Series: Pride #7
Published by Kensington Publishing Corporation on 2015-09
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. .
FTC : I bought this book – an age ago!
Book Tags : #snarky-heroine #grump-hero #laugh-out-loud-funny #shape-shifters #polar-bear #military-heroine #cop-hero #violence #over-the-top #part-of-a-series #role-play-sex #Fake-realtionship.
Content Warnings : violence
Heat Level – 5/5…hot, hot!
Author-Style – Third person past tense.
Quick Scores –
Plot – 5/5. Although this part of the over-arching series arc, it can be read as a standalone with no issues.
Much to Crush’s dismay, he and Cella are thrown together in both a personal and professional capacity. When she asks him to be her fake boyfriend, he can’t quite believe it himsefl when he says yes. As their lives become more entangled, their attraction grows and grows until they no longer seem to be playing at attraction..
This plot is ridiculous, hilarious and full to the brim with snarky, violent and outlandish characters. I adore it.
Heroine – 5/5. Cella is hilarious. She is bad-ass whilst still being an amazing mother and friend. She can be ridiculous (hence the first half of the book where she refers to Crush as her “fake-boyfriend” just to annoy him) but she really comes through for the people she loves. I love her interactions with the other characters in the book.
Hero – 5/5. Crush is so LITERAL. He has absolutely no understanding of Cella and that makes their relationship all the more fun. He is such a gentleman but he really does not understand how he manages to wind so many people up which is more than half the fun! I adore him.
Romance – 5/5. What starts as a fake relationship to avoid some match-making, ends up growing into affection, then attraction and then a full on relationship. I think my favourite part of the relationship is not how they are with each other (which is cute as hell) but how they are with each others friens.. Crush with Cella’s daughter & father made me chortle….
Cover – 4/5 – it does represent the story well.
Re-Read? – I already have!! A million times ….
Favourite Part – I think my favourite part is the part at the hospital when Cella get’s hurt. Or the parts with Crush and his old Captain who is scared of him… I dunno.
What didn’t work for me? – I don’t think there is a single thing – this is my favorite of the series.
Bear Meets Girl is one of my favorite comfort reads too. The other is Beast Behaving Badly. So much fun, great characters, humor and daring too. I hope your review brings more readers to the delight of Laurenston’s Pride series.