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When He Was Bad: Miss Congeniality / Wicked Ways
When He Was Bad Miss Congeniality / Wicked Ways
Author: Shelly Laurenston, Cynthia Eden
WHEN HE WAS BAD...he was better than ever. — Two of paranormal romance's bestselling authors combine their extraordinary talents and set the pages on fire with an after-dark anthology featuring Alpha males so hot, so wild, and so bad, they may just be the best you've ever had... — MISS CONGENIALITY by Shelly Laurenston (Magnus Pack...  more »

It's those damn stockings that get me every time.  They have this sexy little line down the back and I can't help but stare at her legs... constantly.  And you'd think she'd be all over me like every other female in the Seattle area.  I'm young, good looking, and one day I'll be Alpha Male of my family's Pack.  But Professor Irene Conridge acts like I don't even exist.  How is that possible?  Now she's got enemies coming out of the woodwork and I have to protect her.  Why?  Because that's the kind of man I am.  Yes, I am that amazing.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that while I work to secure her safety, she'll be hanging out at my house.  That's hours... days even that I've got Irene Conridge right where I want her.

WICKED WAYS by Cynthia Eden

I'm too dangerous for her.  I know it, but I can't get my sexy new neighbor out of my head.  When I hear her scream one night, the absolute last thing I expect to see is Miranda Shaw -- star of my hottest fantasies -- being attacked by a vampire.  Now the undead jerk is after her, and I'm the only thing standing between the beautiful lady and a killer who just won't stop.  Well, too bad for him, because that vamp has just made the worst mistake of his afterlife -- he's tangled with a shifter.  And Miranda, well, she's so busy watching out for him that she won't see me closing in on her -- not until it's too late -- and I'm about to show her just how wild I can get....
ISBN-13: 9780758227263
ISBN-10: 0758227264
Publication Date: 6/1/2008
Pages: 298
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 96 ratings
Publisher: Brava
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed When He Was Bad: Miss Congeniality / Wicked Ways on + 108 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
Miss Congeniality - Shelley Laurenston
This story was set in the mid-eighties and it was fun to get some of the early history of the Van Holtz wolf pack. There were high tech references - 1985 style - throughout the story and it added a fun campy element to the plot. This was a fun read and I would recommend it.

Wicked Ways - Cynthia Eden
This story was a romantic suspense story with a jaguar shifter as the hero. He worked/works for the FBI and the heroine is being stalked by a serial killer vampire. It was full of humor (not silliness) and also quite enjoyable.
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Helpful Score: 2
One great read, Shelly Laurenston's Miss Congeniality, and one good read. Cynthia Eden's Wicked Ways.

Miss Congeniality stars Irene Conridge and Niles Van Holtz who were introduced in her screamingly funny Go Fetch. No, you don't HAVE to have read it before Miss Congeniality - but if you've read Go Fetch you will definitely WANT to. It's the story of Irene [no people skills and frighteningly intellectual], and the Alpha shifter who is everything she's not [physical, wealthy, and charming]. And you know what they say about opposites...

Wicked Ways is a good read but has a different feel. The shifter hero saves the heroine from a crazed vampire attack - which is complicated by the heroine not believing in vampires OR shifters... It becomes even worse when they find out the villain is apparently a serial killer. Heroine volunteers to be 'bait' so they can catch the vamp, hero vows to make sure she lives through the experience and kill the vampire... The road to their 'Happily Ever After' is a real bumpy ride...

Magnus Pack
1. Pack Challenge (2004)
2. Go Fetch! (2004)
3. Here Kitty, Kitty! (2005)
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Helpful Score: 1
2 stories by 2 authors. I've only read on book by Laurenston(the mane event) and it was a lot better than this one IMO but this was still a good story. It's set in the 80's and you can definitely tell it's dated since she's a computer freak raving about the latest and greatest now-dinosaur! still a good story though I never quite identified with the female. Eden's story was pretty good as well and I'd like to read more by her.
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reviewed When He Was Bad: Miss Congeniality / Wicked Ways on
I read this book because I like both authors, not because I like anthologies.

Neither author really delivered for me in this book.

Since Laurenston's story relates to characters we meet in her other books, I liked the storyline. Eden's story just seemed a little forced. I know there isn't a lot of time to develop a relationship in a short story, but this was just too contrived for me. I'll still keep reading her novels though. :)

I gave this a rating of 3 stars.
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Miss Congeniality: Computer nerd vs hot and hunky wolf shifter. Irene has no social skills yet attracts Niles. Written in the mid 80's some of the references are dated but still a good read.

Wicked Ways: a murderous vampire, a teacher and a jaguar shifter clash in a small town. Quick and easy read

3 stars
reviewed When He Was Bad: Miss Congeniality / Wicked Ways on + 144 more book reviews
Both the stories were good but Shelly's made me laugh.