Thursday, December 5, 2013

Review and Giveaway: The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry

The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry (Accidentals - Book 8) by Dakota Cassidy

Publication Date: 12/03/2013
Publisher: Penguin Group
Imprint: Berkley Sensation
Genre: Paranormal Romane
Pages: 320
ISBN-10: 0425268659
ISBN-13: 978-0425268650

(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!

Bottom Line: 

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.

The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry is available NOW from your favorite bookseller.

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.

Giveaway Details:

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KMichelleC87 said...

patricia briggs' mercy thompson series is my favorite of the werewolf books


That Girl Reads said...

For some odd reason I can't remember if I've read any werewolf books or not. I have werewolf books, but those ones I know for sure I haven't read yet. I just can't recall if I've read any others.

... Apparently, I need more sleep and better memory.

Carl Scott said...

Whenever I think about werewolves I go back to the original werewolf movie The Wolf Man (1941) starring Lon Chaney. Yeah it's hokey but I still remember seeing it on TV as a kid and thinking how cool it was. Not a book, I know, but a great memory.

NoraA said...

I'm going to go along with the Mercy Thompson series. I own a number of the books and have read all to date. I'm also a big fan of DC's and am even a member of her yahoo group. She totally ROCKS. She also has another series that I love. The former trophy wife series also a fun read.

Michelle Willms said...

I loved Written in Red, a new series by Anne Bishop; it takes a completely different approach to werewolves. I love shapeshifter books of all types.

traveler said...

Lori Handeland and Kelley Armstrong. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

jmcgaugh said...

My favorite werewolf series are Patricia Briggs' Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega series. Some other authors with enjoyable werewolf stories are Kresley Cole, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lydia Dare, Lori Handeland, Alexandra Ivy, Kelley Armstrong, Larissa Ione, and Carrie Vaughn.

bn100 said...

Don't have any favs

Steph F. said...

Patricia Briggs Mercy Thompson series, Kresley Coles IAD series and the wolves in Kelley Armstrongs Otherworld series, love Cole. A lot of great authors out their that write about werewolves. I love this series and can't wait to read this one.

Brooke said...

The Twilight series is my favorite series with wolves...but I have lots of others.

This series sounds wonderful, can't believe I haven't heard of it before!

Natasha said...

I love the Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton.
Thanks for the chance to win!