Sunday, February 12, 2017

Wolf with Benefits

Book Review of Wolf With Benefits (Pride Series)

Title: Wolf With Benefits

Series: Pride Series

Author: Shelly Laurenston 

Date Published: March 26th 2013

Date Read:   September 07, 2015

The Blurb:

Ricky Lee has no plans of getting serious about anyone, but he will protect Toni Jean-Louis Parker. Not just because he’s been hired to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do. And if that means traveling around the country with one complicated She-jackal, dealing with chocolate-eating wild dogs, instigating trouble between his brothers, and having the most amazing sex he’s ever had…well, who said his job didn’t have perks?

Toni doesn’t know how she keeps getting herself into these situations. But even she has to admit there’s something about Ricky Lee Reed that she finds kind of interesting…and downright sexy. Now they just have to survive long enough to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for…

My Review

3.5 Are You My daddy? Stars 

Wolf with Benefits is the 8th book in the Pride series and it was a little better than the last one, but no where near as good as the other ones. I again found myself getting bored at parts of this book. It got better towards the end when there was a little more action. I like Ricky Lee okay. There is nothing real special about him that stands out and makes me take notice. He is just kinda there. Toni is okay I guess. I went back and forth on her between her annoying me and me just not caring. She didn't really stand out either except when she was getting on my nerves. I can't really tell you much about each character because there isn't much to tell. Toni is the average one in a family full of prodigies. She is pretty much used as a nanny, and she is fearful of starting a life for herself and lets her family walk all over her and use her. Ricky Lee is from Tennessee he says darlin' a lot. That is about the depth of these two characters. 

There was no real romance between the two. I felt no connection, pull, or sexual tension. Nothing! It was like they're just there and then the next thing they are sleeping together and then they're in love . I am just looking at my kindle going What? How did that happen? Whatever I don't really care! The book was a little funny, but again not as funny as others in this series. I enjoyed reading about Bo and Toni's little brothers and sisters way more than the couple who couldn't hold my interest. I really like Livy, and Ric sounds interesting. I know their book is next and I am looking forward to it. I really hope it is better than the last two. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Bear Meets Girl

Book Review of Bear Meets Girl (Pride Series)

Title: Bear Meets Girl

Series: Pride Series

Author: Shelly Laurenston 

Date Published: March 27th 2012

Date Read:   September 06, 2015

The Blurb:

He's big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He's also about to get trapped by own his game. . .

Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that's turning Crush's lone-bear world upside down--and bringing his passion out of hibernation. . .

As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she's joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who's got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn't because Crush's stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways. .

My Review

3 pretend boyfriend Stars

Ok I'm gonna keep this one short. This book just didn't really do it for me. I don't think it was a bad read, but it was a slower read and I didn't really connect with the main characters. Both Crush and Cella felt flat and one dimensional. I didn't really feel their relationship, what little one they had, and there was a serious lack of romance in this book. They seemed to dislike and or annoy each other almost the whole book. They didn't really hang around each other a lot unless they were having sex. This book was not very funny, a few laughs maybe, but not funny. Which is weird because most all of Shelly Laurenston books are hilarious. It was just a okay read for me. I did enjoy the characters from past books and that helps save the book. Oh well they can't all be hits I guess :)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Big Bad Beast

Book Review of Big Bad Beast (Pride Series)

Title: Big Bad Beast

Series: Pride Series

Author: Shelly Laurenston 

Date Published: May 1st 2011

Date Read:   September 04, 2015

The Blurb:

When it comes to following her instincts, former Marine Dee-Ann Smith never holds back. And this deadly member of a shifter protection group will do anything to prove one of her own kind is having hybrids captured for dogfights. Trouble is, her too-cute rich-boy boss Ric Van Holtz insists on helping out. And his crazy-like-a-fox smarts and charming persistence are making it real hard for Dee to keep her heart safe...

Ric can't believe his luck. He's wanted this fiercely-independent she-wolf from day one, but he never expected teamwork as explosive as this. And now is his last chance to show Dee what she needs isn't some in-your-face Alpha male-but a wily, resourceful wolf who'll always have her back in a fight…and between the sheets.

My Review

5 Like a dog with a bone stars 


“Just look at the brave little rich boy,” she murmured. “Well, I do have excellent medical care and doctors willing to make house calls so I can afford to be brave.”

Big Bad Beast is the 6th book in the pride series, and I freaking loved it. Not only did I love the MCs in this book I love that Eggie is in this book. GOD I love Eggie! Big Bad Beast is now tied with The Mane Squeeze as my favorite books in this series.

“I’m glad you came back,” Ric told her, lifting another forkful to her mouth. “So am I.” She grinned. “Because you’re lookin’ sexy.” “I’m not a whore, Dee-Ann. You can’t just come here to use and abuse me before going on your merry way. Unless, of course, you’re naked.”

What this book is about

Ulrich (Ric) Van Holtz and Dee Ann Smith have been working together for a little while now, and Ric has wanted the deadly She-wolf since he laid his eyes on her. Now all he has to do is sneak his way into her heart. That should be easy right? After all they are working together to take down the people who are kidnapping hybrids and forcing them into dogfights. Now he just has to figure out how to show Dee Ann that he isn't just a pretty face, rich boy that can cook. That and to keep her daddy Eggie from killing him for touching his sugar bug. 

“Don’t be mad at me, Dee.” “You accused me of terrorizing children.” “No. I accused you of being really good at your job, where little things like age or infirmity or the inability to count past ten without your mommy’s help don’t really stop you from getting the truth.” “Man,” she griped. “You kick one walker out of an old sow’s hands and suddenly you’re all levels of evil.”
Ric is awesome. Rich, but not a snob. Sexy, caring, sweet, funny, smart, and he cooks. Hello Every woman's dream!!! Ric may be sweet, but he can take care of business, if someone comes at him. He is no wimp. He loves Dee Ann just as she is and he doesn't try to "Hem her in" or tame her. Ric is very caring and wants to help the hybrids. Ric is kind of like glue all through the series. He brings the whole group together and makes them a family. A weird mix of crazy people "family". I love Ric.

“Oh, come on. Can I at least sit here and watch you strut into the bathroom bare-ass naked?”“No, you may not.” He threw his legs over the side of the bed. “However, you may look over your shoulder longingly while I, in a very manly way, walk purposely into the bathroom bare-ass naked. Because I’m not here for your entertainment, Ms. Smith.”

“Okay. Fine. I’m sleeping with her.” “Have you lost your mind?” “No.” And then, just to irritate, “But I have lost my heart.” “You idiot.” “I love you, too, Uncle Van.” “She’s a Smith.”“She’s amazing. And cute.” “There is nothing cute about Dee-Ann Smith. What is wrong with you?” “What can I say? There’s just something about her. I think she’s—” “Don’t say it.” “—the one.” “Christ, you said it. What is wrong with my people? You’re all running around, looking for ‘the one.’ ”

Dee Ann is a kick ass now never getting around to the names kind of woman. Just like her daddy she is always ready to "Start the Killin' " Kind of a lone wolf she doesn't have a lot of friends but those she care for, she is very protective of. Surly and rude she is true to her character, but she does soften with Ric. I know a lot of my friends that have read this series didn't like her and thought she was a big bitch, but I loved her. I liked her bitchy ways, but that's just me. 

“Fuck control, darlin’.” She brushed her forehead against his chin. “Fuck rules and supervisors and what’s right and what’s wrong. Fuck it all.” She pressed her lips against a little spot right under his ear. “But right now, with that big cock of yours takin’ up all that room inside my pussy, it’s time for you to fuck me.”

“Sometimes I look at you,” Dee stated flatly, “and I just want to pull your little head off and play basketball with it.” “You are so mean,” Teacup snapped, storming off before Dee could bother not arguing with her. “You are kind of mean, Smith,” Malone told Dee. “There’s no ‘kind of’ about it. I just am.” Desiree grinned. “And yet you sound so proud.” “Girl’s gotta know her strengths.”

OMG can I just say that I freaking loved the start of the book when Ric and Dee Ann met as kids and he gives her a candy bar and blurts out Marry me. So Damn Cute!!! The whole prologue had me in tears I was laughin so hard. Ric and Dee Ann have some smokin' hott chemistry. The sex scenes in this book are some of the hottest of the series. I love getting to see characters from past books, but I was so damn happy that I got so much Eggie in this book. I loves me some Eggie!!!!! There is a ton more action in this book than there is in the others of this series, but just as funny. I really loved this book. Below I leave a few of my favorite quotes from this book:

“She’s right,” Ric agreed. “But I don’t have time to make bread this morning.” “They’re selling fresh French bread right over at that stall.” “Bought bread?” “You act like I just suggested roach-infested bread from Satan’s bakery.”

“I’m here with Eggie.” All eyes focused on Ric and he suddenly felt like he’d just been handed a speedy death sentence. “Not for that!” Miss Darla gasped, then added with a firm nod. “Don’t you worry one bit, Ulrich. I made Eggie fill in that shallow grave before we drove up here.” Lock grimaced and Ric swallowed. “Thank you?”

“I owe her so much,” Desiree said and Dee shook her head. “Please, Desiree. No more tears. I can’t handle any more.” “Look, bitch,” Desiree snapped. “If I wanna be fuckin’ grateful for you people protecting my son, I’m going to be mother-fuckin’ grateful.” “My delicate flower,” Mace muttered. “Shut up.”