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Hot and Badgered

by Shelly Laurenston

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Series: Honey Badger Chronicles (1)

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It's not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn's hotel balcony. Definitely they don't usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she's gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she's a honey badger shifter, it's too late. Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won't even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she's not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He's trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He's cute enough that she just might let him tag along-that is, if he can keep up . . .… (more)
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You know how sometimes, you find something on the internet, like on reddit or tumblr, and it's just like, GOD, just so soul-wrenchingly awful? And all you can think—through the horror and pain—is, "I've GOT to show this to the people I care about the most, so they may also have the burden of this knowledge." Well, I was in the mood to read a book like that, so I checked this book out from the library.

I would like you to know that I was a closed-minded, myopic idiot.



I LOVE this book. I'm going to read the rest of this trilogy for DAMN sure. Sometimes, you just want to read a book about characters that don't spiral through a moralistic crisis every time they kill someone, even if that someone tried to kill/kidnap them or their family. OH MY GOD AM I GOING TO HELL IF I STAB THE PERSON WHO JUST TRIED TO KILL ME?? No, you dumb bitch!



The only gripe I have, if I were to have a gripe, is that we don't really get a lot of insight into the central romantic relationship between Charlie and Berg. The book really focuses more on her relationship with her sisters, and her relationship with Berg is a more of a B (maybe even C?) story line. Normally that would bother me. But that sisterly relationship was so lovely, plus this book was just so batshit insane that I was having such a good time, I'll be honest with you, I didn't care.



Oh my god, and the (relatively) easy diversity! So many people of color! Maybe I cringed a little at how the half-black main character handled her hair out of the shower (a top knot? I don't know, Shelly....), but an attempt was made and I appreciate it!



Look, if you don't like body parts flying or red shirt baddies getting blowed the fuck up, this book may not be for you. If you care about the central romance to the exclusivity of all other relationships, this may not be for you. This book didn't make me feel feelings, didn't challenge me, didn't explore tropes or themes that I haven't seen before, but you know what? It was a hell of a lot of fucking fun, and I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

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  chichigrrr | May 23, 2021 |
Funny, snarky, family and honey-badger shifters ( )
  Madison_Fairbanks | May 18, 2021 |
Hot and Badgered is the first in a brand new series and it was so much fun to read. I love the silly snarky humor, crazy characters, and laugh out loud moments.

This book is a wild ride from start to finish with people trying to kill Charlie and her sisters, a father who’s pretty much the black sheep of the family, and larger then life characters. If your not familiar with Laurenston and her Pride series, well that’s ok, you can still have fun with Hot and Badgered.

As always I enjoy the ridiculous antics that Laurenston puts her characters through. The family dynamites and snarky humor add to the fun and enjoyment of reading. You can’t take these books seriously and that’s the main reason I love reading them. Their light, easy, fun to enjoy, out of the box, and creative!

Those that have read the Pride series will love the return of many previous characters. I adored the new cast as well as seeing the old. Copper Jean-Louis Parker our prodigy musician piano player ends up spending a lot more time on the pages, but our main characters; Berg our lovable grizzly bear and Charlie our honey badger keep the pages going with their families and courtship.

Hot and Badgered is hilarious and you know theirs going to be more silly crazy fun times ahead with these honey badgers. I can’t wait for the next installment.

Rated: 4.5 Stars

Audio Feb. 2019: I really like this world that Laurenston has created. The story was just as fabulous the second time around as it was reading it. I will say I'm not a fan of the narrator Traci Odom. Their are a lot of different voices to do in this novel. I had trouble discerning between several of the male characters; they sounded alike too me. I feel she didn't do a good job with the male voices.
I'd rate the narration at a 3 Stars.

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  angelsgp | May 14, 2021 |
I really love Shelly Laurenston's writing because it is so humorous and it can always cheer me up. This book is a spinoff of the Pride series, and it feels like as the books go on longer and longer the romance feels so incidental that I can't even say that that's what the book is about. That isn't necessarily a bad thing because the characters are so fun and the plot is good, but these books are more about found family than anything else. ( )
  Kittyfoil | Apr 14, 2021 |
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Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston
Paranormal Romance -March 27th, 2018
4 stars

Zany, outrageous fun!

Charlie is a scary honey badger and a MacKilligan to boot. Even the cantankerous honey badgers try to stay away from her. She and her two younger sister are social pariahs since their father is such a louse. They have been left to fend for themselves since Charlie's mother died. As the eldest, Charlie feels responsible for taking care of her sisters. Especially the youngest, Stevie. Stevie is a genius and it seems everyone wants the secrets she comes ups with. But their biggest problem to date is that their conniving, weasel of a father has stolen a boat load of money and gotten himself involved with some nasty shifters. As a result, they find themselves in hot water as they are hunted down because they are a connection to finding their father. Along the way Charlie has somehow picked up a grizzly bear admirer. One who isn't fazed by her crazy family. Will Charlie loose her chance or see Berg for the very tolerant and special bear that she can spend her life with?

Fantastically funny and completely original This book will have you in stitches and gasping for breathe. Shelly Laurenston is unparalleled in imaginative genius. Charlie and her sister are a nonstop hoot. I hope the younger sisters get a story of their own, too. While this book can be read a a stand alone. Many characters from previous books play an integral part (My fav is a certain hockey star named Bo and the hilarious Smiths) and if you haven't read prior books you won't get the inside jokes. So why the four stars instead of five? Primarily because there is so much going on it can be hard to catch up. Reading this novel was a whirlwind of action and high-jinx but sometimes I needed a break. I really enjoyed reading about the characters but I sort of wanted the author to stop and spend more time on the main characters -the heroine and hero with more alone time and get to know them on a deeper level.

Bad## heroines and non stop thrills. For pure entertainment value, this book can't be beat.

Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club
 

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It's not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn's hotel balcony. Definitely they don't usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she's gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she's a honey badger shifter, it's too late. Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won't even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she's not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He's trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He's cute enough that she just might let him tag along-that is, if he can keep up . . .

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