Review: Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston

Hot and Badgered
The Honey Badgers #1
Shelly Laurenston
Genre: Paranormal
Pages: 400
Format Read: eARC
Source: Publisher via NetGalley

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 . . .

OMG! OMG! OMG! Taking a deep breath here OMG! OMG! OMG!

The shifters are back!!!!

Can you tell how excited I am? There are just some authors, series, books that you just can't live without and for me that's Shelly Laurenston. Her shifters rock! No one writes a funnier story then her. Sure, there are other authors that write shifters that I just totally love and I wouldn't take anything away from them. They too rock. But for some reason I would be a little heartbroken if Laurenston ever stop writing or changed her voice. 

Hot and Badgered is the start of a new series. Like I mentioned above she is back to writing shifters. Not that I didn't like her crows. I did, in fact I will miss some of those characters, but they couldn't hold a candle to how I feel about the shifters. 

Not only do we have a new set of charcters, she had many of her past characters visit. So many of them I can't name them all or the review would only be a list of names. I will mention for those who love her other shifter series that Kyle and Bo are in this story! Do I need to say more?

Since Hot and Badgered is a new series you will have new characters to enjoy. Charlie and her sisters are going to thrill you. You will find yourself loving them. They kept me laughing throughout the book. The rest of her family is a little bit crazy. Some you'll like, others will just piss you the hell off! 

I can't forget Berg and his family either. They are the sweetest, nicest bears you'll ever meet. I hope that his sister and brother find their loves in this series too. 

I just loved enjoying how Charlie and Berg fell in love. It was a slow simmer that ended in a satisfying love story. Their romance builds up over time. It spans the book and you really feel connected with them. Your heart will give a little sigh! 

Now this series can be read on it's own but why should it? Start with her Pride series and read that first that way when the charcters from those books show up you'll truly have a picture of who they are. Believe me when I say it will make for a better story. Not to worry though because of how good her books are you'll be caught up in no time. 

If you've read Hot and Badgered or any other books by Shelly Laurenston I'd love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for visiting and happy reading! ♡

Here's the Goodreads link to her Pride series



  1. Sounds like you really liked this! She is a great author!

  2. I've read a few of her books and enjoyed them. I'll have to put this one in my wish list now.

  3. haha I can tell how excited you are with this one and it does sound like a great read. I do love her books, especially when I am looking for a funny and light PNR to read. And yay honey badgers...yummy.

    1. Love me some honey badgers and they are crazy in this one. She is just perfect for giving you humor and a good story.


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