*advance reader copy received via NetGalley*
I love, love, love the books in Shelly Laurenston’s Pride series. This was actually a re-read for me! The characters and families are amazingly insane and absolutely amazing, whether they be shifter or human. There is very little to be desired as this author burns through the stories with hilarity and action. If you are looking for a fun read with all the paranormal romance criteria, definitely check this author out. I think Bear Meets Girl can stand alone…but the whole series is made of win!
“Your world of brawling with old people is not normal. Verifying from the psychopath checklist that you’re not a psychopath is not normal. Coming to my house on a random Sunday to bribe me to be your boyfriend is not normal!” – Crush
Lou “Crush” Crushek is not the kind of bear that appreciates change. He likes dependability, and he likes his job as an undercover cop, and everything is going just fine until the Jell-O shots come into play. In addition to meeting possibly the most insane shifter on the planet, he is being forced to make a big career change. Suddenly ghosts from his past move into the present, threatening everything Crush has built for himself, the crazy lioness is back…and he is not exactly sure whether or not death is the worse option.
“He had no one to blame for this but himself – and those #@(^ Jell-O shots.” – Crush
Marcella “Cella” Malone is a force to be reckoned with. Bare-knuckle brawling champ, contract killer, hockey enforcer, and loving mom…what’s not to love? Wait, what? Definitely more female that any regular joe could handle, Cella is instantly drawn to Crush – possibly because he is initially horrified and repulsed by her actions and humor. When work forces them to unite against a common enemy, Crush is sure this is a sign of the end of times. As Cella and Crush spend more time together, he realizes that she might be just what he needs, but will his past rob them of a future together?
“It’s a long story involving sleep-punching, tampons, and an early-morning drive to the pharmacy. I don’t want to get into it.” – Cella
I recommend this book to fans of fun, sexy, and crazy paranormal characters prone to violence and cursing. I mean, what other kind of characters are there?