Thursday, March 25, 2010

Book Review: The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy

Review: The Accidental Werewolf
Series: Accidental Friends - Book 1
Author: Dakota Cassidy
No. of Pages: 326
Release Date: 5th February 2008


Marty Andrews is havin a bad week. First, she;s bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle. As a result, her salon-perfect blonde hair begins darkening by the day to something thats's sooo not in her colour wheel. Her moodswings have turned her into The Hormonal Hulk. Worse yet, the hair on her legs is rowing at a rate even a body slam into an entire vat of wax couldn't cure. Last, and most important, her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics is going to hell in a handbasket...

The only high point is Keegan Flaherty, the drool-worthy man who shows up at her door. Of course, he's clearly insane. Keegan claims that he accidentally bit Marty, and since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Read meat cravings aside, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake that her highlights. And she must put her out-of-control life in the hands of the man who makes her blood run wild in more ways than one...

My Thoughts:

This book is an absolute scream!

I had so many laugh out loud moments that I had to control myself from loud outbursts when I was reading this at work.

Marty at the start isn't a very likeable character. She's a work-aholic, who only seems to care about make-up and her little poodle. But as the story progresses we see her deeper side, and her funny side which make her as loveable as Muffin, the poodle with small dog syndrome. I love Marty's development, from self-obsessed Betty-Sue zombie to caring, nurturing and considerate pack member. I also loved that through this transformation she didn't lose her edge.

Keegan is absolutely delicious. He's all man with a soft side that only comes out when Marty strikes him at his most vulnerable times. He's a hard man who's hard to read and even harder to connect to, but in this case it only adds to his sexiness.

The Accidental Werewolf is a predictable novel, but the way it got to the finish we knew was coming was extremely entertaining. The fights with Keegans ex, the sit downs with his family, who were so welcoming to something so new to them, and to her poodle.

The plot may not be the strongest, but it didn't stop The Accidental Werewolf from being a completely enthralling tale. I think what also help it along was the language. The style of writing that Cassidy uses was very modern. She uses slang, true accenting of words and the characters talk like real people. It's as if you are literally watching a bunch of chicks on the street having a conversation.

Cassidy didn't confine herself to literary tems or language, and she pulled it off very well. I think this is what made The Accidental Werewolf so enjoyable, because it was on my level, and in my language. It is what made me devour so quickly and eagerly await the next book in this series.

Warning: This book does contain some explicit language and sexual material.

Others in this series:
Accidentally Dead
The Accidental Human
Accidentally Demonic
Accidentally Catty

Available at:
Book Depository


bookaholic said...

Lovely review. I want to read this book.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Sounds fun but wish the cover appealed to me more. Oh, well, guess they can't all be fantastic.

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Sarah said...

Great review! This sounds just like my kind of book & is definitely going on my wishlist :o)

From your review I think this is going to be similar to Katie MacAlister's Dark Ones series only with weres instead of vamps. You might like that series too if you like a comedy read!

YA Vampire Books said...

Lol, sounds like a funny book!

You have an award to pick up here btw!

Wings said...

Bookaholic - thank you! it seems i write my most detailed reviews late at night lol

Alyssa - the cover to me encompasses what this book is, a very chicky quirky read. The cover doesnt scream beauty or look at me either.

Sarah - will definitely have to check that out! thanks for the rec!

Bella & YA Vamp books - thanks so much!!

Sewicked said...

I enjoyed this read, so random reader (me) recommends it, too.

Jessilyn said...

Good review i wanna read !!

dArLyN said...

i really love your review and that's enough makes me wanting to read this!thanks a lot!

Cherry said...

I sooo need to read this series...

Tribute Books said...

Sounds good ,will look into. Thanks!

Sarah said...

I have seen a lot of hype surrounding this series. I have been meaning to read it. Thanks for the review!


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