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REVIEW: Moon over Manhasset (Wolfmates III) by Dakota Cassidy

Dear Ms. Cassidy,

248.jpgI think I like Moon Over Manhasset the best of your Wolfmates books. Julia Lawrence, cousin to the heroes of An American Werewolf and What’s New Pussycat, is a werewolf living in Manhasset. Um, sorry, make that she-wolf. Julia loves her doggie boutique business and makes tons of money with it. Now she needs some help investing all that lovely money and who better to help her than Xavier Wolf of Pride Investments. He’s intelligent, he’s handsome, he’s hot enough to melt paving materials and he doesn’t seem to mind when Julia’s tail appears after a bout of hot sex on his executive desk. In fact, he’s got a tail too only his is a lion tail. Julia’s cousin married a housecat but could a she-wolf ever hope for happiness, beyond nuclear meltdown boinking, with a werelion?

This is two heroines in a row who have taken charge of their sexuality, reveled in it and called the shots. I love it. Julia’s no shrinking virgin who goes from innocent to vixen (oops, that would be another shapeshifter, right?) after having sex one time. I did have to wonder at the fact that she runs a very successful business and has such little understanding of investments but it sets the scene for more hot sex and what’s wrong with more hot sex?
The bit with her bunny loving cousin was also a little obvious. You did heap a lot on her plate at the time she found out about that so I can understand her running off as she did.

I love the twist on Xavier Wolf’s name. That pride must get a lot of ribbing! And the things that boy can do with a long stemmed rose…oi and vay. You must have had a lot of fun researching these books. Who knew writing could be so much fun?

I like that these characters are given time to get to know each other. And that they do more with this time than just have sex. That really adds to the long term believability for me. I do wonder at what kind of children they’re going to have. I wonder at what kind of children all these couples are going to have but that’s the joy of genetics. I take it from the ending that there is a fourth book in this series? B for you.


Another long time reader who read romance novels in her teens, then took a long break before started back again about 15 years ago. She enjoys historical romance/fiction best, likes contemporaries, action- adventure and mysteries, will read suspense if there's no TSTL characters and is currently reading very few paranormals.


  1. Dakota
    Aug 01, 2006 @ 19:12:43

    Thanks, babe for the nice review. Is there going to be a fourth? I dunno.

    DC :)

  2. Michelle Hoppe
    Aug 01, 2006 @ 22:09:10

    What a wonderful review for a wondeful book. Congrats darlin.


  3. Dakota Cassidy
    Aug 01, 2006 @ 23:47:32

    Um, whoever that other Dakota was–it wasn’t me. Seriously.

    Thanks for the nice review and yes, there is a fourth book. It’s called Ruff and Ready and it’s the last in the series :)

    Thanks again, Jayne!

  4. Jayne
    Aug 02, 2006 @ 06:41:12

    We have a fake Dakota? How odd.

  5. Devon
    Aug 02, 2006 @ 14:24:32

    Is that Manhasset New York? I may have to read this for the shoutout to my grandparent’s former home alone, all love of paranormals aside. If it is, Manhasset would definitely be a good place for a doggie boutique. Good review aside, I must know if there are any other Manhasset details. Will be checking it out.

    Why would someone masquerade as an author, just to make a fairly inocuous comment? Weird.

  6. Dakota Cassidy
    Aug 02, 2006 @ 14:34:06

    Well, Devon and Jayne, I have no clue. LOL They were nice anyway and that’s all that matters if you’re going to use my name :) I was as surprised as anyone when I read the comment. I’ve been gone most of Monday and Tuesday and had an e-mail from a fan that this review was up.

    As to details about Manhasset, no. Not so much. I’m from the NY/NJ area, but I’ve only been to Manhasset a couple of times in my life, so I kept it brief. And yes, it definitely is the kind of place a doggie boutique would be :)

    Dakota–er, the real one. LOLLOL :)

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