Big Bad Beast: Pride Series, Book 6 Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Ric Van Holtz is more than he seems, nothing you expect - and everything you want...When it comes to following her instincts, former Marine Dee-Ann Smith never holds back. And this deadly member of a shifter protection group will do anything to prove one of her own kind is having hybrids captured for dogfights. Trouble is, her too-cute, rich-boy boss Ric Van Holtz is making it real hard for Dee to keep her heart safe. He's wanted the fiercely independent she-wolf from day one, but he never expected their teamwork to be so explosive. Now is his last chance to show Dee what she needs isn't some in-your-face Alpha male, but a wily, resourceful wolf who'll always have her back in a fight...and between the sheets.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 21 minutes|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.com Release Date||January 27, 2014|
|Best Sellers Rank|| #41,724 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
#104 in Action & Adventure Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
#1,221 in Paranormal Fantasy
#1,263 in Paranormal Romance (Audible Books & Originals)
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When Ric first laid eyes on Dee, it was love at first sight. When they meet again many years later, Ric is gobb smacked again. Dee is big and dangerous but she thinks Ric is pretty. He is one of those Van Holtz wolves, the enemy her daddy warned her about. Ric works hard to get Dee to catch him with some unasked for assistance from a matchmaker.
A very good read overall. I love the way Laurenston handles all the characters. They all have their own personalities and enrich the story. They also ensure there is always the potential for more stories. I love it!
“How did a nice wolf-next-door lure the most dangerous She-wolf alive into his life for good?”
Ric Van Holtz has wanted Dee Ann Smith since he first laid eyes on her as a kid. Now years later he is determined to win her over and make her his.
I forgot how much I enjoyed Dee and Ric’s relationship. They are complete opposites but they work beautifully. Ric is a surprisingly sweet and funny man. He is friends with all the women in the packs but Dee is the only one who sees all of him. She understands his struggles and doesn’t push him to change or be harder. She just threatens to kill anyone who bothers him, which is sweet.
“Every day I learn something new about you. And every day I like you more and more.”
I really loved that Dee is the deadly protective alpha in this relationship. Yes, Ric is also an alpha male who is protective but he is more towards nurturing and caring for others than physical confrontations. He is dangerous when he needs to be though and I really like that about him. I loved that he has shown his feelings for Dee from the beginning by constantly trying to feed her.
These two were just a great couple and had a great relationship. One of the reasons why I love this series so much is because the heroines are all very strong and deadly women, but also have surprisingly sweet and protective sides. Dee Ann is the perfect example of how a strong woman can be sensitive and feminine when she wants to be.
Top reviews from other countries
Dee-Ann Smith is a hillbilly and trained killer. Trained by her assassin father from a young age how to kill people, her temperament and upbringing left her little choice other than to follow in his footsteps. She joined the marines and then joined ‘The Unit’ the US Government’s shifter only team who go after people that hunt shifters. After retiring from ‘The Unit’ Dee-Ann ends up working for ‘The Group’ which she finds frustrating at times.
Ric fell for Dee-Ann the first time he met her and spends months subtly trying to woo her. This mainly involved not killing her when she randomly showed up in his apartment and feeding her great food.
These two seem so unlikely and it’s really fun watching how the author creates just the right circumstances to start their romance. This author really seems to excel at bringing unlikely characters together in a way that doesn’t seem obvious or unlikely.
The plot from the previous books of the hybrid hunters continues in this book as ‘The Group’ continues to seek out the source of the financing for them.
I love how this author is able to create a wonderful love story and weave it around a great plot, making the two inseparable from each other. Having the continuing plot certainly makes you more likely to pick up the next book in the series, if the quality of writing didn’t make you do anyway.
Another great book from this author.
The plot was good and well written. It moved seamlessly and we got to see the Van Holtz pack again. I have missed them.
This is part of the Pride series so I recommend reading the books before this one to understand everything perfectly. Also definitely read the Magnus Pack trilogy.
Fab, funny addition to the series from one of my fave authors who never fails to tickle my funny bone. I love snarky ,laugh out loud humour, kick ass heroines with attitude,who never give their 'mates' an easy ride and gorgeous ,sexy alpha males who always get their gals after being shamelessly manipulated by them, haha!
Shelly Laurenston writes all the above in spades, and writes them really well!
All her shifter series' ( 'Magnus pack' , ' Pride series ' and ' Dragon kin', which she writes as G A Aiken ) are fantastic reads. VERY sexy, (phew!!! ) and pretty graphic in both language and description, so be warned , but in my opinion, the likeable quirky characters, humour and great story lines lift them way above the usual sex n smut for the sake of it, that you tend to get in a lot of erotic shifter/paranormal romances. Go on, give them all a try,have a laugh, I doubt you'll be disappointed.
So 'scuse me, just writing this review has made me want to go back and read them all again!
I loved the truly vitriolic relationship between Dee & Desiree, the sometimes annoying manipulative Blayne, the OCD bear, Smiths & the long suffering uncle Van.
The story is funny, intense, with tough individual characters, that made me laugh out loud with the outrageousness of their actions, I could not help being carried away. Loved it.... A definite 5 stars.....