THE MANE SQUEEZE
Using a contemporary setting and interesting characters, Laurenston skillfully draws you into her world of shapeshifting wolf packs, feline prides and bear clans. Her shifters from two different worlds are engaging.
When Gwen O'Neill, a gutsy, Philly-tough hybrid shapeshifter of the lion/tiger variety, meets Lachlin "Lock" McRyrie, a handsome, suburban, gentle grizzly shifter, sparks fly. But Gwen resists settling down. Also, due to her nature, Gwen can't help but be the protector of those close to her, yet she doesn't realize she's being stalked by someone. Meanwhile, Lock, because of his growing feelings for Gwen, can't help but get involved as he looks to protect her and discover the enemy before it's too late. (BRAVA, Nov., 400 pp., $14.00)
Melanie E. Bates