Image of Big Bad Beast (The Pride Series)


Image of Big Bad Beast (The Pride Series)

Although Laurenston excels at paranormal character development, this story is held back by the multitude of secondary characters and a suspense plot that’s not quite strong enough. And, for the first part of the book, some tough-girl shifters are a little too ready to rumble and brawl. Still, you will enjoy the humorous portrayal of the various shifters and their unique personalities — especially some of the younger cubs and pups — and their everyday lives of playing on a hockey team, working in various restaurants and holding a big Fourth of July barbecue.

Despite his patrician upbringing, Ric has been smitten with Dee-Ann Smith since he saw her as a child. Dee-Ann is now working for Ric and The Group, a multispecies cooperative governing body, in sort of a hired killer- enforcer-investigator capacity. Friends are waiting to see if the smooth, uptown NYC wolf and the hillbilly Tennessee killer wolf will really get together. Meanwhile, Dee-Ann and partners are investigating a nefarious plot to kidnap young hybrids as part of an illegal fight ring. (BRAVA, May, 336 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed by: 
Joyce Morgan