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Claws Bared

(Blood of the Pride #2)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  17 reviews
Rebecca Desjardin, a P.I. and cat shifter, doesn't normally find herself in strip clubs. But a popular male dancer has been murdered in Pennsylvania, and it looks like the work of a shifter from the local Pride. Rebecca has a duty to help protect her kind—and she needs to find justice for the dead.

Her impromptu trip leaves her boyfriend, reporter Brandon Hanover, unhappy.
Published January 21st 2013 by Carina Press
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Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Rebecca Desjardin was pushed out of her pride and placed in foster care at a young age. Now that she is an adult she has made a life for herself as a PI. It seems the pride now wants to pull her back in. They’ve called on her once again to help with a murder investigation.

Reb has her first boyfriend, Brandon Hanover. He’s unhappy with the fact that Felis, who have cast her out, keep calling upon her now. Brandon wants a commitment from Reb but she wants to solve this murder first. She is unsure
A good mystery I didn't guess, but w/messy relationship stuff.

Should be rounded up to 4 on Amazon, though down to 3 on Goodreads: I did like it; just with reservations.
I found the solution to the male stripper's death to be cleverly unexpected, and the challenges of investigating despite barricades of Pride secrecy believable, but I could've done with a bit less male posturing and possessiveness. I especially would've preferred the heroine not to have been briefly (but repeatedly) tempted by t
Mark Engels
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another great whodunit framed by secret shifter society worldbuilding, two lovers struggling to make sense of it all

"Whodunit" fans will be left slapping their foreheads like a V-8 TV commercial from bygone days when the murderer--and the murder weapon--come to light. But that's not why I enjoyed this book.

Like the first book, this was another study into the lives of a woman and her man dealing with what life has thrown at them. Reb is Felis, but given she's only shifted once in her adult life (
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, paranormal
Like the first, a good reading, enjoyable and with a good plot.
Jan 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: galleys-arcs
File Size: 415 KB
Print Length: 186 pages
Publisher: Carina Press (January 21, 2013)

Book two of Blood of the Pride

The debut novel, Blood of the Pride, was published last year. I recommend that you do read it before tackling this book. The back-story it will give you will make things so much clearer for you. I had read and reviewed it and thought that it was a good start to a new series. Now that I have read the next book in the series, I know it was a good debut and it is a good series. This secon
Stacey O'Neale
Jan 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
This review was written by Amber Hansford, reviewer with the Fantasy Book Addict!

Had I known when I picked up this book from NetGalley that this was Book 2 in a series, I probably would have passed it by. I’ve been burned with being thrown straight into a world that was explained in the first book that aren’t identified in the second. So I was pleasantly surprised by Claws Bared by Sheryl Nantus, Book 2 in her Blood of the Pride series in that it didn’t really confuse me. I’m sure there are many
Chrystina Williams
Claws Bared was a really good read, that kept me guessing till the end. I loved the romance between Rebecca and Brandon, especially after he meets up with her to lend a hand in her investigation. The pacing was good and I really enjoyed the ending.
My only real problem with the book is mostly my fault, since I haven't read the first book. With Rebecca going on the case at the very beginning I didn't feel very attached to Brandon throughout the first part of the book, and if I'd read the first b
Jenna Howard
Dec 22, 2012 rated it liked it
I wish a did a decent job of describing a story. But I don't. Synopsis (synopses??) are not my strong point. Thank gawd publishers provide that here.

I haven't read the first book in the series so I came in without knowing a blessed thing about this world. And you know what? I had no questions (well aside from wanting to see how Reb & Bran hooked up...) because the author gave me such an incredible world. I will be hunting for the first book and impatiently prowling as I wait for the third becau
Jan 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
I was excited when I saw this one pop up on Netgalley. Having read the first one in this series I was ready to jump back in with the world of Felis. This book picks up a short time after the first one. Reb and Brandon are trying to make a human/shifter relationship work even though Reb isn't sure to what end. Of course life wouldn't be complete if this dysfunctional cat shifter didn't have some crazy case. This time she is enlisted to travel to the US and hunt down a Felis who has murdered a hum ...more
Nicole Luiken
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebook, sf-fantasy
Book two, urban fantasy. Rebecca is an outcast Felis who can't shift. When she's called out of town to solve a murder, she quickly finds herself in murky water with a large Felis clan that has permeated both the police and town council. A good mystery, but it was the developments in Rebecca and Bran's relationship that I really enjoyed.
Michael Dally
Another book one through Groodreads.

Much like the first book, Claws Bared is an enjoyable, though not remarkable book of the urban-fantasy genre. No big revelations in the world were made over what the first book created, which is a good case of "if it's not broke, don't fix it." I will continue on with the third and fourth book soon.
Jan 13, 2013 rated it liked it
I liked and didn't like this book. The story-line was interesting but little else was. There wasn't enough information for me to connect to the characters or the situations they were put in, to form an opinion on them. I also wasn't a fan of the writing style.

This series has tons of potential though and I will keep an eye on it.
Deverna Williams
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this brook as much as the first. Reb's tough girl attitude is refreshing whether it's to support what she believes in or to put the men in her life in check. Looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
Feb 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'm really enjoying this series. It has a good mix of mystery, action, paranormal politics, and romantic angst.
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Plot was weak
Mar 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Sheryl Nantus is an award-winning romance writer published by Entangled, St. Martin's, and Harlequin's Carina Press.

When she's not writing about hunky heroes, she is sipping tea, playing board games and writing haiku.

A total fangirl at heart, she met her husband through an online fanfiction community and currently lives in Pennsylvania.

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