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The Mane Attraction (Pride #3)

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Weddings have the strangest effect on people. How else to explain the fact that Sissy Mae Smith woke up in Mitch Shaw's bed the morning after her brother Bobby Ray tied the knot? Or that gunmen are trying to kill Mitch, and Sissy Mae now has to escort a bleeding, stubborn, yet still incredibly sexy lion shifter to her Tennessee Pack's turf to keep him safe? It doesn't help ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published October 28th 2008 by Brava
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Rhapsody Phoenix He only marked her temporarily with his scent during that attempted rape by Gil. He has not marked her permanently as a mate..

We know that they have…more
He only marked her temporarily with his scent during that attempted rape by Gil. He has not marked her permanently as a mate..

We know that they have chosen to exclusivity with each other and that Mitchell is considering marriage - which he seem to imply inevitability, as he speaks the "rest of my life" "forever"

...perhaps the author will give us bits of update through the series(less)
Rossy It's better to read them in order otherwise you'll be lost when previous characters appear. I don't think you have to but you may want to start with…moreIt's better to read them in order otherwise you'll be lost when previous characters appear. I don't think you have to but you may want to start with her Magnus Pack series first, but that's if you suffer from OCD like me!lol(less)

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
2.5 Trouble making Stars


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Ok so The Mane Attraction is the 3rd book in the Pride series, and it was a okay read for me. Not as good as the others. I thought after book two and the way Sissy Mae was such a bully to Jessie Ann when they were teens that I would be hatin on Sissy in this book. I wasn't. I didn't really have a big problem with Sissy Mae in this book. In fact I liked her more than I thought I would. Even though I still thought she was a shit disturbing bitch. Mitch was okay
Jun 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Slap fighting is fun until someone gets poked in the eye


These two, they fight light cats and dogs, pardon the pun.

Setting / Time / Genre: Current. New York. Somewhere in Tennessee.

Series: Third in the series.

Sexy times: Typical Laurenston. Be warned. Lots of body parts.

Plan on reading more by the author: Currently reading the fourth in the series, so yes.

Synopsis: You've got the lion - Mitch / cop / heading in to witsec since he witnessed a major crime boss offing a woman. And you've got S
Julie (jjmachshev)
Oct 25, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2008-reads
I don't know quite where to put Shelly Laurenston's "The Mane Attraction" on the shelf. Does it go under romantica? It's not quite erotica, but more than romance. And it's packed with humor that kept me giggling and snorting and had my husband looking at me strangely (OK, MORE strangely than usual.)

He's a werelion. You know, gorgeous and mostly lazy, happy to go all night and have someone else take care of the details...alot like lions in the wild. He's also a cop with a target on his back. The
Literary Ames {Against GR Censorship}
These books should be marketed as anti-depressants. Seriously. It should be on the list of treatments:
--> Medication
--> Counselling
--> Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
--> Reading books by Shelly Laurenston

She is a PMS-Demon Slayer. Fighting the good fight for woman-kind. (May also treat male PMS too. Sex, with fast cars, how can they not like it?)

This woman knows how to instantly put you at ease and have you laughing your head off consistently throughout. And after you've finished, you'
Sissy Mae Smith and Mitch Shaw are friends, best of friends even, which means Sissy Mae, Alpha-pack female-in-waiting of-the-notorious-Smith Pack, is practicing “hands off” with the admittedly smokin' hot lion shifter. Imagine her surprise when she wakes up in his bed after her brother’s wedding- and cant remember how she got there. But that’s to be sorted out later, as a gunman who’s been trying to bring down Mitch for months now, finally hits his target. To keep Mitch safe until he recovers an ...more
Feb 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Not the best in this series at all. I was trepidatious about this story because of my dislike for Sissy Mae. I was right! Sissy Mae still did not move me. Of course the author remains funny and the story moves smoothly. However, I did not like that Sissy Mae and Mitch remained friends for most of the book. By time they both were willing to explore their mutual attraction, I didn't really care and I was wondering where was the sparks. I also felt that the chase of the bad guys hunting Mitch down ...more
Dec 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Shelly Laurenston fans, people who love humor in the story, shapeshifter fans
More than 5 stars!!

And the best book so far in Pride series!! I don't hesitate to put this one for my "Top Ten Read at 2011"

WOW! I love, I heart, I fallin hard for MITCH SHAW!!!
He is definitely fun and crazy alpha hero that I've ever read.I love the relationship between Mitch and Sissy Mae. From friend and then turn to be lover. They complete each other!

Mitch is my new boyfriend , and the fact that this book had Paul Marron as the model cover.. love this! XD XD

I can't write a better review
Aly is so frigging bored
Nov 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: action, paranormal
2nd read: April 2014
Buddy read with Jo
I seriously love this series. Seriously.

1st read: November 2012
Buddy read with Maru
Can't put this series down. it.s just too funny! I know i will be rereading it one day :))

Now my favorite quote(that i actually saved ;;) )
Brendon watched his brother pet Ralph’s head. “Speaking of comfort zones…are you okay doing that?”

“Not really,” Mitch told him, his free hand still petting Ralph. “But I’m afraid if I stop, he’ll rip my leg off. I can’t remember when he la
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is so funny, I had tears from laughing in some parts. The series grows on you with it's weird sense of humor and sometimes I think it's happening in a real life kind of way . When I read it I feel like am enjoying a good tv show.
Jan 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Previously Published on my blog: Welcome to Larissa's Bookish Life


I had been waiting for Mitch and Sissy’s story ever since they met in The Mane Event. I could just see the sparks there and even if it took them forever to realize, they are truly meant for each other, in a very hot and sometimes disturbing way.

"Mitch stood. "How is this my fault? I'm not the one with the pussy that drains the life from a man!"
"And i'm not the one hung like an over endowed donkey"

These two are just a
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Mar 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, re-reading
Damn I could re read this over and over!!

"Love Nectar" Its gross but so so funny!!!

"Sissy came out of my womb with her middle finger raised"


Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
#1 #rollbackweek read November 2014

So fun and sexy!
Feb 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Of all the books in the Pride series, I think it my favorite so far.

In the previous book The Beast in Him, that features Bobby Ray Smith, a good ol' boy security expert, and Jessie Ann Ward, a shy computer genius, we learn that Bobby Rae's sister, Sissy Mae, was a big bully to poor Jessie when they were growing up. Jessie gets her own back and then some in the previous book and she and Bobby Ray have a big ol' mammoth shindig of a wedding to end that book.

This book starts right up where the prev
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
2011 Re-Read

This review was posted at Under The Covers

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 a
This sexy shifter pair will make you howl with laughter and purr with satisfaction

With a hefty reward offered for his death, undercover cop and lion shifter Mitch is badly wounded by a would-be assassin's bullet just days before he is to deliver the testimony that will bring down a powerful crime boss -- then he's off to witness protection. In order to keep Mitch safe from others looking to cash in, wolf shifter Sissy Mae Smith bundles up her bleeding buddy and takes Mitch to the one place where
Jo ★The Book Sloth★
Soo...I decided I'm too bored to write a review these days so there won't be one. Here's some quotes...

“Momentarily forgetting this wasn’t one of her She-wolves, Sissy automatically teased, “Good thing
my brother likes women with meat on their bones ’cause your ass is gonna be gettin’ wide.”
As soon as the words left her mouth, she wished she could take them back.
But without missing a beat, Jessie shot back, “Cool. Now I can start wearing your jeans. I thought
that was only going to be possible du
That's it! I found him, the man of my dreams, and I am hopelessly in love...

This book has just made my list of favourite books of all time! The Mane Attraction is the 3rd book in the Pride series and it's all about the love of my life, Mitch Shaw. Mitch is a lion shifter who happens to be an undercover cop. While he's waiting to testify he's staying with his brother, he figures he'll be safer with other shifters. But when someone tries, and almost succeeds, to kill him Mitch is taken to the one
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)

Thrown together because best friend and pack member Ronnie Lee and Brendon Shaw are mated, as well as staying off the radar until the trial he's to testify is ready for him Sissy Mae Smith and Mitchell Shaw have become the best of friends. At least that's what they think. Everyone else seems to know what they both don't seem to realize. And that is, they are meant to be together. They are so much alike, both deriving pleasure in torturing others as much as engaging in risky behavi
Oct 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mitch and Sissy Mae just became one of my favorite couples in this series!! To be honest, when I read the last book I thought I would always dislike Sissy, she just didn't seem likable. This book completely changed my mind. She comes across as an extremely dominant and harsh person but around the people she cares about, she's very caring. Mitch almost has the same traits as she does which is why these two work together so well.

I almost forgot I wanted these two to be a couple after so many chap
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I have read alot of good books lately and this one did not dissapoint. I love this book more than I can say it- had everything; romance, action, great H/h and secondary characters. But what I love most was Mitch; which is odd because he annoyed me in The Mane Squeeze(which I read first and out of order). How he acts now makes sense to me and I just love him; with his sense of humor he was just perfect for Sissy. They had such great chemistry and I really liked how they were friends before they e ...more
Lion Shifter Mitch Shaw and Wolf dog Sissy Mae Smith have found themselves in an unusual friendship, both are attracted with each other but because Mitch knows he wont be able to stay after he testifies in a high profile trial he knows nothing can happen between them. When Mitch is wounded he finds himself in the protective care of Sissy and the more time they spend together, they more difficult it becomes to not cross the friendship line.

I gave this a 3.5, I thought it took awhile for the story
Shelly Laurenston is a little more of a hit than a miss. Usually, I know I'll enjoy the humor and mischievous action of the characters, if nothing else.

This one was just okay. It's not as good as the first two books of the Magnus Pack series or the previous book of this series, IMO.

The main couple, Sissie Mae and Mitch, are better as secondary characters. I wasn't really invested in what happened to them even though they were likable.
Chitra *CJ*
Sissy and Mitch-didn't see it coming but was so worth it! Loved that they were friends way before they fell for it.
Their scenes were hilarious. The love juice and tug of wars cracked me up!
Thoroughly enjoyed myself :)
Jan 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I effing loved it. I laughed, I cried and I got a little hot and bothered. Mitch and Sissy were the best. Hilarious, goofy and perfect for each other.
*The Angry Reader*
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pr-uf
Laurenston’s usual brilliant combination of goofy, sexy hero and strong, fearless heroine does it again. I’m not even sure what to say in a review of her work anymore. She has to be one of those authors you love or hate - bc her characters and storylines are so unique and flavorful.

This was Sissy Smith and Mitchell Shaw. Neither of them was a favorite character of mine. Didn’t matter. Even when I don’t love Laurenston’s characters I love her characters. Perfect book to read when I just don’t wa
Kinda meh. Better than the last one, however. Sissy Mae's brothers were the worse.
Sarah (A Weebish Book Blog)
Jul 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: anyone who loves funny antics and PNR romance
3.5 stars ~ This review was updated on A Weebish Book Blog as part of my TBT Review feature. Review publishes on 10/25/2017.

Every time I re-read a Pride novel, I find myself binge reading the entire series. Laurenston’s shifters never get old. There’s something wonderfully addictive about her story-telling. Her characters are silly, sexy, and downright adorable. I grow deeply attached to them and can’t seem to let them go.

Mitch O’Neil first appears in “Shaw’s Tail,” the second story in THE MANE
Carolyn F.
Jul 29, 2010 rated it liked it
I'm giving this 3 stars, which I'm surprised by. I usually love Shelly's books but this one, not a whole lot. Sissy Mae has never been a favorite character for me, she's much too mean and she even says in the book how she was horribly mean at 14 but she wouldn't take back anything she did (being the bully at school and torturing all the other kids). I don't get that. And Mitch, he's sounds cute and very lazy not caring that she's running out of money feeding him, just expecting it and it's like ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Feb 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of steamy contemporary romance
This is the funniest thing I've read since Janet Evanovich started writing Stephanie Plum books. These characters are friends, keeping sex out of their relationship because both seem to be sluts and they think their friendship is too important to muck up with that. Then they are forced into close proximity for days because of plot twists. The hilarity ensues, especially when the girlfriends get together.

I'd classify the sex scenes in this book as spicy but not crossing the line into gratuitous e
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“But Sissy had a way of bringing out the "fun" side of anybody if she'd a mind to. To quote Janie Mae, "Sissy came out of my womb with her middle finger raised.” 167 likes
“Okay. Let's see what we've got." He lifted up her foot and said, "Well, what we've got here is a freakin' boat."

Really?" She slammed her heel against the side of his face, snapping his head to one side. "How big are they now, Mitch?"

Rubbing the abused side of his face, "Dainty little elf feet?"

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