Review: Big Bad Beast (Pride #6) by Shelly Laurenston

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Big Bad BeastPride #6

Genre: Paranorml Roamnce – Urban Fantasy – Shifters

Originally Published May 1st 2011, Re-Published October 29th 2013

by Shelly Laurenston

Source: Library/Bought

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When it comes to following her instincts, former Marine Dee-Ann Smith never holds back. And this deadly member of a shifter protection group will do anything to prove one of her own kind is having hybrids captured for dogfights. Trouble is, her too-cute rich-boy boss Ric Van Holtz insists on helping out. And his crazy-like-a-fox smarts and charming persistence are making it real hard for Dee to keep her heart safe…

Ric can’t believe his luck. He’s wanted this fiercely-independent she-wolf from day one, but he never expected teamwork as explosive as this. And now is his last chance to show Dee what she needs isn’t some in-your-face Alpha male-but a wily, resourceful wolf who’ll always have her back in a fight…and between the sheets.


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~ 4 Big Bad Beast Stars ~

Big Bad Beast is book six in the Pride series by Shelly Laurenston. This series, at least the first time around, is best read in order just so you can get the full dynamics and relationships of the characters. 

Big Bad Beast is a re-read for me. I love this series. It always has a way of pulling me out of a book slump. The cast of characters are a dime a dozen. Each has their own unique personality or quarry traits depending on their animal. What I love best is the feel of comradery and family, plus the snarky humor the author adds. 

In this story we get to learn more about The Group which is an agency made up of shifters to protect shifters. I enjoyed the prologue in which we see Ric and Dee-Ann as kids. I also enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend celebration they had. It felt real and fun. As for the relationship between Ric and Dee-Ann it was not as explosive as Blayne and Bo’s or other characters, but still enjoyable to read. I never felt they were all that into each other. Dee-Ann’s attraction to Ric was a little flat for me. Though Ric does even out Dee-Ann’s fierce nature by being her calm. 

Big Bad Beast has a nice fast-paced feel and a great sense of humor as others in this series. I recommend this series to readers.

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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.

2 comments on “Review: Big Bad Beast (Pride #6) by Shelly Laurenston

  1. I so love this series. I’ve been doing the audios. This one is next on the list for me. I think I’ll be using a credit for it real soon. 🙂

    • I love it too. It’s one go to when I don’t know what to read or just need to get out of slump. They are fun and enjoyable.