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Reviewed in the United States on March 8, 2009
A friend recommended this book highly, so I picked it up. The first few pages were full of our main character talking color coordination, and hugely upset because for some reason she couldn't understand, her complexion changed and she can no longer wear lavender.
Marty is a door to door make-up saleswoman, working the way to the top of her pyramid, when her poodle attacks a prowling werewolf who was distracted by Marty's scent. In her attempt to pry her viscious little dog off the large "dog's" lip, he accidentally bites her, a scratch on her hand really, and she starts changing.
I probably could have rolled with the unlikeliness of poodle-induced werewolfism, but the book's attempts at humor fall flat. It isn't particularly funny when you know it's trying very hard to be, maybe too hard. Though once Marty stops obsessing about her color wheel, you get to see more of her heart and she becomes more endearing. The supporting characters are underdeveloped, and even Marty's werewolf alpha hunk seems less alpha, and more brooding older brother.
In the end I liked it more than I thought I would when I began, but I'm still don't think I'll pick up the second book in the series.