The Beast In Him (Pride #2)
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 ...more
“This is serious. I won’t get between you and your family.” “You’re not, darlin’. This is what one friend
does for another. And we’re friends. Just like me and Mace.” She gave him a wicked little smile. “You fuck Mace too?” “Only when he’s feeling needy.”
The Beast in Him is the 2nd book in the Pride series and it is just as funny as the first book. Shelly Laurenston has a Knack for writing hilarious stories with realistic, fun loving characters. After meeting Smitty i ...more
My first thought when reading Shelly Laurenston' s book...
ARE ALL HER CHARACTER CRAZY?????
Seems there's no normal character in her books. Both men or women, shifter or not, children or adult, they're crazy and insane in their own way... :))
BTW, in this book, meet new shifter in the town!
The African Wild Dog!!
For further information, look at Wikipedia :P. ...more
I had such an amazing time reading this story. I'm getting to love this series more and more with every book. This book is a full length, so in it you get to know the couple much more than in the first 2 stories from book 1. But we still have plenty of that amazing sense of humor this author has. I swear I love her, she makes me laugh so hard that many times I have to stop reading to be able to stop laughing like an ass.
In this installment we get to read about Bobby Ray (Smitty) Smith. ...more
Ok, I'll admit,These books are little too over the top to be pick of the litter for me, as it were, but what the heck- they do make me laugh from time to ...more
All sorts of awesomeness!!!
Bobby Ray Smith is a wolf, and not just any wolf, he is now the Alpha of the New York Smiths. Bobby Ray, Smitty for his friends, has managed to suppress his wild and feral side, something not easy since it seems to run in the gene pool. There is one person who always brings the edge to the front, one person which can rattle him and always had. Little Jessie Ann Ward. The one woman who made Smitty run, not b ...more
The Good, The Bad and Everything in Between
What I love about this book, which I think is the best in the series (although not my absolute fave) is that there's good humor, solid family relationships that are not easy and predicated on d ...more
Laurenston’s Pride series is a series I come back to over and over, especially when I’m dealing with book slumps. Book slumps are periods of time after having finished or put down a terrible book (or even a book that baffled me) and have the urge to avoid all books like the plague, because the last one left me anxious and depressed.
When I pick up a Pride book, I know I’m going to enjoy the bumpy, laugh-out-loud ride. The Beast in Him tells the story of Bobbie Ray and his “one that got away”, Jes
When Bobby Ray Smith aka "Smitty" left home for the Navy, he left someone behind. A young wild dog shifter named Jessie Ann. Jessie Ann, how had the distinction of being Bobby Ray's sister, Sissy's, favorite punching bag. In fact most girls in town targeted Jessie Ann. Because female wolves did that, but mostly because she was a wild down in a town full of wolves.
Sixteen years later, Bobby Ray is working a job with his partner, Mace, only to discover that Jessie Ann is not only t ...more
Jessica has waited twelve years to get back at Bobby Ray Smith for rejecting her kiss before he left town to join the Navy...and boy was it worth it!! As one of Bobby Ray's friends said "...she shot your ass down like a jet over enemy territory." I snorted my way through this book. Between the shifter jokes (there are dogs, wolves, and lions...oh my) and the redneck ...more
This was just so chaotic and campy...and I'm just not in the mood for it right now.
I also don't like how Smitty seems to expect Jess to get over his sister physically abusing her as a teenager...I get that it's all some weird pack mentality, but I've read some weird pack books and...not cool.
It got such great reviews from my friends though, so maybe I will try and revisit it later...
The dialogue and narrative were so chaotic at times that I kept checking to see if perhaps my book was defective. Often the dialogue was used to explain what was happening and it jumped around so much that I had to go back and reread certain p ...more
suuuuuper funny! and adorable!
I love Jess Ward and her wild dog pack with my whole entire heart.
Added one star... because I LOVE it now
Angenehm ist es auch, dass Smitty und Jessie Ann sich bereits von f ...more
- I liked the hero since book one but here he was funny, and I liked him more ^^, and I loved the heroine she was funny and quirky and geeky and I so wanna be in her Pack XD
- I liked how the heroine pulled herself from being the weird awkward girl to being an alpha of her own pack and a multimillionaire company owner XD
- I liked how since they were kids she was so special to him, I know he was a big reason in here that she was bullied but it was obvious his affections we ...more
Bobby Ray was first introduced in the Mane Event as Mace's partner. He's now in NYC running a security company that was hired by Jessie Ann. The two share a history from childhood. S ...more
Smitty can't believe there's a woman alive immune to his charms while and his clumsy but charming wooing added to him as well and made this reader like him even more. Jessie An ...more
Years later, Booby Ray has a security company and is working an event held by the multi-millionaire Jessica Ward. Only ...more
To begin with, they knew each other in high school, when she was a geek who had a huge crush on him. Fast forward more than a decade, and she is a hot, savvy, successful businesswoman. They meet again, and he keeps asking her out in front of their friends. She keeps turning him down to protect her heart, and his friends won't let him hea ...more
"Your exact words were: 'I challenge you, Bobby Ray Smith, to get me back into your life.'"
"I never said that."
"That's what I heard." ...more
Laurenston continues to deliver humor and heat both, with her sexy shifter series
Beast in Him is a great follow-on to Laurenston's The Mane Event (Pride, Book 1), it's fun combination of humor and spicy romance with an abundance of sexy Alpha shifters both male and female.
We met 'Smitty' Bobby Ray Smith, werewolf and former Navy SEAL, who was both buddy and business partner to Lionshifter Mace the lead in the last book. Smitty is sexy confident and cocky about his skills with women, he hasn't h ...more
I loved Smitty! I want a Smitty, can I have a Smitty, please!! Any time he prefaced a comment with "Now Jessie Ann" you knew a 'Smittyism' or logic-according-to-Smitty was coming and it would more times then not have you laughing or blus ...more
The story really pulled me in. Geeky, smart girl makes good when she grows up; her former crush from high school shows up and is smitten; and then she leads him on a merry chase. The wild dog pack and their antics are hilarious. And I loved the Smith pack from the earlier books, of which Smitty the lead male character is p ...more
In this sequel, Bobby Ray Smith "Smitty" runs in his childhood friend Jessie Ann Ward, when Mason & Bobby are contracted to run security at one of Jessie's business functions. Smitty used to be Jessie's only real friend as Jessie was bullied by the other shifters. As a dog shifter and alpha of her pack, Jessie had a lot of responsibility, and getting with a werewolf would not please her pack.
But Smitty and Jessie Ann have unfinish ...more
Well, Jessie Ann grew up within the Smith pack of wolf shifters, as a foster child. Her being African wild dog, she was small but fast. She grew up running & hiding. She always had a crush on Bobby Ray Smith, but hated his sister & her crew.
After high school, she became a very successful computer nerd & runs into Bobby Ray who now has a security firm. He likes her. She runs from him.
Anyway it's a back and forth thing with n ...more
I loved the Wild Dogs though, there were a very cool and goofy bunch, and I wouldn't mind learning more about the backstory of the Kuznetsov Pack, that's hinted at in this book.
I really liked Smitty, and adored his mother, wh ...more
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Smitty glanced away from the computer screen he’d been staring at for the last three hours, looked at his sister, and shook his head. “No.”
“What do ya mean no?”
“You asked. Sorry if you didn’t like the answer. I always thought you were funny lookin’. Asked momma, ‘What is that thing laying in your bed?’ And she said, ‘I found it hiding under a car, you be nice to it now.”
“Because it’s fun?”
“I love it when you cry.”
Smitty sighed. “Forget I asked.”