maandag 27 mei 2013

Shelly Laurenston – The mane attraction

The third book in the Pride series, published October 28, 2008.
Genre: paranormal romance
Cover: nice, but as he is a lion shifter, he should have had more hair.

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Even the king of the beasts can find himself unexpectedly tamed by the right woman...
Weddings have the strangest effect on people, how else to explain the fact that Sissy Mae Smith woke up in Mitch Shaw's bed the morning after her brother Bobby Ray tied the knot? Or that gunmen are trying to kill Mitch, and Sissy Mae now has to escort a bleeding, stubborn, yet still incredibly sexy lion shifter to her Tennessee Pack's turf to keep him safe? It doesn’t help that Mitch's appraising gaze makes her feel like the most desirable creature on earth, or that the ultimate stray cat is suddenly acting all kinds of possessive...
Mitch is an undercover cop who’s about to testify against some dangerous ex-associates. Even more worrisome, he's harboring hot, X-rated fantasies about one fast-talking little canine--and he has to deal with every male in Sissy Mae's Pack sniffing around her in a way that makes his hackles rise. Mitch has his pride, and he intends to show Sissy Mae that when a lion sets out to make you his mate, the only thing to do is purr, roll over, and enjoy one hell of a ride...

Hmm how to write a review about this book, that is not a repeat of the other books I have read so far in this series? I did not really like Sissy Mae in the previous books, and now she is the heroine. Sissy Mae and Mitch have been friends for a while now, but Mitch wants more, he wants her as a lover.
I do like her strength, but I also think she gives in too much to this lion. And I really, really dislike Mitch. Mitch is a lion shifter, and he thinks he is entitled to everything he wants. He eats enormous amounts of food, literally eats everything in the house, multiple times, and it is never enough. He doesn’t appreciate Sissy Mae, even though he professes to be in love with her. And he wants to be part of her life, even though he fully intends to go into witness protection after the trial, and leave her and his family behind forever.
Mitch beats up male wolves, because they are talking to Sissy Mae, even though she is more than capable of doing it herself if she wants to. Just because he is jealous. And totally without reason. He even plays ball with the brothers who loathe her, and call her a whore, because he loves to be able to play without holding back for the first time in his life.
Sissy Mae loves to race cars, and Mitch is terrified of that, and of her. I hate that he wants to keep her from doing that. I loved the scene with the shifter version of NASCAR. That was so awesome.

So, there were a lot of fun scenes in this book, and I grew to admire Sissy Mae, though she still has to stand up against her mother. But I also really dislike Mitch, which I realized once I finished the book. He has no redeeming qualities at all in my opinion. And those are not the kind of shifters with fated mates, so Sissy Mae has no choice but falling for him.

But yes, I will read the other books in this series soon, so I can give them back to Maia.

7 stars.

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© 2013 Reviews by Aurian

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