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Sara's Review: The Mane Event (Pride #1) by Shelly Laurenston


REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Tantor Audio

narrator: Charlotte Kane RELEASED: June 10, 2013 GENRE: romance, fantasy LENGTH: 12 hours and 13 minutes FORMAT: ebook, paperback, audible

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Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male―with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exact, who can unleash every woman's animal side and still look good―make that spectacular―in a suit... and even better out of it...

NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot knows she's changed a lot since she palled around with her childhood buddy, Mace. But it's fair to say that Mace has changed even more. It isn't just those too-sexy gold eyes, or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal body. It's something in the way he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle...

Meanwhile, for Tennessean Ronnie Lee Reed, New York City is the place where any girl―even one who runs with a Pack―can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion shifter men like Brendon Shaw. But she needn't worry, because now that Brendon's set his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go... 3.5 (FOUR) BOUNDLESS STARS

This had been in my TBR forever, and when it came on the Audible Romance Package, I finally listened to the book. Charlotte Kane did a fabulous job with her narration, and I will be looking for more from her. Her accents are awesome. She was truly fun to listen too. I didn't realize that this story contained basically two entire books, the first being Dez and Mace’s story. Which was good, but honestly got too bogged down with too much sex. I know, I know how can there be too much sex in a Romance, trust me there can. When it doesn't add to the story but takes away, it is too much. This one had way too much if I had been reading to it vs. listening I would have skipped pages worth. Brenden and Ronnie's story was better where there was more story and not as much sex, and honestly just like the story better. I also really liked Ronnies Character. She was fun and full of sass and spunky. Overall the narration is awesome, and that would rate a five the first story would get a 3 and the second a 4. So I am rating this whole thing 3.5 Boundless stars. It was fun reading/listening. Not sure if I will continue with the series. But I am glad I gave it a shot.


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