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 demise.
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…
Type: Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4-4.5 out of 5
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Ahhh Shelly Laurenston. The woman knows how to write a killer shifter romance that's non-stop fun, totally crazy and absolutely entertaining. I had such a good time Livy and Vic. They're a riot and just perfect together in that wonderfully weird way Laurenston has of mixing personalities and species. This time...a honey badger and a tiger bear. Heh. Gotta love it.
The quick of it is that there's some nasty stuff happening in the Shifter community and they're being hunted for sport and now Vic has gotten involved to do some under the radar hunting of his own and track down the bad guy behind it all which manages to get his kinda friend-kinda annoyance Livy involved since he needs her Honey Badger skills and in the process Livy finds the unthinkable and everyone learns...you don't mess with a Honey Badger.
Gah I loved these two and all their differences--Livy's very much a Honey Badger and quick to go off and Vic's so rocking the laid back bear half of himself that loves order and calm and thinks everything through and under it all is a big teddy bear (and sometimes a bit of a cat). It was so fun watching them tease each other, drive each other a little batty and fall in love with someone who had truly become their best friend. Gah that so makes me go all *girly swoony*.The romance between Livy and Vic was way slow moving but damn once they hit the sheets it's HOT! And funny and sweet and completely perfect for them and who they were.
Vic looked at her, his painfully bright gold eyes glinting in the darkness from the light seeping out of the kitchen window.So why was this one so awesome? Other than it's Laurenston and the Pride series. And Livy and Vic. Well...
"So you're calling me average?" he asked.
Startled, Livy said, "No. I'm not calling you average."
"So you think I'm astounding?"
"Astounding? How did we get to astounding? You didn't even pause at above average. Just leapt to astounding."
Vic stood, grinned. "I notice you didn't actually dispute astounding, though."
"No, no," he said quickly, reaching down and lifting her, then carrying her toward the back door. "Let's not ruin the moment."
- There's a panda bear shifter!! ...who gets told things like"quiet stuffed toy" and is freaking cute with his bamboo munching self
- Roller derby, bad wild dog karaoke, paintball and jousting.
- Bears and tigers and wolves. Honey badgers is mass and wild dogs too.
- A prehensile tail with a mind of their own and a penchant for smacking butts
- And a place called...Honeyville
- Russian bears, a boy genius (who wants to sculpt everyone nekkid) and DeeeeeeAaaaannnnnn
- Inappropriate uses of honey. *nods*
- Growling, roaring, snarling and burrowing too
- Phrases like..."there's a naked women in your cabinet...and she's eaten all the honey."
With deliciously snarky wit, a wonderful friends to lovers romances, drama and a wee bit of danger Bite Me was just an excellent conclusion to the storyarc (and I believe series as well). It had me laughing until my cheeks hurt, sighing in shiftery delight and whewboy fanning myself too because Vic? He so brings the heat and sexy. ::shivers::
Note: While a lot of the books in the series really work fine as stand alone books Bite Me...not so much. Pretty much every past character (so it seemed) made an appearance in this one in some way, shape or form and it would be incredibly confusing and I don't really think as entertaining (since you don't know the back stories) if you hadn't read the other books first. So a heads up on that.
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Quote-tastic: Wait! No, no! That's not what I meant!
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