Welcome back to Paris...Texas, that is. Where witches, werewolves, and magic rule the day. Or do they? Passion, missing memories, and a looming deadline will keep you glued in to of What Not to Were by USA TODAY best-selling author Dakota Cassidy.
Werewolf Calla Allen's ready to take her relationship with hot warlock Nash Ryder to the next level - the one where, after months of dating, they finally make the long anticipated woot-woot. (Yay!)
It's been a long road getting to where she is in her life, and Calla finally feels comfortable enough to share that with the man she's fallen wildly in love with.
And gorgeous Nash is more than ready to commit - until he wakes up after an incredible night of passion and finds any memory of Calla on the missing list. (Boo!)
Now she has to make him remember or lose him forever. And the proverbial clock is ticking...(EEK!)
©2015 Dakota Cassidy (P)2015 Dakota Cassidy
If you're like me, you know (and love) the predictable structure of a romance - leading lady and hero meet (or meet again), there's an obstacle (or more) to overcome, but in the end you know they'll finally get their happily ever after.
This one isn't like that. It starts off with the happily ever after, then the obstacle - our hero doesn't know who the leading lady is anymore. I was riveted by the turn-about. I didn't necessarily know where the story was going to go next and there was more than one plot twist that took me by surprise.
Meanwhile, Dakota Cassidy included the classic elements of a rom-com: quirky friends you wish you knew, lovable family members, embarrasing situations, charming small town, and yeah, a sex scene that's tender, sweet, and totally hot.
All of this is brought to life by Hollie Jackson, who continues to impress. She convincingly voices very divergent characters with distinct sounds. I could easily tell which character was speaking at any given time, whether it was a 300+ year old werewolf, our leading lady's BFF, or a Southern belle of a talking iguana.
I was given this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review, and honestly, I loved it! This is book 2 in the series. The only thing stopping me from buying book 3 right now is that it's not available yet on Audible!
I loved this book! The narrator is really good, and the storyline was excellent. I laughed out loud quite a bit! This book kept me interested throughout, and I am really hoping there are more to come in this series.
First of all, there will probably NEVER be a story written by Dakota Cassidy that I don't love, and find myself constantly laughing through. This story expands on the characters we met in the last, and we are introduced to new characters that we end up loving just as much. Although this is technically part of a series, it focuses mostly on new characters and their story, so it is possible to read this as a stand alone as well. If they mention previous characters, it's not confusing as to who they are...they fit into the story really well, even if you hadn't read the first book.
I really liked the premise of the story (which I wont give away), and how an entire town -- along with some fiesty seniors -- came together to make sure a mystery affecting a true love gets solved quickly. No matter what wacky things ensue!
I also have to say that in the last book, my only complaint was in the narration, and the tone the narrorator chose didn't seem to fit. I DO NOT have that complaint this time. The narration was really great this time, and it felt like the narrator was more comfortable with her characters, was more a part of the story, rather than just reading it and trying to focus on voices. I was not distracted at all by the narration, and was fully immersed in the story. I really look forward to finding out what happens next in the crazy town of Paris, Texas!
This is an amazing story that has drama and lots of laughs too!
Hollie Jackson's narrating is fantastic! Everyone needs to get this series!
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