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Hot and Badgered

(Honey Badger Chronicles #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  5,277 ratings  ·  989 reviews
It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she’s ...more
Kindle Edition, 433 pages
Published March 27th 2018 by Kensington
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
This was only a sneak peak....the first chapter from Netgalley, but that first chapter has me wanting more! It was so good, and I'm hooked. I loved Bite Me from Shelly Laurenston's Pride series. I fell in love with her awesome Honey badger shifters. So finding out she was writing more honey badger goodness got me so excited. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I'm gonna admit something. I thought this was a porny honey badger book when I got it.
And I was dying to read it....because...



The hot times don't even happen until 75%..and it's just one time. *Insert sad face here.*

But all was not a total loss. This book is about the three MacKilligan sisters. They all are kinda crazy. I like that in my characters so I settled in to see what they would get up too.
The sisters are all half sister shifters. They all got the honey badger part from their worthless
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Jilly
Funny and weird. This book reminded me of the "Call of Crows" series by this author. It has the same hilarious and frenetic storyline. There isn't an ounce of down-time, just crazy hijinx constantly. The jokes never stop either. Along with the killing and bloodthirstiness.

"Okay, you know the drill.."

Max said, in a flat voice,"Go in, kill everybody, get Stevie out."

"That's not the drill!"

"It could be..."


I like Max. Oh, and Max is a girl. So is Stevie, and our main character, Charlie. They are s
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Mindy Lou's Book Review
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
If I could give this 10 stars, I would! I absolutely loved this book. I don't think I have laughed so hard as I did with these characters. As crazy as the antics these ladies got themselves into, I never felt like the humor was too much. Yes, it was silly but in the best way possible. There are so many quotes I would love to display in my review but then I would be copying pretty much the whole book. Shelly Laurenston is my kind of humor!

Hot and Badgered is Charlie and Berg's story but it felt
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Holly
3.5 stars

This book kind of like the paranormal shifter version of Becoming A Vincent, a book I really enjoyed so it's a positive comparison. It has crazy antics, nutso family members, and funny repartee. It's great! But, and of course there is a but considering my rating, it does drag on a bit long at times. Especially when it's suddenly introducing a whole bunch of secondary characters, most of which I never end up caring much about. Luckily, the MacKilligan sisters are endlessly entertaining.
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Corina
Mar 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifters
I’ve been a fan of Shelly Laurenston’s work for years now. But when I found out that she decided to end her popular Pride Series I was crushed. After nine books of fun, over the top characters, hilarious laugh out loud moments – I felt bereft and if I’m honest I was in denial. So, when I found out she was releasing a new series, I was all over it. Color me surprised and absolutely in love, when I realized that her new book Hot and Badgered was part of my beloved Pride world.

Reading this book mad
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Carol
4.5 stars.⭐⭐⭐⭐
Such zany and crazy characters, it was simply impossible not to love this animal-shifter romance and the humor was definitely "right up my alley" as well.
I am so looking forward to the next installment of this ongoing chaotic story.

Wow, these MacKilligan sisters were certainly something else.
Lesson learned here: Don't piss off a honey badger if you want to keep all your body parts intact.
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I totally adored Charlie (the heroine) and I can't wait to read Stevie's story next.
Highly
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Stacey is Sassy
They’re all crazy...in a psychotic but funny way.

When I received my approval for an ARC of Hot and Badgered I did a wee bit of a shake and shimmy happy dance. After a stressful few days in real life, reading this story was like a breath of fresh air. I laughed, smirked, squirmed and sighed throughout the whole story. I also did one of those silent laughs that ends in a snort trying to be quiet because it was 4:00 in the morning and hubby was asleep beside me. Yeah, yeah, I should have been aslee
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Kate's Corner
4 Honey Badgers are bloody brilliant Stars!

The MacKilligan gals are a riot all three of them. The sneak peek enticed me and the prologue hooked me. Charlie, Max and Stevie are the best. The BEST.

Charlie MacKilligan is the oldest of the sisters she is the calm one, the worry wort, the one who gets shit sorted out and with their POS father there is a lot of shite for Charlie to get sorted. She is a honey badger/she wolf hybrid shifter who can’t actually shift but she is totally kickarse, well all
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Angela (Angel's Guilty Pleasures)
Audio Feb. 2019: I really like this world that Laurenston has created. The story was just as fabulous the second time around as it was reading it. I will say I'm not a fan of the narrator Traci Odom. Their are a lot of different voices to do in this novel. I had trouble discerning between several of the male characters; they sound alike to me. I feel she didn't do a good job with the male voices.
I'd rate the narration at a 3 Stars.

Hot and Badgered is the first in a brand new series and it wa
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Beth
Just got the first chapter, but I am completely and totally hooked. Berg, the marvelous grizzly, is body guard to Cooper, the pianist prodigy character that we previously adored. AND IT HAS HONEY BADGERS, quirky, quick and completely cute these viciously hilarious characters are going to make for some fantastic break from reality book time!

I received chapter 1 ONLY ARC copy of Hot and Badgered from Kensington Books. This is my honest and voluntary review. Hot and Badgered is set for publication
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Emily
FULL REVIEW

Charlie Taylor-Mackilligan is the protector over her two sisters. She has had to be, thanks to her cursed father. Her sisters can take care of themselves but together three of them are a force to be reckoned with and unstoppable. When she lands on a balcony after being attacked she gets assistance from Berg Dunn a grizzly shifter, it is short, bloody, and sweet but Berg can't get Charlie out of his mind.

Back home Berg finds himself in front of Charlie again. Realizing her family needs
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Fatimama
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
I prolly had high expectations from SL and they were not met in this book.

What I didn’t like:
- too many side characters
- so many hijinx happening
- book was trying so hard to be funny
- took too freaking long for the mc to get together
- honestly, not enough focus on the romance

definitely not my fave in her Pride world.
Ivy Deluca
Jul 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars
Charlie MacKilligan, a honey badger/wolf hybrid, has been shot, fallen off a balcony, and is running away from armed military types that want to kill her. She’s not sure why but she’s pretty damn sure her father Freddy is at fault. She and her two sisters, Max and Stevie, haven’t had the most normal of lives, but once they meet Berg Dunn, grizzly bear, they start to realize that normal isn’t what’s important - family is. Well, the ones you don’t want to kill, at least. And yes, eventual
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Kiki
Apr 01, 2018 rated it liked it
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Sammy Loves Books
Honey Badger Bad Asses!!!

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Or should I say this reads more like honey badgers on crack!!!

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This reminds me of what I don't like about Shelly Laurenston's books. There were too many characters, crazy shenanigans, and a love story that was not the primary plot. Oh and the plot was sooooo convoluted that I kept forgetting what was the purpose of the book.

The book starts out great with three young female honey badger shifters manipulating the wolf shifters. I was immediately intrigued!! Then it devolved
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Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)


The first in this brand new series by Shelly Laurenston is just as fun and crazy as her other books. When Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan comes running into Berg’s life, he simply cannot just let her go, especially when it seems like she is in trouble. Running from people trying to kill her, you can already get the feeling that this book is going to be a wild ride. With larger-than-life characters and hilarious jokes, these characters will definitely make you laugh and steal your heart at the same
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Ira
I’m Shelly Laurenston’s fan!

There you go, my review probably bias but from few authors who specialise in writing funny shifter storylines out there, she is on top of the list for me! Her books always made me 😂😂😂 so hard.

However I also realised, few of my friends don’t like her style of writing. It seems chaos and all over the place sometimes but for me is well organised chaotic storyline, and her characters are so crazy funny, you don’t even realise how brutal these non humans behavior can be!

Ho
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Marta Cox
Aug 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I finally got my grabby hands on the full length version of this book ! Having previously read the first chapter tease that the publisher released I was extremely keen to know just what was planned next for the honey badgers in this book. We meet three sisters who are all so very different and yet believe me when it comes to protecting their little family they will do absolutely anything.
I've long been a fan of the authors dragon shifter books and think this story had all the same elements goin
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Treena
I had a laugh-out-loud, super fun time reading this book. It was a crazy storyline in the best way possible.

I couldn't stop reading because of what was happening and the pace is fast!

Btw, this is not an insta-lust, fated-mate book so if you want a book heavy on romance and sexy times, I'd suggest you look somewhere else. In fact, I would say that the romance between Berg and Charlie is more of the backstory of this book. It's so subtle --- which, in itself, is wonderful and refreshing!

At it's
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Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️

I had a review. It might have just been a series of gifs but they were the perfect way to review this book and now they're gone. And there is no way my lazy ass is gonna try and write it all over again.

Safe to say, I can't believe a book like this exists let alone a human had some hand in writing it. Also, I am never calling my self a crazy ass bitch cause there is no way I can ever meet the standards these MacKilligan sisters have set.

In terms of plot my head is still trying to find the right s
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Ami
Please note that this is my first Laurenston ever, so I am not familiar with her voice or how she writes. However, I genuinely cannot remember the last time I have so much FUN reading a book that features CRAZY characters, unlike I usually encounter. Because that's what this book is.



I cannot even try to explain what the plot is. It's basically three half honey-badger sisters: Charlie, Max, and Stevie, who get into heaps of trouble because of their fucked-up dad. But don't feel sorry for the MacK
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Beth
Berg Dunn is a great at his job, in the personal protection agency his family runs, a family of grizzly shifters. While protecting a world renowned child prodigy, pianist, and shifter a naked woman lands on their hotel balcony. That is nothing new with woman throwing themselves at his charge but what is new is she is a shifter and being chased by a bunch of human assassins.

Honey badgers are a class unto themselves, fearless and ready to take on the world so when assassins kick in her door, Charl
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Douglas Meeks
Mar 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
Well the new series based on the Honey Badgers is here and it was like reading a cross between Dragonkin and Pride series (since you will see several characters from that series in this book).

As you would expect there is a ton of insanity and mayhem, I loved every page of it. The sisters are possibly the baddest things on the planet when together and not far from it going solo.

The plot is too convoluted to even try to explain but there is almost non-stop action and humor on every page and so you
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Mou
Dnf @ 52%

I had enough. 52% and still no romance. And I thought I was reading a PNR Romance.

From the first page I was reading just how everyone is chasing the three half breeder sisters to kill them or what so ever but they are strong, so strong that no one can kill these three sisters and everytime they got away.
Then there are lots of side characters that sometimes I lost track, who is who and what they do or doing. And with lots of multiple POV this book left me totally confused.

Romance par
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Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
Apr 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: didi-reviews

Hot and Badgered is the first book in Shelly Laurenston’s Honey Badger series and if the rest of the series continues to be as hilarious as this book I will definitely need to stock up on Depends due to uncontrollable laughter while reading.

We are introduced to the MacKilligan sisters, Charlie, Max and Stevie, the sisters are hybrid shifters who each have different mothers/breeds but share the same honey shifter dad. The women may be different mixes of honey badger hybrids, one is full honey bad
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Christa
7/1/19 - on sale for $2.99

This book was hilarious. I thought it was going to be a typical PNR, but I was just blown away by how funny all three girls are.

Charlie, Max, and Stevie are half sisters who share the same dead beat father. They were raised by a wolf pack, but not being wolves, they didn’t fit in. They are all they have.

Charlie is the oldest, half honey badger and half wolf. She is more responsible than the others.
“So you can barely see and you can’t smell anything . . . but you can
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Tina
I almost didn't get this. I was not thrilled at all with Wolf With Benefits because I did not like the heroine Toni or her family. And I didn't read Bite Me at all because it starred Livy and i wasn't a huge fan of hers either.

But this is a start of a new series --- yes it is really just a continuation of the Pride series but I figured there was a new plot arc happening. And I was right.

I centers on the three MckIlligan sisters who al have different mothers but share a father, an amoral loser wh
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Debra Johnson
Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
Genres; Adult, Action-Adventure, Humor & Comedy, Paranormal, Romance
5 Full Stars!

Shelly Laurenston has not lost her touch. Not only that, but I think this has beat her other series all to heck and back. Definitely Off The Charts fantastic read.

The world build and flow of the story was shear perfection.
The humor has you laughing out loud.
The romance is adult and perfectly written. It is not erotica nor porn. It is adult.

Thank you, thank you, thank you Ms.
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Katie Reus
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audible-listen
Really funny read (listen)! I enjoyed the narrator a lot. This one was looooowww on the romance, but the story was funny and entertaining.
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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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“I know the drill.” Max nodded and flatly replied, “Go in. Kill everybody. Get Stevie out.” Charlie briefly closed her eyes, took a moment to breathe and try to relax her shoulders . When she felt she wouldn’t yell, she said, “That is not the drill.” 5 likes
“Stevie! Stevie!” When her sister didn’t respond, Charlie released her and threw up her hands. “I’ve killed her. Of course I’ve killed her. I knew one day I’d kill you all.” Max finally got to her feet. “Good Lord! Get off the cross, we need the wood.” “What does that mean?” 4 likes
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