Sunday, May 8, 2011

Romance Book Review: Big Bad Beast

Author: Shelly Laurenston
Series Connection: Pride Stories
ISBN: 978-0758231703
Genre: Paranormal
Publisher: Kensington Brava

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In Shelly Laurenston's new book Big Bad Beast she continues with the story line of her previous book bringing back several of the reoccurring characters. Since the first book of the Pride Stories, Dee Ann Smith, Bobby Ray's former Marine cousin, has been a secondary character in the books, taking care of whatever trouble comes along.

She the scary cousin with the father and everyone thinks is crazy.

In Big Bad Beast, Dee Ann is the main character. Readers first meet her when she's a child with her father is meeting with Niles Van Holtz and is first getting involved in the Group. I love the first meeting and how she first is introduced to Ric Van Holtz. The two next meet years later and Ric is instantly in love with Dee.

Dee Ann's attracted to Ric, but he's her boss. Ric knows that it won't be easy to get Dee Ann as his mate, but he's willing to work hard to get the wolf he wants.

Meanwhile, there are other story lines being explored in the story. Ric's young cousin Stein comes back asking for forgiveness. Readers get to meet two young hybrid shifters and they make a big impact. There are also lots of chance to see some of the former characters in the series.

While this book didn't have the laughs of some of the other stories in the series, I liked the action scenes and the fact that Shelly found a match that could take on Dee Ann.

When it comes to following her instincts, former Marine Dee-Ann Smith never holds back. And this deadly member of a shifter protection group will do anything to prove one of her own kind is having hybrids captured for dogfights. Trouble is, her too-cute rich-boy boss Ric Van Holtz insists on helping out. And his crazy-like-a-fox smarts and charming persistence are making it real hard for Dee to keep her heart safe...

Ric can't believe his luck. He's wanted this fiercely-independent she-wolf from day one, but he never expected teamwork as explosive as this. And now is his last chance to show Dee what she needs isn't some in-your-face Alpha male-but a wily, resourceful wolf who'll always have her back in a fight…and between the sheets.

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