Jeanette’s novel starts with a great deal of humor and comical anecdotes about Jen’s boss, Rob and his antics every time the moon blooms full and bright. She knows all about the were community, and all its foibles. She feels as though she doesn’t get enough respect from her peers, and is left out of the life she has made for herself. Jen tries to be a good enough person to even associate with the werewolves, but inside she craves, like all of us, to be something else; something more.
Jen finds werewolves almost comical as they are mainly in heat during the full moon, and she notices how drooly and useless they can be if left alone to their own devices. There is one problem with her though, despite what she thinks of werewolves and the way they leave everything in a mess when she is around, she is jealous of them, how large they grow, and the fun they seem to have.
In Jeanette’s novel, Jen tries to keep the fact hidden that she is a were-mouse as she knows it would make her boss laugh. Instead she goes along with his mistakes, naughty times with other girls in his office, and all because she feels something deep inside her for him. She knows her love for Rob isn’t likely to go anywhere fast, but it doesn’t stop her from fantasizing.
Her growing love for her boss is one of the things that make her do the one thing she shouldn’t; she steals the amulet hoping it will help her get a better life. Jen will have to hope that she can make a difference in the were community, or they might laugh her out of the place!
As part 1 in a series, this novel deserves to be one of the first comedy horror novels you should get – When, Were and Howl has it all, lust, love and fur flying endlessly, you’re guaranteed to howl all the way through.
Jen has never enjoyed the full moon. Not like her family and certainly not like her boss, Rob, whose monthly trysts leave the office in a shambles. Jen turns into a mouse on the full moon, the most disrespected form in the were-community. Her crush on Rob only makes her deep loneliness and feelings of alienation worse. When her friend steals an amulet with the power to turn were-wolf, Jen decides to try it on… only to find that being a wolf isn’t all its cracked up to be.