Thursday, October 6, 2011

After Dark Review of The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston

I have added After Dark Reviews to my blog as a way of notifying you of a review of a book with Adult themes and scenes.  From now on I will keep my reviews of all books I read that have explicit seens in them for late night posts for those of you who prefer to avoid them or easy to find for those of you who seek them out ;)

Synopsis: "Christmas Pride

How come all the good-looking ones are insane? That's what runs through NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot's mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn't just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyes--as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal bod-o-death. It isn't even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It's more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her...and makes her want more. Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get her--in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they'd always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel...

Shaw's Tail

Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He's been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn't think he'd survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go. Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girl--even one who runs with a Pack--can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again..."

My Review: This one was ok for me. Not my favorite by Shelly Laurenston but still good. The first story with Dez and Mace was a little too physical for even me, it felt like it had very little story line to it until the end when Dez actually gets to be the bad ass cop hero she is. I didn't really connect with any of the characters, except maybe Dez a little bit but not enough that I care for her. The second story was definiately an improvement. The comedy element was great and I fell for Shaw and Mitch, even though he played such a small part, definitely stole a little piece of my heart. I really connected with and enjoyed this second story more and look forward to following Ronnie, Shaw, Shaw's cubs and Mitch in future stories.        

My Rating: I give this one Two Paws and A Stump Wag. The two stories really saved the rating on this one, based on the first it would have gotten a lower rating but I enjoyed the second one enough to raise the rating.

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