Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Accidentally Catty by Dakota Cassidy

Title: Accidentally Catty
Author: Dakota Cassidy
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Accidentally #5
Main Characters: Katie Woods & Spanky-Beck-Shaw
Release Date: March 2011
ISBN 978-0425239605 or 
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $8.82
Borders- $15.00
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
A purrr-fectly scintillating new novel from the national bestselling author of Accidentally Demonic.
Katie Woods never thought she'd be forty-one, divorced, and thrust back into the dating world. To start fresh, Katie uproots her veterinary practice to upstate New York-not exactly the hottest dating scene on the planet. But when an unconscious cougar appears at her clinic, Katie's newly single life gets a much needed jolt of the supernatural kind.
After Katie examines the cougar and leaves him caged overnight, she's shocked to find a big strapping specimen of young, hot man in its place. And when the scratch she got during the exam results in some unnatural side effects, Katie has more to deal with then her animal attraction to a much younger guy-she has to figure how to stop herself from becoming a cougar of the four-legged variety.

My Review:
I don't usually start out a book review this way, but I think that this book needs my favorite quote first just to give you a feel for the humor in this book:
Nina chuckled, giving Katie her infamous devilish grin. "It means you aren't just a werecougar, lady. You're a cougar-cougar. You took stereotyping to a whole 'nother level. You're like one of those 'doesn't look her age' chicks who hits on young dudes because they got the zoom in their boom still happening. You're a total label. Hot. Niiiice work, Mrs. Robinson."

This book is #5 in the Accidentally series. I haven't read books 1-4 yet, but I can promise you that they are at the top of my to-buy list. This book was hilarious, touching, and oh-so-much fun!

Katie is a vet who comes home from dinner to find a cougar on her front porch. While trying to get him situated into her office, she accidentally gets scratched. Within 2 hours, she has a paw and canines. Her assistant quickly calls OOPS (Out in the Open Paranormal Support) which is made up of the 4 heroines from the 4 previous Accidental books. Their goal is to help people transition into the paranormal world, but they haven't quite figured out the best approach to this so their hi-jinks are just as hilarious as anything else in this book.

Our cougar is none other than the shapeshifter Spanky-Beck-Shaw. The multiple name is a result of the fact that he has amnesia. He has no recollection of who he is, of what he is, or how to help Katie with her transition. Add to that the fact that he looks to be barely 20 years old to Katie's 41 year old age and there are some absolutely hilarious age-related quips throughout this entire book.

This book is so irreverent and funny. It was thoroughly enjoyable. The OOPS team banter with each other and everyone else in the book with snark and wit that I love- it's all (well almost all) done in fun and with love. This is absolutely the kind of humor that I love to read.

Spanky-Beck-Shaw has his own wit and humor. He is in a really difficult and uncomfortable position, but he remains laid-back and unruffled- confident in who he is (although he has no recollection of who that actually is) and confident in his desire for Katie.

Katie is coming off a really bad divorce and deception which has made her question her ability to read people and to trust herself. It's wonderful to watch her growth in this book as she re-learns that there are still good people in this world. 

This was an exceptional book in the level of how much I flat-out enjoyed it and was entertained by it. I cannot wait to find the first 4 books in this series.

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I am almost done with this one and really think it is as fun as the rest! My favorite books in this series are 2 (A. Dead) and 4(A. Demonic)! I think you will like all of them--Dakota has such a wicked sense of humor, even in her contemporaries :)