Miki and Conall are so much fun! If you haven't read these books yet, what are you waiting for? I love Miki's personality, she just tells it like it i...moreMiki and Conall are so much fun! If you haven't read these books yet, what are you waiting for? I love Miki's personality, she just tells it like it is without a care for consequences. Conall is, yes, just a big teddy bear, ha! The Viking! He is sweet, and nice, but also hot and all wolf ;)
The banter between these two is classic, they are hilarious! The action was also very good, these books always have a good storyline along with your smut and humor.
Miki is the smart one of the group, and Conall plays dumb a bit to tease her, but he finally gets her to come out of her shell. And then the fever hits... LOL
We still get to see Sara and Zach, and just a small glimpse of Angelina and Nikolai... Can't wait to re-read their book, it's my favorite. Sara has grown into her role as pack alpha female, and has a DOG! LMAO Her and Zach also got "fixed".
We also get our first view of the Van Holtz pack... Oh, I can't wait for the next Pride book to come out!!! (Big Bad Beast)(less)
If there is a reason why you haven't picked up the Pride books yet, you have to put everything else aside and get them! If you didn't know about them, then let me introduce you to the sexiest shifters around!
This Pride book is all about fun! Mitch Shaw has a "nothing-bothers-me" playful attitude towards life, and Sissy Mae, even though crude and mean at times, is a fun chick!
And Mitch is one of my favorite felines in ALL shifter series! How adorable is he? We first met him for a little bit in the second story of book 1 (Shaw's Tail). We thought he was the good-for-nothing brother of successful Brendon Shaw, turns out he was a cop who had gone undercover to expose a mobster, and was now in the witness protection program! They need him alive to testify, the criminals want him dead. And lets not forget that he IS the karaoke king among the Kuznetzov Pack, to be worshiped at their altar. *snickers*
Mitch and Sissy are best buds, they've been working together at Mace & Smitty's security firm. Mitch is being his usual prankster self, and Sissy is her usual "just-a-tad-bitchy" she-wolf. This book begins while we are still at Jessie Ann & Smitty's wedding, and yes, Mitch and Sissy Mae are both still fighting their attraction to each other, because between good friends sex will only complicate things, and then there's the fact that Mitch knows after he testifies he will have to assume a new identity and disappear. But things take a turn for the worst when Mitch gets shot. Yes, someone is after him, wants him dead, and it just happens to be shifter. How can they protect Mitch?
Sissy takes it upon herself to "kidnap" him, taking him where she swore she would never return. Back home to Tennessee. Nobody knows he's there. And Sissy soon finds herself full of hot naked lion, in a town full of crazy wolves, and BOY he can eat!!!
Crazy, hysterical, extremely sexy and cute. This book will keep you entertained from page one, and you won't be able to put it down! Their banter had me almost in tears laughing. And some of the things that happen just... I have no words. Like when Mitch ends up wrestling with Ralph (the alligator), or when we meet cousin Dee Ann, or when they go to the grocery store because Mitch "ate her out of her house".
And as any good, honorable lion shifter, when this bad boy gets all hot and bothered, HE CAN DELIVER!
So what are you waiting for? You have to read this series! You have to read this author! It is guaranteed to get you out of any reading funk, improve your mood, and... make your insides quiver.
It is so difficult to pick a favorite quote, since most of this book is full of humor, but here's my best attempt:
Best description of Sissy Mae: To quote Janie Mae, "Sissy came out of my womb with her middle finger raised."
"Is that why they call you Mr. Fumble Paws?"
"Sexy, sexy," she growled at him before she could stop herself. "You treat me like a whore" "You are a whore" He grinned "This is true"(less)
This was probably my favorite of the series, even though I really liked Go Fetch! A LOT!
I just loved Nikolai!!! And we see a completely different side...moreThis was probably my favorite of the series, even though I really liked Go Fetch! A LOT!
I just loved Nikolai!!! And we see a completely different side of Angelina in this book as well. They're just so much fun together! Nik is HAWT, he's sweet, he has a lot of patience with Angelina. I love how the "cat" personality comes through in Nik's as well.
Nik's whole family is just a bunch of hilarious, loving, tender hillbillies (as Angelina calls them!) LMAO His father was great, and his relationship with his mom is so funny!
My favorite parts: when the brothers bring Angelina first thepuppy, then they work their way up to deer. When they fall off her balcony! Anytime Nik jumps Angelina in cat form and then shifts right on top of her. When Nik is on the phone working and starts having sex with Angelina... I could go on for a while.
We get to see a bit of Mik and Sara as well! Mik is one crazy girl! LOL I thought it was so funny when they put him in the zoo! OMG!
Nik's brother being in love with Zach's sister.... I would love to read that story!!! Please, pretty please Ms. Laurenston!!!!
I really wish we would've gotten more books in this series.(less)
I wanted to re-read Shelly's books because I enjoy them THAT much. They have a lot of humor, fun and likeable heroines, sexy heroes, and g...more2011 Re-read
I wanted to re-read Shelly's books because I enjoy them THAT much. They have a lot of humor, fun and likeable heroines, sexy heroes, and good storylines. The world building is great too... Can I just move in??? I want my own SL shifter!!!!
I liked Sara and Zach ok. They're not by far my favorite SL couple, but their banter is fun, even though I think she turns into Alpha-Bitch-From-Hell after. Zach is HOT! Too Hot!!! LOL Sara is very strong and independent. Their romance was not extremely developed, it just sort of sizzled right away.
I loved Miki and Conall however, and I can't wait to re-read their story! Miki was just all sorts of mortified by him in this book, and Conall, aka The Stalker, was like a big teddy bear. I just want to cuddle!
I can't believe how much I didn't really care for Angelina's personality in this book! I still can't wait to read her book again.
If you haven't read this book, read it, it's fun, it's sexy, it's quick! It'll leave you wanting more!(less)
Smitty! Ohh Smitty! I'll start this review by staking my claim on Smitty, he is still my favorit...moreThis review was posted at Under The Covers
Smitty! Ohh Smitty! I'll start this review by staking my claim on Smitty, he is still my favorite wolf in this series! So, everyone, gets your paws off of him.
We first meet Smitty in The Mane Event. In the first story he was just that hot military type, laid back, gorgeous guy with the sexy southern drawl, who just moved and talked smooth and slow. He is also Mace's best buddy and together they've opened up a shifter security firm in New York. Smitty, of the Smith Pack from Tennessee, brought some of his Pack members to New York with him and is determined to make a better life for himself.
And all his plans come crashing down when they take a job, and while unbeknownst to Smitty, their client turns out to be the one girl he always had closest and dearest to his heart because she wasn't able to protect herself and is now a powerful and rich woman.
Of course his buddy Mace knew this, because he is good friends with Jessie Ann, now Alpha of the wild dog Kuztnezov Pack. Jessie Ann used to be the weird, geeky girl, abused by all the big Smith she-wolves, being the only wild dog in Smith territory in Tennessee, and Smitty was her protector until he joined the military. He had to. He knew if he started anything more with Jessie Ann then he would have no hope of ever getting out of that little town and doing anything more than breeding a bunch of little hybrid puppies.
But now she walks back in his life, and he can't believe SHE DOESN'T WANT ANYTHING TO DO WITH HIM. I mean, he is Smitty, everybody loves him, everybody wants him. It's endearing to see him persist and try to get close to her and Jessie Ann and the wild dogs make him jump through hoops to get to her. Wild dogs and karaoke anyone???
Unlike the first book, this whole book is only about Smitty and Jessie Ann, so there's plenty of time for their relationship to develop, get crazy, get hot, get out of control, and then to rein it all in. Jessie Ann doesn't want a watered down Smith wolf, she wants all of him, but then again... who wouldn't? And when these two get together, the sparks are off the charts!!!! *fans self*
Ms. Laurenston does a wonderful job at keeping all the other characters still in the story, so it's always nice to get glimpses of them. As well as a whole new set of characters to look forward to seeing more of.
The humor in this book was excellent! The wild dogs are crazy, the Smith wolves are crazy, it's insane!!! It's entertaining, it had me literally laughing out loud. And just with enough intrigue to keep you on your toes.
And how cool was it that Jessie Ann and Smitty have a real castle wedding??? Well, I'm not sure real castle weddings involved the bride and groom having sex on the gardens in their wedding attire just minutes before walking down the isle, but that was a welcomed surprise. Even though she wears a vintage Renaissance dress, just because she's a bit of a geek, they get married at what I can only consider being Oheka Castle in Long Island.
And the wedding sets the pace for the next stories!!!! I am so excited!!! The next ones are going to be just as great!(less)
Mace Llewellyn, of the Llewellyn Pride, has had a crush on Desiree MacDermot, Bronx human girl, since they were teenagers and attended the same school. He was the geeky guy, she was the "ghetto" girl that sometimes didn't fit in with the rich crowd. But it's been so long since he's seen her, he's gone and become a NAVY SEAL, and now that he's retiring and has decided to settle back in New York, and open a "shifter security" business with his best friend Smitty, he has decided to find Dez and make her his. Even though that's not the way of the Pride. He was not expecting to find Dez had become a cop, and was investigating a shifter murder, and was now divorced.
Their relationship was not built up too much in the book, but you can tell they both have a history, and they both liked each other and were sort of reunited. Dez is hilarious at times, annoying at others, psychotic most of the time. However, she deals well with the whole supernatural world she's thrown into, and her chemistry with Mace was amazing. Maybe that has a lot to do with the fact that Mace was just really hot.
Again, Ms. Laurenston does a wonderful job at creating a good plot around their romance, with a hysterical group of characters... Can I just say how much I love Smitty and his southern drawl? She nails the personalities of the shifters, the cats, the wolves, it's hysterical.
There are also so many funny moments in this book, I loved how Dez's dogs were scared of him and would hide under the bed, the date at the Van Holtz restaurant, Dez dealing with Mace's sister.
This was not my favorite Laurenston story, but it's still, nonetheless, amazing.
"Do you mind if I ask you a question, darlin'?"
"Only if you stop calling me darlin'."
"Now, where I come from that's a term of endearment."
"Really? Well, where I come from motherfucker is a term of endearment. Want me to start calling you that?"
This story was GREAT! I LOVED IT! It continues where Christmas Pride left off, and Brendon Shaw had been injured. Ronnie-Lee Reed came to New York as part of the Smith Pack imports with Smitty. She's Smitty's sister best friend and the two of them have gotten in more trouble together than should be legal... well it wasn't legal in most of the countries they were in. Now she's assigned to babysit the recovering lion, but at the same time someone tries to kill him while at the hospital. Ronnie-Lee is then forced to hide him, and can only ask for her aunt's help.
Brendon is such a sweetheart, he's done his Pride job, and now he just wants that hot little wolf and he won't stop at anything to have her.
Now talk about hot, these two were smoking HOT together. Again we get some of the hottest paranormal erotica, with the best humor.
"Oh, look. The idiot of the jungle awakens."
One of my favorite parts was Brendon Shaw in lion form dancing in the neighbors front lawn and playing tug while Ronnie is trying to get him back home.
"You know what I do with gentlemen? I chew them up and spit them out and leave the remains for the hyenas."(less)
Bringing you back to where it all started in a way. However the Demon...moreThis review was posted at Under The Covers
The Darkest Fire - LOTU # 0.5 3 feathers
Bringing you back to where it all started in a way. However the Demon Lords as we now know them are really not in this story. This is the story of Geryon, Guardian of the Gates of Hell, and Kadence, Goddess of Oppression.
He is not beautiful, how could a true beauty like Kadence want to even look at him. He feels like this from page one. Always beneath everyone, considered as low as a dog. With his almost demon-like appearance he can only watch the Goddess from afar, and dream.
Kadence has also her own cross to bear. She is tied directly to the Wall that keeps the demons inside. She cannot go far from it or the wall weakens. But what of her own weakness? How could she resist the tender soul in Geryon?
The Beauty falls in love with the Beast. This story is short, quite steamy, but will give you no more information on the LOTU storyline.(less)