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BITE ME BY SHELLY LAURENSTON BOOK REVIEW

SPOILERS ALERT , SPOILERS ALERT, SPOILERS ALERT, SPOILERS ALERT!!!!!!!

I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK BY NETGALLEY FOR AN HONEST REVIEW.

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         Publication Date:         March 25, 2014
“Hot shape-shifters and even hotter passion.” —New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots.  When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life’s irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad’s untimely and unexplained demise.That’s where Vic Barinov comes in–or his house does. Vic can’t step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he’ll have to woo her at high-speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge.  .  .BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZONI have been anticipating this book for a while, and it did not disappoint. As in true Shelly Laurenston form she delivers  the laughs, sarcasm and witty comments. Olivia “Livy” Kowalski has a family that is a tad bit crazy. They just don’t get that Livy wants to be a photographer and an artist instead of going into the family business. Here lately every time Vic Barinov  comes back in town he finds Livy in his house hiding in his cabinets naked eating all his honey. I thought this part was funny especially when the next door neighbor has set her sights on Vic. She has made him a lemon honey coffee cake. She takes the cake in his house so she can cut him a slice. When she opens the cabinet, she is attacked by Livey. When they ask her what happened, she tells them that she attacked her.”Who attacked you?””Her!”Now really confused, Vic walked to the cabinets over to his stainless steel refrigerator and opened one of the wood doors. Opened it and stared. .

(This part is really funny.)

A naked Livy Kowalski, comfortably curled up inside his cabinet, held out an open jar and softly asked, “African honey?”

Vic wanted to be angry. She broken into his home, eaten his honey, and attacked his neighbor. And yet….

Closing the cabinet door, Vic faced a raging Brittany.

“Brittany,” he began, “I am so sorry. This is all my fault.”

“Your Fault?”

“Well, I don’t allow her out of the cabinet without my permission.” Vic forced himself to keep his focus on a now-horrified Brittany because Shen and what he was sure was his reaction, but Shen was smart enough to turn away from them all.

“Your permission?” Brittany growled. “You keep a woman in your food cabinets?”

“It would be cruel to make her stay under the sink. She’s not that small.”

When I read this part in the book I just busted out laughing, then I had to read it to my niece and nephew. They asked me why I was laughing? This book has so many funny parts, especially with her honey badger family. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone. If you want a good laugh, pick this book up. If I could give this book a 10 star rating I would, but the highest that I can go is 5 stars. So my rating for this book is 5/5 stars.

When this book comes out on March 25,2014 run out, or log on to your favorite book store at buy it right away. You will not be disappointed.

Here is a reading order of her Magnus Pack and Pride stories.

Magnus Pack

Pride Stories

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BEAR MEETS GIRL BY SHELLY LAURENSTON BOOK REVIEW

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         Publication Date:         March 27, 2012

He’s big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He’s also about to get trapped by own his game…Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that’s turning Crush’s lone-bear world upside down – and bringing his passion out of hibernation…As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she’s joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who’s got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn’t because Crush’s stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways…

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Lou “Crush” Crushek is being transferred to be partnered up with Dez and her police force. Crush has never liked change until Marcella “Cella” Malone, enforcer for the shifter hockey team, and contractor for KZS, entered his life.  She turned his quiet bear life upside down. These two are complete opposites. Cella likes a good down and dirty bare-knuckle brawl, and Crush likes a quite day at home. When you put these two together you have chaos, and sexy, hot scenes. In BEAR MEETS GIRL, the characters and story line are well-developed. In true Shelly Laurenston fashion, you have the snappy dialogue, witt, and sarcastic humor. There is some laugh out loud moments. I never get tired of reading a Shelly Laurenston book. I loved BEAR MEETS GIRL, and I give it 4/5 stars.

Don’t forget on March 25, 2014 Bite Me (The Pride Series) will be released. I was fortunate to be given an ARC copy of this book, Review forthcoming, and all I have to say at the moment is you will love it. There seems to be a lot more humor in BITE ME, THAT I FOUND MYSELF LAUGHING IN THE BREAKROOM AT WORK A LOT MORE THAN USUAL. JUST BE PREPARED.

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THE BEAST IN HIM BY SHELLY LAURENSTON

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         Publication Date:         April 1, 2008
In The Mane Event, Shelly Laurenston introduced a whole new breed of heroes—sexy, shape-shifting hunks who redefine the term Alpha male. Now, in THE BEAST IN HIM, one gorgeous lone wolf is about to meet his match…Some things are so worth waiting for. Like the moment when Jessica Ward “accidentally” bumps into Bobby Ray Smith and shows him just how far she’s come since high school. Back then, Jess’s gangly limbs and bruised heart turned to jelly any time Smitty’s “all the better to ravish you with” body came near her. So, some things haven’t changed. Except now Jess is a success on her own terms. And she can enjoy a romp—or twenty—with a big, bad wolf and walk away. Easy.

The sexy, polished CEO who hires Smitty’s security firm might be a million miles from the lovable geek he knew, but her kiss, her touch, is every bit as hot as he imagined. Jess was never the kind to ask for help, and she doesn’t want it now, not even with someone targeting her Pack. But Smitty’s not going to turn tail and run. Not before proving that their sheet-scorching animal lust is only the start of something even wilder…

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I loved The Beast In Him, it was well written with well-developed characters and story line.  Anything Shelly Laurenston writes is a keeper. Smitty or Bobby Ray Smith and Jesse Ann have a past together. They have known each other while growing up. They were friends, and Smitty always came to her rescue when she was picked on and beat up. Now they meet again when Smitty’s company is doing the security for Jesse’s party which she is throwing for her company, in which she is CEO of a security system company.  He wants to be friends again and she does not want have anything to do with him.  Jesse has been in love with Smitty, but when he left town and did not even kiss her goodbye hurt her worse than anything could. Now he has to try to convince her that he wants her, and loves her. I loved all the chaos that Jesse Ann lives in, because she has no privacy or solitude to herself. There is always someone underfoot and it makes or some pretty humorous situations. There are parts where they are being attacked and there is some funny dialogue going on. Be warned  when you read this you will laugh quite a bit, so keep any liquids away from any electronic devices in case you spill your drink while laughing. I give The Beast In Him 5/5 stars.

 

 

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THE MANE EVENT BY SHELLY LAURENSTON

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         Publication Date:         September 25, 2009
Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male—with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exact, who can unleash every woman’s animal side and still look good—make that spectacular—in a suit…and even better out of it…NYPD cop Desiree “Dez” MacDermot knows she’s changed a lot since she palled around with her childhood buddy, Mace. But it’s fair to say that Mace has changed even more. It isn’t just those too-sexy gold eyes, or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal body. It’s something in the way he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle… Meanwhile, for Tennessean Ronnie Lee Reed, New York City is the place where any girl—even one who runs with a Pack—can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion shifter men like Brendon Shaw. But she needn’t worry, because now that Brendon’s set his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go…BOOK DESCRIPTION COURTESY OF AMAZON

I always love a story by Shelly Laurenston, and The Mane Event was definitely one of them. This book actually has two stories in it, and are both doubly hilarious. She knows how to create characters and story lines that work well in creating maximum laughs. The first story centers on  Desiree “Dez” MacDermot who is a NYPD cop and Mace Llewellyn a shifter who turns into a lion. Dez is a strong female character and is a great mate for the king of beasts. Mace remembers Dez from school and believes she is the one for him.  Which is great now that his family wants him to take on more responsibilities in the pride. When Mace and Dez get together, you better have a cold shower nearby for you will definitely need it. Hot, hot, hot……..Also for the laugh factor make sure you don’t drink and read, because you will definitely be spraying the furniture and anyone in the immediate area. I know I did.

Now for the next story, we have Brendon Shaw and Ronnie Lee Reed. Ronnie is a shape shifting wolf and she takes Brendon Shaw to her Aunts to let Brendon heal after he was beaten by a group of shape shifting wolves. When the fever comes upon Brendon , Ronnie has to do everything within her power to keep him in the house. When she goes back upstairs to check on him he is gone. She rushes outside and there he is in all his lion glory, dancing? Yep, he is dancing the mambo, swaying back and forth. When I read the dancing scene I died laughing. When Brendon Shaw wakes up the next day he wants to find the woman who he was kissing last night and make her his. I loved both of these stories, because the women in them gave the men a run for their money. They  just didn’t let them catch them, they had to work for it.  I give The Mane Event 5/5 stars for all the belly laughs. I recommend this book for everyone.

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