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Accidentally Catty (Accidentals #5)

4.01  ·  Rating Details  ·  1,805 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews
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 clin
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Published March 1st 2011 by Berkley Books
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Dakota's Accidental Friends series was an accidental find for me back in 2008. I stumbled on the first book, The Accidental Werewolf in an airport bookstore. It was the only light and funny book available that might hold my interest for the long flight ahead. While there are things about this series that drive me batty, throughout the four previous installments I have gotten a kick out of seeing how they each handle their "accidental" change and introductions into the world of supernatural(ly ho ...more
I like this author- I also like her quirky style, humor, and her overall story telling style. That said, I could find nothing to like about this book. :(

The swearing, oddz spelledz words, and the way that things kept jumping around annoyed me vs entertained me. I think because the plot was so thin and so many information gaps were abundant it just made it into a painful read for me. While it was nice to see previous characters, these new ones are thrown together because. Just because. Couldn't b
Christi Snow
Mar 30, 2011 Christi Snow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely fabulous, funny book! Full review coming soon!

Full review reposted from my Smitten with Reading blog....

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 'noter level. You're like one of those 'doesn't look her a
Paranormal Haven
3.5 Stars

Veterinarian Katie Woods thought she was helping a poor injured cougar but when she accidentally scratches herself on his paw she quickly learns her newest patient is more than what he seems. Soon after Katie's hand turns into a furry paw and she gets a killer new set of teeth. While there is some shock and denial, I think Katie takes in the situation pretty well. It helped that her assistant called OOPS, or out of the closet paranormal support, which is run by Wanda, Marty, Nina and Ca
Fangs for the Fantasy
After stopping to help an injured cougar veterinarian Katie Woods quickly realises that she just brought a ton of trouble into her life when her hand suddenly turns into a paw after being scratched. With a set full of new teeth, Katie goes through all the logical medical reasons for her sudden transformation. Lucky for Katie, the crew of OOPS is on the task. Having been through an accidental turning before, Wanda, Marty, Nina and Casey are on the case. Katie thought that suddenly having a paw wa ...more
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The last thing that Dr. Woods ever expected to find on her doorstep is a cougar. But when said cougar scratches her strange things start happening. To make matters worse Katie’s lovely assistant has called OOPS for help. What is OOPS you say? You will need to pick up a copy of Accidentally Catty to find out. But in the mean time Dr. Katie Woods just learned that she is a cougar shifter and the person responsible is not
Jul 01, 2011 Chris rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I am about 30 pages in and would love the author to get to the every-lovin point. She is so concerned about writing with a clever, overeager pseudo-toughass style that I am extremely annoyed.... but.... still interested because I can tell somewhere under the all "homeslice" street crap posturing there may be an interesting story. I absolute hate Nina and am wondering why she is even allowed around these people if they despise her and are so annoyed by her (and don't hesitate to tell her so)! I h ...more
Ashley Ehlers
Jan 25, 2016 Ashley Ehlers rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Originally posted on Paranormal Sisters:

Oh boy, was this a load of fun! From the very beginning I was hooked and was surprised how quickly we got down to business, I love books that start right at the action! I've been wanting to start the Accidental series a long time now and when I saw this book at the used book store, I grabbed it off the shelf without a single thought!

I'm glad that all the books in this series are standalone and though there were char
Sara Kaley
May 18, 2014 Sara Kaley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite one so far out of the series. I love the way she tells her stories. My favorite person is Nina I love the way she tells it like she sees it. Can't wait to read the rest.
Sep 15, 2014 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Funny clever sexy erotic paranormal tale
Jun 26, 2011 Melody rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dakota always delivers a funny and awesome story!
Mandy Sickle
Katie has moved back home to live with her aunt starting her own veterinary practice but the locals don’t trust her. When leaving work one night an unconscious cougar outside they assume is from the exotic animal attraction down the road. They get him in a cage only to find in the morning that the cougar is gone left behind an attractive man way too young for her but that’s the least of her problems. Katie was scratched by the cougar and is starting to show symptoms of being something else plus ...more
Book Binge
Jul 29, 2011 Book Binge rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: for-review
I started this one a little while ago and had to put it to the side because I was really not liking it. But then, after encouragement from some other readers who enjoyed other books in Cassidy's Accidental Friends series, I picked it up again. And, I have to admit, I rather liked it.

Katie is a fun character. A little older than many of the heroines in my books, she loves animals and is willing to do just about anything to help them, including "liberating" an injured one from a local animal sanct
May 03, 2011 Amy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I loved it, as always. My best description for Cassidy's novels is always humor with heart and this fully qualifies. She writes great women that I want to be pals with, men that I want to fall in love with but would settle for being pals with, and amusing stories that have enough real life issues under the humor and adventure to be emotional and relevant. It's always just the right balance for me of fun story with and thoughtfulness, not serious, but not total fluff either. She writes fun books ...more
Mar 06, 2011 Kristen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Accidentally Catty brings the whole gang back together, meaning Marty, Wanda, Nina, Casey and now introducing Katie. Katie is a Vet in a small town, where she encounters a large "cat" on her porch one morning. Little does she know that this "cat" is a were-cougar, while trying to help the injured "cat" Katie gets scratch and starts feeling odd and sickly almost instantly. This is where OOPS comes in to save the day " Out in the Open Paranormal Support" where the girls try to help anyone with par ...more
Lynda Tatad
Jun 11, 2013 Lynda Tatad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series-r-us
I am staring this series completely out of order, lol! I enjoyed this story so much that I have to go back and start with the first book The Accidental Werewolf! I've met the charcters already, so now I am interested in how things got started!

Dr Katie Woods is a veterinarian with a past (from NYC) she's running from, and lives with her aunt Teeny in a small town, where the locals don't like her for trying to take business away from the local vet, and causing a ruckus concerning the exotic animal
Jan 16, 2012 R.G. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
after her fourth book, Accidentally Demonic, I really wasn't sure if i wanted to keep reading... the story had become same ol' same ol' and utterly predictable... but i finally got around to reading this one and i'm glad... she managed to breathe new life into the story... making the characters come alive again as well as adding some new twists to the story... i don't want to give anything away but this is definitely worth reading... all the characters from the other books are back... some more ...more
I've really enjoyed Cassidy's tone, from the first book, The Accidental Werewolf. But it was hard to say what it was about this book that made it take about a year to finish it. I think in the end, Katie Woods is very hard to relate to. I feel that I should, but something was missing. The romantic aspect of it was not quite believable, either, as she spends a good majority of the beginning and middle grasping at straws as to why she shouldn't be attracted to Spanky/Shaw. They spend very little t ...more
Aug 17, 2011 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Y'know, I've decided that there are just some books that you read for the sheer joy of it all. Dakota Cassidy's books are those kinds of books for me. When I start one, I mentally sit back, clear my mind and prepare to be amused.

Accidentally Catty brings us back to the world of Wanda, Nina et al, and introduces Katie, a (formerly) human vet in a small town who is very quickly turned into a cougar shifter. The pace of this book is quick and reliable, and (my favourite part) there is LOTS of Nina
I like this series, somewhat predictable as each book follows a formula, but for the most part the kookiness of the characters make up for that. The only time I get tired of things when I am reading these are when Nina starts to go off on one of her rants, with swear words flying like snow flakes in a blizzard. A little of Nina goes a long way and if it wasn't for her secret nice side I would skip over parts with her.

With this book our 4 previous heroines have decided to band together creating a
Feb 25, 2013 Diane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Accidentally Catty is the fifth book in the Accidental series by Cassandra Cassidy. These books are fun paranormal romances, not too heavy, with a good dose of humor. The first three books focused on a group of friends (Marty, Nina and Wanda) and how they each entered the paranormal community. As one can guess from the series title, it’s not always a planned event! Book four focused on Wanda’s sister, Casey. The four ladies decided to create OOPS, an organization dedicated to helping others who ...more
May 06, 2012 Tracy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is about a veterinarian who gets accidentally scratched by a cougar and then begins randomly turning into a cougar. The cougar that scratched her turns back into a man-- who has amnesia and remembers nothing about his life as a cougar or a human. Throw into the mix, some werewolves, vampires, demons and a were vamp or two, and there you have the gist of it. Silly, yep, definitely. Found myself rolling my eyes a couple of times. If you're into deep literary novels, you will not make it ...more
Danielle Forrest
Oct 28, 2012 Danielle Forrest rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'll admit it. Yes, I do read romances. I know what you're thinking. They're trashy, formulaic and completely lacking in any literary value. Well, that's sometimes true. And I've definitely read a few like that, but Accidentally Catty (and by association the rest of the series), is not. To my credit, I am fairly discerning when it comes to romances. At least, most of the time. It's like horror movies. Yes, I like the CG blockbusters, but occasionally, you just have to watch those terrible no nam ...more
Nov 18, 2013 Vilia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Review from Backchatting Books

Katie Woods is your average veterinarian until she gets scratched by an injured cougar named Sparky. Katie locks the animal in a cage but is more than slightly disturbed when she goes to check on him and finds a naked man in his place. He can’t explain what the heck has happened to him as he has amnesia and that’s the least of her worries as her hands have somehow turned into paws. Luckily Out in the Open Paranormal Support (OOPS) is there to help.

Katie escaped to
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Favorite Quote:
“Your a mean one, Miss Grinch.”
”I’m a practical one. We just had amazing sex. Yippee. Now let’s go eat.”

Katie Woods flees to the backwoods of upper New York state after a nasty divorce almost ruins her veterinary career. As far as exciting hot spots go-this town is a yawn. But when a 200 lb cougar shows up on her door step, life begins to take some interesting turns.

Katie Woods moved to her aunt’s town after her ex husb
Read for Fun/Listened for Review (Kindle/Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 3.75
Character Rating: 4.25

Audio Rating: 4.00 (not part of the overall rating)

Original Review

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What I Loved: Let me say this upfront and apologetically: I LOVE the Accidental Series. It is such a fun, light Paranormal Read. This is one of those series, that without fail, will make me laugh out loud and have water coming out of my nose (aka the induction into The Snort Club-my sp
Jennifer Lynn
Apr 22, 2015 Jennifer Lynn rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
The Accidental series just amuses me for some reason even though I keep rating them a three. This one stars a vet who accidently gets turned into a were-cougar, go figure and who knows what she will come up with next? This book is hilarious but borders that area where sometimes it is just too dumb to enjoy which bothers me because I will be laughing along until BEEP! Idiocracy strikes again. The characters are amusing, fun, and so flawed in their own ways that without reading who is speaking you ...more
Melissa Darnold
I really don't think that Dakota Cassidy can write a bad novel. Really and truly. I've read almost everything that woman has penned and it hasn't happened yet. This book was good; I enjoyed it. It hasn't been as good as some of the previous ones from the series, but I did enjoy it. This book, I feel, has one of the longest plotlines and it has tons of twists, so that might be why I didn't enjoy it as much. Normally, I'm used to just sitting back and enjoying the ride. With this book, I was havin ...more
Jan 10, 2016 Joy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually start a series this far in, but The Worst Bestsellers podcasters recommended it, so I'd thought I'd give it a try. Bottom Line: this book was fun, but it was also so cutesy in places that it set my teeth on edge--kinda like eating too much frosting. I may, or may not read more by this author. The jury is still out.
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Dakota Cassidy is a national bestselling author with over thirty books. She writes laugh-out-loud romantic comedy, grab-some-ice erotic romance, hot and sexy alpha males, paranormal shifters, contemporary kick-ass women, and more.

Invited by Bravo TV, Dakota was the Bravoholic for a week, wherein she snarked the hell out of all the Bravo shows. She received a starred review from Publisher Weekly f
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“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.” 6 likes
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