Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel by Ronda Thompson

Published by St. Martins

Why I read this: I bought it because it sounded cute and quirky. I wasn't going to read it right away, but on the way home from the store I saw that we had a full moon, so it was only fitting to start reading a werewolf story on the full moon.

It’s hard to be humble when you’re one of New York’s top fashion models. Sprouting fangs and fur during modeling shoots helps, but supermodel Lou Kinipski deals with more than the occasional “wolfy” outbreak during PMS. Now a good-looking detective is asking questions about a series of murders with which he believes Lou may be connected. A rock star PI is digging up bones from her past that Lou wishes would stay buried, and a killer on the prowl wants Lou dead. Thank God for Manolo Blahnik pumps, Court TV and her lesbian sidekick, Cindy, otherwise Lou might trade her fake fur coat for the real deal and become part of a strange underworld of fanged beings roaming the streets of New York after dark.

This book is not a romance. It's a comedy with romantic elements. It's not a laugh out loud type of funny book, but it did make me smile a number of times.
Lou is a semi famous supermodel who has a little problem. You see, during PMS, or when she is angry/scared she starts to grow claws, fangs and gets all hairy. This is annoying to her because since she is model she is constantly having to wax off the werewolf fur when she has an out break, as she likes to call it.

While she sleeps, Lou has dreams where she sees another werewolf killing women. Most of the women look just like her, so when uber sexy homicide detective, Terry, starts asking questions she blurts out things about the case that the public does not know. She covers for herself by telling Terry that she is psychic.

In order to find out more about her werewolf condition, Lou hires a PI to track down her birth parents. Then she asks him to find her adoptive parents, who disappeared 2 years ago..the same time her birth mother seemed to fall off the face of the earth.

We find out that Lou is not a natural werewolf. She was made into one while her mother was pregnant with her during a prenatal experiment. Now, everyone involved has disappeared. However, Lou's adoptive parents left her a series of clues. Confessions of a werewolf supermodel ends with Lou setting off to Nevada after the first clue tells her to search there for answers.

I enjoyed all the characters in the book. Lou's best friend, Cindy, who knows all of Lou's secrets. Stefan, the photographer who is in love with Lou. There is a Vampire, Rick, who files down his fangs so that he can't bite people anymore. Morgan the PI who has a thing for Lou, and of course, Terry the cop. Did I mention that Lou does have sex with Terry? She ends up breaking his ribs during it, too. A few more models round up the cast of characters.

This book is not perfect, but it is very entertaining in a positive way. I'm going to go ahead an say it's an A. My only complaint is that I don't want to wait for the next book to come out. I want it now!

7 comments

  1. ·:*¨¨*:·.Mad.·:*¨¨*:·. // 1:58 PM  

    Chantal -- There will be no other books by this author that I know of. Sadly, she passed away back in July of cancer. It was very shocking at the time to hear it...

  2. Wendy // 2:50 PM  

    Mad beat me to it. Ronda Thompson passed away right around the time that Kathleen Woodiwiss left us....

  3. ·:*¨¨*:·.Mad.·:*¨¨*:·. // 4:41 PM  

    I remember hearing about it the weekend RWA was going on in Texas.

  4. nath // 10:16 PM  

    Oh man, that is sooo sad. I remember hearing that she passed away and I was surprised to see a new book hitting the shelves.

    it sounds really good though and I think I'm still going to get it :) thanks for the review Chantal, because I,ve been hesitating about buying this book.

  5. Chantal // 10:46 PM  

    You guys, I didn't know. I feel so sad. This morning I went to her website and got her email address so that I could write to her and let her know how much I liked this book.
    I got a reply back telling me of her passing, and that this was her last completed book.

    I'm very glad I read this book. So sad to hear that the author has died :(

  6. ReneeW // 11:50 PM  

    Wow, I had no idea she passed away. So sad. I have read only one book of hers, Isn't It Romantic. Very funny contemporary romance, and a keeper for me (A-).

  7. Isabel // 4:52 PM  

    Sounds like a cute book. That's so sad about the author passing away. I wonder what will happen with the series.