Book Review of The Mane Attraction (Pride Series)
Title: The Mane Attraction
Series: Pride Series
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Date Published: November 1st 2008
Date Read: August 30, 2015
Even the king of the beasts can find himself unexpectedly tamed by the right woman. . .
Weddings have the strangest effect on people. Exhibit 1: Sissy Mae waking up in Mitch Shaw's bed the morning after her brother Bobby Ray's nuptials. Exhibit 2: the gunmen trying to kill Mitch. Exhibit 3: Sissy Mae escorting a bleeding yet sexy lion shifter to her Tennessee Pack's turf for safe keeping. It doesn't help that Mitch's appraising gaze makes her feel like the most desirable creature on earth. . .
Mitch is an undercover cop about to testify against some dangerous ex-associates. Even more worrisome, he's harboring hot, X-rated fantasies about one fast-talking little canine--and he has to deal with every male in Sissy Mae's Pack sniffing around her in a way that makes his hackles rise. Mitch has his pride, and he intends to show Sissy Mae that when a lion sets out to make you his mate, the only thing to do is purr, roll over, and enjoy one hell of a ride. . .
2.5 Trouble making Stars
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 for the most part, although I found his lazy, feed me, wipe my ass and take care of me behavior annoying. Just sayin. The real problem I had with this book is it was very slow building and I got bored a lot. A LOT!!!!!!
It wasn't just that the story dragged. It took like forever for Mitch and Sissy to get together, and there wasn't this like awesome sexual tension build up or anything. It's just tons of friend zone, then well into the book, they share one kiss and that was it. Sissy was draggin him to a bed to fuck after one kiss. There really wasn't much of a romance to their relationship, because sissy wanted them to just fuck and that's it. Towards the end there was a little romance but not much. No real build up. I didn't really find this book all that funny either. I might have giggled a few times, but no where near the humor that was in the other books.
Then the book finally does start to pick up at the end only to let me down with a big anticlimactic nothing .
It starts to build you up. A hit woman is gunning for Mitch and he runs into the woods where the evil witch lives ( They don't really tell us what kind of witch or if she is in fact a witch or just a crazy shifter that kills people, it just kinda hints, no real details) to get away from the gun woman. The evil witch kills the gun woman within a few seconds, and is going to take Mitch kill him and use his body. (for God knows what because details in this paranormal world are always lacking) She freezes him in place so he can't move ( I guess by magic again guessing since no real details). Enter Sissy! The witch laughs and tells her she better leave unless Sissy wants to see the bad things she is gonna do to Mitch and there is nothing Sissy can do to stop her because she has him frozen in place. For some reason (not giving to the readers) Sissy can't be frozen in place. So how does Sissy defeat the evil witch that has frozen her man and plans to do unknown bad things to him. She backs up a few steps and rubs her head on his neck and wham that some how breaks evil witch woman's spell and he can move. Yay! And the witch is so mad that Sissy has foiled her evil plans that she just tells them to leave and don't come back cause they're are not welcome any longer. Yup that is the big show down. Talk about a let down. It took everything in me to finish this book. I just wasn't feeling it. I think I may have even fell asleep once or twice. I hope the next one is better!