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Beast Behaving Badly (The Pride Series Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Shelly Laurenston
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Some men just have more to offer. Like hard-muscled, shape-shifting Bo Novikov--part polar bear, part lion, pure alpha. . .

Ten years after Blayne Thorpe first encountered Bo Novikov, she still can't get the smooth-talking shifter out of her head. Now he's shadowing her in New York--all seven-plus feet of him--determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights. Even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only neighbors are other bears almost as crazy as he is. . .

Let sleeping dogs lie. Bo knows it's good advice, but he can't leave Blayne be. Blame it on her sweet sexiness--or his hunch that there's more to this little wolfdog than meets the eye. Blayne has depths he hasn't yet begun to fathom--much as he'd like to. She may insist Bo's nothing but a pain in her delectable behind, but polar bears have patience in spades. Soon she'll realize how good they can be together. And when she does, animal instinct tells him it'll be worth the wait. . .

"Non-stop laughter, snark, and witty banter." –SmexyBooks

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 1366 KB
    • Print Length: 448 pages
    • Publisher: Kensington; Reprint edition (5 Mar. 2013)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00B9I2F28
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #50,184 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    4.8 out of 5 stars
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    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars I love Shelly Laurenston 6 Aug. 2010
    By K. Ross
    She has to be the only author that I giggle all the way through her books! And this one was no different her heros and heroines are crude, rude, funny and completely insane.

    Meet Bo "The Maurauder" Novikov, hybrid Polar Bear/Lion and Blayne Thorpe, hybrid Wild Dog/Wolf. Bo is facsinated with Blayne; her quirkness and eagerness (which comes from being part wild dog) and Blayne is terrified of Bo his lack of loyalty to his ice hockey teams mates and utter cruelness to eager fans.

    The story is basically that Blayne is on the girls derby team but she is so nice that she doesn't rough up her opponents enough and is about to be dropped from the team. So after watching Bo massacre his opponents during an ice hockey game she seeks his help. It soon becomes clear to Bo that it has nothing to do with Blayne not being mean enough but she just lacks focus. So he teaches her how to be more focused, as he has a severe case of OCD for timekeeping, lists and schedules.

    During all that they fall in love, humans try to kidnap Blayne for somekind of illegal hybrid fighting and they take a side try to Bo's home town where we meet his Uncle. His home town is full of polar bears who are very wary of wild dog/wolf hybrids as they are so unstable.

    But Blayne being Blayne soon wins them all over and softens Bo up enough that he relaxes a teeny tiny amount.

    If you have read the last 4 pride books then you will like this one!
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars a gem,absolutely unique 3 Aug. 2010
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    Discovered Shelly's work with the dragon kin series, but her shifter series are amazing. This lady has such a wicked sense of the absurd and she has applied it to the shape-shifters. Not for Shelly the anguished hero, who must suffer and seek redemption, no, her shifters are loud, arrogant and just a little bit crazy. You have the dog shifters,with an attention span of 10 seconds, whose biggest pleasures in life are karaoke and chasing their tails, the wolves who love to fight, the lions, who love to eat, and expect their women to wait on them, tigers, fox's, grumpy grouchy who get on with no-body and scare everybody Bear's. The list just goes on, for anyone who has not checked out Shelly Laurenston I urge you to do so, he books are a lighthearted look at a genre which is usually very dark, and this author has a writing style all her own.
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    2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars More shape shifting romantic mayhem 11 Nov. 2011
    By Book Addict TOP 500 REVIEWER
    Format:Kindle Edition
    Blayne Thorpe, a wolf/wild dog hybrid is a whirlwind of chaos that manages to disrupt everyone else's life around her; including hockey pro and fellow hybrid (in this case polar bear/lion) Bo Novikov. When they first exchange eye contact, Blayne runs away screaming, and Bo doesn't meet her again for another 10 years. In retrospect he believes himself lucky to have avoided entrapment by what he calls `the Blayne Vortex" for a decade.

    Blayne is hyperactive, painfully unsubtle and completely adorable; the hybrid doing the impossible by not only taking on Bo, but integrating herself comfortably within the notoriously `intolerant of other shape shifters' bear community. What starts out as Blayne asking for help from Bo (the infamous Marauder) as she's just not mean or vicious enough on the ice soon escalates. Blayne is convinced she can force the list obsessed OCD clean freak Bo into a personality transplant, whilst he is determined that she can at least start wearing a working watch and keep to his timetable. Add in a large number of aggressive, rude and somewhat violent shape shifters (male and female) plus a hunt to uncover illegal hybrid underground fights and there's plenty going on plot wise.

    This author writes some of the funniest paranormal romance around, and "Beast Behaving Badly" is no exception. The quips and verbal sparring (particularly between Blayne and Bo) which flow fast and furious are hilarious whilst the budding romance, as Bo quietly but persistently woos the oblivious Blayne is sweet, funny, and problem filled as Bo tries to anticipate what the completely unpredictable hybrid could say or do next. Blayne may be adorable, she may have big puppy dog eyes that she uses ruthlessly to get her own way, but Blayne sure knows how to do damage with a knife in her hand. Blayne may be one of the cutest leading ladies in this series, but she proves just as aggressive and deadly as her predecessors.
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    2.0 out of 5 stars It's okay 16 Feb. 2013
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    My favourite authors are Nalini Singh, Kresley Cole, Patricia Briggs,Karen Chance, Karen Marie Moning and Charlaine Harris - all great authors at the top of their game. Thought I'd like what this author was writing.

    Wasn't over impressed, thought the story line was 'blah',it was more like an afterthought, there wasn't any tenderness, thought the romance was pretty poor. I didn't particularly like the characters or the supporting characters. It wasn't a love story, the plot line could have been good, but it just came across as 'so what'.

    Was really sorry I didn't like it, I tried, but there's too many really good authors out there to pretend otherwise.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A Love story to make you cry....with laughter 26 Aug. 2011
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    OH my! What the other people in the airport, on the plane and on the train must have thought of me:-) I was actually crying with laughter. Meet one of THE most outrageous heroines ever created, as she stumbles from one crisis to another. Not For Blayne Thorpe the normal, average life. In a world of Animal Shifters Blayne is a hybrid- part wolf, part dog. And she is completely crazy-weird.

    However, the crazy things that happen to her make a strange sort of sense. They could only ever happen to Blayne. Her many friends just accept, that if there is going to be trouble, Blayne will find it.

    So, not for her a nice-normal guy to fall in love with, and keep her safe from snakes, manic badgers (LOL!), psychotic nurses and would-be kidnappers. She fall for another hybrid- the Part lion-part Polar Bear, Bo Novikov. Like Blayne, BO has 'issues': OCD list making, time keeping, cleaning, wining at Ice-hockey etc. In fact they probably have more issues than Readers Digest. But they are really lovely together. They bring out the best in each other, even when the world around them cannot really understand them.

    I have been reading Shelly Laurenston's MANE series, while desperately waiting for the next Dragon Book to appear (as G.A. Aiken) . As one of her heroines might say - I am SO hooked! I really thought you could get no funnier/ crankier/ crazier a Heroine than Keita, the Dragon Princess. So I am happy to say that discovering Blayne Thorpe really has made my week/ month/ possibly year!

    Read about a group of animal/ people/ beings whose life is just a little different from ours. Often violent, very crazy and unusual. I really want to know what happens next! Isn't that what a really good book should do?
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