but she is keeping that all under wraps at the moment. Sophie has a very successful career at an accounting firm, a steady boyfriend, and things are finally looking up. Sophie's father chooses this inopportune time to reunite. Her father hasn't been around for the first twenty-eight years of her life, so why now? Sophie is content with blowing him off completely until she receives word
...more
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
From the back 'On the outside, Sophie Garou is living every woman's dream: She has beauty, brains and a big-time position in Austin's most respected accounting firm(not to mention a very sexy, very successful new boyfriend). But there's one thing Sophie would rather keep under wraps: She's a werewolf. Sophie's life gets a little more hairy when her long-estranged father, Luc, arrives in the Live Music Capital to attend the werewolves' annual Howl and reconnect with his daughter. But Luc's plans ...more
Jodie & Bree - Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
I want more Sophie & Mr Gold Eyed Tom...this can't be the end :(

What a crazy journey we have followed these characters through. Totally enjoyable with alot of laughs & a few cringeworthy moments (enter scene with Mark @ the ballet in book 2 - I meant what the!)

Loved this series! For anyone that likes werewolves, a sprinkle of magic, a bit of a whodunnit, high maintenance sassy gals with brand name slinging & 3 super hot male leads you must read this series.

5 out of 5!
Heather  * burr..wants summer back *
Intresting goodwill find for me. Cover was okay and blurb sounded good. A female werewolf who flies solo that has beauty and brains and a slew of men issues sounded like a book I wanted to read. It reminded me of Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series and I loved that so I decided to give this a chance.
Sophie Garou finally meets her father and of course he now blamed with killing another werewolf and is set to be executed. Not spoiling anything that's all in the blub. Anyway, not the average reun
...more
Michelle
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Christy Barber
MacInerney tells a decent story, but the bad dialogue and blatent continuity errors are hard to ignore. I love the familiarity of the setting, having in lived in the area prior, and ultimately I think that is why I gave these books 3 stars instead of 2.
Holly
Sophie is finally allowed to live in Austin without having to join the pack or worry about pack issues, for now the alpha told her. She has broken up with Heath and is dating her main client Mark. There is a lot of mystery around Mark that she doesn't question enough. Of course Tom shows back up on the scene for The Howl, a big werewolf gathering for multiple packs. But another wolf who comes for the festivities is Sophie's absent father. She tries to get acquainted with him only to be disappoin ...more
Susi

This is the third book in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf series. This book changes everything in Sophie's world. After 28 years of abstinence she meets her father and she isn't very about this fact from the beginning. Luc Garou is really annoying with his "we are better than the Germans"(I'm so not feeling for Luc- LOL) and you should take over Wolfgang's pack. He's a real Casanova and tries to charm his way in her heart and mind. She doesn't want to have him in her life but she most definitely
...more
Shdnx
Oct 11, 2011 Shdnx rated it 1 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one, really.
I have very mixed feelings about this book. At about halfway through the book I was contemplating giving up on it, but I managed to get over it - the second half of the book was rather okay, it was even exciting for a few brief intervals towards the end.

The base conflict behind the story was rather good, and I also liked the resolution, but the rest was terrible. An excellent story could have been written, with mystery and crime investigation and all (like Moon Called, the first book of the Merc
...more
Martina the Book Fairy
4 1/2 stars!

This is a werewolf UF series that runs a bit heavy on the romantic (there is some hooking up) but not too heavy on the sex.

The series is about Sophie Garou, a young werewolf in her mid-20's who lives in Austin, TX. She was raised by her mother, is a successful accountant and (previous to the first book) has never met another werewolf. Sure, she has to shave her legs a couple times a day and drink wolfsbane tea to help keep her control around the full moon, but other than that, Sophi
...more
Sarah
This is the last book in the Tales of an Urban Werewolf trilogy so although there will be no spoilers for this book in my review there may be spoilers for the previous 2 books. If you are new to the series I'd recommend you read these books in order so check out the reviews for Howling at the Moon.

The end of the previous book saw Sophie split up with her human boyfriend Heath & she is now dating her sexy client Mark. At least with Mark she doesn't have to try & hide the fact that she's
...more
April
Tales of an Urban Werewolf is without a doubt one of my favorite fairly unknown series. Leader of the Pack carries on that standard flawlessly.

The books (including book one: Howling at the Moon and book two: On the Prowl) follow werewolf Sophie Garou as she attempts to make her way between were-society and the human world. MacInerney’s characters are so enjoyable and the storyline well written with lots of romance, action and mystery that this series makes the perfect read for any paranormal fic
...more
Omi
I bought all three books in the series at the same time and gave the first two books 2 stars each but I believe this one earned 3 stars.

The plot in this book was very good and is a huge improvement on the others. The protagonist mentions designer labels less and is less self centred which not only makes her more likeable but shows charter growth. The secondary characters get better and better too. I really enjoyed this book.

This book had the potential for me to give it 4 stars but like the firs
...more
Wendy
Sophie Garou has it all: the beauty, brains, and the fur once a month. She's dealing with being out in the open with the Houston's werewolf packs, and so far, they have an uneasy relationship and mostly stay out of each other's business. However, things get a little hairy (pun intended) when her stranded father shows up in town. He's there to attend the annual Howl, which is like a werewolf convention, and to reconnect with his daughter.

Sophie's not sure how she feels about Luc being in town. Sh
...more
J.A. Belfield
This is quite possibly one of the most absurd books I've read in a long time.
HOWEVER, I couldn't help but rather enjoy it.

Warning: spoilers are forthcoming!

As I have done so throughout the series, I adored Tom. Boo on the author for making me wait so long for their union to transpire.
The whole Mark issue was an interesting angle--though I have to say, whilst I didn't 'identify' him by name, I had him pegged as a demon from pretty early on so that didn't come as a surprise. I also wasn't that su
...more
Darcy
Of the series so far this one has been the best. I did like meeting Sophie's dad and learning more about the pack and pack politics. It was interesting how the political workings affected things. I also found the Codex and having a book of rules funny, especially when they hadn't been updated in centuries.

With "The Howl" planned many packs gather near Austin to cement alliances, approve matings, and socialize with those not seen that often, Sophie does her best to avoid it. However with her dad
...more
Brittany
Well, after reading the second book in the Tales of the Urban Werewolves trilogy :"On the Prowl",I had high hopes for this book "Leader of the Pack". Being that it is the final book in the trilogy I hoped that any loose ends would be tied-up neatly and the many questions of the first two books would be sufficiently answered; thankfully Ms. MacInerny did just that in "Leader of the Pack"! Though I do wish we could have delved a bit deeper into the histories of the main werewolves in Sophie's lif ...more
Kyami
Leader of the Pack is the third book in the Urban Werewolf series, it was a good read and a somewhat new way of looking at Wherewolfs. If the idea of a romantic comedy about a werewolf appeals to you, then this is a must read book. You'll want to start with the first books in the series, Howling at the Moon and then On the Prowl.

Once you start reading you won't want to put down as you will want to fund out what trouble Sophie gets into next and whether or not Tom is meant to be more than just a
...more
Lisarenee
So LOVED this one, however, probably should have started with the first in the series. Oops! About a female werewolf whose father abandoned her and her mother shortly after her birth and gets caught up in a hairy (pardon the pun) situation. Her father whom she's just met has been accused of murder. Torn between intervening on his behalf or abandoning him as he'd done to her and her mother she must decide what she wants to do. Very enjoyable reading. There is a mysterious boyfriend who occasional ...more
Dutu
I wanted to give it 2 stars..but I gaved it 3 in the end. Unfortuany not because the boks was worth it, but because 2 stars was to little, if I could. I would gave gaved it 2.5.

I don't lake to have SF in my fiction books.

I can't tell you more because you will figure out the end of the book...but let me say that it was the kind of book that everything happends in the last 5 pages...and when I say that everything, I mean all the action it's there.
I hate when this happends, I like to read and when
...more
Sara
I like this series of books, the storyline and world is very interesting. However, the problems with story continuity bother me. I am not a person who normally studies a book to make sure everything matches up, but I have encountered 2 issues with a previous book in the series and 1 in this book. These discrepancies have jumped out at me.

In this book, we find out about Beate, the "promised mate" of Tom. When he tells the story, he says that he and Beate broke up because her mother forced them to
...more
Jess
This is the third book in the urban werewolf series. Sophie meets up with the father she hasn't seen since she was a baby, and has to decide whether or not it's worth helping him when he's accused of murdering one of the local Houston packs. Turns out the Garrou family has a lot of enemies around Houston, and everyone wants to see Sophie's dad to suffer for his crime.

Sophie has to find out whether or not her dad really did kill someone, or whether he's being framed.

There's more of the loner Tom,
...more
Penny Raspenny
Pretty strange ending, but a good read!

I can totally understand her inability to chose among the men of her life. I mean, check them out!(or at least my version of them)

Mark


Tom


Heath


But in the end there could be only one (kind of like Highlander!).

Not much to say actually. I enjoyed it and I would recomend it for passing the time nicely.
Karapitt Tuala
A very disappointed read for me. Although the story line was quite interesting but the heroine character was annoying at times. Shes immature, selfish and she usually act before she think. She doesn't even know her own feelings about her relationships and even in the end shes not truthful to herself or her relationship. I only read book two and three of this series and its pretty much the same. Heroine character still hasn't improved. Also I find the heroine best friend (if you can call them bff ...more
Ghadeer A
So i really liked these books . the writing was good ,the characters were interesting .. i liked the romance though sometimes i wanted to scream from frustration because Sophie had so many excuses not to be with Tom.there was action but not too much .the third book was kinda dissapointing .i felt the author rushed the whole sophie and tom thing a bit.i mean they went from barely knowing each other to being madly in love !also she (the author) got rid of lindsey by throwing her at heath wich also ...more
Barbara ★
I don't know if I'm just having a bad week or if the last two books I've read haven't been up to snuff. I really liked the first two in the series but this was just mediocre. I couldn't care less about Luc Garou (the heroine's arrogant long lost father) and the love triangle between Sophie, Mark and Tom was more irritating than romantic. I liked Tom but didn't like Mark at all. He was way to smarmy for my tastes but apparently Sophie was in lust with him. The werewolf pack politics were boring a ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 83 84 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
The Ultimate ABC ...: Leader of the Pack by Karen MacInerney 1 3 Mar 14, 2012 05:57AM  
  • Never Cry Werewolf (Crimson Moon, #5)
  • No Werewolves Allowed (Night Tracker, #2)
  • Scarlet (Dead World, #2)
  • Daemon's Mark (Nocturne City, #5)
  • Hallowed Circle (Persephone Alcmedi, #2)
  • Kitty Raises Hell (Kitty Norville #6)
  • Rising Moon (Nightcreature, #6)
  • A Flash of Hex (OSI, #2)
  • Turned (The Blood Lily Chronicles, #3)
  • Death's Sweet Embrace (Dark Brethren #2)
  • Blood Magic (World of the Lupi, #6)
94892
I'm the author of the Agatha-nominated Gray Whale Inn mystery series, Tales of an Urban Werewolf. the Margie Peterson mysteries and the upcoming Dewberry Farm mysteries (plus a new fantasy in the works). My reading is like my writing: eclectic!

I grew up in the Northeast, but I currently live in Austin with my husband, two kids, and a houserabbit named Bunny. Feel free to visit me online at www.ka
...more
More about Karen MacInerney...
Howling at the Moon (Tales of an Urban Werewolf, #1) On the Prowl (Tales of an Urban Werewolf, #2) Murder on the Rocks (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #1) Dead and Berried (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #2) Murder Most Maine (Gray Whale Inn Mystery, #3)

Share This Book