HOT AND BADGERED is the first book in Shelly Laurenston's
Badgers Chronicles. As somebody who cried buckets
of tears when Shelly Laurenston ended her Pride
series, I was ecstatic about this new honey badger series.
This series is set in the same world as the Pride
series and readers will see some favorite characters make
appearances. HOT AND BADGERED revolves around three honey
badger shifter sisters -- Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan, Max
MacKilligan, and Stevie Stasiuk MacKilligan, and the trouble
their missing link loser father makes for them. In the
middle of the mess caused by Fred MacKilligan, Charlie finds
a romance with grizzly shifter Berg Dunn. In addition to
being a hottie, Berg winds up being supportive and stable --
two things that prove to be very seductive for Charlie.
When Charlie and Berg first meet at the beginning of HOT AND
BADGERED, it's like something out of a Hollywood
blockbuster -- bullets flying, explosions, a hot guy, and a
dangerous woman. Berg is entranced, although he doesn't
think it likely he'll see this woman again. Little does he
know that fate is conspiring to throw them together again.
Charlie, Max, and Stevie have very complicated lives --
mainly because of trouble heaped on them because of the
trouble caused by their father. I like that Charlie and her
sisters have a tight relationship, even though they drive
each other crazy now and then. While Fred MacKilligan is MIA
and presumably in the middle of some chaos that constantly
surrounds him, the MacKilligan sisters are chilling out in a
bear neighborhood. Specifically, Berg is one of their
neighbors. Berg and his siblings befriend Charlie and her
sisters. Over the course of this book, Charlie must dodge
assassination attempts, crazy family members, miscellaneous
people who try to mess with her for their own reasons, and
ride herd on her sisters. Charlie is resigned to deal with
both friend and foe while trying to earn a little cash on
the side and fit in a nap here or there.
HOT AND BADGERED is hilarious, action-packed, and nothing
short of amazing! Charlie and Berg are appealing main
characters, and the cast of supporting characters are a lot
of fun as well. Once again, Shelly Laurenston delivers a
story with kick-ass female characters who eviscerate their
enemies one minute and talk smack with their girlfriends the
next. I hope to see more of characters like Cooper
Jean-Louis Parker and Max's friend Dutch in future stories.
I can't wait for the next Honey
Badgers Chronicles book!
It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of
the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s
hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and
demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized
t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And
then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time
he figures out she’s a honey badger shifter, it’s too late.
Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered
survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just
pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all
killed again, and won’t even tell her how. Protecting her
little sisters has always been her job, and she’s not about
to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a
network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait.
He’s trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He’s cute
enough that she just might let him tag along—that is, if he
can keep up . . .