Title: Wolf With Benefits
There’s nothing like a good-ol’-boy wolf. And ace security expert Ricky Lee Reed serves, protects and seduces with all the right moves…
Sure, Toni Jean-Louis Parker has to be the responsible oldest sister to a crazy-brilliant clan of jackal siblings. But now she’s cutting loose for some hot, sweaty, no-commitments fun—and the sexy, slow-talking, swift-moving predator assigned to keep her family safe is just the right thing to shapeshift her love life into overdrive. Trouble is, he’s starting to get all obsessive wolf on her every time he looks in her direction…
Getting serious about anyone isn’t in Ricky Lee Reed’s plans. Hell, even now he doesn’t really have a plan—outside of catching whoever is threatening this dangerously brilliant family. But the more he sees of Toni, the more he’s howling for her. And whatever it takes to convince her that what they have is everything, well, this wily wolf is down for the sizzling chase…
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wolf With Benefits, Bite Me, Bite Me, The Unleashing
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Wolf With Benefits, Bite Me, Bite Me, Howl for It
Published by Kensington Source: Publisher
Published: June 30, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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The below review is from my March 18, 2013 ARC review. This series first publishes as trade paperback. It is now available in mass market paperback.
It has been a long time since I laughed this much while reading a book. The characters and their interactions with one another were fabulous. Wolf with Benefits has a great mix of humor, romance, and an awesome cat of charters.
Antonella Jean-Louis Parker is the oldest of the Jean-Louis Parker children. She is also the only non-prodigy of the bunch. Her loving and slightly psychotic and certainly high maintenance siblings remind her of all of her short comings as often and snarkily as possible. It is easy for them to do. They are constantly near her as she is basically their life manager. Toni’s impressive micro managing skills has landed her with an amazing new career and a house full of stressed children (and parents) who have no clue to do without her around.
While hiding from his sister Ricky rescues a damsel in distress that he quickly decides he needs to follow around. That is the only way to explain Ricky’s beginning courtship of Toni. He just wants to follow her around, keep her company. I could not pick just one quote. Ricky has this knack for perfect replies though. He is also a country boy. He is laid back and easy going and it made him an awesome read. Considering how low key he is I thought it was hilarious. For the most part he sits in the background and watches what goes on around him. If the need to react is there he does if not he just sits back and waits.
All three of the following are from Ricky to Toni.
“Dalin’, at this point, I’m startin’ to think you are sweet on me.”
“I swear, entertainment seems to follow you around, like a puppy after its momma. So I am along for the ride darlin’.”
“Let’s go back to the hotel, get naked, and be all awed by how good we look.”
I LOVED the multiple points of view. Readers are treated to a constant change of drivers for this crazy train. Many of the characters are couples from past books. This has made me very anxious to read the previous books in the series. Yes, this is the first book in the Pride series that I have read. It easily worked as a stand-alone. I knew from blurbs of the other books in the series that many of the characters have already had their tale told. Readers and fans of Shelly’s Magnus Pack series are treated to some cameos from that series heroines.