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The Accidental Genie (Accidentals #7)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  1,199 Ratings  ·  101 Reviews
She’s all bottled up.

Jeannie Carlyle is a caterer extraordinaire, more than ready to handle any challenge thrown at her. But when her client asks her to open up a rare bottle of gin for a party, Jeannie is shocked when a guy in poofy pants pops out and she gets sucked inside. Trapped in the bottle, Jeannie does the only thing she can think of and uses her cell phone to se
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Trade Paperback, 1st Edition, 339 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Berkley
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Cindy
Nov 22, 2012 Cindy rated it it was amazing
What did I think? I'll tell you what I thought: I laughed my a$$ off! I should be much lighter weight wise! I received an Advanced Readers Copy from The delightful, charming, witty, beautiful (enough butt kissing?) ever talented DAKOTA CASSIDY! I adore the ACCIDENTAL series with the OOPS girls, and of course big, foul mouthed Nina!
When a caterer accidentally opens a bottle of gin at a social event, the last thing she is thinking about is a funny dressed, smelly guy to appear before her muttering
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Douglas Meeks
Dec 09, 2012 Douglas Meeks rated it liked it
The Accidental Genie (Accidentally Friends, #7)The Accidental Genie by Dakota Cassidy

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


I have to say it is the least favorite of the series and it was plain bad for like the first 1/3 of the book. It picked up finally around 50% and ended well but my overall impression was forgettable. The first 3 were the best books with no doubt. I have read this series since book #1 came out and have enjoyed them all but the first 3 books were so much better and the next 2 were decent and enjoyable but this one was almost unbearable
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Cathy
It was super cute and fun, as always. Some romance series fall into ruts, churning out books according to formula. I'm always nervous that each new book in this growing series will fall into that trap, but Cassidy knows exactly what she's doing. She keeps each new romance fresh by adding interesting elements and emotional depth to the characters that the reader really cares about, like Phoebe's sister Penny in the last book, or Jeannie's really intense back story in this one. There's a lot more ...more
Nora-adrienne
Dec 22, 2012 Nora-adrienne rated it really liked it
Princess DC still has it. This book made a dreary afternoon fly by, with chuckles and laughter. I can't want for the next Accidental Adventure.
Kelly % Books-n-Kisses
Review will be posted at www.books-n-kisses.com .

NUMBER OF HEARTS: 5
REVIEW:
Dear Ms. Dakota,
Thank you so very much for making me cry, laugh, cringe and have a major case of anxiety. You wrote yet another great Accidental story. But let me just tell you how much I hate when a certain person kept getting the upper hand. Oh did I die just a little. Ugggg!!!!!
But I still love you and can not wait for the next adventure into the Accidentals. Oh and what you did to Nina!!! Priceless!!! Pure genius!
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Stormi (Books, Movies, Reviews. Oh my!)
The Accidental Genies is the seventh book in Dakota Cassidy’s Accidental series and it was a lot of fun. I have really enjoyed all the of the Accidentals but I think this one is probably my second favorite one besides the first one.

What I thought of this book

The Accidental Genie brings all the fun characters from the previous ones and then adds a new person Jeannie Carlyle. Jeannie is a caterer and can handle most problems that come her way. At a party she had a client ask her to open a bottle o
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Lynda Tatad
Dec 03, 2014 Lynda Tatad rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-r-us
Caterer extraordinaire Jeannie Carlyle is asked to open a rare bottle of Gin at a client's party, but is shocked when a guy in MC Hammer pants pops out, and she gets sucked in to the most filthy bachelor pad of a bottle. She has just enough battery power left on her cell to search the term "paranormal", and the number for OOPS pops up.
Werewolf Sloan Flaherty was roped into helping answer phones at OOPS, though he's not too keen on helping distraught women. Sloan ends up being the only one avail
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Chantelle (aka the Blogmonstar)
The OOPS girls are at it again in another hilarious adventure, and Jeannie's accidental wish-granting makes things even funnier. That's right, Dakota Cassidy named her Genie, Jeannie. I know some people might think it's tacky, or silly, but I thought it was perfect.

Dakota Cassidy has a way of making her characters believable whilst still maintaing the suspension of reality through magic and supernatural elements. Jeannie's backstory is a great example of this, which I won't reveal here because
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Ellie
Dec 03, 2012 Ellie rated it really liked it
The Accidental Genie, Accidentally Friends #7, by Dakota Cassidy
Grade: B

“I can’t believe you went and got morals. Did you shop online for them?”

Jeannie Carlye was catering another gig for a client when she decided to open a bottle of gin that would change her life forever. Trapped in the bottle Jeannie does what any girl will do google for help and comes across the OOPS webpage for helping new paranormals adjust to their new lives. Jeannie calls for help never expecting to be stuck to the sexy w
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Lyn Nicholas
Dec 04, 2012 Lyn Nicholas rated it really liked it
Shelves: paperback, unposted
Genie-ius quirky romantic comedy with a paranormal twist!

A Genie named Jeannie? You might think her name is silly, but I thought it was perfect. I've never had so much fun with a paranormal romance. This light-hearted fantastical romp will have you laughing out loud.

During a catering assignment, Jeannie finds herself sucked into a bottle of gin. She uses her phone to search for and callOOPS (Out in the Open Paranormal Support) for help. A werewolf shows up to rub the bottle in an attempt to get
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Christyn
This is my first Dakota Cassidy book - but it certainly won't be my last! The Accidental Genie was a barrel of laughs and just plain fun. It was fun to read and get to know everyone (I so want to read some of the other characters stories). It was funnier in the beginning with the more in your face humor and banter, it was lighter and more silly than later in the book. The plot didn't really pick up until quite a way into the book but I enjoyed the journey, I'll admit I didn't even realize that a ...more
Danielle
Aug 30, 2014 Danielle rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Amy
May 22, 2013 Amy rated it really liked it
Straight up: This is a really stupid book.

And I loved it!

It was nothing but fun...a veritable pop culture-palooza. It was fast paced and a bit hard to keep up with the pop references (are they all even real?) but some parts were laugh out loud funny. I feel younger, hipper and invigorated after reading this book.

Sure...you could rip it apart with pacing, characters, profanity, lame drug-dealer story line, but whatevah! It is a fun book...sometimes you just have to step back and say WTF and re
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Melissa Darnold
Do you remember Keagan's brother in The Accidental Werewolf, who you thought was just a supporting character and wouldn't really be brought back? But you thought his irresponsible, give-em-hell attitude was just interesting enough to want him to be brought back but you didn't like you get your hopes up? DREAM NO MORE. Because he's back, and in love with a genie, no less! I seriously enjoyed the hell out of this book. Sloan was someone who had stuck around in my head all these books later, so whe ...more
Melody
Oct 26, 2014 Melody rated it really liked it
This author created a cast of interesting, loveable, endearing characters that carry over from book to book. The problem is she made a mistake in creating one character too powerful. All any of them have to do is mentally "call" their demon friend Darnell and he will instantly appear to help them. But this would be too easy and eliminate the dramatic build up to the climax where the hero not the demon helps save the day. So the heroine of each of the last three books has had to become suddenly t ...more
Monet St. Louis
Feb 05, 2014 Monet St. Louis rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, chic-lit
I love Genies, unfortunately it's not a topic that i have seen very often in literature. so needless, i was excited to read this book. going into reading it, i knew that it was part of a series, and the 5th or 6th one in said series, but i also knew that it was about new characters. I figured i would get spoiled as to the end game of the previous novels - but this IS chick-lit, i know that the first guy the main gal's eyes meet they will be canoodling by the end of the book... (guess what i was ...more
Ashlie
Mar 05, 2013 Ashlie rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
I have to be honest, out of all the accidentals I think this is the one I've laughed the least. It was funny the story line was enjoyable but not laugh out loud funny. Maybe it's because Sloan never interested me before. I feel like his backstory as minimal because the reader is expected to already know him based off of previous books. This is fine but there was nothing about him in the previous books that made him desirable to me. Now Jeannie I loved. Loved her humour and strength. Of course Ni ...more
Kelsey
Jan 25, 2013 Kelsey rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
A lot better than the last couple by leaps and bounds. I was really getting tired of Nina's mouth, and everyone having the same 'voice'. There were times where I couldn't tell one character from another because they all talked and sounded the same.

I seriously almost didn't read this because I was getting tired of the above. But I'm glad I decided to read it, some parts threw me back to the last couple books, but for the most part it was refreshing.

The ending was pretty stellar as well and I'm
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Brenda H
Apr 03, 2016 Brenda H rated it really liked it
This series started off bumpy in the first book but it didn't take long for the series to find its balance. Accidental Genie is the 7th book in the series and is one of the better ones.
Davinia
Oct 23, 2014 Davinia rated it really liked it
this series has been fun to read, but I'm gonna take a break from the Dakota Cassidy's for a while now.
Nina's really getting on my last nerve and while she's better in this book I don't think she is all she's cracked up to be if you hear the other characters speaking about her.

really nice series if you're up for something light to read but not re-reading material, once was enough
Noemi
Dec 30, 2012 Noemi rated it did not like it
I could not get into this book to save my life. This book just tried too damn hard and it failed. It tried too hard with the pop culture references, with the attempt at banter, the crazy drug lord back story, and the whole ending surprise. It was just too much and it didn't work together.
Jacqueline
I'm not going to add a star rating since I only made it through 81 of 338 pages. It was just too campy and tried too hard to be funny for me. I like the set up of a woman getting tricked into a genie bottle but it just didn't work for me for the above reasons. Not my cuppa.
Heather
This review can also be found on my blog: Wings of Nephilim

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I usually really enjoy a Dakota Cassidy novel; and while I'm most unhappy that I accidentally completely deleted my review, I'm more upset that I have to rewrite because I didn't really like this novel all that well.

My biggest issue was our main character, Jeannie. I didn'
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Carrie Donohue
Jul 21, 2014 Carrie Donohue rated it really liked it
It was fantastic! I got a little confused towards the end, people popping up out of no where... Or maybe I keep glossing over their entrances.. (I reread it twice, still did not see it)
Jill
Aug 28, 2016 Jill rated it it was ok
Shelves: wha, yawn
1.5 stars. I love the wit and humor of Molly Harper, Gena Showalter, and Katie Macalister, so I thought I'd give Dakota Cassidy a try... I'm a part of the minority that didn't give this a high rating. This is my first, Dakota Cassidy and will probably be my last. Maybe I would have liked her books better if I started with the first one, but seriously, I doubt I have the fortitude to do it. The "banter" was stupid and confusing, the humor felt forced, and the editing (or writing) jumped around a ...more
Amber
Feb 29, 2016 Amber rated it really liked it
This book kindly kept me company through yet another insomnia ridden night and it was much appreciated.
okay, so this one was madcap and hilarious but I kept blinking my way out of the story with some of the slang use. which I'll admit I had a brief judgey moment over. but please take into account the aforementioned insomnia and don't think to poorly of me for my crankiness. suffice to say I decided that someone who makes her mom's eyes glaze over whilst she gushes on about babies recognizing al
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Becca Moree
Feb 10, 2014 Becca Moree rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2014
I loved it! I can't wait to read more and see what comes of all these new developments and characters!!
Tameka
Dec 24, 2014 Tameka rated it it was amazing
LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!
Amy Watt
Jan 29, 2013 Amy Watt rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
A genie called Jeannie. I sort of liked the irony in that.

I also quite liked the plot - you don't get very many twists on the 'genie' genre. It made a nice change.

What I didn't like were the characters. Which, yes, I know, characters make the book which is why I'm only giving this 3 out of 5.

Jeannie (the genie) was quite annoying in that she kept forgetting Nina's name. Only Nina's. How hard is it to remember Nina? And then she starts calling her MWA (Meanest Woman Alive), which, if you think ab
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LaSibila
Aug 08, 2014 LaSibila rated it did not like it
Todo comienza con una llamada al OOPS, un grupo de soporte para personas que atraviesan situaciones paranormales como transformarse en hombrelobo, etc. Jeannie Carlyle llama a OOPS para preguntar qué puede hacer porque se encuentra encerrada en una botella de gin, después de que "un tipo parecido a uno de los personajes favoritos de mi sobrina, Aladin" salió y la atrapó en la misma botella. La conversación es tan aburrida que salté del primer capítulo a los últimos dos.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Accidentals (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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  • Accidentally Dead (Accidentals, #2)
  • The Accidental Human (Accidentals, #3)
  • Accidentally Demonic (Accidentals, #4)
  • Accidentally Catty (Accidentals, #5)
  • Accidentally Dead, Again (Accidentals, #6)
  • The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry (Accidentals, #8)
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  • Accidentally Aphrodite (Accidentals, #10)
  • Accidentally Ever After (Accidentals #11)

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