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Friday, December 13, 2013

Review: Something About Harry by Dakota Cassidy

Format: Bound copy (Provided by Penguin Group US in exchange for an honest review)
Release Date: December 3, 2013

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.

Paranormal romances are usually a serious affair. There's blood and gore and of course, death and the undead, so imagine my surprise when I picked up Something About Harry and began to giggle with the first few chapters. Yes, I giggled. I couldn't help it, the support group for paranormal creatures is called OOPS for crying out loud how can you not giggle?!

The laughter was a good thing. Something About Harry is such a fun, light hearted paranormal romance that it left a smile on my face and a yen to read other books by Dakota Cassidy.

Poor unsuspecting Harry, one day he's minding his own business and doing his job and the next he's calling OOPS for help because he's turning into a werewolf! He's such an adorable mix of dorky geek and studly alpha that I couldn't help but alternate between going "Aww he's so cute!" to sighing like a teenager with her first crush. Score one for Team Geek!

Then there's werewolf Mara, who unintentionally got Harry into his new predicament. Sadly she's been infatuated with Harry for quite some time but the one and only time she made a move, she crashed and burned. Now she has to help Harry learn all about his new life as one of the wild things that go bump in the night. Talk about an uncomfortable situation!

In between the fun and laughs there's also a host of problems as a result of Mara's little experiment. First, problem, what Mara did is a big no-no and the council could lock her up if they find out she created a werewolf. Second, someone keeps snatching those closest to Mara and Harry and each time it gets more and more dangerous.

I really enjoyed the relationship between Mara and her friends, they say a lot about her. Mara embraces her werewolf. She's smart and geeky without sacrificing her femininity, proving that a heroine can be both smart and sexy.  Her friends were unique and so freaking funny, especially Nina with her ballsy, get in your face vampire attitude and blunt way of stating the truth. They're so loyal to her that they're willing to take on the council to protect Mara. I can't forget Carl though, he's the first zombie I've ever wanted to cuddle.

Don't mistake this romantic comedy for all laughs and no steam, there's some pretty sexy scenes between Mara and Harry! He takes a while to get his foot out of his mouth but when Harry decides he wants Mara, he really doesn't let any one stand in his way! Their romance was half awkwardness and half sexual tension and balanced out beautifully.

I had a little trouble keeping all the characters straight at times, though. There's so many paranormal creatures involved in the story that came out in previous books so I suggest reading them in order. That said, I enjoyed Something About Harry so much that I'll be adding more of Dakota Cassidy's books to my TBR list with the hope that I'll get to read them soon.

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  1. I've been wanting to read this one for just ages! Well the series not this particular one. They do sound like so much fun. I've got the first 3 I think.. Must search shelves tonight! Glad to hear there's some steam happening too!

  2. I need to get the first books in the series soon. I really like the overall feel of this author. Fun, flirty and sexy is a nice diversion.


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