Staff Pick & Review by Jane N.
There truly is no other author out there like Shelly Laurenston! When I heard we would be releasing a new series revolving around a trio of Honey Badger sisters, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. My enthusiasm for the honey badger has been in full bloom since the viral “Honey Badger Don’t Care” video from a few years ago so needless to say a chance to revisit this amazing creature in a shapeshifter romance was right up my alley. Shelly always excels at creating characters that just leap of the page. They are outrageous! But the thing I admire most is that Shelly’s female characters are strong women who know themselves. They always stand on their own two feet, even in the context of being a love interest. These are women you want to know. And the MacKilligan sisters are no different. These are fierce, fearless, and fabulous ladies, much like their namesake inner animals. As always, Shelly Laruenston’s trademark humor and snark is on full display and HOT AND BADGERED will have you in stitches. I mean what’s better than watching a honey badger falling in love with a soft-hearted grizzly bear after first meeting him by barging into his hotel room, naked….from the balcony no less…while fleeing armed gunmen! If you want hilarious antics and strong relatable characters wrapped up in an action-packed plot that just keeps moving forward, pick up HOT AND BADGERED. You won’t be disappointed. Fantasy, love, and humor all meet up in harmony is Shelly Laurenston’s shifter world.
In the first of a brand new paranormal romance series about three outrageously snarky sisters, Shelly Laurenston returns to the shape shifters her fans have been clamoring for: honey badgers!
It's not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn's hotel balcony. Definitely they don't usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she's gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she's a honey badger shifter, it's too late.
Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won't even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she's not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He's trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He's cute enough that she just might let him tag along--that is, if he can keep up . . .
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Hot and Badgered
(Sunday, April 1, 2018)
The first book in the Honey Badger Chronicles which takes place in the Pride Stories world will keep you in stitches with a fun filled and action packed romantic adventure.
As usual Shelly Laurenston provides such a fun read that I just can put the book down until I have wrung every last chuckle from every page. The zany and wonderful characters of her shifter worlds are always strong, compelling and full of snark while they tie readers in knots with laughter, they always make it easy for the readers relate to and become captivated by each and every one. So, needless to say Charlie and Berg stole the show in Hot and Badgered with their sizzling but prickly chemistry as they entertained readers with their quick witted dialogue and funtabulous but dangerous attitudes but don’t think that’s all these characters are about because they also some deep seated emotional issues that while they add to the fun also add depth to their personalities and captivate readers.
The fast paced and super charged plot keeps readers on the edge of their seat with lots of thills and intrigue and there is no predicting what will happen next. There are several action filled events that gets the adrenaline pumping but also provide some chuckles and since there is lots of hated family members and plenty of enemies, there is never a dull moment to be found in this electrifying story.
I have been waiting very impatiently for this story to be released as I love Shelly Laurenston’s books (p.s. I also love her alter ego – G.A. Aiken’s stories as well) and let me tell you that I was quite pleased with Hot and Badgered, she introduces new characters to her fascinating world and maintains her diabolical use of snark and fun to keep readers thoroughly entertained and I can’t wait to read the next one.