Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston

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...this story is held back by the multitude of secondary characters and a suspense plot that’s not quite strong enough.
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Ric Van Holtz is more than he seems, nothing you expect--and everything you want. . .

When it comes to following her instincts, former Marine Dee-Ann Smith never holds back. And this deadly member of a shifter protection group will do anything to prove one of her own kind is having hybrids captured for dogfights. Trouble is, her too-cute, rich-boy boss Ric Van Holtz is making it real hard for Dee to keep her heart safe. He's wanted the fiercely independent she-wolf from day one, but he never expected their teamwork to be so explosive. Now is his last chance to show Dee what she needs isn't some in-your-face Alpha male--but a wily, resourceful wolf who'll always have her back in a fight. . .and between the sheets.

Praise for the novels of Shelly Laurenston

"Delicious, sexy and wicked fun!" --New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter on Bear Meets Girl

"Non-stop laughter, snark, and witty banter." --SmexyBooks on Beast Behaving Badly

About Shelly Laurenston

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Originally from Long Island, New York, Shelly Laurenston now lives on the West Coast. She is the author of the series Magnus Pack, The Long Island Coven, Pride Stories, and The Gathering. Shelly Laurenston is also The New York Times Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. Check out her website at
Published October 29, 2013 by Kensington. 369 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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...this story is held back by the multitude of secondary characters and a suspense plot that’s not quite strong enough.

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Reviewed by Catherine on May 03 2011

I found myself pretty bored by the relationship between Dee-Ann and Ric. Usually Laurenston creates a nice blend of crazy characters, wacky events, crude humor, and sexy situations. That seemed to be lacking here.

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Her shifter stories are a guaranteed great read, peppered with so much humor anyone in the room with you while you're reading may want to join in on the amusement.

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Bitten By Books

Reviewed by Booktaster on Aug 22 2012

If you love blood and limb ripping, if you adore steamy bathroom scenes (they didn’t make it to the shower), and if you love laughing hard, I recommend you pick up Big Bad Beast...

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Reviewed by SB Sarah on May 04 2011

Come to think of it, most of her books have extra campy sauce on top. That’s probably why I like them. It’s not rich and meaty and thought-provoking, but it’s funny and lighthearted with a hidden thread of seriousness, and campy.

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