BITE ME is Book nine in Shelly Laurenston's Pride
always look forward to when a new book in this series is
released. Shelly Laurenston is one of the few authors whose
books I consistently enjoy. The stories are always sexy and
very funny. As a romance fan, I would still read these
books even if there was no romance in them because of the
funny situations and great characters. BITE ME is another
fabulous, fun read.
About a month before reading about Livy Kowalski in the
previous book, I saw a story on a news program about honey
badgers. After watching that piece, I was super excited
that there would be a female character in this series who
was a honey badger shifter. Honey badgers just don't give a
flip. However, in spite of her aggressive animal nature, I
found Livy to be very likable. She goes through a lot with
her family in this book but never comes across as a whiner.
I appreciated that she can deal with her family, without
letting them manipulate her. I liked the relationship she
has with her best friend Toni's family. For me, it was an
example of how sometimes the strongest family is the one
made up of close friends. I did like her uncle Balt though,
and her cousin Jake was a fun sidekick for her to have
I love how all the different types of shifters
really came together to hunt down the villains in this
story. The mystery of where Whitlan was and who was
protecting him adds interest to the story. The romance
between Vic and Livy seemed to happen very organically.
They sizzle together with the right amount of caring thrown
in. As usual, the recurring characters and other supporting
characters were great and add a lot to the story. I liked
Vic's partner Shen.
In my mind, I kept visualizing the
panda dad from the manga and anime series Ranma ½. I was
happy to see Dee Ann again since she's my favorite female
character in this series. All of the women in this series
are so strong but different in many ways. I liked Vic and
Bo being able to connect on that hybrid level. It's nice
seeing Bo slowly collect guy friends over the course of the
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!
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
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. . .