Saturday, January 8, 2011

Pride #5: Beast Behaving Badly - Shelly Laurenston

Beast Behaving Badly (Pride, #5)Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Oh my gosh, this book was amazing. I loved Bo and Blayne - so comical and so right for each other. Now I absolutely cannot wait until Ric and Dee's story comes out!!

Blayne and Bo had met briefly 10 years ago, when Bo had spotted her and she freaked out and ran off. Bo has never forgotten her, nor she him. Blayne was freaked out when she saw Bo again, after all those years thinking he was a serial killer trying to get to her. Bo (a lion polar bear mix breed) known for being The Maurader in the wide world of shifter hockey, has a soft spot for the little Wolfdog.

About to be replaced on the Derby team for being too nice, Blayne turns to Bo to learn to toughen up and hang with the big dogs. Reluctantly, Bo agrees. After a few sessions, they become closer and on their first date and during their first kiss, they're ambushed by the full-humans stalking Blayne for the shifter fighting ring they The Group is trying to take down.

Blayne and Bo are both injured in a car crash and transferred to Bo's hometown by the bears, where they don't like wolves - at all. Ric and Lock try to bring Blayne back to NY with them, but she refuses - partly because she thinks Ric microchipped her and partly because she wants Bo (Bold) to spend time with his Uncle.

After much worry for the safety of Blayne being in bear country, the town falls in love with her and Bo falls even more in love with her. She even attracts all the mysterious stray dogs in town.

When her father comes to get her, they've figured out the fighting ring is based in bear country and they strike to take it down. They do, they kill some bad guys (especially Blayne to everyone's surprise) and they save some mixed breeds.

They have some issues when they get back to NY, but figure out they're meant for each other. There's a roller derby bout and a hockey championship game and some happy endings.

Again great book. I loved Bo's quirks regarding time, lists and schedules - and I loved Blayne's utter disregard for them. GREAT BOOK!!

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