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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It is sex masquerading as a story.
The characters and scenes had potential. Some were funny. If you fast forwarded through the sex scenes there would probably be a chapter maybe more. In addition to cutting the sex scenes by less than half, getting rid of the raunchy language would make the scenes better. Jeaniene Frost's sex scenes are erotic but not raunchy she should use them as an example.
The narrator was good but, I couldn't tell the girls apart. That made the story very confusing. She really needed to differentiate voices of characters especially the southern ones. I think she will improve. I would try her again. There were three main couples and it was hard to tell the voices apart.
After a short while I had to fast forward through the long tedious sex scenes. You miss part of the story before and after. So the reaction is frustration. I finally gave up.
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!
I am open to reviewing quality products.
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!!!
The language. I'm not a prude, and can accept any language in books as long as it is justified. This book seemed to use coarse language as shock value or to titillate. Sorry, I was not titillated, I was turned completely off. Worse than any porn book I've ever seen because it made it seem this is how people really talk to each other.
Get rid of all the F-bombs and other coarse language. Or at least let people know it contains language and graphic language that can offend.
This is the worst narrator I've ever heard
It's like most shifter romances.
She has this weird kind of drawl that completely discracts from the story. I'll probably read other books in the series, but NOT through audible. I nearly couldn't finish listening to this one.
I loved this narrator! She sounds the same as when she read the Sookie Stackhouse books and I don't understand why some reviews say it's been sped up. It sounds great to me. This is the first book by Laurenston that I've read and I enjoyed it very much. I liked the characters and the sarcastic wit. I've already downloaded the next in the series.
be humble for you are of the earth, be noble for you are made from stars.
Charlotte Kane really helps bring the characters to life. She reads with a natural enthusiasm, without being over dramatic. Her voice range is wonderful.
I hate giving away spoilers so what I liked most about this book was the chemistry between the hero and heroin. Also I found myself laughing out loud more than once and almost blushing at at some sense.
The scene in the restaurant after the heroin runs into her old crush.
Laugh for sure, but it also had real, and sweet moments.
I have listened and read this series, I loved reading them so much that I bought them here too. It had been awhile since I had read them, and listening to them was even better thanks to the narrator.
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