OMG!! This was one of the funniest books I’ve read in a long time. I mean; I was laughing by page 7 and telling myself, “Why haven’t you read this series before?” I laughed my way through the whole book. I admit I hadn’t read any of the books in Shelly Laurenston’s Pride Series before starting this one (I was sold on the title, cover and knowing the author under her G.A. Aiken name). I’m definitely going to read them all now; if they are half as good as this one, I know I won’t be able to put them down until I’ve reached the end and I’m sure there will be non-stop laughter. If you love shifters and hockey and rolling on the floor laughter, this is a MUST READ. Hey! I’m not even a sports fan and I absolutely loved it.
Bold “Bo” Novikov is a polar bear/lion hybrid (Don’t ask, just go with it; you will love him!). He’s a 7ft tall, almost 400lb professional (shifter league) hockey player. He’s obsessed with time management and a whole lot OCD about everything else in his world. Whatever team he’s on, they are sure to win; even if his teammates can’t stand him on or off the ice, he doesn’t give a damn. All Bo cares about is winning. However, the exception to this rule is one Blayne Thorpe; who is the “polar” opposite from him.
Blayne’s a wolf/dog hybrid that skates for a Roller Derby team (shifters only) by night, and is a plumber by day. Blayne never knows what time it is; because the watch she wears is broken, but it’s pretty and that’s all that really counts to her. She can never locate her phone until the third call, and we won’t talk about what her apartment looks like. She’s essentially Bo’s worse nightmare rolled into a hyper-active, but extremely hot package. Everybody loves Blayne, she’s sooo nice that you just can’t help but fall in love with her and she wants to be everybody’s friend. When she hears through her vast grapevine of friends that they are thinking of replacing her on the roller derby team; she enlists the help of the meanest player she knows to help train her, Bold “Bo” Novikov. Although initially she thinks he’s a serial killer out to make her into his next victim, she soon learns what an amazing person he really is.
Now you have to have some drama to keep things really interesting and believe me there is DRAMA in this story. Were talking hybrid’s being snatched and forced to fight and badger’s on the attack, intense hockey games and lets not forget amazing action packed rescues. What more could you ask for? Oh! Right. Hot, steamy, furniture breaking sex scenes; need I say more? Rush right out and grab Shelly’s books and try her G.A. Aiken ones as well! I’m sure you will love them as much as I do. Look for her brand new release “Wolf with Benefits”.
Five stars are like six-pack abs on a really tan, hunky guy not wearing much. They make us drool, we stroke them (the books, not the guys! - sometimes the guys...) and want to make sweet, sweet love to them. Five stars is the hottest, we mean, highest honor.
Four stars is a total hunkalicious of burning love, but maybe we didn't like his hair for some reason. We still think he's hot, and we're still going to recommend him, we mean, the book, to readers because it's a damn fine ass, we mean book.
Three stars = that awkward guy at the party. He's cute and you know he's cute, and if you look at him the right way, he even looks like Brad Pitt a little, but there are flaws. Surprisingly, he's good in bed (because you got drunk and shit happens).
Remember that - yeah we don't either.
One star is like expecting a somewhat attractive guy and being sent a Grumpy cat meme. We appreciate the effort, but no. This book was not for us. Grumpy cat might want to use it for litter though.