Early Review: Howl For It (Pride 0.5) by Shelly Laurenston, Cynthia Eden

August 23, 2012 Review 1 ★★★

*This title will be released on August 28, 2012*

Cover by Craig White

Howl For It

(Pride, #0.5)
by Shelly Laurenston, Cynthia Eden 

Genre: Paranormal Romance | Excerpt: Yes
Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by: Abigail | Source: Publisher

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Brava (August 28, 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0758273444
  • ISBN-13: 978-0758273444

Rating

Good – A fun read with minor flaws. Maybe read an excerpt before buying.

Sexual Content

Graphic sex scenes

Description

They hunger for your pleasure. They growl for your touch. And in these sizzling stories by New York Times bestselling author Shelly Laurenston and Cynthia Eden, these sexy wolf shapeshifters are lust at first bite. . .

“Like A Wolf With A Bone” by Shelly Laurenston
Quiet little Darla Lewis couldn’t be happier when the most-feared member of the South’s rowdiest pack kidnaps her. A girl gets real tired of being overprotected by her own shifter family, and there’s nothing like an oh-so-big bad wolf to start a pack feud, unleash her instincts–and have her surrender however and whenever she wants. . .

“Wed Or Dead” by Cynthia Eden
Gage Ryder knew his human bride had a wild side. But spending their honeymoon night on the run from hunters out to finish him and his pack is sure not the kind of fun he was looking forward to. No problem–Gage will do whatever it takes to lay bare Kayla’s secrets and find the truth. If he can keep from being captured by his own seductive game. . .

Review

HOWL FOR IT serves up a pair of fun and frisky tales from two best selling paranormal romance authors: Shelly Laurenston (aka G.A. Aiken), and Cynthia Eden.  Both stories are plenty steamy, though Laurenston’s Pride prequel, LIKE A WOLF WITH A BONE has the edge in terms of sensuality, Eden’s WED OR DEAD is the more suspenseful story.

Fans of Shelly Laurenson’s long running Pride series are in for a treat with this prequel novella that takes reader’s back to the 1970’s and relates how Dee-Ann Smith’s parents: Darla Mae Lewis and Egbert “Eggie” Ray Smith got together.  LIKE A WOLF WITH A BONE involves kidnapping, murder, crazy families, and pie.  I’m new to the series, and while the hillbilly-esque characters did take some getting used to, I found the romance between sweet and innocent Darla and gruff loner Eggie (hate that name btw) to be charming in the end and reminded me a little of Seven Brides For Seven Brothers but without singing and a lot of sex.

A Vegas wedding gone seriously wrong is how Cynthia Eden’s WED OR DEAD starts off and I was hooked from the start.  Borrowing a bit from Underworld and even a little Bird on a Wire, Kayla and Gage fall for each other despite knowing the they are supposed to kill each other.  It’s a hot, action packed read that I’d love to see spun into a series.  Of the two, this was my favorite, but fans of shifter romances will enjoy them both.

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One Response to “Early Review: Howl For It (Pride 0.5) by Shelly Laurenston, Cynthia Eden”

  1. books4me

    I absoutely LOVE Shelly Laurenston…no one can make me laugh harder and still make the book HOT!