Review: Hot and Badgered (Honey Badger Chronicles #1) by Shelly Laurenston

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Honey Badger Chronicles #1
Shelly Laurenston
Paranormal Romance - Humor
March 27th 2018


It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she’s a honey badger shifter, it’s too late.
Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won’t even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she’s not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He’s trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He’s cute enough that she just might let him tag along—that is, if he can keep up . . .


Hot and Badgered is the first in a brand new series and it was so much fun to read. I love the silly snarky humor, crazy characters, and laugh out loud moments.

This book is a wild ride from start to finish with people trying to kill Charlie and her sisters, a father who’s pretty much the black sheep of the family, and larger then life characters. If your not familiar with Laurenston and her Pride series, well that’s ok, you can still have fun with Hot and Badgered.

As always I enjoy the ridiculous antics that Laurenston puts her characters through. The family dynamites and snarky humor add to the fun and enjoyment of reading. You can’t take these books seriously and that’s the main reason I love reading them. Their light, easy, fun to enjoy, out of the box, and creative!

Those that have read the Pride series will love the return of many previous characters. I adored the new cast as well as seeing the old. Copper Jean-Louis Parker our prodigy musician piano player ends up spending a lot more time on the pages, but our main characters; Berg our lovable grizzly bear and Charlie our honey badger keep the pages going with their families and courtship.

Hot and Badgered is hilarious and you know theirs going to be more silly crazy fun times ahead with these honey badgers. I can’t wait for the next installment.

Rated: 4.5 Stars

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

12 comments on “Review: Hot and Badgered (Honey Badger Chronicles #1) by Shelly Laurenston

  1. I had a ton of fun with this new book too. I can’t wait to see what happens with her sisters (I’m assuming that is where this series is going).
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    • I believe she is going to make this at least a 3 book series featuring the sisters. I can’t wait for the next.

  2. Someone mentioned to me that I should read the Pride series first, so I’ve started it even though I already have this one. I love a good story that makes me laugh.

    • I felt that you could start this series without the Pride series, but I also think that those that have experience in the world by reading the Pride series will like this new spin-off even better, because they have the background on previous characters and the crazy antics that they characters get into. The audiobooks for the Pride series are good. I read the series first and am not listening to the Pride series. I’d recommend either reading or listening depending on your style. Hope you enjoy!!!

  3. I’ve wanted to read this one. I like humorous aspect. Anne – Books of My Heart

    • I hope you enjoy. It’s a fun one and I like the new characters we meet. ^_^

  4. I think it’s the first time I hear about this one
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    • ^_^

  5. I don’t know how many times I laughed out loud reading this one. Hilarious.

    • Yes it was full of laugh out load moments.

  6. Awesome review angela!!! Love this writer. Her books are always good!! Shared on all my socials!!

    • They are fun to read or listen too.