Favorite Line: “She smiled when he snorted a laugh into her neck.” (p. 290)
The Mane Event is two stories packaged into one book. The first story, Christmas Pride, is about NYPD cop Desiree MacDermot and her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn.
Dez is investigating a murder and Mace is returning home after years spent in the NAVY. He has fantasized of Dez for years and has every intention of searching her out upon his return, only to walk into his sister’s home and find the woman of his dreams.
Dez can’t believe the attraction that flares between her and Mace. When she was a teenager, his sister warned her off before her family moved forcing all contact between the two to halt. She has no clue that he is a lion shifter and of the pleasure he can bring her if she allows him.
The second story, Shaw’s Tail, is about Brendon Shaw. He is introduced at the end of Christmas Pride as a cocky lion in a bad situation. This situation leads to his hospitalization. While there, he is cared for by Ronnie Lee Reed of the Smith wolf pack.
Ronnie Lee promised herself that she would change her lifestyle. She was tired of partying and casual sex. Then she met Brendon. He was the ultimate threat: sexy, caring and dominant. He could be the one…if she let him.
My Favorite Line, sums up the book: good fun. The book takes a look at sex and relationships and adds a comedic touch to them. It isn’t heavy or tense, just good
dirty clean fun.
The dialog is entertaining and the storyline is told with a light touch. This story could have been told in a different manner to imply a heated, intense feeling, but I’m happy to say Ms. Laurenston took a different route.
Lately I feel as if the market has been saturated with heavy, dark paranormal stories. I love them. I also love this light paranormal take on a romance.
I will be looking for and reading more of Ms. Laurenston especially when I’m in need of a good book that makes me smile and relax, not tense and excited.