book review an american werewolf in hoboken dakota cassidy

Book Review: An American Werewolf in Hoboken by Dakota Cassidy

Series: Book 1 in the ‘Wolf Mates’.

“You can know someone for a hundred years and not know everything about them. For now, all you need to know is, he’s the one.” ~~ Dakota Cassidy (Book: An American Werewolf in Hoboken)

I go on an instant download mode whenever I see a book cover, this cute. 😀

I even liked the blurb as I wanted to know a little more. I would have downloaded it anyways, even if I didn’t like the blurb. But I did. It seems like a good story.

Let’s find out a little more about ‘An American Werewolf in Hoboken by Dakota Cassidy’…..

Genre: Fantasy/Paranormal Romance.

Main Characters: Max Adams, Jacqueline Christine Jensen.

‘An American Werewolf in Hoboken by Dakota Cassidy’ ~~ Synopsis:

Max’s running wild through the streets of Hoboken for the one last time as a single werewolf, before he finds his mate and settles down as his aunt’s prediction.

He does not understand the prophecy or even believe in it. But his family and his clan believe in the prophecy and they don’t want to lose him.

Apparently, if he didn’t find his mate by the next full moon, he’d die. There’s also no proof that Max would not die if he didn’t find his mate.

So Max begins his journey and ends up getting caught and lands in the animal shelter. This time his death is almost too close if no one adopted him.

But the question is who would adopt a dog that’s too big and weird looking and has attitude problems.

After suffering yet another heartbreak, JC has decided to not date for a while, or maybe ever, and just get a cute cat for company. Some day she wants to act on her intention to get the cat.

When she feels the strange pull towards the animal shelter while going home, she finds herself face to face with the ugliest & the biggest dog she’s ever set eyes on.

But for some reason JC couldn’t look away from the dog. And the idea of leaving him there to die made JC uneasy. Since the dog seems to listen to JC, if not anyone else around, she decides to adopt him.

Soon JC gets used to Fluffy and his weird possessive ways. All’s well until Fluffy runs away.

Max’s happy to meet JC at the animal shelter and even before he saw her he knew somehow that she’d arrive there. But he gets a shock when he realizes that she’s a human and not a werewolf.

That does not matter to him. But Max is sure everyone in his clan would laugh at him for landing himself in strange situations and then getting stuck pretending to be a dog.

As much fun as it is to be around JC and know everything about her, Max doesn’t want to waste time pretending to be her dog. While he has more important things to do like: woo JC so she’d give him a chance. Even after finding out he’s a werewolf.

So he breaks free and becomes JC’s new neighbor. They meet and Max’s sure he’d impress her. But it seems JC takes Fluffy’s disappearance to heart.

And to keep her happy Max decides to keep pretending to be Fluffy while he’s busy wooing her.

JC is sure she’s falling for Max. She’s also becoming suspicious that he must have some secret to hide, as she’s yet to choose a guy with no major flaws.


This book is one of those books, where I really wanted to love the story. But the more I read it the more I found it flat and it begins to lose my interest with weird twists and turns.

Everything was fine. The story starts good, goes on smoothly up until around chapter fourteen I suppose. After that I started having issues with the way the story unfolded.

I liked JC & Max, so not liking their story was disappointing. But they also didn’t feel much developed.

It’s a short read and I would not dub it as a bad read. Because I did enjoy more than half of it, but it’s not as interesting or funny as the blurb seems to suggest.  

I found JC’s turn of heart too quick to believe. I know it’s a fantasy, but I could not believe. Maybe that spoiled the story for me a lot after that.

Anyway, it’s just first in the series and was okay. Maybe the next in the series would get my attention better.

If you are looking for some light fun reading on the weekend, you may enjoy ‘An American Werewolf in Hoboken’ better than I did.

“Cats took care of themselves. They were aloof enough to only want your attention for as long as they deemed you worthy, and then were off to bigger and better things.”  ~~ Dakota Cassidy (Book: An American Werewolf in Hoboken)

Hit or Miss: OK.

Ratings: 3stars/5.

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