Some things are so worth waiting for. Like the moment when Jessica Ward "accidentally" bumps into Bobby Ray Smith and shows him just how far she's come since high school. Back then, Jess's gangly limbs and bruised heart turned to jelly any time Smitty's "all the better to ravish you with" body came near her. So, some things haven't changed. Except now Jess is a success on her own terms. And she can enjoy a romp - or 20 -with a big, bad wolf and walk away. Easy.
The sexy, polished CEO who hires Smitty's security firm might be a million miles from the lovable geek he knew, but her kiss, her touch, is every bit as hot as he imagined. Jess was never the kind to ask for help, and she doesn't want it now, not even with someone targeting her Pack. But Smitty's not going to turn tail and run. Not before proving that their sheet-scorching animal lust is only the start of something even wilder.
©2008 Shelly Laurenston (P)2013 Tantor
I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....
I liked this book better than the first. Its cute, funny, sexy, and entertaining. I'm looking forward to the next book.
I love the Laurenston/Aiken books and the only complaint I have is that there aren't more of them. I know you aren't supposed to wish your life away but I can hardly wait till the 29th when the next one comes out. I'm taking it on holiday with me and can say that it will be one of the best delights of the time off.
The humour and sarcastic wit, strong alpha females and fierce males are in this book in spades- if you loved her other books you will love this one too. I don't want to give spoilers so won't elaborate, but I love Smitty's parents. They are such a great surprise!
I'd recommend this one to any who love a funny Were story. Enjoy!
I really enjoy the world of books! Narration just add layers to that world... don't u think? :)
So good. I loved this. Shelly Laurenston is becoming a fan of mine. I loved book 1, because it was two stories in one, now this one was a great follow up. We have the same loveable character from book 1 popping up... But one thing... I think some time has passed because Mace and his cop have a baby, which was not in book 1. This is the story of Mace's friend, Smitty... We meet the rest of the Smitty clan and get introduced into wild dogs. I loved it. Great Great story. Worth the Credit or a buy.
Narration was simply awesome. Kane is sooo good.!
Whatever problems were previously experienced with the narration being too fast must have been fixed. The narration speed was fine (the same cadence Johanna Parker aka Charlotte Kane used in the Sookie Stackhouse books).
Love this series!. However, this is, for me, the least favorite of the books because I found Smitty to be way more whiny than I thought he would be from how his character was portrayed in The Mane Event. That's just my personal view. I thought the narration was better in the Mane Event, where the characters seemed to be portrayed more distinctly. I would have liked the male voices to sound more ... male. The genders came across somewhat androgynous. The speed of the audiobook was still way too fast (similar problem in the first audiobook The Mane Event). But I love my Shelly Laurenston books and I'll take them any way I can get them.
Pretty good, the byplay is fun as usual and of the 3 that are at the moment in audio, this one is the best bet
Jessica of course, I can relate being a geek myself
She's actually pretty perfect for these books, she brings in the sense of fun that I really love about the pride series
The allergy scene in the appartement, it showed that Smitty did really remembered her and cared about her.
more please, I really like Dez and Mace, this one as well but my favorites ones are later in the series, I do hope Blaine's book is in the future, and Dee Ann, and Malone, all of the books after Mitch and Sissy are fun and full of ups and downs, making the characters alive and interesting. Of course if you like these, check G.A. Aiken, it's the same author just different name and about a dragons world. Good if you like strong women, and there dragons.
Read the story first and that helped get through the not so great narration.
Phil Gigante, Rosalyn Landor or Oliver Wyman. These narrators seem to grasp the emotions and characteristics of the characters and narrate appropriately. Ms. Kane's performance in this book was over the top drama instead of sarcastic, humorous and/or snarky. Her failure to grasp this lessens some of the humor in this book.
Shelly Laurenstons books always make me laugh out loud but sadly this narrator losses much of the humor due to poor narration choices.
I am a huge fan of Ms. Laurenston (and her alter G.A. Aiken) and it is disheartening that the audio book productions on ALL of her books have not embodied her characters and writing. In the end i believe the blame falls on the director and producers for not familiarizing themselves with the projects they are recording. In the end I do urge readers new to Ms. Laurenston to read the book first as the narration is lacking.
Laurenston writes with humor and great dialogue. I love these books they make me laugh and thoroughly engage me in the story. I absolutely love them! So worth it! Enjoy!!!!
I love books and love to get lost in the fantasy. I'm always looking for a new good story to bury myself in. :)
This was a really good story. I liked Jessica (Jess) and Smitty is great if a bit clueless. I was very happy to see Smitty get his own book.
Jess is a African Wild Dog shifter. She grew up around the Smith pack as an orphan and got beat up and picked on mercilessly. Most of it by Smitty's sister and her friends. Smitty always tried to protect her from that but his protection ended when he left for the Navy. She had a tough life but made a lot out of it. When she next meets Smitty, she's the CEO of a big company and has grown up from the girl he used to protect.
Bobby Ray Smith (aka Smitty) is a good guy but for a wolf shifter he's a total dog. He's looking for his next conquest when he meets Jess again. He's astounded when she only seems to remember him vaguely and pretty much blows him off. Smitty can't believe that sweet little Jess doesn't remember him and their friendship. Smitty isn't one to back down from a challenge and he wants to see Jess again so he decides to push his way back in to her life.
Jess isn't thrilled to have Smitty pushing his way back in to her life. She's still attracted to him after all these years but she also put up with hell at his sister's hands after he left. She honestly doesn't know if she can trust him and tries pushing him away again and again. Fortunately wolf shifters tend to have selective hearing and Smitty disregards her protests and eventually manages to get her to let him back in. Their relationship is halting as Jess still doesn't think she could get what she needs from Smitty and Smitty doesn't realize what he really wants from Jess. It's fun as well as frustrating seeing them try to get their relationship working.
Issues from the past have to be handled, as well as dealing with each other's packs and family issues that come up. Things are far from boring and we have plenty of interaction with secondary characters that are from previous books. There is also an influx of new characters in the form of Jess' pack (loved her pack...great group) and some of the Smith family (Smitty's Mom and Pop are great at the end of the story). I have to say that Smitty's Mom certainly helped with a little well placed advice for Jess when her and Smitty were at a stumbling block that made me want to reach through my Kindle and slap them...thank goodness for interfering family! Once they get past that stumble the ending of the book is great.
This was a really good book. I really enjoyed seeing Smitty and Jess get together (I was rooting for Jess the whole time) and was very happy with their ending. I'll be looking forward to the next book in the series. I'd recommend this one. Thumbs up!
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