Review: Like a Wolf with a Bone (Pride #0.5) by Shelly Laurenston

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Like a Wolf with a Bone Book Cover Like a Wolf with a Bone
Pride #0.5
Shelly Laurenston
Paranormal Romance
Kensington Books
May 26th 2020


Eggie Ray Smith may be a wolf and a killer, but he’s one of the good guys in this sizzling novella by NewYork Times bestselling author Shelly Laurenston . . .
Quiet little Darla Lewis doesn’t know what to think when the most-feared member of the South’s rowdiest wolf pack kidnaps her. Does he want to protect her or kill her? It could be either! Everyone knows about Egbert Ray Smith and how dangerous he is. Every pack avoids him, and the U.S. military uses him as their own killing machine. And Darla is just a nice girl who likes to bake and occasionally follow the Grateful Dead around. She doesn’t have time for this sort of foolishness. And yet . . . there is something about Eggie Ray. He just doesn’t seem as bad as everyone says. In fact, the more she gets to know him, the cuddlier he seems.
Something her overprotective family is not going to be happy to hear . . .

Previously published in Howl for It.


“You can take me wherever you want to, Egbert Ray Smith, because I know that I’ll never be safer than I am right now . . . with you.” And she said the words with such sincerity, her dark brown eyes so trusting of him when even his own kin never looked at him that way, that Eggie knew in that moment that he’d never let anyone harm this She-wolf. Never let anyone come near her without her consent. He’d protect Darla Mae Smith with his life.12% Like a Wolf with a Bone


I read this when it first was published in the Box Set Howl For It. I’m glad the author published this on it’s own, so I can add it to my collection of the Pride series. Now if only we can get an audio for this novella. ^_^

Like a Wolf with a Bone features Dee-Ann Smith’s, who we meet in Big Bad Beast, parents Egbert (Eggie) Ray Smith and Darla Mae.

Shelly Laurenston is one of my favorite authors. I love re-visiting her books either to read or listen too. Her books have a fabulous blend of crazy humor and energy. 

This was a great read; especially for a fan. Darla and Egbert make a great couple. I enjoyed see the beginning and getting a glimpses into the Aunts and Uncles of the Smith Pack. 

Like a Wolf with a Bone made for a nice fun read. I loved it!

Rated: 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.

6 comments on “Review: Like a Wolf with a Bone (Pride #0.5) by Shelly Laurenston

  1. I always meant to read this series through Audible Escape. It’s been recommended to me from a bunch of folks. Someday.
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    • The first book is not so good. We get two story’s in one and they are ok, but after the others are full novels with one couple each. I really like re-listening or reading the Pride series. My library has them for listen ^_^. Thank’s for visiting and I hope you get a chance to try the series. It’s one I like to go back to.

  2. Neat how she gave her fans the older generation’s stories, too. I love that when I get into a series. I still need to read these in order. I’ve read a few willy nilly.
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    • I like looking back at the older generation too. This series is a fun one and I one I like to re-visit. It’s a go to when I’m in a rut or feeling down. Happy Reading!

  3. Glad you enjoyed it so much. Is this a new(ish) book to an older series?
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    • Nope. It’s an older Novella previously published in Howl For It. It’s part of the Pride series and can be read anytime. The author finally published it as a single title and I’m glad. The anthology it was published in was just ok..