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Publisher's Summary

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...

©2007 Shelly Laurenston (P)2013 Tantor

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  • NEW NAME
  • Georgia, United States
  • 11-07-13

I'm done, can't finish it

Some of the people I follow had good things to say about this book...I don't. The narrator was at speed 5x, the shifters are just stupid, the male lead knew since he was 14 that he wanted a human girl/woman, totally obsessed but somehow he was in the navy for 14 years having "great sex with lots of women"...huh...yeah really hung up on the one girl...shesh!

Totally stupid and accents were true NYC, and I'm from there so I can say they were true, but freaking annoying to listen to!

Oh and apparently there are 2 books in this one book.

In short, DONE!

3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • J.
  • 11-06-17

Shelly's Pride

Shelley Laurenston is a fantastic author. Her blending of romance with humor and emotion is always worth reading. Or in this case listening to. The choice of the reader was spot on. Great southern accents.

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Ugh! Not worth a credit

This book was very predictable. I had a hard time finishing it. The flat voice of the narrator would have been tolerable if the story was any good.

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Enjoyable novellas!!

These first two novellas were pretty good. They would have been better as full length novels. I am going on with the new one and I'll let you know my thoughts when I'm done.
- V from Kansas <<

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  • layla
  • Chicago , IL, United States
  • 09-08-16

The mane event good

The mane event was better midway all the way to the end. The first part with Dez and Mace was alittle much. Dez was too abrasive for my taste. Mace was pretty weak for a LION. BOO But I enjoyed Ronnie Lee's story. This story mad the book worth it.

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Two books for one price.

Both books have lion shifters as the male lead. Mase and Desiree - Desiree is a NY cop.
Brandon and Ronnie Lee - Ronnie is a sassy TN girl.

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WOW!!

Where does The Mane Event rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

If your looking for hot and steamy.. This is definitely a book for you to consider.. Its very forthgoing and explicit.. It ranks the top of my list of audiobooks!!

What did you like best about this story?

I don't want to be a spoiler so I don't want to go into to much detail.. But.. I really enjoyed the fact that the storyline is based on shape shifting characters.. To where as if it were about just normal humans it wouldn't be as good..

Have you listened to any of Charlotte Kane’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

My first reaction was OMG and WOW.. ( Probably because I've never read or listened to anything like this ) This first book left me SPEECHLESS!!

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The MOST fun series ever!!!

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!

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Laurenston and Charlotte Kane are a perfect match!

Charlotte Kane does an amazing job as narrator! I wish she would narrate for all Laurenston's books, not to mention more books in general!

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As always good...

Shelly Laurenston is amazing. Funny. The audio interpretation is one of the best I ever heard.