Author: Shelly Laurenston
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Kensington Books
Release date: October 2008
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 harboring 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…
I wanted a little amusement in my reading material this week, and can I just say I got that in spades from Shelly Laurenston. Her pride series are a riot. I’m so glad I picked up this book. The storyline was great, but it was the characters that really made this story shine. The chemistry between the characters was off the chart. I love the back and forth between the main characters, not to mention out of this world sexiness. Talk about hot! And hilarious, did I mention that yet?
I was caught reading this book at work on my breaks, smiling while I read and more than one person commented on it. How often do you laugh out loud at something you read? This book had everything a reader could want: sexy hero, dangerous situations, shapeshifters, magic, love and a heroine spicy enough to give her hero a run for his money.
Some parts of the book drew me out of the story, but the fabulous writing immediately sucked me back into their unique world. I really can’t think of one thing that put me off about the book. I might have to shuffle my stack of books to read another of her books.