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Bunny and the Bear by Eve Langlais
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Oct 04, 11

bookshelves: pnr, pnr-chick-porn, romance, shifters, kindle
Read in September, 2011

I picked this one, because A) its a shifter story, and B) so many loved it here at GR. Unfortunately it was too uncomfortably close to Laurenston’s Beast Behaving Badly- one of my favorite stories. Not in plot- that was a bit too much like Lora Leigh’s Breeds- (government using baddie’s personal motives to kidnap shifters for experimentation so they can build a super army).

No, the heroine’s shifting ability was waaay to familiar- I might not have thought much of it except for it’s bizarreness. Because it was so unusual, it brings to mind another character that was abnormal as well with similar traits- the only other shifter I've read with similar traits- this makes it way to easy to think of it as a copy cat and if there’s anything the written world can't stand- it’s exact copying. And though I really did like the hero, even he was a copycat! (Bear's with prehensile lips anyone?) And to finish it off for me? There's a side character named Bo, (Hero of Beast Behaving Badly.) I get it- homage and all that- but, C'mon, really? You couldnt have done it in passing?? Subtlety thy name is Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Book.

Listen I get that when a formula works there’s a band wagon thing that happens, in fact I’m even ok with it, because lets face it, our favorite authors cant crank ‘em out fast enough as far as I’m concerned. But when it makes me think of another story the entire time I’m reading it and I think to myself “well it’s obvious who her favorite author is” AND it has little individualizing flair? (Talk about predictable- I knew there was gonna be a traitor and I knew who it was as soon as they came on the scene.) It makes me uncomfortable and slightly disgusted.

So, despite the shifters- which I love- and the attempt at humor- which I love too if the author can make it work (sorry, not this one. the heroine works for FUC “Furry United Coalition” ::eyeroll:)- this paranormal romance is an epic fail.



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message 1: by Audrey (new)

Audrey Bugger - how disappointing!


message 2: by Zeek (last edited Sep 13, 2011 07:39AM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Zeek Oh you may love it- I seem to be the only one bothered enough to one star it. The thing is it really isnt bad- I didnt dnf it. I just hated the too close similarity to a book I love so much. :/


message 3: by AgentScully (new)

AgentScully “Furry United Coalition” - Kool!


Tanith Oh man. I read your review and then picked up the book just too see how much it resembled Shelly's book. Toooo similar but no cigar!


message 5: by Zeek (new) - rated it 1 star

Zeek Yeah- was not for me at all!


Cassie Quite honestly I have read The Breed Series by Lora Leigh and in comparison that series had a much more serious tone and omg this happened or is happening. Eve did not go that route with her F.U.C. series. Her books are far more humorous and has a lot of steamy sex without the whole chemical bonding process. Nor was there anyone created by wacked out scientists. These shape-shifters are born this way with no "help" from mankind. In fact if you really wanted to point out a series that was similar to the Breeds series then read the New Species series by Laurann Dohner.


message 7: by Zeek (last edited Jul 18, 2012 08:47PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Zeek uuuuh I think I compared it to Shelly Laurenston's pride series?? In fact it pretty much copies SL's Beast Behaving Badly character-wise.

Ahh I see- the plot I felt was like the Breeds with the government bad guys after them. Not the shifter bit. It was a definite mix between the two.

Whatever- to each his own.


message 8: by Zeek (last edited Jul 18, 2012 08:56PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Zeek And I have read several of the New Species books and liked them- I just dont bother rating them yet.


Jessica Weissenburger I don't think she was copying that other chick's work. Especially since the guy's name was Bo as a play off the fact that he's a Boa Constrictor shape shifter.

Also, I feel the need to point out that this is Eve Langlais' writing style. Most of her characters are over-the-top humorous and witty. So I seriously doubt she copied someone else's work.


message 10: by Zeek (last edited Sep 17, 2012 07:16PM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Zeek I'm not accusing her of plagiarism. Just that it didnt work for me because of how similar they were...well, that and the predictable plot.


message 11: by Zeek (last edited Sep 18, 2012 03:58AM) (new) - rated it 1 star

Zeek And "the other chick"? Really? The other chick who's been on best seller lists and around longer than this author? I think she's due a little more props than being called some "chick". (She also writes another established series as G A Aiken about dragon shifters.)

Say one thing about this author she has some enthusiastic fans, between private emails and comments here I'm feelin jumpier than a long tailed cat in a room full of rockin chairs...


message 12: by AgentScully (new)

AgentScully Sheesh, what is with the fangurls jumpin' on your review already, Zeek?


Jessica Weissenburger She's just not my sort of author, unfortunately. I did consider reading her stuff, but the titles are all corny word play and the blurb just made it sound dull/predictable.

I merely did not feel like writing her name out and I have never heard of her before I saw her Pride series a few months ago. Just call me lazy and in a hurry.


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