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Howl For It

(Pride #0.5)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  6,483 ratings  ·  517 reviews
They hunger for your pleasure. They growl for your touch. And in these sizzling stories by New York Times bestselling author Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden, these sexy wolf shapeshifters are lust at first bite. . .

Like A Wolf With A Bone by Shelly Laurenston

Quiet little Darla Lewis couldn't be happier when the most-feared member of the South's rowdiest pack kidnaps her
Trade Paperback, 315 pages
Published August 28th 2012 by Brava (first published January 1st 2012)
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
*Mild Spoilers*

I am only rating "Like A Wolf With A Bone" because it's the only one I read. OMG did I love this book. What a cute quick read. Funny and sexy! I loved Egbert "Eggie" Ray Smith so damn much I don't know what it is, but I have a weakness for the strong silent type. Eggie was hott! Everyone is scared of Eggie, but little Darla Mae! I loved Darla Mae too. She didn't let anyone treat Eggie like a outcast. they were both respectful and supportive of each other. Darla is outgoing and swe
Mindy Lou's Book Review
Like A Wolf With A Bone by Shelly Laurenston:
This was such a cute shifter story! Both main characters were quirky and just had me laughing. It was silly but entertaining. The blurb makes Eggie sound scary and while he was a well trained military man with no social skills, he came off almost shy when he was with Darla. Darla was the fun, outgoing shifter who didn't really have a care in the world and wasn't afraid of anything even when their were human men trying to kill her. She pretty much just
Jan 14, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4- "Going somewhere..?" Stars!

~~Review for Wed or Dead by Cynthia Eden only.~~

I am a huge fan of Eden’s pnr writing so it was a no-brainer to request this little collection. And although Gage and Kayla’s story was quick in its telling it was an extremely enjoyable read.

"It’s too late to run… I’d just follow you."

A shifter marrying a hunter is not what one generally expects seeing as they generally fall on opposite sides of the fence when the chips are down. Kayla has been tasked with getting clo
Howl For It was two paranormal shifter romances in one book, each novella length. I originally picked up the book because I’m a big fan of Cynthia Eden’s romantic suspense novels, but I’d never tried her fantasy books. After reading Wed or Dead, I’m definitely trying more of her paranormal books, because it was fantastic! I’ve never read Shelly Laurenston’s stories, so I was pleasantly surprised by her story! It had me cracking up and it was pretty hot!

3.5 Stars Like a Wolf With a Bone-Shelly L
ᴥ Irena ᴥ
The only thing these two stories have in common are wolf shifters and some suspense (only a bit in the first).

Like A Wolf With A Bone by Shelly Laurenston
I enjoyed it because while keeping most of the tropes (soul mates and such), these two are a bit different. As always, there are obstacles in their way. Not that Darla cares. She ends up with one of the most dangerous wolves ever and she ... pokes him. What I loved is that there is no angst and even though she is not very strong, Darla is hard
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
BR with Aly is so frigging bored.

Just Shelly Laurenston's story.

******Like A Wolf With A Bone: 5 Stars******

I'd totally forgotten what this story was about. It was like reading it for the first time and it was awesome!

I admit that whenever I read books about my favorite characters parents I feel kind of awkward. It's like catching your parents "kissing". (I'm a weird person, don't judge.)

But I'm a serious fangirl were Eggie is concerned. I love his brooding, glaring personality. It was nice seei
'Like a Wolf With a Bone' by Shelly Laurenston
4 stars

Laurenston often uses the novella format to give us back stories of characters in her series from previous generations. In this one we get the story of hillbillie she-wolf killing machine Dee-Ann's parents - Eggie and Darla.

More wolf than man, we know from 'Big Bad Beast' that Eggie Ray Smith's favorite saying is "time to start the killin'" - and he often invokes it when forced to spend time with his crazy kin. So how then did a lethal militar
Shannon C.
Aug 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
4 stars: "Like A Wolf With A Bone" by Shelly Laurenston
Loved Eggie Ray Smith's story. It was sweet while also really funny. A departure from the other books in the series, this story is set back in the 1970s when Eggie was first getting together with Darla Mae. I also enjoyed the glimpses of Sissy Mae's parents and the other aunts and uncles--who we know from the earlier books in the series. Eggie has such an infamous reputation in the earlier books--crazy, tough killer--it was really neat to fi
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Nov 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think I'm just going to write one review for every single book in this series. It will work because it's essentially the same book written nine different ways.

When I read the prequel to this series, Howl For It, I thought to myself, Well, this could be interesting. I really liked reading about Darla and Eggie. The backwoods redneck theme made me a bit leery, but Laurenston wrote the characters with such unapologetic frankness that I found myself liking even the loudest, brashest southerners i
"Like A Wolf With A Bone" by Shelly Laurenston - 5 star read.
Fun, flirty and fabulous insight into the elusive "Eggie" Smith and his journey to find his true love.

Wed or Dead by Cynthia Edens 3 stars
The story was interesting with some really strong highs and lows. I felt some of the choices were completely over the top interrupting the story's flow.

I received this ARC copy of Howl For It from Kensington Books. This is my honest and voluntary review. Howl For It is set for publication Jan. 30, 2
Feb 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Shelly Laurenston - Wolf With a Bone
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
DNF at 25%. Couldn't get into the story whatsoever. Calling Darla "she-wolf" over and over creeped me out, for some reason. And it's a historical set in the 70s? Pass. ...more
Princess under cover
Ugh. DNF 43%. Just totally BORING.
2.5* mostly for book 2

Like a wolf with a bone

This was just a hot hillbilly mess, with an H who goes by the name of Eggie I'm not sure why I expected better. Darla was a miss goody 2 shoes virgin who could still brawl with the best of them. This actually reminded me of the dragons series where the humor started off as funny and quickly grew annoying. Lots of secondary characters as her sisters are hooked up with his hillbilly brothers and his badass Alpha eye patch wearing momma makes an appearan
Marta Cox
Jan 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, my-reviews
If you love shapeshifter romance then I'm pretty sure that you've already heard of these two authors. This time it's all about the Wolves though and even though there's suspense within these two stories for this reader it's all about the romance!
Like A Wolf With a Bone by Shelly Laurenston
As you would expect from this author it's an hilarious look at the dynamics within her Pack world. The uber scary Eggie is reluctantly on leave when he comes to the rescue of Darla Mae. I honestly didn't mind
Marta Cox
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-reviews, netgalley
If you love shapeshifter romance then I'm pretty sure that you've already heard of these two authors. This time it's all about the Wolves though and even though there's suspense within these two stories for this reader it's all about the romance!
Like A Wolf With a Bone by Shelly Laurenston
As you would expect from this author it's an hilarious look at the dynamics within her Pack world. The uber scary Eggie is reluctantly on leave when he comes to the rescue of Darla Mae. I honestly didn't mind
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

Like A Wolf With A Bone ~ If you want to know the back history of the Smith pack, then this is your story. How the Smith boys began their relationships and mated with the Lewis girls, specifically Egbert "Eggie" Ray Smith and Darla Mae Lewis. They will end up being the parents to Dee-Ann Smith from Big Bad Beast, Pride #6 . It was hilarious and sweet. One of my favorite parts of the book when Darla was asked if she was a polygamist instead of a pacifist.

Wed Or D
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Shelly Laurenston

It was interesting at first but I just couldn't get behind a character as goody goody as the h, Darla. She was just too sweet, too peppy and of course she's also bossy, opinionated and sassy (-_-) but somehow ended up being rather boring for me.

Then there was the H, Egbert Ray Smith (who goes by Eggie!) and it all kind of went down hill from there. No matter how alpha and dangerous we're told he is, with a name like Eggie, I just couldn't take him ser
Just read Shelly's Like a Wolf With a Bone may come back and read Cynthia's story later.

This is the story of Dee-Ann Smith's parents, Eggie Ray Smith & Darla Mae Lewis. We've seen a bit of Eggie over previous books and he is still the scariest Smith wolf ever born. He is a stone cold killer, even if it is for the military.

Even his family, except his mother, is afraid of him. Until Darla. Darla is about to be attacked by humans in a shifter community when Eggie takes a hand, and a throat and vari
Angela Verdenius
Loved loved loved Shelley Laurenston's 'Howl for It'. I'd forgotten how funny this series is. A light read that filled in some back story of current characters. Nothing like reading how bad and mad a character's parents were back in the day! (or in this series case - still in this day) ...more
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
i liked both stories
Stephanie Collins
Apr 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
And to get another thing out of my system...


Ok now I feel better.... huge breath...

This is yet another entry in the pairing of short stories/novellas from Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden. I have to be honest I get these for the Laurenston stories but I am happy to say that due to these I did discover Cynthia Eden and have enjoyed other works by her outside of these.

Like a Wolf with a Bone - Shelly Laurenston - 5 stars:

Laurenston takes us back in the
Feb 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
review posted at Demon Lover's Books & More

Like a Wolf with a Bone by Shelly Laurenston- 4 flames

This was Eggie and Darla Mae’s story and I loved it. I’m not sure what I expected from Eggie, but I really enjoyed it. This story was a bit sweeter than Laurenston’s usual Pride books (no complaints here!) and her trademark sense of humor was present throughout.

Eggie accidentally kidnaps Darla Mae after saving her from humans trying to kill her. She’s a bit of a free spirit, or well, a hippie (hey, i
Ivy Deluca

LIKE A WOLF WITH A BONE by Shelly Laurenston 4 stars

I’m a fan of Ms. Laurenston’s Pride series, so getting to see Eggie and Darla’s romance, which is a prequel of sorts to the Pride romances, was great. Alot of familiar characters, but I do think you could read this without reading the other books. It is filled with Ms. Laurenston’s trademark humor, romance and action. These are predators at their core, and I loved that hard edge mixed with the wicked smart humor. If you’re a longtime fan, getti
Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
5 Stars: Loved "Like A Wolf With A Bone" by Shelly Laurenston. It was great to read about Eggie Ray Smith and Darla Mae Lewis. They make a great couple, I enjoyed the history, and getting a glimpses into the aunts and uncles of the Smith Pack.

3 Stars: "Wed Or Dead" by Cynthia Eden was ok. I would have liked more development in the relationship between the two lead characters. Lots of action. Over all it was good.

Aly is so frigging bored
1st read: 27th November
Only for Shelly Laurenston's novella.
Buddy read with Maru

2ND read: 25th- March
Buddy read with Jo
Monty Cupcake ☠ Queen of Bloodshed ☠
Only read "Like a Wolf with a Bone." Loved Eggie & Darla. ...more
Kodie Mackay
Dec 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I seen this on netgalley I knew I had to re read this!. It's been 3 years and I must admit I forgot how much I loved Shelly Laurenston's style of writing.

Like A Wolf With A Bone -

Eggie Ray and Darla May are just the cutest ever. His big tough brooding personality to her sweet rosey and a little fiesty one complemented Eachother perfectly. Total opposites in everyway yet they just worked. I love how unsure of the whole situation Eggie Ray was and how little Darla May sorta just took charge!
Lady Heather
3 stars

I liked this books.
But, my favourite was "Like a Wolf with a Bone" by Shelly Laurenston.
The characters were well written and the story-lines were good.
These author's are talented paranormal romance writers.
Good stories.
Jul 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
Review posted: Happily Ever After - Reads

Like a Wolf With a Bone by Shelly Laurenston:

This is the story of how Dee-Ann Smith’s parents, Eggie and Darla Mae, met. Eggie is a killer. Stone-cold, he does the jobs that no one else will, he does it well, and he doesn’t think twice. Darla is a pacifist. Great combo! Everyone is trying to protect Darla from Eggie, but when she unknowingly witnesses a murder, humans are after her and Eggie wants to be the one who protects her.

As with any Shifters series
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Originally from Long Island, New York, Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Shelly Laurenston is also The New York Times Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info on G.A. Aiken's dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, check ou ...more

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“You didn’t do anything. But I won’t let anyone talk to you like that.. I don’t care who they are.”
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She pursed her lips and said without even a bit of hesitation, “If I have to.”
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