Living Up to Hype is Hard! The Accidental Werewolf #Review

April 22, 2016 Reviews 5

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Living Up to Hype is Hard! The Accidental Werewolf #ReviewThe Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy
Narrator: Meredith Mitchell
Series: Accidentals #1
Published by Tantor Audio, Berkley on April 10, 2014
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 326
Length: 10 hours 14 minutes
Format: Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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three-half-stars

When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mangy mutt while walking her teacup poodle, her blond hair darkens, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate, and her mood swings put her dream job as a sales rep for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics in serious jeopardy.Then a drool-worthy man shows up at her door claiming that he accidentally bit Marty. And since he's a werewolf, she is now, too. Thinking Keegan Flaherty is clearly insane, Marty refuses to believe a word until a kidnapping makes her realize there's more at stake than just her highlights. And she must put her out-of-control life in the hands of the man who makes her blood run wild in more ways than one...

I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Accidentals, so I think I may have had my bar raised a bit too high going into The Accidental Werewolf. I did enjoy it though and I’m looking forward to more.

What Worked:

  • The characters really were a lot of fun. I liked Marty and her stubborn, self-sufficiency. Made me think of myself. I also freaking loved her friend Nina – she’s not in the book near enough made me laugh tons and I hope we’ll be seeing lots of her.
  • The whole premise was quite funny – Bobby Sue cosmetics (not really much of a disguise for Mary Kay, especially if you’ve ever sold the stuff like me) with its over the top competitiveness, color schemes and cultishness was a good laugh. And getting bit by accident because your tiny dog attacks a Werewolf is bordering on hilarious.
  • The mystery was good, had me fooled from beginning to end. But I could have put it together, which is always a plus for me.
  • The narration by Meredith Mitchell was fine. It wasn’t anything that knocked my socks of, but I did enjoy the voices and it worked at 2x speed like I prefer

What Didn’t work :

  • Sometimes The Accidental Werewolf tried too hard to be funny. Pinky swearing, for example, between grown adults has to be done just right to come off funny. It didn’t for me.
  • Sme of the pettiness and the ultimate solution to the mystery was kind of dumb… Falling into that trying too hard to be funny category maybe?
  • For a book that I’d heard about so many times, I just expected it to be GREAT, and it wasn’t. It was pretty good though.

In the end, my two complaints are minor and possibly it’s just one complaint lol! And I was not happy The Accidental Werewolf was over, I wanted more. So I’d say a solid start and I’m looking forward to reading more.

3.5 stars pretty good
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three-half-stars

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5 Responses to “Living Up to Hype is Hard! The Accidental Werewolf #Review”

  1. Jennifer
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    I dropped this series after audio 4 or 5. I DNF 1 or 2 of them. I’m not sure but I think the narrator killed it for me. And I’m not a big fan of the core females. I thought about giving it one more try but reading the next one. We’ll see.
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  2. Bookworm Brandee

    Yes, sometimes the hype does affect our expectations and our experience with a book, doesn’t it? I actually have the first several in this series on my physical shelf…gathering dust like so many others. 😉 I’m glad you enjoyed it for the most part, Berls. It does sound cute but I get that there are certain things that have to be done just right to work. I wonder if the pinky swearing would have worked better if you’d read it rather than heard it? (I’m always curious about differences like this 🙂 ) I look forward to seeing what you think as you move further into the series. Lovely review, my friend! {{hugs}}
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