Review: Breaking Badger by Shelly Laurenston

, by Kt Clapsadl

Breaking Badger by Shelly Laurenston
Honey Badger Chronicles #4

Fans of Thea Harrison and Nalini Singh won’t want to miss this exciting, funny, and sexy novel in the mega-popular series.

It’s instinct that drives Finn Malone to rescue a bunch of hard battling honey badgers. The Siberian tiger shifter just can’t bear to see his fellow shifters harmed. But no way can Finn have a houseful of honey badgers when he also has two brothers with no patience. Things just go from bad to worse when the badgers rudely ejected from his home turn out to be the only ones who can help him solve a family tragedy. He’s just not sure he can even get back into the badgers’ good graces. Since badgers lack graces of any kind . . .

Mads knows her teammates aren’t about to forgive the cats that were so rude to them, but moody Finn isn’t so bad. And he’s cute! The badger part of her understands Finn’s burning need to avenge his father’s death—after all, vengeance is her favorite pastime. So Mads sets about helping Finn settle his family’s score, which has its perks, since she gets to avoid her own family drama. Besides, fighting side by side with Finn is her kind of fun—especially when she can get in a hot and heavy snuggle with her very own growling, eye-rolling, and utterly irresistible kitty-cat...

I absolutely love this series! The books are over the top, zany, hilariously fun. The outlandish events are rather implausible for the sheer absurdity, and yet it more than works. I can't say just how many times I burst out loud laughing audibly to the point where my family looked at me like I was nuts. They are just that funny, and the absolute perfect pick-me-up for anyone in need of a good laugh. You could be having a terrible week, and these books will be the perfect cure. There's just something so heartwarming about this insanely dysfunction but utterly close knit rag tag group and all the hijinks they get involved with.

This time around featured Mads, one of the badgers on the basketball team. I really enjoyed getting a deeper look into the players and the dynamic of the team, especially Mads. She's just as "feral" as Max, and I loved it. Seeing the lions dance around her was nothing short of hilarious, and I really enjoyed the romance overall. 

If you're looking for a laugh out loud escape, look no further than BREAKING BADGER and the entire Honey Badger Chronicles series. Trust me, you'll want to grab this one!

(Received a copy from the publisher)


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Review: Mile High with a Vampire by Lynsay Sands

, by Kt Clapsadl

Mile High with a Vampire by Lynsay Sands
Argeneau #33

In the latest Argeneau novel from New York Times bestselling author Lynsay Sands, an immortal and her mortal pilot are on the run from hungry vampires...and discover they’re life mates along the way. 

Jet Lassiter likes being a pilot for Argeneau Inc. Perks included travelling to exotic locations and meeting interesting people, even if they are the blood-sucking kind. He’s living the good life, until his plane goes down in the mountains and four of his passengers are gravely injured. They need blood to heal... and Jet is the only source.

Quinn Peters never wanted to be immortal. Once a renowned heart surgeon, she was turned against her will and now she has to drink blood to survive. Before she can ask how her “life” can get any worse, she’s in a plane crash. One of the few survivors, Quinn is desperate to get the mortal pilot to safety before her fellow immortals succumb to their blood lust and drain Jet dry.

But hungry vampires are the least of their worries—the crash wasn’t an accident, and someone is trying to kill Quinn. Will she and Jet find their happily ever after as life mates, or will her assassin find her first?

MILE HIGH WITH A VAMPIRE takes off with a bang and that pacing continues throughout. It starts with a plane crash, severely injuring several vampires with the only blood source being the hero lent to an almost frenetic high stakes pacing, and I loved every minute of it. Even once the initial crisis was over, things were still pretty high stakes, only upping the entertainment factor. 

I really enjoyed the romance this time around. After 33 books, one would think it would be hard to keep things fresh, but the author surely did in this book. Our hero, Jet, while human, is a fantastic alpha male who knows what he wants, and isn't intimidated by being any weaker etc. He takes charge and lets Quinn know what he wants and needs, even while she is an utter hot mess to put it bluntly. Quinn has issues, lots and lots of issues that she needs to work through. There were times I felt she wasn't really being fair to Jet, but I really enjoyed the progression as she worked through things and tried to be the best she could be. It was a refreshing change of pace to not see the hero trying to prove he's worthy, but the heroine doing so instead. 

All in all, MILE HIGH WITH A VAMPIRE is a fast paced, and enjoyable installment in the Argeneau series that will be sure to please fans of the series.

(Received a copy from the publisher)


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    19. One Lucky Vampire
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    21. The Immortal Who Loved Me
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    23. Runaway Vampire
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    26. Immortally Yours
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Review: Last Guard by Nalini Singh

, by Kt Clapsadl

Last Guard by Nalini Singh
Psy-Changeling Trinity #5

New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to a world devastated by change in her award-winning Psy-Changeling Trinity series, where two people defined by their aloneness hold the fate of the Psy in their hands…

Termed merciless by some, and a robotic sociopath by others, Payal Rao is the perfect Psy: cardinal telekinetic, CEO of a major conglomerate, beautiful—and emotionless.

For Canto Mercant, family and loyalty are everything. A cardinal telepath deemed "imperfect" by his race due to a spinal injury, Canto cares for the opinions of very few—and ruthlessly protects those he claims as his own. Head of intel of the influential Mercant family, he prefers to remain a shadow in the Net, unknown and unseen. But Canto is also an Anchor, part of a secretive designation whose task it is to stabilize the PsyNet. Now that critical psychic network is dying, threatening to collapse and kill the entire Psy race with it.

To save those he loves, Canto needs the help of a woman bound to him by a dark past neither has been able to forget. A woman who is the most powerful Anchor of them all: Payal Rao. Neither is ready for the violent inferno about to ignite in the PsyNet…or the passionate madness that threatens to destroy them both.

I really enjoyed the deeper look into the Anchor designation. Prior to LAST GUARD, they were much of a mystery, and it was really nice to see the curtain pulled back a bit. With each new book in this series, the world only expands further, and I love every moment. I also really enjoyed that this book featured a Mercant, expanding on that family dynamic as well. There's nothing better than a tight knit, but cutthroat family, and the Mercants truly fit that bill.

In regards to the romance, the characters individually were fantastic, and they were easy to care about. Both of them stood out in their own right, and their uniqueness really added to the story. However, the two of them paired together just didn't have quite that spark of previous couples. I can't quite put my finger on why, but the two of them together just didn't quite wow like others. Luckily this series is so more than just the romance, so it didn't really detract, just worth a mention.

All in all, LAST GUARD is another enjoyable installment in the Psy-Changling world that is sure to please fans of the series.

(Received a copy from the publisher)


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