Hot and Badgered (The Honey Badgers #1) by Shelly Laurenston
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 . . .
Holy fucking badgers!
The only shifters I like more than Laurenston’s bears are her badgers. And she has created three sisters who made me laugh from beginning to end.
There is so much going on in these books that it seems like it would be easy to lose track of who’s who, who’s after who or what the hell is going on. But, you don’t. Each one of her shifters are so unique they stick with you. The three MacKilligan sisters will definitely stick with you well after you finish this one.
Charlie kicks off The Honey Badgerseries and brings her sisters Max and Stevie along so she can protect them. Charlie is the level headed sister, if you can ever call a honey badger level. Max is the sociopath of the trio and Stevie has too many foibles to list.
Berg, Dag and Britta are bear triplets. I loved that everyone interchanged Berg and Britta. Hilarious. And you know when you get a bunch of bears together shit is going to get broke.
Berg meets Charlie when he helps her out of a jam in Italy. I wasn’t sure how they were going to meet up again, but Laurenston does another fantastic job of connecting all the shifter groups. Suddenly, the Smiths and Malones are tracking them. Bo Novikov is trying to recruit them for the Carnivore hockey team, the Jean-Louis Parker’s have moved in to their rented home on “bear street” and the rest of the bears have a baking list a mile long for Charlie to fill when she’s stress baking.
Laurenston is a master at making the silly and surreal seem normal. The humor is non-stop and I may have found a new favorite character that rivals Blayne.
I cannot wait to get to the books for Max and Stevie next.