Publication Date: 12/03/2013
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Berkley Sensation
Genre: Paranormal Romane
(Received for an honest review from Berkley Sensation)
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Books in the series:
Accidental Werewolf (2008), Accidentally Dead (2008), The Accidental Human (2009), Accidentally Demonic (2010), Accidentally Catty (2011), Accidentally Dead, Again (2012), The Accidental Genie (2012), The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry (2013)
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Excerpt from The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry, courtesy of Amazon's Look Inside feature.
He’s in a furry situation.
Accountant Harry Ralph Emerson has always been a by-the-numbers kind of guy. But when he finds himself trapped at work sprouting an obscene amount of hair, he knows his odds for maintaining normalcy are zero to none. After a frantic internet search, Harry goes through the OOPS—Out in the Open Paranormal Support—checklist and comes to a disheartening conclusion: He’s turning into a werewolf and he needs help ASAP.
She might be the only solution.
Werewolf Mara Flaherty has long carried a torch for Pack Cosmetics’s sexy single accountant, even after her attempt to seduce him went down in flames. When her sister-in-law, Marty, shows up to handle Harry’s OOPS emergency, she tasks Mara with showing the hirsute hottie the ropes. But Mara knows Harry’s condition is a result of her lab experiment gone wrong—and the previously mild-mannered object of her affection is about to give her a piece of his mind…
The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry is the eighth book in Dakota Cassidy's outrageous Accidentals series. Cassidy's over-the-top humor and pop culture references give this novel a light and fun atmosphere which will appeal to paranormal fans, as well as, romance readers. The author has a flair for the dramatic and her characters are vivacious and full of life. Something About Harry is definitely a hair-raising book, with lots of paranormal fun!
What I liked:
This novel was a first for me from this author and I was impressed with Cassidy's humor and the overall comedic appeal. Her books are obviously not meant to be dark paranormal tales. There was a lightness about it that was fun and entertaining.
Pop cultures references abounded in Something About Harry, and Cassidy was able to interject them into just about every situation. From Harry Potter to the Walking Dead, the author had a penchant for contemporary speech and thought patterns that made me chuckle more than once.
The characters were multi-dimensional and had a bit of depth that is sometimes missing in a novel that has a lot of humor. Cassidy made staid accountant Harry come alive as he dealt with his newly acquired werewolf sensibilities and even his overactive libido. Mara was a perfect match with her analytic mind and her wacky experiments. These two sizzled on more than one occasion which was fine with this reader.
What I didn't Like:
Fortunately, there were not to many things I didn't like about this one. I am one of those readers than can get into any kind of romance book, paranormals being some of my favorites. I enjoy a good love scene, and it can get a bit graphic, but one thing that tends to bug me is the use of too many colorful metaphors (as Spock from Star Trek might say). I don't like a lot of bad language in a book. In the bedroom certain things are expected, and I realize that "Good, Golly, Gosh Darn," doesn't always convey a characters point. But too much is too much. This one was a little wordy for my tastes, so that's just something to be aware of. It didn't take anything away from the overall read, which was excellent!
I wish I had started reading this series a lot earlier. Now I have to catch up. This a read that has a lot of humor, some great characters and a whole lot of contemporary pop culture references that will have readers rolling. It is good as a stand alone and you won't get lost at all, but I have a feeling as part of a series, this one will rock! Try it... I think you'll like it.
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This one gets 5 out of 5 apples from my book bag!
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About the Author:
Dakota Cassidy is the national bestselling author of the Accidentally Paranormal series, including The Accidental Werewolf and Accidentally Dead. She lives in Texas.
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