Beast Behaving Badly (Pride Stories Series #5)

Beast Behaving Badly (Pride Stories Series #5)

by Shelly Laurenston
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Beast Behaving Badly (Pride Stories Series #5) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 439 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You will enjoy make sure you read them in order!!
shirley_frances More than 1 year ago
Bo, a hybrid shifter, lives by his schedule. His focus is solely on his training and keeping his puck. Ten years ago, before he had found fame as "The Marauder", Blayne noticed him and ran away from him like her life depended on it. Years later these two meet again and develop a 'special' friendship. Special because Bo and Blayne are as different as night and day - physically and personality wise too. They seem to get along most of the time and learn to accept their differences somewhat to take it a step further. I'll be honest with you and admit that I read this book way back in January 2011. When I saw it available in NetGalley I immediately requested it because I wanted to see if I would still love it as much as I did back then, especially now that I'm reviewing books. I am glad to say that it did not disappoint then nor now! It seems that my standards have not changed much since then for this book had all the elements I love to find in a book - great characters, entertaining dialog and range in emotions. Of course it helped that the writing was filled with snarky humor, entertaining banter and that the secondary characters were a treat to read and added to the story as a whole. I appreciated the fact that Shelly Laurenston started Bo and Blayne's relationship as acquaintances rather than friends, because it really added to the development of their connection. As the story progressed and as the characters developed throughout the story I could better understand where each was coming from and how they could fit together. This ultimately helped in the believability that these two different personalities could be meshed at all and that the romance could develop. Although Bo was instantly attracted to Bo and Blayne admitted that he was a very handsome man their chemistry was slow in coming, but when they got together? WOW! It was everything I expected with some added humorous dialog that had me shedding tears I was laughing so hard. Part romance, part mystery and completely entertaining, Beast Behaving Badly is a funny, sexy and romantic read. Although it is the fifth book in the Pride series it can be read as a stand alone too since the author gives enough back story to let you understand what is happening without you having to read the previous books. However, it is my opinion that knowing the characters involved and their stories would add to your enjoyment of this book. I received this book from Kensington Books through NetGalley in exchange of my honest opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love Shelly Laurenston's Pride series, but this is my favorite so far. Blayne and Bo are great together and the book is funny from start to finish. A hugely enteraining read.
Sailon More than 1 year ago
Blayne Thorpe is a plumber, a roller durby girl, and a wolf/dog hybrid shifter. She has a close group of friends and has a happy go lucky attitude. Most hybrids are distrusted and wolfdogs are considered one of the most unstable. She has an unexpected meeting with a 7’ polar bear/lion hybrid named Bo, he is a hockey star. Bo takes an unusual attraction to Blayne and so begins their highly unconventional friendship. Blayne decides she needs help with her Roller Durby training and she also decides that Bo needs her help becoming more people friendly.  Beast Behaving Badly is a hilarious, fun filled, easy read! This was one of those books you sit there with a smile plastered on your face and occasionally burst out laughing out loud. Quirky characters that you still connect with, an intriguing mystery and badger issues will keep you glued to the pages. You want to read something for complete enjoyment, Beast Behaving Badly is the perfect book. This ARC copy of Beast Behaving Badly was given to me by n exchange for a honest review. Publish Date March 4, 2013.
zgarza01 More than 1 year ago
Great story. Still making me laugh.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Were-dog Blayne Thorpe has all the skills to be a great roller derby player except she lacks bite; her aggression meter registers closer to zeta than alpha. Her team has written her off because she refuses to take off the heads of opponents. Thus they are about to release her. Hoping to ignite her internal flame, Blayne turns to New York Carnivores' polar bear-lion hybrid shifter Bo "The Marauder" Novikov, the hardest hitting most loathed player in the national shifter hockey league. She thought ten years ago he looked like a big serial killer and now he looks like an even bigger serial killer. The gentlest and toughest are attracted to one another, but her family rejects a non canine hybrid for her. With love as the flame to propel her, will the least assertive Were on the planet ignore her family's demands? This is a fun lighthearted frolic of two opposites on the shapeshifter scale falling in love. Filled with humor, fans will enjoy the were-dog with no bark and the seven foot plus polar bear-lion who needs no bark to cause the strongest to weep while finding love in Maine (home of the twice NCAA ice hockey champions University of Maine Black Bears). Beast Behaving Badly is an enjoyable amusing frolic Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book so many times. I didn't even know there were more. I love this book.
IheartRomanceBooks More than 1 year ago
Kudos to Ms. Laurenston for another highly entertaining story! All of the characters she creates are powerful, memorable, and down right hysterical! In this installment we have Blayne and Bo, a wolf-dog and bear-cat. One is completely logical and the other is flaky as hack! The combination had me laughing out loud many times. Between Blayne's sugar rushes and Bo' endless lists, I found myself having to put the book down so I could laugh without losing my place.! I've read and re-read all the books in this series countless times because, unlike other books, I keep finding them funny. Not only is there comedy and raunchiness, but you definitely fall in love with the characters themselves. Great addition to the series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While all the books on the series are great and I have them all. There is something about this one that keeps me coming back to it. Their personalities so different but exactly what each other need. There are parts that are so funy and the story in general is so good. As always, as soon as I finish reading it again I have to start again on the first of the series and read one after the other. Great work. Please keep writing
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love all of her books!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved No and Blayne
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love, adore and treasure this series. Blayne is my favorite character for so many reasons. She is willing to help anyone who needs it, no matter what the cost is to herself. Almost nothing keeps her unhappy or angery for long, no matter how horrible it is (so I guess the counseling and anger management classes helped.) What I really love is that everyone who meets her loves her and feel very protective of her. They all think she is helpless and defenseless because she basically manipulates them into feeling that way. She acts like she could not and would not hurt a fly, yet between her knife skills and ability to cry at will, she is the absolutely last person who needs help protecting herself. Blayne manages to take down Bo several times and Eve, who is convinced she is an irritating, helpless tea cup poodle, who just stays alive because she has very good luck. Several even see her kill and know she is a wolf dog (who are considered unstable and dangerous in the shifter world.) Yet most still think she is helpless and needs to be protected. She is good! Blayne's relationship with her father is very interesting. When he is told that she was attacked, and he asks about identifying her body, I was seriously prepared to hate his guts, especially since Blayne thinks he would blame her for being attacked and would never come get her. The threat he makes to Niles is awesome and Niles reaction is hilarious because he is so superior most of the time. He put some serious heat on the investigation. Taking him very seriously. But by the end of the book, I realized he was actually a pretty amazing father. Not many fathers teach their daughter to kill if needed, and what to say afterwards to avoid being put down since everyone thinks wolf dogs are so dangerous and unstable. But the most amazing thing about him as a father, is that he knows and respects her enough to help her do what she feels is right, even though he probably does not agree and that it puts her in extreme danger. Books that can get me so into the story that I laugh, get angry with a character, and that makes worry about the characters, like they are real people who can be hurt, and that make me relieved and happy that everything works out great, is pure genius! I have read this book at least ten times and I still laugh, worry and feel relief. I have a library with thousands of books in it. This series is on my "amazing books that are able to make me laugh and forget my world" shelf. There are not many books on that shelf, so they are books I treasure. I am bedridden and in constant pain. This book is able to give me hours of being some place else. An amazingly wonderful place where shifters are real and I am not in pain. A place where bones snap back into place in a few hours or a fever causes you to heal in a few days. And the pain is over. Books that are able to do that are such magical gifts. Unfortunately, the cover is unbelievably wrong and pisses me off every time I read the book. Blayne is black. The woman on the cover is white. How does the author and the publisher miss that? It really takes away from the story and is just wrong! The story is strong enough for me to forget it, so I am still giving this book 5 stars. I would give in a hundred stars if that were an option. I want to say thank the author for giving the world and me this magic. I hope you read these reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it when I have to stop reading to wipe my eye's from laughing so hard. Next book here I come.
tigerlilly_liz More than 1 year ago
~ 5 Beast Behaving Badly Stars ~ Beast Behaving Badly is book five in the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston. I absolutely love this series and its quirky fun loving characters. It can be read as a standalone, but this series is best read, at least the first time through in series order, so you can fall in love with all the characters and supporting characters that are introduced. I adored this book the first time and the second. This series is one I will always read again and again. It is funny, sexy and entertaining. The characters always have something funny to say, they have loads of fun together, and I just love the family feel. Family is so important to all these shifters. As for the story it’s fast paced and hilarious. Our Leads: Blayne, I love her. She is just crazy, all over the place, and constantly underestimated. Even her friends underestimate her. They have no idea what she is capable of. Bo, I just love him and his fox companions. He is so uptight, schedule oriented, and cranky. You would never expect him to joke, but he gives Blayne as good as he takes. Watching these two was so entertaining, as complete opposites attract. Beast Behaving Badly was a hilariously, fun, and entertaining read. I highly recommend this series. The characters are so infectious and fascinating.
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Romance, actions, n a lot of humor. Highly recommend it :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book! It literally had me laughing and smiling at really funny moments.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love Shelly Laurenstone and love this book. I've never read a bad book by this author and she always delivers! Funny as always but not sacrificing any heat.
emesscee More than 1 year ago
A great series. Each is tied to the previous ones. Love her writing style. Filled with adventure, romance, and humor. Can't wait to read the next.
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Ms. Laurenston's books are so well written, with such humor and usually a twist or four. This one was no different. Loved Bo and Blayne. You will never go wrong with Paranormal Romance alah Laurenston
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