Sunday, May 31, 2015

Shining Star award: Wolf with Benefits by Shelly Laurenston

Title:Wolf With Benefits
Series: The Pride Series, 8
Author:Shelly Laurenston
Publisher:Kensington Publishing Corp
Genre and Pairing:Paranormal and M/F
PageCount:433 pages
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Publisher Blurb
There's nothing like a good-ol'-boy wolf.  And ace security expert Ricky Lee Reed serves, protects and seduces with all the right moves. . .

Sure, Toni Jean-Louis Parker has to be the responsible oldest sister to a crazy-brilliant clan of jackal siblings. But now she's cutting loose for some hot, sweaty, no-commitments fun—and the sexy, slow-talking, swift-moving predator assigned to keep her family safe is just the right thing to shapeshift her love life into overdrive. Trouble is, he's starting to get all obsessive wolf on her every time he looks in her direction. . .

Getting serious about anyone isn't in Ricky Lee Reed's plans. Hell, even now he doesn't really have a plan—outside of catching whomever is threatening this dangerously brilliant family. But the more he sees of Toni, the more he's howling for her. And whatever it takes to convince her that what they have is everything, well, this wily wolf is down for the sizzling chase. . .

Looking for a laid back alpha?  Then look no further than Shelly Laurenston’s Wolf With Benefits.  Ricky Lee is different from what we have seen to date in this series but oh my goodness he is just as sexy.  I love a man with a sense of humor and appreciation of the ridiculous and Ricky Lee had that in spades.  He had a manner that was low key yet he still managed to get his point across.  I found myself charmed by him even though Toni took a bit longer.  He supported her and respected her equally.  I adored that about him.  I found myself appreciating his motto of waiting for the entertainment to come to him, because it inevitably did.  It was like watching a train wreck time and time again without the casualties.  Ms. Laurenston has a wonderful sense of humor and she manages to interject it within her stories is ways that are natural.  Most of us would have been driven batty by Toni’s family but Ricky Lee reminded us to take not take life so serious.  I mean a family of prodigies with egos to match you had to laugh or be driven to drink.  I found myself laughing out loud several times throughout this book.  And while it was full of humor, Ms. Laurenston also gave us romance.  Ricky Lee’s patience paid off when Toni saw and appreciated the man and what he could add to her overflowing life.  Seeing characters that we have come to love was also a treat.  They added to Ricky Lee and Toni’s romance, which isn’t always well done.  Ms. Laurenston gave us a well written story full of love, laughter and danger.  It is one I know that I will be re-reading time and time again.

               Five shooting stars and a shining star award

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