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REVIEW: What’s New Pussycat (Wolfmates II) by Dakota Cassidy

Dear Ms Cassidy,

108.jpgI have to say that you’re taking a typical werewolf romance story and turning it in a different direction that I’ve read before. I mean, how many werewolves are fated to marry/mate with domestic housecats? Not too many. As with “An American Werewolf in Hoboken,” I loved the cat heroine’s feline POV. Yes, cats are finicky, yes they only want the best (as everyone knows they deserve only the best, thank you very much),no they don’t like fingers waggled in their faces and anything in a house is theirs. You must have cats to have nailed that attitude so well.

Once again, the sex scenes are well done and I appreciate a heroine who knows what she wants sexually and is willing to go for it. No shrinking virgin heroine here! I loved the hero’s discussions with his penis.

So, what didn’t work so well? I don’t think this story can really stand that well on its own. If someone hasn’t read Wolfmates I, I guess they can muddle through the relationships and set up but it certainly helps (a lot) to have read the first installment. And the buildup of the heroine’s background ended on a slightly flat note. The way you chose to work that is interesting (and I have to love a short round woman as an object of desire) but I was expecting a little more bang than I got. The heroine’s change in feelings about the hero was also fairly quick (yeah, I know, it’s a short book).

I am looking forward to reading the last story and will assume it’s not about the pack member who got caught by animal control and neutered while in his wolf state. Unless you’re channeling Robin Schone or something, that would be a hard sell. C+ 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 Cassidy
    Jul 19, 2006 @ 00:35:10

    Um, who is Robin Schone? Will I be stoned for asking that? I’m hitting google right now. LOL

    Thanks again for the insightful review :) Oh and there are four books in the series–this was number two. I think you should quit now so I don’t slide any further down the alphabet. LOLLOL

    Thanks, Jayne!

    Dakota :)

  2. Jayne
    Jul 19, 2006 @ 06:34:37

    Robin Schone writes (wrote? she hasn’t published anything new in ages) romantica. There was a secondary character in THE LADY’S TUTOR who got his own story in the anthology FASCINATED . The catch? He’s a eunich!

    I have read through the next story and I think you’ll be more pleased with that grade. No, no, no, not gonna tell the grade yet.

  3. Jane
    Jul 19, 2006 @ 08:19:59

    [quote comment="2328"]Robin Schone writes (wrote? she hasn’t published anything new in ages) romantica. .[/quote]

    She was really a forerunner of the entire genre. She wrote the first masturbation scene in general romance fiction. I think she wrote the first anal sex scene. She’s pretty famous within the romance genre. I always think of Robin Schone and Susan Johnson as the grand dames of this movement.

  4. Dakota Cassidy
    Jul 19, 2006 @ 11:11:50

    Oy, Jane. I had no idea LOL. I did the google search and now I feel like a stupidhead. I need to get out more. MUCH more. How could I not know something so important?

    Jayne? No worries–I like a nice C+, personally. It makes me work harder :)

    Thanks again, ladies!

    Dakota :)

  5. sybil
    Jul 19, 2006 @ 11:27:09

    Her lawsuit is now settled and her next book will release, I think, in Jan of 2007. It is somewhere in early 2007. I recall really liking the story in Fascinated.

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