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The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
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Jan 28, 2009

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bookshelves: paranormals, erotica, reviews, read-in-2009
Recommended to Sheree by: Cindy

The Mane Event is a two-novella book, consisting of the linked stories Christmas Pride & Shaw's Tail. I was a little disappointed with this one on a whole after thoroughly enjoying Shelly Laurenston's Pack Challenge.
In Christmas Pride we meet up with Desiree, 'Dez' MacDermot & Mace Llewellyn, childhood buddies whose lives diverged for twenty years.
Mace, former Navy SEAL, & sexy specimen of lion shapeshifting perfection, is under pressure to resume responsibilities within his Pride. Dez is a flawed 'kick ass' NY cop & when these two meet again during an investigation into the murder of one of Mace's pride members, the chemistry sizzles.
The murder is a weak sub-plot; most of the action in the book is in the bedroom (or the shower, the stairs, the kitchen ... get the picture), with a brief but interesting 'Turf War' altercation between Lion, Wolf & Hyena species.

In Shaw's Tail, we catch up again with Brendon Shaw, a lion shifter injured at the end of Christmas Pride. Ronnie Lee Read is a wolf from the Smith wolf pack, asked to care for Brendon during his 'fever' & recovery. It's a sexy, fun ride as we follow the free-spirited Ronnie as she ditches her committment issues & wild lifestyle & moves from lust to LOVE with self professed King of the Jungle, Brendon. We also take a hilarious look at all the irritating & fascinating facets of family.
Shaw's Tale outshone Christmas Pride in character development & smoothness of plot, & I really enjoyed Laurenston's take on Pride and Pack dynamics in the 2nd story; for me it was just a far more enjoyable story.

There is plenty of Laurenston's trademark amusing banter, hilarity & comedic situations & at the risk of stating the obvious, plenty of sex in both novellas. Sex with lots of SIZZLE!!

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Reading Progress

January 28, 2009 – Shelved
May 4, 2009 – Shelved as: paranormals
May 4, 2009 –
page 35
May 6, 2009 –
page 59
May 8, 2009 –
page 75
May 11, 2009 –
page 145
May 13, 2009 –
page 201
May 14, 2009 –
page 275
Started Reading
May 17, 2009 – Shelved as: erotica
May 17, 2009 – Shelved as: reviews
May 17, 2009 – Shelved as: read-in-2009
May 17, 2009 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Alaine (new)

Alaine Have you got these books? They sound fantastic!

Sheree Cindy from Mt Gravatt lent them to me, Mane Event & Pack Challenge, the one Im reading now. She loves them, erotic and bloody hilarious! Im sure you'll be able to borrow them next but I'll ask when I go in.

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