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The Accidental Werewolf (Accidentals #1)

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  6,605 Ratings  ·  492 Reviews
When Marty Andrews gets bitten by a mutt, the hair on her legs starts growing at an alarming rate and her mood swings put her dream job as a cosmetic sales rep 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, that means she is now, too...
ebook, 336 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Berkley Books
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This book tried to be a paranomal-romantic-suspense-chick lit and IMHO failed in all levels. I didn't think it was funny (I didn't even crack a smile) the suspense part was ridiculous and formulaic, the paranormal aspect was totally undeveloped (they would go in circles discussing the same things) and the romance was cliche. Worse, the scenes would switch from what the author would have liked to qualify as 'funny' banter to graphic, 5-pages-long sex scenes that left me thinking WTF? I didn't car ...more
Feb 07, 2010 Natasha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Accidental Werewolf is the first installment in the Accidental Friends series by the hilarious Dakota Cassidy.
I've read this book a while back but forgot most of the story so I re-read it and wondered how I could forget. It's absolutely
genius. It's mostly what you'd call Chick-lit but it's almost paranormal.. so I'll go ahead and label it paranormal/chick-lit.

Marty is the protagonist of the story and it's told in the first person, but we also get good amount of the first person view on
Jessica  (My Not So Vacant Shelf)
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For the first couple of pages I was wondering “what kind of a novel is this?”. Colour wheels, and Bobbie-Sue? It took me a bit to get past those first couple of pages. But, thankfully I did, but this book was surprisingly better than expected. I very much so expected a bubble light read, and in some ways it was, but most of the time it was filled with emotion, drama, romance, and adventures. Obviously I need to stop
Oct 29, 2009 Paige rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Girls who like to babble about nonsense
Recommended to Paige by: A friend
Shelves: dont-bother
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Melissa Darnold
Oh, Marty, how I love your obsessive-compulsive need to color-coordinate everything and micro-mangage people's everyday lives. This was the beginning of the strung-out love I have for everything Dakota Cassidy writes. This indie author is hysterical and truthful in her paranormal world of color wheels, furry hides, and barn sex. Cassidy is actually the author that paved the way for my love of paranormal romance, so I have much to be grateful toward her for. Her characters are very real in the wa ...more
Jan 30, 2009 Heather rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I only got to the first couple of pages. The characters were too shallow and self absorbed. Couldn't handle it. It will appeal if you want a fluff read, which I enjoy sometimes. Just wasn't for me.
Ellz Readz
Feb 08, 2010 Ellz Readz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My thoughts...Hooowwwllll. What a fun story. The heroine, Marty Andrews is a very determined women who winds up in a very unusual situation. Her focus is achieving success in the door-to-door company Betty-Sue Cosmetics. I really liked Marty because she could admit her flaws,she was very goal oriented and didn't look for the easy way out. With her recruits, the feisty Nora and the soft-spoken Nora, they find themselves in a dark alley with a rabid dog, or so they think. It wouldn't be a great st ...more
Feb 12, 2010 Alejandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another book win! I really do not know what is happening lately, but most of the books that I read, are freaking amazing. And Dakota Cassidy did not disappoint. The story was incredibly funny, and kept me giggling –nonstop. I love Cassidy’s take on the werewolves. Her writing style is definitely unique [at least compared to the one’s I have read:] and entertaining as hell. In three words: cute, humorous, and enjoyable.

The characters were hilarious. I loved Marty. Her determination, and the way s
Full disclosure: I didn't finish this book. I got about halfway into it before I finally just gave up the ghost and admitted that I didn't find anything in here that I particularly liked. I could have tried to finish it, but I have a feeling that if I did then this review would've been far more vitriolic than the book actually merits.

In all fairness, I do have to say that this book doesn't set out to be some weighty tome about life, love, and the supernatural world. That's not the type of book
I want to start of by saying I recommend this book to everyone, and the only reason I give this book a 4 star instead of a 5 is listed in the rest of my review. Marty was a wonderful, head strong, and relatable character, but what I loved most about her was the fact she wasn’t very deep. I know that sounds odd but and for most every book out there the fact that a character has no depth actually serves to kill the book but for me it only served to enhance it. It’s actually not that she didn’t hav ...more
Apr 06, 2012 Ines rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, laughs, chick-lit
Marty Andrews is obsessed with selling make-up and make it up to the top, which actually means getting a sky blue convertible. She's supervising Nina and Wanda sales and one night after one of their meetings, Marty's poodle attacks a big dog and Marty is accidentally bitten. In the following days, Marty tries hard to ignore the fact that she is going from blonde to brunette, a ton of wax couldn't cope with the growing hair in her legs and she is ready to fight her poodle over a bone, even though ...more
Dec 03, 2008 Bitten_by_Books rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rachel
Let me first say that this book is freaking hilarious and very well written. It gets 5 tombstones right out of the gate just for the humor factor. Reading this book has turned me into a new Dakota Cassidy fan. I found myself laughing out loud at the antics of not only Marty, but her cosmetics recruits the foul mouthed Nina and the introverted Wanda as well...

For the entire review please go to the Best Paranormal Review site on the web, Bitten By Books for the review of The Accidental Werewolf in
(Uh, warning for somewhat adult matter. I mention sex in a graphic way. So, be careful.)

don't consider myself a picky reader. I'm not fond of overly-graphic sex scenes, and I despise anything relating to sparkling vampires, but that's about it. Oh, and too stupid to live main female characters that never learn, despite there being 10+ books in their series. (Sookie, whatshername from Evanovich, etc.)

This series, howver, struck me as a series where the author is trying way too hard. Marty is suc
Brandi ;)
I'm in the middle of 'it's ok' and 'liked it' so more like 2 3/4 stars if that's possible. The book was cute. It had some fun humor and it was an interesting take on the were story. The way the author described falling in love was sweet and made me go 'Awe...' The main character, Marty, was described several times as neurotic, impossible, stubborn, ect. and believe me she lived up to everyone of those descriptions completely. I was extremely Bobbie-Sue'd out by the end of the book. I try when I' ...more
Jan 18, 2009 Monie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Late one night Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics rep, Marty Andrews, is bit on the hand by what she thinks is a huge scruffy looking dog. A few days later she learns the truth... that was no dog. It was Keegan Flaherty in his were form and now Marty is a werewolf, too.

In order to make the transition a little smoother for Marty, Keegan tries to convince her to stay with him and the rest of the pack but Marty stubbornly refuses to believe him. Then she gets knocked out and kidnapped and after escaping from th
Shannon (Giraffe Days)
This book took me forever to finish, because I got stuck on the first chapter and it was months - yes, months - before I picked it up again to see if I could continue with it. I'm glad I did though, because while the first chapter, which introduces you to the main character, is excruciating, the rest of the story is quite fun (though anything that comes after such a beginning is bound to meet with a better reception!).

Marty Andrews is a freelance makeup saleswoman for an Avon-like company called
My rating for this book has more to do with my problems with the PNR genre than the author's actual writing. Well, that and the heroine was a tad annoying. I don't expect every heroine to be kick-butt but this lady was just vain. I can't be concerned about a lady upset because her hair is changing color and feels like she can no longer wear the color lavender. It wasn't terrible, and I know some people don't mind fluffy heroines. It just wasn't my cup of tea.
Not a fan of the genre (at least the hokey romance part of it), but the character development was decent and the writing...consistent.

I was frequently annoyed by cutesy asides in the narration ("Jesus Christ in a miniskirt" and the like) and by the main character's "veganism" that seemed more like vegetarianism (beloved leather couch and apparel, only wary of eating meat, not thinking about eggs/butter in her breakfasts) and part of the grander joke of how "girly" her initial prissy character is
Oct 21, 2014 Enzo rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, fantasy
So I like Paranormal stories and this one was pretty funny. Marty Andrews a "Bobbie-Sue" cosmetics representative (more like cult member) is mistakenly bitten by a werewolf all sorts of hilarity ensues.
The rye comedy is pretty good and so many puns and jokes are made about Avon-lady like business named Bobbie-Sue. I actually had to check out if there was a darn color wheel for Avon and other cosmetics. It does exist which really made it even funnier to me. But back to the book. Marty is contact
Jun 17, 2014 Heidi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars: A funny paranormal romance with charm.

Marty Andrews is driven and determined to earn a sky blue convertible, and if it takes pedaling Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics to old ladies in restaurants, then so be it. Unfortunately, her two recruits, Nina and Wanda, don't share her enthusiasm. Nina has a downright bad attitude, and she is even foul mouthed when it comes to Bobbie-Sue (gasp), while Wanda tends to be on the timid side. One night after the trio is returning from the latest Bobbie-Sue gat
I got this whole series from the library as a distraction from counting down the days until a trip I was taking. It didn't quite deliver.

The cursing was gratuitous. If you have blank spaces in dialogue, dropping a few f-bombs in there isn't going to solve things. It also isn't going to make you 'hip' or one of the 'cool kids'. The whole book (and the series continued the trend) seemed like it was trying a bit too hard.

The covers are super cute and yes that was what drove my decision to finally p
Barbara ★
Marty Andrews is a fanatical Bobbie-Sue cosmetics seller (basically an avon lady) who gets bitten by a mangy mutt in the first chapter. If I had to read one more sentence about her (or anyone else's) freaking color wheel, I was going to scream...who the hell cares anyway! I know the heroine has to have some job but could the author have made it more irritating. Keegan Flaherty, the dog, er werewolf who bit her is the alpha of his pack and feels obligated to help this newbie werewolf. It's no har ...more
Kristi Hall
Mar 27, 2010 Kristi Hall rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Marty Andrews is on her way to being a top seller for Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics. She was on cloud nine, having finally achieved her goal of Lavender for Bobbie Sue Cosmetics. She's already eyeballing that sky blue convertible as she is determined to show every woman just how great she can look if she just uses the right make up from her color wheel.
Marty was having a hard time holding on to her "high" as she tried to bolster the morale of her recruits, the feisty Nora and the soft-spoken Wanda. Unti
Aug 17, 2011 Starry rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 04, 2012 Book Review Diva rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dakota Cassidy- “The Accidental Werewolf”

Marty Andrews is determined to be the best damn Bobbi-Sue cosmetic sales girl that ever lived. Marty is so close to earning herself a brand new sky blue convertible because she has sold the most Bobbi-Sue cosmetics. Can you imagine Marty's long blond hair and lavender suit in her very own Bobbi-Sue convertible?!?! Hot, Hot Hot! Well, Marty can kiss that dream goodbye.

It all happened one faithful night on the way to a weekly Bobbi-Sue meeting. Marty has
Cid Tyer
May 28, 2010 Cid Tyer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-books, favorites
Dakota Cassidy makes me laugh. Lordy I need to know my color wheel, and B&N needs to get my copy of Accidentally Dead here ASAP!

The Setting — is New York and a swanky, secluded get away mansion out near Buffalo. All in all, pretty cool.

The Characters — were so quirky and funny. I was sort of thrown by the female lead character’s name, Marty, because I have a guy friend named Marty and it got mixed up in my head. Lets just say my mental image of Marty isn’t what the author intended. But! Mart
The BookChick
The Kindle price for the book was $12.99. For $12.99 I would have liked an engaging and interesting story, with great characters, and good writing.

So…what did I get with this book...a long story, with fairly boring characters and so-so writing. If I were to grade this story it would get about a D+ … and the plus is only because the premise of the story was interesting. A woman is accidentally turned into a werewolf when prying her teacup poodle from the muzzle of what she thinks is a big German
The Accidental Werewolf (Accidentals #1)
by Dakota Cassidy

5 of 5 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. T
Jul 20, 2012 Erica rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I really wanted to like this book. It just didn't do it for me. It had all the things I usually like in a paranormal romance novel. A little mystery, paranormal elements, and a hot male lead. However, the main character just annoyed me. Even after the author let us know more about her, I still wasn't able to have a connection with her that made me really want to see her get a happily ever after. Her friends were also too stereotypical for me. The loud black woman and the timid divorcee trying to ...more
Read for Fun/Listened for Review(Paperback/Tantor)
Overall Rating: 4.00
Story Rating: 4.00
Character Rating: 4.00

Audio Rating: 3.00 (not part of the overall rating)

First Thought when Finished: The Accidental Werewolf by Dakota Cassidy was just as fun the 2nd time around!

Original Review circa 2010

What I LOVED: The whole freaking cast of characters. Marty made me giggle, Keegan made me drool, Nina and Wanda were perfect friends, and his family (Sloane and Mira) were fantastic. This was just such a
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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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Accidentals (1 - 10 of 13 books)
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