Bite Me by Shelly Laurenston
(The Pride Series)

88%

24 Critic Reviews

While chaotic at times, this delightfully zany novel is anything but disappointing, and Laurenston’s fans will gobble it up like Livy with a jar of cinnamon honey.
-Publishers Weekly

Synopsis

"Hot shape-shifters and even hotter passion." --New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

Livy Kowalski has no time for idiots. When you shapeshift into a honey badger, getting through life's irritants is a finely honed skill. Until she gets stuck housing her nutso cousin and dealing with her dad's untimely and unexplained demise.

That's where Vic Barinov comes in--or his house does. Vic can't step outside without coming back to find Livy devouring his honey stash and getting the TV remote sticky. It gets his animal instincts all riled up. But he'll have to woo her at high speed: all hell is breaking loose, and Livy is leading the charge. . .
 

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 www.gaaiken.com.
 
Published March 25, 2014 by Brava. 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction
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Critic reviews for Bite Me
All: 24 | Positive: 23 | Negative: 1

Publishers Weekly

Good
on Feb 24 2014

While chaotic at times, this delightfully zany novel is anything but disappointing, and Laurenston’s fans will gobble it up like Livy with a jar of cinnamon honey.

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RT Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Tori Benson on Apr 22 2014

Nonstop action and crazy antics keep this world delightfully fresh. If you enjoy laughter, witty banter and unforgettable characters in your paranormal romance, you’ll be addicted to Laurenston’s Pride series.

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Fiction Vixen

Above average
Reviewed by FV Angela on Mar 27 2014

They have a very sweet, sexy romance, but it is just a little bit overshadowed by all the shenanigans...Something that would most likely irritate me in other series doesn’t in this one...Maybe because this series is just so full of crazy and funny that I can’t help but be engrossed the whole way through.

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Night Owl Romance

Good
Reviewed by Sarah Dizon on Mar 01 2014

I really wanted just more of Livy and Vic not a drawn out reintroduction to the other characters. That being said, I would still recommend this series to anyone who is interested in shifter PNR or PNR in general.

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Night Owl Romance

Excellent
Reviewed by Terri on Mar 01 2014

...this story can be read and enjoyed without having read those previous books. But, expect to want to read them because the laughter just doesn’t end. This series is awesome and each book is a gem.

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Fresh Fiction

Above average
Reviewed by Clare O'Beara on May 19 2014

There's violence, strong language and snakes in the house in this fast-paced story by Shelly Laurenston. BITE ME will please her devoted fans and bamboozle anyone who's never read a shifter story. If you're new, start with an earlier book.

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Fresh Fiction

Excellent
Reviewed by Annie Tegelan on Mar 02 2014

Thanks to Laurenton's excellent writing and humor, this story is reminiscent of a reality show, displaying characters at their most entertaining moments and is just as addicting! BITE ME is a perfect example of why Laurenston's romances are so worthwhile.

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Fresh Fiction

Good
Reviewed by Miranda Owen on Mar 02 2014

The ending of BITE ME is very satisfying and makes sense with the characters involved. These books are so addictive and I cannot wait for the next one to come out!

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Smexy Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Tori on Mar 25 2014

Bite Me is everything you could wish for in a paranormal romance and more. If you enjoy outrageous scenarios, witty banter, and insanely hilarious characters then look no further than Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series. It’s a winner across the board.

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Good
Reviewed by Sandy on Mar 31 2014

Shelly Laurenston writes with her usual flare of humor, entertainment and sexiness. A storyline rich in one liners and poetic sarcasm, BITE ME is a story that focuses on speciesism...a shifter storyline with plenty of humor, family, friends and a take no prisoners kind of attitude...

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Cocktails and Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Shannon Patel on Mar 02 2014

If you love stories, with super strong heroines and the men strong enough to love them and don’t mind a little honey in your loving, then this story is for you! I highly recommend it and I will definitely re-read the story again.

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The Bookpushers

Good
Reviewed by e_booklover on Mar 20 2014

...I think Laurenston ended on a high note. I enjoyed seeing a few old friends, meeting new ones, and have lots of hopes that she will return because there are plenty of characters whose lives need changing.

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The Book Reading Gals

Excellent
Reviewed by TBRG on Mar 20 2014

In a nutshell or honey jar as this is about a bear and a honey badger, if you love this series you will love this book.

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Vampire Book Club

Good
Reviewed by Krista on Mar 27 2014

Bite Me is excellently paced to keep the reader glued to the page as they try to find out what crazy thing is going to happen next. With Laurenston you never know.

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Good
Reviewed by Stephanie G on Apr 02 2014

All in all, the sex is smokin’, the romance is adorable, series favorites are heavily present, and THANKFULLY there is an end to the Whitlan story ARC that’s fitting rather than being played out until I no longer cared.

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Happily Ever After

Above average
Reviewed by Jess on Mar 21 2014

While I enjoyed Livy and Vic and their opposites attract relationship, they left a little bit to be desired and didn’t have my complete focus as that was taken up by supporting characters who stole the show...

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Hesperia Loves Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Michel on Mar 26 2014

Their story is full of twist and turns, two unlikely people/animals falling in love and solving a crime. It is fast paced, action packed, down right hysterical and full of sizzling romance.

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Ramblings from a Chaotic Mind

Good
Reviewed by Nikki on Mar 18 2014

Bite Me is an excellent addition to this series and paranormal romance as a whole. Laurenston will keep you laughing and captivated with her colorful characters and intricate story lines!

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Wicked Little Pixie

Good
Reviewed by FishWithSticks on Mar 24 2014

...Vic’s role as a supportive and protective hero who cares as well as can put up with Livy’s antics really made me laugh...if you’re looking for trademark laughs and typical Laurenston run, don’t walk to buy this book.

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Excellent
Reviewed by Marquetta on Mar 25 2014

Once again Shelly Laurenston delivers a hilarious shifter romance book that I could not put down. I feel really good about this series again and was really happy that some loose ends from previous books got resolved.

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Tracy's Place

Good
on Apr 22 2014

Livy and Vic are really just part of the books equation. Add in her crazy (and I do mean CRAZY) family, Vic’s friend Shen, characters from previous books and it all adds up to one hell of an entertaining story.

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Above average
Reviewed by Aurian on Apr 21 2014

I had so much fun reading this story, some of the Jackal prodigies play a part in this book as well, like the creepy Kyle, as Livy and his big sister are best of friends. Of course many of the secondary characters in this book have featured in the previous books, and as always I love seeing them again.

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Reading Amidst The Chaos

Good
Reviewed by Dana on Apr 07 2014

All in all this is a fantastically entertaining book that has the main characters from previous books come back for at least a little (if not a lot) screen time.

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Larissa's Bookish Life

Excellent
Reviewed by Larissa on Mar 21 2014

Shelly Laurenston thrives in writing any kind of relationship... Family, friends, lovers and that is extremely clear in Bite Me, where we get to see so many different family dynamics and they NEVER feel cookie cutter in the least.

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Leiah Cooper 9 May 2015

“Just cause you got the monkey off your back doesn’t mean the circus has left town.” – George Carlin
Poor Livy. Being a honey badger shifter is really the pits sometimes. Let’s take her father’s f...

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