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Released: August 28, 2012
Published by Brava
Finally an anthology you will want to sink your teeth into! I had a great time reading this book, even though it’s two short stories. It was fast, had me laughing and was also sexy. Great reading!
Like a Wolf with a Bone by Shelly Laurenston – 4.5 Stars
It’s no secret that Shelly Laurenston has been my go to author for fun and sexy for the past 3 years, since I discovered her books. Her Pride series is one of my favorite shifter series still to date and I was so very excited to get a short story! Well, I admit it’s been a while since I read the books so I couldn’t quite remember who Eggie was. Then as soon as I started reading I thought it was great that she gave him a book. Eggie is the crazy uncle that is really good at killing things. He is also Dee-Ann Smith’s father (from Big Bad Beast). We go back in time in the Pride series and this story reads as a prequel to the whole series. The Smith clan has always been crazy and Eggie maybe a little scary, but seeing him falling in love with Darla Mae was just adorable. He’s tough and probably the most feared wolf around. She’s smart and quiet and you would think a delicate flower. When her life is in danger, he takes it upon himself to protect her. Of course keeping her safe means keeping her close to him. And yes, the get close and hot and heavy. But what I loved the most about this story was the fact that knowing how Eggie is (from the future) it was so nice to see that sweet and cuddly side of him, how he melted for his woman and gave in to her every whim even though he’s such a big tough guy. And lets not forget funny. This short story was laugh-out-loud hilarious while being very sweet and sexy. Here are some of my favorite quotes:
“What’s so funny…wait. That was a laugh, wasn’t it? I’m still trying to learn your different grunts.”
“Just don’t get in my way, and I won’t have to kill any of ya. I hate upsettin’ Momma and all.”
“Stop glaring at everyone Eggie Ray.”
“I’m not. I’m only glaring at the men staring at your legs.”
“I’m not going to let you ruin our beautiful day by killing three men and burying them in the woods. I won’t allow it.”
“I hate Lynyrd Skynyrd. It’s my Alabama cousins who like ’em.”
Wed or Dead by Cynthia Eden – 4 Stars
*ARC provided by publisher