Monday, May 10, 2010

Beast Behaving Badly-Shelly Laurenston

Beast Behaving Badly
Shelly Laurenston
Kensington Brava, Jun 2010, $14.00
ISBN: 9780758231680

Were-dog Blayne Thorpe has all the skills to be a great roller derby player except she lacks bite; her aggression meter registers closer to zeta than alpha. Her team has written her off because she refuses to take off the heads of opponents. Thus they are about to release her.

Hoping to ignite her internal flame, Blayne turns to New York Carnivores’ polar bear-lion hybrid shifter Bo “The Marauder” Novikov, the hardest hitting most loathed player in the national shifter hockey league. She thought ten years ago he looked like a big serial killer and now he looks like an even bigger serial killer. The gentlest and toughest are attracted to one another, but her family rejects a non canine hybrid for her. With love as the flame to propel her, will the least assertive Were on the planet ignore her family’s demands?

This is a fun lighthearted frolic of two opposites on the shapeshifter scale falling in love. Filled with humor, fans will enjoy the were-dog with no bark and the seven foot plus polar bear-lion who needs no bark to cause the strongest to weep while finding love in Maine (home of the twice NCAA ice hockey champions University of Maine Black Bears). Beast Behaving Badly is an enjoyable amusing frolic

Harriet Klausner

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