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Wolf with Benefits (Pride Stories Series #8)

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4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

¿Toni¿ Jean-Louis Parker is an extraordinary young lady with a h

“Toni” Jean-Louis Parker is an extraordinary young lady with a house hold of siblings that are prodigies (every last one of them). She has been helping to manage her siblings training and careers for as long as she can remember but now she is taking a step out on her ow...
“Toni” Jean-Louis Parker is an extraordinary young lady with a house hold of siblings that are prodigies (every last one of them). She has been helping to manage her siblings training and careers for as long as she can remember but now she is taking a step out on her own. She has been offered a job managing the travel and promotions of a highly chaotic ice hockey team. One of her assignments sends her into the heart of bear shifter territory in Siberia and her boss higher Ricky Lee to travel as her security. Did I mention that Toni is a she-jackal and bears hate anything 1/8 dog…

Ricky Lee Reed isn’t looking for anything serious but when he runs into the intriguing little she-jackal during his brother’s hockey practice, his world is about to change. Where that little she-jackal goes, crazy and entertaining things always follow. Ricky just happens to be there most of the time to watch it happens. When Toni suffers from separation anxiety, the slow building friendship becomes something much more. This sexy wolf may have bitten off more than he can chew with this hot little she-jackal but it sure is going to be fun to watch.

This is another hilariously funny story from Shelly Laurenston. I can’t help but laugh out loud at the outrageous antics of these amazing characters from Laurenston imagination. Sometimes I wonder, how does she make this stuff up...but I’m still blown away time and time again. You want a fun, exciting, action packed, crazy shifter story don’t miss Wolf with Benefits. 

This ARC copy of Wolf with Benefits was given to me by Kensington Publishing Group in exchange for a honest review. Publish Date March 26, 2013.

posted by Sailon on March 26, 2013

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4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

2 Stars¿An Unexpected Letdown Wolf with Benefits is the eighth

2 Stars…An Unexpected Letdown

Wolf with Benefits is the eighth book in Shelly Laurenston’s hilarious and sexy Pride series. The female and male shifters – sometimes human mates – battle wits, pour on the charm, karaoke, race cars, display peculiar traits (love the bear...
2 Stars…An Unexpected Letdown

Wolf with Benefits is the eighth book in Shelly Laurenston’s hilarious and sexy Pride series. The female and male shifters – sometimes human mates – battle wits, pour on the charm, karaoke, race cars, display peculiar traits (love the bears!), and enjoy rigorous love lives. Set in modern times, the focus is primarily on the romance with an ongoing mystery-suspense involving human/shifter violence. This paranormal romance book has some of the ingredients Laurenston usually uses, but they are very weak. It was not what I expected…at all!

The match-up is between Toni Jean-Louis Parker, a jackal shifter, and Ricky Lee Reed, a wolf shifter and relative of the Smith Pack. In a family of prodigies, Toni is the only sibling of average intelligence. She deftly manages her demanding family’s hectic schedules. Appreciation for her services is rarely given. For the most part, the story focuses on Toni cutting the ‘umbilical cord’ and finding her place in the world. Ricky Lee tags along.

The romance was missing, although there are a few love scenes. The reason for Ricky’s attraction is basic. The simplest conclusion I can make of Toni’s attraction to Ricky Lee is physical proximity. He’s there plus she’s cute pretty much sums up their romance. Their sexy times did not scorch the pages for me; I didn’t find the couple engaging nor did I feel emotionally invested, which I’ve felt toward previous main characters.

Wolf with Benefits is listed as having four hundred pages. It was a struggle at the halfway mark when I realized it wasn’t getting any better. The pacing is slow. The plot is unfocused. Previous characters appear and readers are given their status, mates’ names, Packs’ names, and humorous quotes here and there. The parade of characters felt like filler. Toni’s siblings and secondary characters had little adventures that distracted me from the storylines I tried to follow.

I seem to be in the minority regarding my feelings for this book. I have read and loved other Pride books. I thought this would be a ‘sure thing.’ I was wrong. Maybe you won’t feel that way. Read other reviews! I’ll definitely read the next Shelly Laurenston book with the hope it will be much better and back on track to what I’m used to from this talented author.


ARC courtesy of Kensington via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

posted by AnnaNanner on March 26, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2013

    Did not like

    Needs more work

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    Painful

    This book was soooooo painfull to read!!!!!! No consistency, the author was all over the place. This was my first and last book by this author :(

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Not so great

    Barely any romance between the hero and heroine. Too many characters in the story, found myself skimming practically the whole thing. Her series started off great but just gets worse and worse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Confused

    I thought this was supposed to be about one of the "Reed Boys"

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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