Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Romance Book Review: Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden's Howl For It

Authors: Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden
Series Connection: Laurenston's The Mane Event/ Pride Series
ISBN: 978-0758273444
Genre: Paranormal/ Shifter/ Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Kensington Brava

If you're a Shelly Laurenston fan than you can't miss the new installment in the Pride Series series. Like a Wolf With a Bone takes readers back to the last generation of Smith wolves with a couple of characters that a mentioned throughout the series Darla Mae Lewis and Eggie Smith. Eggie is killer of the family. Whenever there is a problem that the wolves need solved Eggie is called out to do the dirty work. He is much feared throughout the series. 

His daughter is Dee Ann Smith and was featured in Big Bad Beast with Ric Van Holtz. Back in the 70s Eggie was in a special unit for the Marines. On leave Eggie heads home to his brothers. Eggie meets Darla Mae for the first time when she is in the process of someone trying to kill her. Doing what he does best Eggie saves Darla Mae and takes her away to hide her from those who want to do her harm. 

Knowing he isn't good enough for Darla Mae, Eggie works to keep his hands off the beautiful sister of his brothers' mates. Only maybe Darla Mae doesn't want him not to touch her. 

Darla Mae has been away from the family for a while. She left because she couldn't stand the bickering between her sisters. Her boss sends her home telling her she needs time with her family. Not thinking that odd at the time, they are wolves after all and all wolves need their pack every once in a while, Darla Mae heads home, not realizing that she's being followed. 

It was great to get to finally hear the story of Eggie and Darla Mae after reading about them as side characters for so long. These two are like night and day but they seem to suit each other. This story doesn't have a much humor throughout the pages, like other Shelly Laurenston books, however the continued pieces to the Smith clan make it a good read. 

In Cynthia Eden's Wed or Dead, Gage and Kayla both have their secrets and are on two different ends of the spectrum, but one thing that is the same is the desire they both have for each other. On a mission for her hunter team Kayla is sent in to get as close as possible to wolf shifter Gage, even if that means marrying the man. Even if the guy is a wolf, that isn't making her want him any less. 

Gage will do anything he can to keep Kayla. He knows she has a big secret she isn't sharing with him, but it doesn't matter what that is, he's keeping her. 

These two may come from different worlds, but that isn't stopping them from being together, even if the leader of Kayla's group wants them both dead. Good read. The lead grips you in and just keeps the action running from there. 

Quiet little Darla Lewis couldn’t be happier when the most-feared member of the South’s rowdiest pack kidnaps her. A girl gets real tired of being overprotected by her own shifter family, and there’s nothing like an oh-so-big bad wolf to start a pack feud, unleash her instincts—and have her surrender however and whenever she wants…

WED OR DEAD by Cynthia Eden
Gage Ryder knew his human bride had her wild side. But spending their honeymoon night on the run from hunters out to finish him and his pack is sure not the kind of fun he was looking forward to. No problem—Gage will do whatever it takes to lay bare Kayla’s secrets and find the truth. If he can keep from being captured by his own seductive game…

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