Wolf with Benefits: Ricky Lee Reed and Toni Jean-Louis Parker
Release Date: March 26th 2013
Purchase on Amazon: Shelly Laurenston - Wolf with Benefits (The Pride Series)
Shelly Laurenston, New York Times bestselling author and a star in the paranormal romance genre, comes the eighth book is the successful Pride series, that blends outrageous humor and sexy shapeshifters to create irresistible heroes that readers fall in love with.
Ricky Lee has no plans of getting serious about anyone, but he will protect Toni Jean-Louis Parker. Not just because he’s been hired to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do. And if that means traveling around the country with one complicated She-jackal, dealing with chocolate-eating wild dogs, instigating trouble between his brothers, and having the most amazing sex he’s ever had…well, who said his job didn’t have perks?
Toni doesn’t know how she keeps getting herself into these situations. But even she has to admit there’s something about Ricky Lee Reed that she finds kind of interesting…and downright sexy. Now they just have to survive long enough to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for…
LOVED IT (in sing songy voice) from beginning to end LOVED it! I so love Ms. Laurenston’s sense of humor, it has you laughing from beginning to end. In the book we met Toni Jean-Louis Parker and her incredible family. A family of 10 prodigies, Toni is the 11th and oldest sibling and the only non-prodigy. She is in charge of all the progeny and that is a full time job. The siblings crack my ish up! All of them, they are just so bratty and narcissistic just the kids alone make this book worth a read!
However, the real stars of this book are Ricky and Toni and I adored them both. Ricky is this fun loving wolf who doesn’t let much get to him. His fun loving exterior masks the dangerous wolf that lies beneath. Like the rest of the Reeds once they have something in their sites they stop at nothing to get it. Right now, Toni is in Ricky’s sites and he always gets what he wants. Toni’s life is a whirlwind of activity, too bad all the activity is because of her siblings. Finally she has a shot at her own life and the newest director of travel for the Carnivore hockey team and she is sure that she is going to muck it all up! Somehow, some way she has to convince a bunch of Russian bears to let Novikov into their country to play some hockey, too bad they are just as determined to not let him in their country at least not unless it is in a cage. The Russian bears are nothing compared to Toni’s crazy siblings, you haven’t met difficult until you have met her brother Kyle, if only she could get the bears to even talk to her.
The hockey team sends Ricky with Toni as her “security”, this is just the chance Ricky is looking for. There is no way Toni can shake him, if he is there to protect her. In Russia tensions run high and Toni is breaking down more, than usual, but Ricky has her back and front, among other things. In Russia tensions run high, to relieve that tension Toni gives in to her intense attraction to Ricky. Ricky is the calm to Toni’s storm, but when they get home from Russia it turns out that a hurricane is going on. Some human government types have invaded Toni’s home, now Toni needs Ricky’s help more than ever!
This book takes you through highs and lows, it’s a whirl wind of action and humor. This installment is one of my favorite of the series. IT has everything that you have come to love from this series. This book brings Laurenstons trademark humor and all of your old favorite characters. Blayne is training Bo for fatherhood, which always brings about a laugh. This book also brings lots of new characters all of which I came to love and really hope to see again in the future. I have hopes for a Liv (A fierce predator who is not afraid to slap someone around and Toni’s best friend) and Vic (security expert) pairing. Then there are two of Toni’s older siblings that have a lot of potential for a future book.
*This book was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review. No other compensation was given.