Author: Shelly Laurenston
Title: "Christmas pride" in "The mane event"
Part of book 1 in series Pride
Main characters: Desiree "Dez" MacDermott and Mace Llewellyn
Don't get me wrong, there were plenty funny, sarcastic comments in the story. But a lot of parts of the book was... a little over the top for me. I could live with a few details less in certain scenes... and yes, I mean the sex scenes... some of them... again, was a little too much... plus it bothers me that I know so little about the shifters in general, there weren't much world building in this story. Maybe because of the lenght, but either way, after finishing it I was left with only few details. But big plus for the age of the heroine, because a woman over 30 is always a nice change from the standard max. 26 :) And I have to admit that this whole "relationship" between main characters felt a bit rushed. And it's not a problem of the lenght of the story, because I've read stories that were shorter and I didn't have that feeling when I read them.
I think the best way to sum up this story is to compare it to that friend most of us have. That friend who is a little bit too loud and all over the place... when you are in a certain mood, a meeting with that friend is gonna make you smile, you will spend a good time and everyone will be happy at the end. But if you're not in the mood, then it's... well, let's just say it's not what you want... ;) but I will definitely give this series another try, just some other time :) especially cause my sister read like six books in that series in a row, and said that it just gets better and better with each book :)