The Mane Squeeze (Pride Stories Series #4)

The Mane Squeeze (Pride Stories Series #4)

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by Shelly Laurenston
     
 

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"Laurenston has a gift with words and humor." —USA Today.com

Just Roar And Bear It

Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill knows how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy who has a tendency to turn into a massive Grizzly? Despite his menacing growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan

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"Laurenston has a gift with words and humor." —USA Today.com

Just Roar And Bear It

Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill knows how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy who has a tendency to turn into a massive Grizzly? Despite his menacing growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family, manages not to morbidly embarrass her. Too bad cats don't believe in forever.

At nearly seven feet tall, Lock is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming or running away. Gwen—half lioness, half tigress, all kick-ass—does neither. She's sexy beyond belief and smart as hell, but she's so busy protecting her family and friends that she's forgetting about her own safety. Lock probably shouldn't get involved, but he can't simply walk away. Not when Gwen means absolutely everything to him.

Praise for Shelly Laurenston's novels

"Bear Meets Girl is hilarious, sexy fun."—Heroes and Heartbreakers

"Fast-paced action and smoking hot love scenes." —RT Book Reviews TOP PICK on Wolf with Benefits

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Family drama dominates this pugilistic paranormal romance, the fourth in Laurenston's Pride series (after 2008's The Mane Attraction). Lock MacRyrie, a part-time grizzly bear, and Gwen O'Neill, a lion/tiger hybrid shifter, meet during a brawl. The fists never stop flying as they face down hate crimes, interfering relatives and the challenges of starting a furniture business. Despite being billed as a tough, streetwise Jersey girl, Gwen is a surprisingly and frustratingly passive heroine who has a hard time standing up to her dismissive family. In true cat fashion, she's plagued by jealousy yet leery of commitment, making her romance with Lock a struggle for both of them. With a sharp eye for detail, Laurenston manages to combine Animal Planet and The Sopranos with bonus life-altering roller derby. Fans of the series will enjoy this latest addition. (Nov.)
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"Using a contemporary setting and interesting characters, Laurenston skillfully draws you into her world of shapeshifting wolf packs, feline prides and bear clans. Her shifters from two different worlds are engaging." —RT Book Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780758231673
Publisher:
Kensington
Publication date:
12/30/2014
Series:
Pride Stories Series, #4
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
209,644
Product dimensions:
4.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Charlotte Kane is a classically trained actor with numerous film, television, and voice-over credits. She has also appeared on stage in London, Los Angeles, and New York.

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Mane Squeeze (Pride Stories Series #4) 4.6 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 368 reviews.
AlaskaMaggie More than 1 year ago
I absolutely adore this book and series. Actually I have loved each and every one of this author's books! Shelly has such a wonderful/quirky/strange/off-the-wall sense of humor, I laughed enough that it brought the adult kids their room to check on me! It is one of the things I look forward to with her writing, the laughter (many times to the point of tears). Yes, they are all on my 'KEEP' shelf. Mr. Mittens & Paddington are wonderful together. Her characters are always so real. I want to go to one of the Karoke parties to meet them all. I can hardly wait for the next installment. How I wish you wonderful authors could write as fast as I read! But please please please don't stop writing. I cannot recommend highly enough this book or any of Shelly Laurenston's titles. Oh yeah, and don't forget G.A. Aiken too!!!!!!!!! (It was almost an accident to forget they are the same.)
Dreamah More than 1 year ago
Basically, again I love all of Shelly Laurenston's books because if you're in a funky mood, all you have to do is pick up her book and read. Her books always puts me in a better mood because of the humor. I love all her characters mainly for the name calling, bickering, their little quirkiness, silliness, humor which reminds me of many of my friends - minus the violence. This is one author that I can honestly say that I always look forward to her next books, because her books are chocked full of fun and surprises. Definitely escapism at its' best! Thanks Shelley for another fun read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I totally love these books (Series name "The Pride") this series runs in tandum with "The Magnus Pack" - They are extremely funny, sexy and romantic. This one contains roller derby, all of series books contain some really funny situational stuff, I can't say enough about Shelly Laurenston and her sense of humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was romantic, funny. I could not stop laughing. I must buy the entire series.
curlergrrl More than 1 year ago
Reading a Shelly Laurenston book is like watching a madcap comedy movie but with lions, wolves and bears, oh my! Not to mention the occasional cross-breed (tigons for example) and - my faves - the wild dogs. The characters are quirky, funny, irrelevant and sometimes even a little frightening. Unlike a lot of "shape shifter" books, Shelly manages to write characters that are true to their animal nature and yet still very human. In what other shape-shifter world would you find male lion shifters who are kept, and even traded around, by the females for breeding only and seen as basically useless for the most part otherwise? Or a bear shifter whose initial attraction to a woman is because she smells like honey? You can tell I love Shelly's books and highly recommend them for anyone who wants something a lot different from the other bears.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Philadelphia street smart Gwen O'Neill is a hybrid shapeshifter of the lion-tiger combo. Suburban Lachlin "Lock" McRyrie is a calm purebred bear who is almost seven feet of muscle. These two are from opposite walks of life, but opposites attract at least in this case. Gwen rejects their obvious desire for one another as she prefers the single life and also acts as protector to her loved ones. Besides which being inner city, she feels the burb is not strong enough for her. However, Lock shows his inner strength when someone commits hate-crimes trying to hurt his loved one Gwen apparently for being a hybrid. The latest Mane urban romantic fantasy (see The Mane Event and The Mane Attraction) is a fabulous entry in a wonderful series. The story line is fast paced from the first meeting when the ferocious female basically growls at the gentle giant to get out of her heart and never slows down especially going over a mountain. Character driven by the lead couple and a nasty racist, fans will enjoy this fine tale while wondering whether the couple should buy Venetian blinds. Harriet Klausner
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Very enjoyable characters, great writing and wonderful series. You will wont to read all of them.
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I loved it
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Great entertainment . Easy to read and so funny
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The stories covers mostly what problems families can be to a possible relationship and how even friends will get into the mix. This is my favorite this series. The story is awesome.
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love the entire series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although I didn't love this book as well as the earlier ones, it still made me laugh out loud and fan myself at the love scenes. There were too many new characters popping out of nowhere (although it got straightened out at the end). Loved to be introduced to the world of roller derby! The main characters were great (loved all the bear traits - honey and salmon, yeah!) Looking forward to reading the rest of the series - the characters make me giggle!!! (And pant)
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niah More than 1 year ago
must read Shelly must read Shelly
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this. Great humor!
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As with all of Shelly Laurenston books, your funny bone will be tickled . The characters are believable with individual quirks that will make you laugh out loud.