It's a lousy first day on the job for Nina Blackman. A patient, loopy from the anesthesia, bites her. At least he was cute. The next morning, Nina wakes up with a set of razor-sharp fangs, bionic vision, supersonic hearing, and a taste for blood. But there's a good explanation: It's her patient, Long Island vampire Greg Statleon. Is Nina willing to commit to one man for eternity, even if they are perfect for each other?
©2008 Dakota Cassidy (P)2014 Tantor
"Jumping from one supernatural species to another, Cassidy spins a new and hilarious tale based on another gigantic 'oops' moment." (RT Book Reviews)
The author kept repeating the formula of Nina and Greg getting close, immediately followed by Nina getting cold feet and stepping back. Repeat and read again. This happened several times and reminded me of the movie Groundhog Day.
Too much swearing, the middle could have been shortened and more character development would have been nice. The first book in the series had much more substance to it. This was disappointing. I don't know if it was poor writing or poor editing. I am sorry to be so critical. The first book showed wonderful potential if you could get past the cursing. I suffered through slightly less cursing in this book because I expected another clever story. The bones were there, but the execution was lacking.
I like the narrator. She did the best she could with this plot.
Oh, I hope not a series. Maybe a made for TV movie.
I will be reading book three just because I'm invested in the third female lead. Between the cursing and this poorly edited story, im disappointed.
This is one of my favorite series. I already have the print books and I'm going to have all of the Audible versions as well. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed Dakota's books. The narrator is doing an awesome job finding the voices for the characters.
The story lines are original and hysterical. Pure entertainment! Just what you need to escape from reality.
The only warning I will give is that there is language in the book that some people may be offended by. I would hate to see bad reviews because someone didn't like it. So, consider yourself forewarned and enjoy!!!
No, I can "read" Nina way better than this narrator can. I have been waiting for these books on audio FOREVER and unfortunately the performance leaves a bit to be desired.
I love the work of Dakota Cassidy and Nina is a blast, her reactions to becoming a vampire leave a person laughing.
Nada - She could have done a way better job
I laughed a lot as I do at all Dakota Cassidy "Accidental" books
I absolutely loved this book. It was most excellent. I laughed, cried and couldn't quit listening.
The story pulled you in and kept you there for its entirety and the humor, the humor was a pleasant surprise and done in such good taste that it had me laughing out loud more than once.
The characters were fun and colorful and easily liked. The story was good and well told.
My only complaint was the voice of Greg. The narrator did great with all the voices except his. He sounded pompous and self-centered.. yet his character never once acted that way in the book. So the voice just didn't do Greg justice and at times it irritated me. Oh, and once in awhile Nina's nastiness towards people got to me, but she softened a bit around the edges as the story wore on.. which was a good thing.
If you enjoy paranormal romance you should give this one a try. You won't be sorry.
Well, I am off to buy the next book in the series, See you on the flip side.
I almost didn't continue on with this series because of the bad reviews of a few readers.
Bad language people offended....Oh please.....that's just the way Nina is and if you didn't get that from the first book you didn't listen very well.
I took a chance and was very happy I did. The story is written from Nina's point of view loud obnoxious with a potty mouth! That's Nina get over it!
This continues with the great writing and narrating that the first one did and keeps getting better! Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Give me fangs and fur and strong leading females, and the men that love them.....my kind of book!
I had a hard time keeping track where I wasn't this one. I kept falling asleep. Story was ok. Very predictable. I will contiino
I want to start with the thing that makes this author a permanent NO for me. She repeatedly uses the R word. (retard, or some version of it). This is so jarring and offensive to me that it pulled me out of the story time and time again. I tried to get through the second book, but I won't be getting any more. this just is not o.k. in this day and age.
As for the story, this is a light-weight book which I expected. The narrator was o.k. she sounded a lot like Katie Couric to me, and she doesn't do male voices the best.
The storyline wasn't so bad, but there are several irksome bits which make this series a hard sell for me. I'm not easily offended by swearing, but the swearing and several of the words the author used as descriptors didn't seem to fit the characters. The swearing was really slangy and didn't suit age or accomplishments of the characters. What thirty-something says "hella"? Also the relationship between Greg and Nina seemed trite - too simplistic. I didn't believe in their attraction for each other as the dialogue wasn't verbal sparing... It was just a series of disagreements.
I was hoping for something light and funny to listen to, but can't seem to ignore the incongruities in the characters.
I am sorry but halfway through the book ibstarted to cringe when the narrator was doing the male parts. It did not sou.d or feel right to me as to how I imagined how they would sound. Another aspect of this could be that the dialog for the men was just that bad, but I really think it was a combination of both.
I don't know. I read the first three because they started the book together and I wanted to know what happened to all three. I almost bought the fourth book because it is Wandas sister...or in this book it would probably be sistah...ugh...but I haven't been able to bring myself to do it...I just don't know if If I can handle her saying killas and fu#@tards any more.
I couldn't stand the main character. I would have never returned her call...there is tough and prickly with a heart of gold and then there is annoying, immature and stupid.
I got to see the Wanda and Marty.
I couldn't stop wondering what the vampires did before blood banks. In normal vampire books you have to drain the persons blood and then give them the vampire blood to turn them into a vampire. Basically she got nicked by his fangs... I would think that if there were vampires for thousands of years before blood banks and they had to drink....and every person that they drank from became a vampire...the whole world would be over run by vampires by now....or did they just kill everyone they drank from....hmmmmm?
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