Shelly Laurenston turns up the heat with two sizzling novellas.
Christmas Pride: How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn't just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyes, as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy-SEAL bod-o-death. It isn't even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It's more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her...and makes her want more. Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get her...in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they'd always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel.
Shaw's Tail: Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn't think he'd survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go. Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girl, even one who runs with a Pack, can redefine herself. First order of business: Find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again...
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The storyline was not bad, but could have been wrapped up in three or four hours if you took out all the steamy sex scenes. The story was interesting enough, the character development was not bad, but half way through the book it started to drag a bit. Not giving up though, there was promise there, will check out the next book in the series.
I've listened to a lot of audible books, probably two a week. I drive a lot and without them the drive is just boring. I guess I would rank this near the top. It is funny, sexy & sweet. I love the narrator, what a great job.
My favorite character would have to be Dez, but I liked Mace as well. Dez is a tough city cop, former marine and all around hard ass. Mace, her childhood friend tears down some of her protective walls and gets her to see him as a possible mate. How this would work out in the long run is anyone's guess, I mean, human and lion, really?
I would have to say, when Mace tells/shows her who he really is.
Impossible, crazy sexy love story
The narrator's voice was extremely distracting in the way she elongated the word at the end of every sentence in a strange breathy way.
She sounded constipated.
I loved the story! The story itself kept me listening.
Always looking for a great Fantasy Series... Please do make suggestions...
This is a great series and we'll worth the money or credits. Shelly Laurenston is a great writer. Her characters are well thought out and then well written. SL's Pride Series is well written and each book builds on each other, which I love.
The Series is filled with heroines that are bad ass but still women. For example let's take Blayne... Sweet, loving, ditzy, and wants every one to get along, but back her into a corner and the wolf/dog hybrid will cut you jugular. Pair her with a 8' Shifter League Hockey playing polar bear/ lion hybrid with massive OCD issues and the out come is epic!!!
The series is filled with great characters and each book is well written. If you want to laugh, cry, pray, yell, and be totally absorbed into a well written shifter world, then this is the series for you.
Tree-hugger, Turtle-rescuer, wild-eyed Bead-Babe
Shelley Laurenston always delivers! Fast moving, fantastic characters, tension and tons of humor. You'll find more lines that will stick in your mind and characters you want to follow than in any other series.
Mace Llewellen is returning from years of service to his country, looking for the girl he left behind -- a wise-cracking gal from the burroughs, with a voice and a body to make you weep. She's a cop, now, and can't believe that her geeky best buddy from science class is now the gorgeous hunk stalking her all over NYC. And he really is stalking her. He's a shifter, a lion shifter, and though she has always thought herself a "dog person", this is one cat she can really get into!
There are two stories in this book and both are connected. The first book is about Mason and Dez. I love her dogs and how they were afraid of Mason. The second book is about Brandon and Ronnie I enjoyed the interaction between all of the different shape shifters. The stories were entertaining and amusing.
FUNNY KICK ASS!
The Whole Book, NO... THE WHOLE SERIES!!
They are ALL WELL DONE!
YES! I was So Happy when these books were Available in Audio!
Charlotte Kane has done a great job.
NOW GET HER G.A. AIKEN BOOKS DONE!
Christmas Pride -
Dez and Mac are awesome together! A yummy little story that packs a big punch! Snarky gal, Alpha guy and loads of action, both smexy and story!!! I am totally hooked on this series! Delightful story that is filled with hot and heavy!
Shaw's Tail -
Loved Ronnie!!! She is an absolute riot and Shaw is her perfect match!! They have great banter and loads of steam!! Oh girl, when they get into role playing you might need a change of panties handy! Such a delicious and fun read!! I love a good quickie!
I listened to this audio book and was not at all disappointed! Fabulous little stories that move at a nice little clip! The narrator, Charlotte Kane is fantastic. She managed to have every character speak in a distinct voice, gave the men some yummy growls and went very seductive at times!! She gave me multiple eargasms!!!
I love listening to a good series of books and this one is off to a good start! The set up is easily imaginable. The details are excellent!
The lead male Mace is my favorite because he knows what he wants and has always wanted, Desiree.
I enjoyed the playful interaction between Mace and Dez! His best friend Smitty is a comical bonus to the storyline.
I have a real crazy in love relationship with books!!!
I took a chance with a new narrator and a new author...and what a mistake that was!!! It is hard for me to figure out if I like the story at all considering the narration is so ridiculous. I mean why does she talk like that?!?!? The awkward way she says the sentences and hangs on to some words....the way she reads like she is being chased by a wild pack of pit bulls....the way she does that awful southern drawl...the way she over acts.....the way she draws out every fifth to sixth word.
My little rant above is nothing but the truth so help me! I should have trusted those audible reviewers out there and I am now giving you all my apologies for doubting you. This was a tremendous waste of my time, energy, money, and even my sanity. I am literally shaking my head. And as one reviewer said this is not an attack against Charlotte Kane herself but the truth is the truth.
As for the book, I question whether the book would even be a decent read. It seemed a bit cheesy, sexually charged (for absolutely no reason), and a generic knock off of something that could have been good.
Needless to say, I do not recommend this book. Take my word and save your money and credit. Yeah don't even buy it if it is on sale. I'm just sayin.....
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