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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Review: The Mane Squeeze (Pride #4) by Shelly Laurenston


Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill has learned how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy in the form of a massive Grizzly shifter? Especially one with a rather unhealthy fetish for honey, moose, and…uh…well, her. Yet despite his menacing ursine growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, protects her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family manages not to morbidly embarrass her. Too bad cats don't believe in forever.
At nearly seven feet tall,

Lock is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming and running away. Gwen-half lioness, half tigress, all kick-ass-does neither. She's sexy beyond belief and smart as hell, but she's a born protector. Watching out for the family and friends closest to her but missing the fact that she's being stalked by a murderous enemy who doesn't like hybrids…and absolutely hates Gwen.

Lock probably shouldn't get involved, but he will. Why? Because this is Gwen-and no matter what the hissing, roaring, drape destroying feline says about not being ready to settle down, Lock knows he can't simply walk away. Not when she's come to mean absolutely everything to him.

My Quickie Review:

The Mane Squeeze, Shelley Laurenston’s (SL) fourth installment of the Pride series is another lovely shifter read. This time it’s a pairing of a Grizzly and a Tigon (Lion/Tiger).

Gwen is a plumber living and working with her best friend Blayne.

Lock, a Grizzly working with computers, meet and falls for Gwen at Jess and Smitty´s wedding, but it takes another meeting by chance before he gets his chance to woo her.

At the same time, someone is targeting halfbreeds like Gwen, and she needs protection. Good thing a Grizzly is there to help.

I just love how SL portrays the shifters and their traits. Lock´s father is a curious bear and I bet you´ll laugh out loud more than once.

There’s also some fluffy smut and suspense. Love this series!

Rating: 5 Kisses



  1. oooh paranormal AND in my home town of Philly!!!

  2. I´m jealous =) I wish someone could write an awesome PNR book about Borås.. *gigglesnort* Or not =/
    I´d love to see Philly sometime, though. A trip to the US is on my bucket list!


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