Weddings have the strangest effect on people. How else to explain the fact that Sissy Mae Smith woke up in Mitch Shaw's bed the morning after her brother Bobby Ray tied the knot? Or that gunmen are trying to kill Mitch, and Sissy Mae now has to escort a bleeding, stubborn, yet still incredibly sexy lion shifter to her Tennessee Pack's turf to keep him safe? It doesn't help that Mitch's appraising gaze makes her feel like the most desirable creature on earth, or that the ultimate stray cat is suddenly acting all kinds of possessive. Mitch is an undercover cop who's about to testify against some dangerous ex-associates.
Even more worrisome, he's harbouring hot, X-rated fantasies about the 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.
©2008 Shelly Laurenston (P)2013 Tantor
Loved this series for years now. Re-read all the time, which I NEVER do. Surprised by the narrator. Thought at first she was going to ruin this funny book for me, but she pulled it off amazingly!!! I have hundreds of audio books but this was the best!
Mitch Shaw and Sissy Mae Smith are just friends. Friends who like to torment each other and everyone else. However, Mitch has a price on his head and it won't be long before he goes under witness protection. To keep him safe, Sissy Mae takes him home to Tennessee until he testifies.
*Cue the banjos- Deliverance*
You can always count on Shelly Laurenston books to deliver a crazy, hilarious and sexy story that's just so ridiculous it leaves me with a big goofy grin on my face. I love it :D
Traveling therapist listening to AUDIBLE books while driving to far areas. Also host/produce radio show on KGLP 91.7 on staying positive!!
Shelly Laurenston is a wonderful paranormal story writer. She ALWAYS has a diverse type of shifters of different races, skin tones & ethnic cultures involved in her stories. Her group makes "family" out of loyalty and love with sometimes blood ties. This was another funny, snarky and action filled love story that will keep anyone entertained. BRAVO again.. Shelly stories are definitely worth the money/credit.
the most wonderful s funniest book on the planet. Love Shelly !
have read every book in the series at least 5 times and still love the story every time I read it
I love this book, it's smart and goofy and sexy. With more emphasis on the smart and goofy. If these folks were real I would definitely have a drink with them.
Was hilarious and so fun to listen too. Can't wait to read the next one.
I believe the narration has been great and the book is fun nothing serious but good to keep on the back shelf when still looking for that great book. I've enjoyed it and the series so far
Hello, my name is Teresa and I'm an addict.
This is another fun addition to the pride series. I love the dysfunction and that not everything is prissy and serious in these book. Sometimes you need to have a quirky story to even things up. I laughed every time Mitch was hungry and I laughed when the men tried to have a tug-a-war with the alligator. There is no mating in this book, were as in the first three stories that was a big deal for the characters, I thought that was weird. I was a little leery of Sissy Mae because I wasn't sure I would like her, she was on the line for me with the other books. In the end I grew to like her. These book should be read in order to get the full effect. My only complaint is with the action scene I wish there had been more action or drama and that it wasn't over with so quickly. I find that the accent from the Bronx to grate on my nerves some, but other than that I liked the narrator.
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 very good story. I liked Sissy Mae and Mitch in previous stories and was happily surprised to see them get together. I'm really enjoying this series and will definitely be reading more Shelly Laurenston in the future.
Sissy Mae is a wolf shifter. She left her hometown in Tennessee, to go to the big city with her brother, Bobbie Rae to start their own pack. She's the alpha female of the pack and visits home rarely. She's settled in to her new life and is happy. She's also made friends with Mitch, who is as much of a troublemaker as she is. They've spent the past year being friends and having lots of fun torturing those around them with their antics.
Mitch is a lion shifter and brother to Brendon Shaw (from the second story in The Mane Event). He used to be an undercover cop in PA but now he's keeping his head down and working for Bobbie Rae while waiting to testify in a murder trial against a crime boss. When a price is put on his head and assassins try to kill him and do wound him, Sissy Mae ends up taking him to the last place anyone would expect, Tennessee.
Although he's not happy about being in Tennessee, Mitch finds that he feels safe with Sissy Mae looking out for him. Mitch recovers and gets his strength back but there's still issues. Sissy Mae's parents are away on vacation and her brother, Travis (who intends to take over the pack once her parents aren't leading any more) decides to be a jerk and try to chase them out of town. She ends up making a deal for Mitch to help Travis and his wolves in a football game vs. a neighboring town (and very important to the locals) in exchange for not getting hassled while they're there.
While nursing Mitch back to health, Sissy Mae finds herself having increasingly soft feelings towards Mitch. Mitch also finds himself wanting Sissy Mae as well but fights it because he knows after he testifies he'll be going in to witness protection. He knows he can't ask her to leave her pack for him and tries not to go there. Regardless of their attempts to resist, both Mitch and Sissy Mae end up together although Sissy Mae tries to set up "boundaries" that will keep them "safe". But as Mitch says at one point, they're both people that live to push people's boundaries so how could they ever think they could stay within boundaries themselves. They can't resist each other but try to keep things light because they both still know that eventually they'll be split up. It doesn't help though because they both fall for each other regardless. TBH, I think they've been falling for each other for a while...they just had to stop fighting it and realize it.
Dealing with pack/family issues keeps things hopping while they're trying to get ready for the competition. Sissy Mae gets drawn in too and ends up agreeing to race vs. the neighboring town. In the mean time, Brendan and Ronnie Lee have shown up in town and Bobbie Rae and Jess show up after ending their honeymoon early. Having more friends around is a good thing, especially when Sissy Mae's old boyfriend shows back up trying to get her back (and ends up trying to get forceful about it). When it seems the assassin might know where Mitch is, Dez even comes down to Tennessee to help out. Drama ensues and things get pretty interesting but turn out well and happily, Mitch doesn't end up having to enter witness protection which brings about a very good ending with a HEA.
This was a very enjoyable story. I love Mitch and Sissy Mae together...they really are perfect for each other. This series is very good and I'm looking forward to the next in the series. I'd recommend this book. Thumbs up! :D
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