Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston (Re-read #22)

Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston 

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 dog-fights.  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 wolfdog than meets the eye.  Blayne has depths he hasn't yet begun to fathom--much as he' 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...

This is one of my favorite books in the Pride series and that is because I love both Bo and Blayne.  Blayne who is scattered, good at using tears to get what she wants, and determined to make everyone into the super-wonderful, lets-all-hold-hands-and-love-each-other friends she imagines them to be in her mind.  Bo is focused (like, whoa!), loves lists and schedules, and trains like a demon to be the best hockey player there is.  That puck is his and woe to those who try to take it from him (even if they are on his own team).  

Blayne is a wolfdog shifter and under threat of being shifter-napped to be put into underground shifter fights.  She has been placed under protective watch and she delights in driving her protector crazy.  She has also just found out that she will not be in the first string players on her derby roller team.  In order to improve, she asks Bo for advice.  He insists she show up on time and when she doesn't he is NOT happy.  And yet the way Blayne handles it earns Bo's respect.  
This is just the very tip of the iceberg plot-wise with this book...there is a LOT going on and I LOVE it all!!  Blayne and Bo are perfect for each other despite (or because of) it being impossible to imagine two more different people/shifters.  Shelly Laurenston is also at the top of her game when it comes to clever dialogue and witty one-liners.  This book never fails to have me laughing out loud--so not a book that I should read in public!  

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