Bear Meets Girl (Pride #7)
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...more
I had really high hopes for this book when I opened the package from the wonderful karen. I looked at that ridiculous cover. I read the first page. I knew this book was exactly what I needed: something really and truly mindless. I thought that the two protagonists starting off...more
This is a fun, fast and funny book. This whole series is like that, though; full of fun and great banter.
Lou Crushek is an undercover cop when he gets transferred from NYPD to the shifter division. Crush’s cover has been blown by his former foster mother Peg, who conveniently runs BCP. Crush hates change. It makes him cranky.
Cella is the loud-mouthed KZS operative who also plays professional hockey for the Carnivores. They call her “Bare Knuckles Malone”...more
March 19, 2012
Okay, so my best friend (a former Borders merchandising/inventory supervisor) is now a receiver at Barnes & Noble. And you know what Barnes & Noble does different from Borders? Fewer strict on sale dates. And that is why I got this book in my hot little paws eight days before I thought it was coming out.
I'm still riding on the book high (will probably re-read it before bed), but I rea...more
The one thing you’re guaranteed to get with any Shelly Laurenston book is a ton of humor centered around many different character interactions. I look forward to revisiting all the series characters with any new book as well as getting to know how our new leads will fit into this crazy world. BEAR MEETS GIRL gives us Cella Malone, a psycho, aggressive, playful at times, feline whose great loves in life are her daughter, her position as enforcer on the hoc...more
In any case, then suddenly I found dozens of bear-shifter novels. What the heck. Those authors CLEARLY hacked into our conve...more
Going into this book, I wasn’t sure if I would enjoy it quite as much as I have some of the other ones in the series since Cella is friends with Dee-Ann, th...more
Take one "by-the-book" cop, add one shit-stirring hockey player and combine with shifter politics for a rip-roaring time.
Lou "Crush" Crushek is a polar who hates change and loves peace and quiet. Marcella "Bare Knuckles" Malone is a tiger who loves to mess with people, is passionately loud and can take down a target from a thousand yards. You wouldn't expect them to make much of a team but for some reason, it just works.
Crush is a huge Carnivores fan...more
Bear Meets Girl is the seventh book in Shelley Laurenston’s Pride series and should not be missed. The world of shifters that Ms. Laurenston has created is fabulous and I enjoy how each species of shifter encompasses it natural counterpart! The part in this book about Dez (a full human in this world) watching Animal Planet and National Geographic in order to figure out how to interact with her co-workers was priceless!
If you’ve read the other books in th...more
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 a...more
There are so many reasons why you really want to start at the beginning of this series. Sure, you can jump in anywhere, but the reading is so much richer if you've been following from the start with Mane Event: Christmas Pride and Shaw's Tail .
I always love reading a Laurenston because she's so danged funny...more
What I loved about it - it was fun. The verbal play between Cella & Crush was fun to read.
What keeps it from being a 4 for me is that the writing felt a little....schizophrenic. It hopped about through so many points of view that certain key things got lost in the shuffle. We're briefly in Mike Callahan's point of vi...more
This is a fun, spicy, well paced book that made me laugh, as Shelly Laurenston always does. The characters are great, unique and absolutely insane, especially the women. The world building (realistic and at the...more
This book is about Cella “Bare Knuckles” Malone and Lou Crushek. Cella is a KGS contractor and plays pro hockey and Lou is a straight nailed cop who is obsessed with everything hockey. They first meet after a drunke...more
The story starts when they wake up together - naked - after being at...more
This was one of the sloppiest written books I have read in a long time. The story...more
Just let me start out by saying that it was great to be back in New York City and surrounding suburbs with Lions, Tigers, and Bears – and yeah and any other kind of Shifter you can think of – in the new Sifter series by Shelly Laurenston, Bear Meets Girl. I loved every word of this well crafted story.
Lou ‘Crush’ Crushek is a Polar Bear that does undercover work for the NYCPD, and he loves his orderly life. He is not found of change, no bear is, but he is about to be thrown into the mixer and it...more
Cella Malone - no-rules tiger assassin hockey enforcer
Only in Shelly Laurenston's crazy Pride series would these two even inhabit the same universe, much less become romantically involved. They wind up naked in bed together the morning after a party at a mutual friend's house - think Jello shots (again, only in Laurenston's world....). They wind up investigating a taxidermist and human hunters who knowingly target sha...more
This installment of the Pride Series is about Marcella, "Cella" aka Bare Knuckles, Malone and Lou "Crush" Crushek. These two are definitely polar opposites. Funny since Crush IS a polar bear. I was surprised that I enjoyed this stor...more
A typical Shelly Laurenston with lots of humour, tough, unique shifters and sexy scenes. I loved coming back and seeing old characters, like Bo, Blayne, Dee-Ann and the like. The plot was pretty well developed, but, the ending was, at best abrupt. So my only complaints were:
1)I felt there wasn't enough H/h time and getting to know each other. Other plots and the mystery plus the hockey took too much pages, so they fell too fast for me to REALLY believe.
2)The cover. I don't like it, even...more