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The Mane Event: Christmas Pride / Shaw's Tail (Pride, Bk 1)
The Mane Event Christmas Pride / Shaw's Tail - Pride, Bk 1
Author: Shelly Laurenston
One of the hottest new voices in paranormal romance, Shelly Laurenston knows how to do it all, delivering tales that are wickedly funny, action-packed, and scorch-your-fingers sexy. With The Mane Event, she proves just how delicious love can be once you unleash your inner beast... — CHRISTMAS PRIDE — How come all the good-looking ...  more
ISBN-13: 9780758234858
ISBN-10: 0758234856
Publication Date: 10/1/2009
Pages: 423
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 114 ratings
Publisher: Brava
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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reviewed The Mane Event: Christmas Pride / Shaw's Tail (Pride, Bk 1) on + 77 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I agree with all the reviews! Yep--the plot is pretty thin. Yep--the book basically moves from one sex scene to another. And yep--it was FUNNY!

Laurentson writes some GREAT alpha-female characters who take no garbage off their men & sling wicked-funny comments. Plus she includes fun alpha-males who manage to dominate & possess their women, but without being creepy-abusive-stalker about it.

All in all I enjoyed her writing immensely. A great "fluff" read...not worth keeping & reading again, mind you...but perfect one-time escapism.
reviewed The Mane Event: Christmas Pride / Shaw's Tail (Pride, Bk 1) on + 23 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I expected more based on ratings and reviews. Plot pretty thin.
reviewed The Mane Event: Christmas Pride / Shaw's Tail (Pride, Bk 1) on + 637 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
I'm really tired of the lion shifter thretning to kill everyone, and what an atitute both had. I did not like ANY of the characters. And I mean ANY. Not even the suporting ones.

I had major problem with the 2 female leads. I mean braging about how they were baned from more then 50 world wide countries? and BTW, When has Prague become a country? Instead of comong off as mischivous, they were iritating and represented everything I dislike in a character.

Here is example how great writing and interesting story can be totally ruined by immature, childish, way too macho aggressive (I mean shut up or I will kill you followed by fangs ripping holes in body parts) absolutely off putting behavior. Not One character had redeeming qualities.
reviewed The Mane Event: Christmas Pride / Shaw's Tail (Pride, Bk 1) on + 225 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the cutest book. It can be a bit crude and there is a fair amount of sex but it made me laugh out loud and I usually hate funny romance novels. This was a good one. Hope they are all like this.
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Helpful Score: 2
Erotic Paranormal Romance. Two stories. First, lion shapeshifter Mace returns home to New York intent on claiming Dez, the only woman he's ever loved. Except his high society sister, and leader of the Pride is against it. And Dez is a cop investigating a suspicious murder. And she has no intentions of committing to another man ever again. She's human, and she doesn't know what he is. Then, lion shapeshifter Brenden Shaw falls for wolf shifter Ronnie Lee. But lions and wolves hate each other, right? These stories are fair. The author tries for a lot of humor, and one liners. The romance stories are pretty good, but the one liners get old after awhile. The theme of both stories is boy falls in love with girl from a different class. Fun.
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reviewed The Mane Event: Christmas Pride / Shaw's Tail (Pride, Bk 1) on + 591 more book reviews
Christmas Pride is about Desiree "Dez" MacDermot, human, meeting a long lost friend Mace Llewellyn, Lion, that is home from the Navy. He has been in love with Dez since grade school and when she moved Mace was devastated and has not seen her since them. Comeing home from the Navy, he goes to his sisters' Pride home and find out there was a killing and he just walks in the door and instantly becomes aware of a scent he hasn't smelled in over 10+ years. Standing by a window is the one female he ever wanted to be with Desiree. Mace's military buddy and future business partner is Bobby Ray Smith. Bobby Ray will help out Mace any way he can.

Bobby Ray, Sissy Mae, and Ronnie Lee are introduced in this book.

Shaw's Tail is Brandon Shaw, Lion, ( Ex Llewellyn Pride Male) Owner of a New York Shiftier friendly Hotel. Meets the southern lady Ronnie Lee Reed, best friend to Sissy Mae and her second in the work pack.
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Yep, I agree with other reviews - there isn't much depth to Laurenston's Pride series... but to borrow another reviewers words, it is wickedly funny! Her writing style is solid and consistent throughout the stories. I usually get my hackles up when writers promote stereotypes of Southern characters, however, there is so much humor from one scene to the next, the author manages to soothe me over her wolf pack.

I give it 5 stars because I can't think of a reason to remove any. The lack of plot doesn't detract for me at all, it kept me engaged and entertained from start to finish, the sex made me fan myself a bit, I was satisfied at the end of each story, and I can't wait to grab the next one. It's an excellent choice for a light read. Yes, there is a lot of sex. If that's not your cup of tea, skip this series. For the rest of us - enjoy!

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