The Mane Event (Pride, Book 1) by Shelly Laurenston

The Mane Event (Pride, Book 1)  by Shelly LaurenstonSeries: Pride #1
on September 25th, 2007
Pages: 391 pages
AmazonNarrator: Charlotte Kane
One of the hottest new voices in paranormal romance, Shelly Laurenston knows how to do it all, delivering tales that are wickedly funny, action-packed, and scorch-your-fingers sexy. With The Mane Event, she proves just how delicious love can be once you unleash your inner beast...

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..
three-half-stars

*Cat got your crotch*
this book had some chuckles, but it wasn’t like fall out laughing like Wallbanger.

Christmas Pride was a 4-star read and Shaw’s Tail was 3.25-ish. A lot of sex in both, but decent beginning to this series.

Book 1: Desiree “Dez” MacDermot, Maason “Mace” Llewellyn were the couple in this book. they grew up together like best friends, and then were separated for 20 years as Mace went into the military. Mace always knew Dez was his mate, but he gave her time to find herself and now he is ready to make her his. Dez, an NYPD officer is investigating Mace’s sister in a murder case, which brings about the reunion with Mace. Their banter is amusing and their chemistry is hot. I find it fascinating that the “Cat” was asked to walk the two dogs owned by Dez. I enjoyed this one a lot.

Book 2: Ronnie Lee Reed & Brendon Shaw met when Ronnie (a wolf) and her pack rescued Hotel owner Brendon after he was attacked by some hyienas. Ronnie stayed and cared for Brendon, thus winning his devotion. The rest of the journey was Brendon trying to figure out a way to make the wolf stay with him, even though he was lion shifter.
The comments about mix breed offspring were quite amusing.

I plan on continuing with this series next month!

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