How to Marry a Werewolf

by Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger LLC, 2018

This novella comes after the Parasol Protectorate series and the novella Romancing the Werewolf.

Adult Steampunk Romance Novella

8 cups of tea out of 11

Summary: This novella focuses on Major Channing Channing of the Chesterfield Channings and Faith who has come from America to try and find a werewolf husband.

Likes: I’ve been interested in Channing’s backstory since he was introduced in the Parasol Protectorate series so I was excited to read about it in this book. I really liked Faith, our heroine. She has a lot of spirit and sass. Also, she collects rocks and likes to wear pants. I loved reading Faith and Channing’s banter. It was clever, bold, and funny. Also, Gail Carriger’s writing style is clever, bold, and funny.

Dislikes: I have a love/hate relationship with Channing. He can be such a jerk and not into commitment or healthy relationships but he’s also clever, witty, and emotionally damaged. Plus he knows exactly who he is and doesn’t apologize. So the romance suffered a little because I’ve read other books with Channing but not about Channing and we don’t get his internal thoughts or feelings. So from the outside he didn’t seem like a man who could give his heart to someone else regardless of how fabulous she is. (I also wasn’t sure he was into women at all.) So I’m really glad we got his perspective in this novella but I wasn’t completely convinced that Channing was ready for a committed relationship.

Overall this novella probably could be read by itself because the focus is on Channing and Faith but some of the details about the other characters might be confusing or unclear if you haven’t read any of the other books.

Content: Mild language and innuendo. Characters talk about sex and related topics but there aren’t any sex scenes.

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