Title: The Accidental Werewolf
Author: Dakota Cassidy
Series: Accidental Friends, #1
Release Date: February 5th, 2008
Publisher: Berkley Trade
ISBN: 0425219305 (ISBN13: 9780425219300)
Synopsis from goodreads.com:
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...If you're looking for a light and funny paranormal romance story, this is your book!
Marty is 30, selling Bobbie-Sue Cosmetics door to door. She's workaholic and "happy". Her life is just about color-wheels and her poodle, Muffin. But then something weird happens, a dog - a big dog- bite her! And that's it. Her life (and her color-wheel) is changed and she isn't ready for that.
Marty is sooo funny. OMG, I was laughing all the time with her. She didn't want to accept that her body changes weren't "normal"....nobody grows more hair in her legs because of a dog-bite! She's successful, which I liked, and she doesn't need anyone. Except that when she meet Keenan, in a human form, she just can't keep her hands off him.
Ok...Keegan is hot. Very hot! He is the typical alpha-male, but with a very sweet side. He was so cute when dealing with Muffin, the poodle princess. He's really charming when he wants to be. Sometimes I didn't like his alpha personality, he just wanted Marty to do what he said and no buts. Of course Marty is very independent...so you can have an idea of where this is going.
The plot: werewolf bite, then turning into one, isn't exactly original, but the author manages to make it interesting with all the pack's secrets and Keegan's family. Besides the werewolf plot, there is another one including Marty and her "family" which I wasn't expecting but liked it.
It has a predictable happy ending, but it was extremely entertaining to read it and I never stopped laughing. The writing was light, and I felt as if the characters were real. They make mistakes, have strong personalities and talked as any of us.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book and recommend it to anyone who needs to laugh.
P.S.: This book does contain some explicit language and sexual material.