Review: Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston

Posted May 8, 2011 by Suzanne in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review: Big Bad Beast by Shelly Laurenston
Big Bad Beast
by Shelly Laurenston

4 Stars


Released: May 1st 2011
Series: Pride #6
Published by Kensington Publishing Corp
Pages: 307
Format: eARC

Finally Dee Ann and Ulrich “Ric” Van Holtz’s book! We have known that Ric was head over heels in love with Dee Ann for a couple of books. With Ric being from the rich and high society Van Holtz Pack and Dee Ann being from the hillbilly Smith Pack they seem  to be the most mismatched pair ever! But they are brought together through work as they are both involved in trying to bring down the people who are behind kidnapping and then forcing hybrids to pitfight and thus die gruesome deaths. And with Dee Ann in and out of his appartment it gives him the perfect oppotunity to seduce her and make her realize just how perfect they are for eachother.

This was another great book in the series! I loved it, once again it was funny and sexy with Shelly Laurenston’s usual brand of twisted humour, which I adore! Although Ric and Dee Ann are SL’s most unlikely couple yet I thought they made a great pairing, and an unsual one. Usually it is the male who is the dominant one but in this books there was a bit of a role reversal, it was Dee Ann who was the more aggressive one, whilst Ric was more “wily” as he was often described. This worked really well, I think if it was any other way it wouldn’t have worked as it suited their personalities that she has been building since they first appeared in the books.

What I also liked about this book was that it had the hybrid plot line going on as well. I really wanted to know who was behind it. Although it wasn’t a huge part of the book, it was always there in the background and it was good to have some closure on it. And I look forward to seeing what will happen with the hybrid children they saved, especially Hannah and Abbey.

So another great installment in the series! I loved it and I can’t wait for the next one. I am also kind of hoping she does a prequel about Dee Ann’s parents Eggie and Darla, I think that would be an interesting story.

This was really hard, there were so many to chose from but this is my fave quote:

“I am damn good at interiews.”
“No. You’re good at interrogations. Interviews are not your strong suit.”
“Since when?”
“Since you made that six-year-old cry.”
Dee stamped her foot “She was hiding something!”
“And she was six!”

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About Shelly Laurenston

Originally from Long Island, New York, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Shelly Laurenston is also The New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info on G.A.’s dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, check out her website at

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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I have to organize these books and see what I have. Great review!

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Thanks! You need to read them they are so funny and just generally full of awesome!