Book Review: The Accidental Werewolf 2 : Something About Harry by Dakota Cassidy
The Accidental Werewolf 2 : Something About Harry
Author: Dakota Cassidy
Series: Accidentally Friends, book 8
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Source: From publisher for review
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Review by: Stephanie
Werewolf Mara Flaherty wants a baby and she’s done waiting for Mr. Tall, Dark, and Furry to come along. She’s created a special baby making juice but before she can test it, Harry Emerson, the cute human accountant Mara has a huge crush on, drinks it by mistake. Harry doesn’t want to believe he’s accidentally been turned into a werewolf by the woman he’s been admiring from afar. Doesn’t she know he has responsibilities? With the help of OOPS, Mara will show Harry what it means to be a werewolf and she’ll need to do it quickly because someone is after them.
There’s a familiar formula to the books in this series and this installment doesn’t shy away from it. Someone is accidentally turned into a paranormal, the turn(ee?) doesn’t want to believe it’s happening to them and tries to figure out a way to reverse it, the turn(er?) feels horrible and tries to help, they start falling for each other, hot sex heats things up, hijinks ensue, and then they ride off into the sunset together. Ok, maybe not ride off into the sunset but you get the picture.
The first half of the book or so is spent with Harry mad at Mara. Mara’s a good person so she already feels bad but when you add in the feelings (and sexual fantasies) she has for Harry, Mara feels like she’s the worst of the worst. After he calms down (and finally pushes Mara too far with the whining) Harry shows he’s a good guy who is in over his head with two kids he’s now the guardian of. They’re both two very cute, fun characters who are not afraid to let their nerd flags fly and know how to set off fireworks.
Oh Nina, how I love you and all your wonderful snarkiness, bluntess, and that heart of gold you’d beat me for saying you have. It only took a couple pages before Nina had me cracking up. She can be a bit much for some but I love her and for me I like her best when she’s dealing with someone new rather than bickering with Wanda or Marty. It’s more fun that way I think rather than it sounding like 3 sisters just going at it….again.
Everything in this book is predictable except for who and why a secret attacker is after Mara and Larry. Kudos for the curve ball because I would have bet money I knew who was behind it all. Other than that, this is a standard Accidentally Friends installment. Hilarious for the most part with several scenes that are drawn out into snark-offs I skimmed through and a cute HEA to wrap everything up. One might ask why continue a series that’s predictable. With so many books out there with dark, heavy story lines, knowing ahead of time I’m going to laugh until I cry and feel warm and fuzzy in the end is just what I need.