Review: Badger to the Bone by Shelly Laurenston

She’s the woman he’s been hired to kidnap. But ZeZé Vargas has other ideas . . . like getting them both out of this nightmare alive. Just one problem. She’s crazy. Certifiably. Because while he’s plotting their escape, the petite Asian beauty is plotting something much more deadly . . .

Max “Kill It Again” MacKilligan has no idea what one of her own is doing with all these criminal humans until she realizes that Zé has no idea who or what he is. Or exactly how much power he truly has.

But Max is more than happy to bring this handsome jaguar shifter into her world and show him everything he’s been missing out on. A move that might be the dumbest thing she’s ever done once she realizes how far her enemies will go to wipe her out. Too bad for them Zé is willing to do whatever it takes to keep her alive . . . and honey badgers are just so damn hard to kill! 
For me, there are usually three things that make for writing a hard review. 1 The book was very emotional and I felt so much during the time of reading it that I find it hard to get it all out or I don't want to give away an important moment in the story. 2 I really didn't like it and I hate hurting anyone's feelings. And 3, I loved it so much all the words want to fly out of my mouth and I can't type as fast as my thoughts come in. 

Can you guess which works for his book?

Yep, number 3. I love this series so much that before I read Badger to the Bone I read the first two books in this series again. I have a feeling I'll be reading them again soon if I keep having some much trouble reading. They are now passing up my love to reread Ransom by Julie Garwood. Okay, maybe not pass but are at the same level. 

At first, I was a little surprised that Badger to the Bone didn't open up with the same humor that the others had. In fact, it's not till 1/4 of the book that you really see the humor. Not that I didn't love it because I sure did, it was just different. 

I loved how poor crazy Max ended up with a man that doesn't even know what he is. She doesn't have time for others besides her sisters and here she is taking care of a man who she finds somewhat attractive (more than somewhat she just doesn't want to admit it yet) 

Poor Ze', he just doesn't understand what's going on or why he keeps waking up naked and on top of the china cabinet. That should give you a clue about Ze'. I love the interaction between him and Max. I also love how Charlie treats him. She's offish with so many and right away she likes him. This is a fast-moving story and you'll love the new characters coming in.

I think my favorite part is the fact that I just love Max and all her craziness. But you also get to see her for the person she really is. You got glimpses of her from the other books but most of the time you only go killer Max with a dash of pain in the ass sister thrown in. 

This is a fab book that you'll love. I was so thrilled that Max found a man who put her first and even when there are crazy issues he stands with her. They make the perfect couple. See, I really want to reread this series again. That's who much I love it. Being locked in this is the perfect series to try. For a while, it will help to get your mind off all the crap going on in the world today. I would say that you should read this series in order. It does make a difference. Now you don't need to read the prior series to understand and enjoy this one but there are characters from that one that's in this one. Might want to read both series for the heck of it 

This is a fun, loving story that cracked me the hell up over and over again. Have any of you read her before?


  1. Great review. Glad you had a fun time with this one. This author definitely is an entertaining writer.

    1. Thanks. I've be so enjoying this series by her. She's one of my favorite authors.


Post a Comment

Popular Posts