Author: Shelly Laurenston
Book Name: Beast Behaving Badly
Series: Pride Series
Blurb: Some men just have more to offer. Like Bo Novikov, the hard muscled shape shifter hero of this wildly funny, deeply sexy new novel from Shelly Laurenston, part polar bear, part lion, pure alpha. . .
Ten years after Blayne Thorpe first encountered Bo Novikov, she still can’t get the smooth talking shifter out of her head. Now he’s shadowing her in New York, all seven plus feet of him, determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights. Even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only neighbors are other bears almost as crazy as he is. . .
Let sleeping dogs lie. Bo knows it’s good advice, but he can’t leave Blayne be. Blame it on her sweet sexiness or his hunch that there’s more to this little wolf dog than meets the eye. Blayne has depths he hasn’t yet begun to fathom, much as he’d like to. She may insist Bo’s nothing but a pain in her delectable behind, but polar bears have patience in spades. Soon she’ll realize how good they can be together. And when she does, animal instinct tells him it’ll be worth the wait. . .
Review: This was another reread for me. I seriously needed something I knew I was going to enjoy so this was a perfect choice. There are quite a few books in this series that I like, but Blayne is probably one of my favorite characters of the series, so I had to pick her book for this reread.
My first time around reading this book when I hit a part that had my hubby looking at me like I’d lost my mind because I busted out laughing, I knew that wouldn’t be the only time I’d read this book. It is so rare for any book to crack me up like that. I’m not really sure any other book or series has even come close. These, I’m snorting and cackling and laughing the whole way through.
Blayne is insane. Seriously, crazy, but in such a cool way that if you had the chance you would totally be her. Everyone thinks she is this cute, crazy, but harmless girl and she normally is. Do not ever piss her off, though, or that crazy turns into something not so cute and very deadly. I love that she can be an absolute ditz but that isn’t all she is. Bo is his own brand of crazy. When paired with Blayne, you’d think that they were completely wrong for each other, but they absolutely work.
In a way, I’d kind of forgotten how much I loved this series. Every single character is really their own brand of crazy. I love how this shifter world creates an environment where all the things we wish we could do in the real world, but don’t for societies sake is totally okay for these shifters. Like that jackass that pissed you off by cutting you off in line? It is totally okay to shove them on their ass and stomp on them on your way by. What better way to get out your aggressions than with shifter roller derby or shifter hockey?
I don’t have this series in my personal collection, but after this reminder I think it might just have to go towards the top of my wish list because just one read isn’t going to be enough.