Tuesday, February 26, 2013

ARC Review: Wolf With Benefits by Shelly Laurenston - 5 Wine Glasses!

Wolf With Benefits
Pride Series #8
by Shelly Laurenston
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Expected Publication March 26, 2013 by Brava
Courtesy of NetGalley

Shelly Laurenston, New York Times bestselling author and a star in the paranormal romance genre, comes the eighth book is the successful Pride series, that blends outrageous humor and sexy shapeshifters to create irresistible heroes that readers fall in love with.
Ricky Lee has no plans of getting serious about anyone, but he will protect Toni Jean-Louis Parker. Not just because he’s been hired to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do. And if that means traveling around the country with one complicated She-jackal, dealing with chocolate-eating wild dogs, instigating trouble between his brothers, and having the most amazing sex he’s ever had…well, who said his job didn’t have perks?
Toni doesn’t know how she keeps getting herself into these situations. But even she has to admit there’s something about Ricky Lee Reed that she finds kind of interesting…and downright sexy. Now they just have to survive long enough to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for…
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Crystal L's Thoughts:

*crazed fan girl scream* Okay, so I love Shelly Laurenston books. And by love I mean obsessed in the sense that I'm just falling short of a restraining order. So when this book popped up on NetGalley I downloaded that sucker faster than you can say shapeshifter. I dropped everything else I had going for the day and hung my sign on the door that says "If You Disturb Mom She Will Ground You For Life", and dove right in. As usual, I was not disappointed and Laurenston delivered a book that had me laughing my ass off. In fact, I would say this is one of my favorite Pride Series books now because she had appearances throughout it of some of my favorite past characters like Sara, Micki and Irene. Not to mention Laurenston gave us a whole family of evil little geniuses to read about here!

The Jean-Louis Parker family is beyond nutty and loads of entertainment. All of the children, except for the oldest Toni, are prodigies of some sort. Math, Science, Art, whatever. They all excel at something besides Toni. Toni excels at keeping her crazy ass family together and organized. Toni's mom moves them to New York for the summer across the street from none other than Jessica Ann Ward's wild dog pack because Toni's mother wants to mentor Jessica's son. Toni despairs of her family's crazy antics while trying to keep them from causing mass mayhem.

Ricky Lee Reed sees Toni at the hockey rink and decides she's pretty, and he'd like to get to know her a lot better. It's all that crazy multi-colored curly hair she has. It gives her a sexy I-just-rolled-out-of-the-bed look. He ends up running into her the next day with his truck (literally) and this time, Toni is unable to brush off Ricky's advances because her pain in the ass (but entirely love-able  younger brother Cooper decides that Ricky would be good for Toni.

Do you see the beginnings of mayhem peeps?! It's all the Laurenston craziness you've come to love with an awesome new family to boot! This is a MUST read book. As in, you must take your tushy over to a book store this very second and buy the book because it's just that damn good. 5 Wines Glass toast all the way! I'll tell you one last little thing, Olivia (Toni's best friend  was my favorite character and I hope like hell her book is next!


  1. I absolutely LOVE this series too! This is one of those must haves!

  2. It's already on my wish list but there's a little while before it's available.

  3. SQUEE!! So glad to finally read a review on this book that I am DYING to read!!! I love, Love, LOVE Shelly Laurenston's shifter books! HYSTERICAL, hot and great reads. Her dragon books as GA Aiken are good but not as good as this series. Thanks for the review!


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