Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Honey I Shrunk the Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy

Title:  Honey I Shrunk the Werewolf
AuthorDakota Cassidy
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: -
Main Characters: Ella & Crosby
Release Date: August 2011
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
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Sexual Intensity: hot - erotic

Story Overview:
I’m a what?”
“A werewolf.”
“A werewolf who can’t remember he’s a werewolf because he has amnesia.”

That pretty much sums it up. The timing couldn’t be worse, too. Just when the pain of booting her asshat of a husband to the curb has started to lessen, Ella gets stuck babysitting his hairy amnesiac ass. Well…she is a psychiatric nurse, after all. In exchange for helping Crosby rediscover his inner werewolf, Ella has the pack’s word she’ll be granted a divorce. She’ll be free to move on. Maybe continue the Twitter flirtation she’s got going with @Hairofthedog. Hey, it’s a start.

But Crosby isn’t playing fair. No longer the Grand Poobah of Douchebaggery, with his memories gone, he’s more the charming, fun-loving man Ella fell in love with. How’s she supposed to hate him when he keeps smiling and charming and, oh yeah, screwing her six ways to Sunday? Though Ella’s body is game for more physical therapy, her mind hasn’t forgotten his betrayal. Crosby will need a damn fine excuse for what he’s done.

As it turns out, he has one—and it’s a doozy.

My Review:
Okay, did you read that story description above?? This book is just as good and funny as it sounds in that description. OMG, this was such a fun book!! I absolutely adore Dakota Cassidy's sense of humor!

Ella's soon-to-be ex husband ended up with a case of amnesia after he mysteriously showed up with a softball sized knot on his head. As werewolfs, mates normally are not allowed to divorce, but the Pack needs Crosby to get his memory back (although they aren't telling Ella why) and have agreed to give her the divorce if she will simply help him regain his memory. The problem is that Ella truly loved her husband until he suddenly started changing into a secretive, withdrawn jerk a few months ago... and then she caught him kissing another woman. Now he has amnesia, doesn't remember their problems or the fact that they were even married, and worse, is the same guy again that she fell in love with.

Ella is funny. She's bitter and sad and doesn't want to give Crosby an inch. At the same time, she is acting as his nurse and can't let on anything about his history so that he remembers it naturally and doesn't do anymore damage to himself. She is working so hard to maintain her detachment, but that is next to impossible because Crosby is back to his charming self. He knows that he may not know who she is, but that doesn't change that he wants her and is trying to woo her.

In addition to this being simply a fun, entertaining story, there is also a lot of suspense in this which really surprised me. Obviously, there is more going on with Crosby than Ella ever knew, but OMG, I did not see the twists and turns coming. Brilliantly done although I do think that the wrap-up was a bit abrupt. I would have preferred to have had just a bit more to the finale, but overall I am soooo glad that I read this book and will definitely be re-reading it again!!!


Amanda @ On a Book Bender said...

I really do need to read one of Dakota Cassidy's books. And sooner, rather than later.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I think I would love this book as I love Dakota's books. I am going to have to put it on my to buy list as I knock things off my shelf :)...

Julie said...

This sound cute! :)

Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

This does sound like a cute and fun story. After all of your talk on it on Twitter and then using it for this weeks Top of Tuesday plus this awesome review, I'm putting it on my TBR list right now. :-D