2.3.2023 | Friday

What Not to Were

category: Book Reviews

What Not to Weretitle: What Not to Were
author: Dakota Cassidy
series: Paris Texas #2
published: 29 June 2015
publisher: Awe Books
genre(s): paranormal, romance
pages: 143
source: bought
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

rating: four-stars | series rating: four-stars

the blurb

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!)

Content Note: Contemporary, Paranormal, Romantic Comedy, Magic, Witches, Wizardry, Fantasy, Demons, Folklore, Mythology, Wicca

Previously Published: (2015) What Not to Were, Romancing the Paranormal Anthology

a few notes

keywords/phrases: witches, obsession, acceptance
mood reading:
the charm of a cozy with a little more heat
bonus points:
smart characters, witty banter

my review

Unlike the first book, this one started mid-romance, that of Calla and Nash. It’s been a slow burn for the couple, but Calla feels that she’s finally ready to take the next step with him. And their night together is everything she imagined it would be. The next morning… not so much. What meant everything to Calla means nothing to Nash. He remembers nothing at all about their relationship. But her friends and the seniors at the center she runs are determined to help Nash find his way back to Calla.

The unique way their romance played out, almost in reverse, was fun. At times, it was almost bittersweet as Calla revisits memories that make her realize what she stands to lose if Nash doesn’t remember. It also heightens some deeply personal insecurities, a struggle which many women can relate to.

There are some deep plot lines in this book, some dark moments, which gave the story a lot of depth. And, of course, all kinds of twists and turns!

About Dakota Cassidy

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 for Talk Dirty to Me, won an RT Reviewers Choice Award for Kiss and Hell, along with many review site recommended reads and reviewer top pick awards.

Dakota lives in the gorgeous state of Oregon with her real life hero and her dogs, and she loves hearing from readers!

Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

reading challenges:

  • 2023 Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge
  • 2023 Craving For Cozies Reading Challenge
  • 2023 PopSugar Reading Challenge
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