Friday, February 15, 2013

Review: Shelly Laurenston - Bear Meets Girl

Pride Series:
Book 7:
Bear Meets Girl: Lou Crushek and Marcella (Cella) Malone
Bear Meets Girl (Pride, #7)

Purchase on Amazon: Shelly Laurenston - Bear Meets Girl (The Pride Series)
He's big, burly, and way smarter than your average shapeshifting bear. He's also about to get trapped by own his game. . .
Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she-tiger with a skill set that's turning Crush's lone-bear world upside down--and bringing his passion out of hibernation. . .
As a member of an elite feline protection unit, Marcella Malone has no problem body-dropping anyone who hunts her kind. But Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she's joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who's got her entire species in his ruthless sights. It sure isn't because Crush's stubborn and contrary attitude is rubbing Cella in all the right ways.
Here we go again! I loved it! Shelly Laurenston has us in a fit of laughs through the entire book! This is why I stick with this series. It’s fun, it’s energetic, sparks fly, it’s action packed and you can’t help but love the characters! I enjoyed this book from beginning to end, once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down.
Cella lived to torment poor Crush, she had me in laughs the entire book. She is strong, fierce and funny as hell, what’s not to love about Cella? I for one couldn’t hold out against her. From the minute she wakes up with Crush she is getting under his skin in any way that she can, really he didn’t stand much of a chance against her. Even Cellas relationship with her daughter had me cracking me up. She was always trying to be a bad influence on her daughter, not the kind of get drunk and screw influence but a get out and live a little influence when ones daughter is too uptight. LOL. Dee and Cella have even managed to become friends and their dysfunctional friendship is always entertaining as they beat the crap out of each other. But it is her “pretend relationship” with Crush that really makes this book.
Poor Crush he is such a straight and narrow character, he likes things by the book and HATES change! However, ever since he took too many Jello shots one night and woke up next to a She-Tiger his life has been nothing but chaos. It’s great! Crush is really trying to hold out against Cella but really he has no chance, he is sucked up into her whirlwind of a life. Hey, but at least as a hockey fan, he gets the best seats in the house to watch his favorite team. Somehow, someway Crush ends up being friends with Bo Novikov, his hero on ice. I adore Bo, but even I can admit he’s not the easy person to get along with but every time he appears in one of the books I find myself laughing. Crush is undercover funny, it’s not as overt as Cella, but he makes you laugh just as much. I truly enjoyed Crush and especially his dynamic with Cella. These two really shouldn’t get along and at first they don’t but the more time they spend together the more caught up in the storm they get.
As with the rest of the Pride books I have read there is some sort of danger circling around the Shifters of New York. In this one we are battling against people who are taking Hybrids and a new foe is brought to the forefront. This one is possibly even more dangerous than the last. It is up to the whole crew to fight this fight. Crush and Dez are the brains to Cella and Dee’s muscle. As the danger heats up so does the chemistry between Crush and Cella. This is another fantastic installment to this series that is quickly becoming a favorite! If you like the paranormal genre and you love to laugh, this series is for you!
4.5 Flames

Amanda darkkind

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