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I will try to make this a spoiler-free review.
First off, I love Shelly Laurenston. She is always an auto-buy for me. Maybe its for this reason that I hold her to a higher standard. When reading a Shelly Laurenston book, I expect three things: Humor, Action, and Heat.
With this book, we have the story of Blayne Thorpe who is the sweet-hearted, lovable, scatter brain and Bo "the Marauder" Novikov who is the complete opposite. Blayne is a wolf-dog hybrid. Bo is a bear-lion hybrid who is also a professional hockey player. Ten years ago when Bo first saw Blayne, he was so intense that she ran away screaming. As always with a Shelly Laurenston book, it was funny. Some of the things Blayne did were just hiliarious, especially when she was aggravating Dee.
Humor: 5 out of 5
The action was also great in this book. I loved how Blayne was more than she appeared and more than most people gave her credit for. As for Bo, nothing says "I Love You" like destroying someones property.
Action: 5 out of 5
My only problem with this book was that there was not enough heat for a Shelly Laurenston book!!! In my opinion, Blayne kept Bo in the "friend zone" WAY TOO LONG! It was almost like she didn't have any romantic thoughts about him one minute, then she is all over him the next. And for Bo to make a career decision to be near her, he didn't really act like he WANTED her until later in the book. It just wasn't the passionate build-up that I was expecting. The friendship was well developed but the actual romance felt rushed. I appreciate seeing how all the clans, packs, and prides love Blayne, but I would have rather seen more of how Bo loved Blayne.
Heat: 3 out of 5
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The thing about SL's books is that they always leave you feeling happy, and BBB is no exception. When I learned who the heroine was, I was honestly a little worried...Based on the previous books, Blayne wasn't exactly a favorite of mine.... so I was pretty sure this one wasn't going to be all that entertaining for me, but I was totally blown away! Full of laughs (I was literally cracking up throughout the book, and I'm usually a hard sell on that score) a a fun, 'keeps you reading long after you were supposed to have stopped' storyline and quirky characters, both old and new, this was an amazing read: Total Keeper! and I love her Bears!
I won't go into the plot, as the synopsis does a pretty good job and I think her books are soooo much better the less you know going in, but it's definitley worth the price or a credit or would make a great surprise for any SL fan (You don't absolutely have to read the books before it, but it's better if you do) And long as it was, It was still too short! So now I'm on tenter hooks waiting for her next book (which I've already pre-ordered as her titles are so worth it!) and wondering who the next set of main characters will be!
And I love her Bears!
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Another winner!!!! Love the bears, mmmmmm. And definitely agree about the heat, took too long to start and so not enough. But still amazing book :)