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Reviewed in the United States on April 4, 2018
Shelly Laurenston (aka, GA Aiken) has done it again with her spin-off Honey Badger series. The honey badgers are so much fun. I loved them when she first introduced them and this book takes it to the next level. Bo and Blaine, still my favorite couple, make an appearance, but others from prior books have more prominent roles. And hard as it is to believe, Dee Ann Smith meets her match.
Berg Dunn, a grizzly shifter, is working personal protection for a musically gifted child prodigy when he's shot twice. A naked hybrid shifter fell onto their hotel balcony, chased there by human men dressed in black tactical gear, and it was his natural instinct to protect her. He gives her a gun and sends her on her way while he takes care of her pursuers, expecting to never see her again.
Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is the oldest of three sisters with the same father, a honey badger who stays in trouble, resulting in trouble for his offspring. Sleeping off a hangover, Charlie receives an urgent call to get out of her room, just as a man dressed in black breaks the door in and shoots her when she reaches the balcony railing, throwing her over. She escapes the professionals with the help of a bear, whom she promptly forgets.
When Berg and Charlie meet again, it's obvious she still needs help and Berg steps up. Charlie and her sisters end up in a safe house in bear town, under the protection of the bears, including Berg's brother and sister. As a triplet, he understands the dynamics of the MacKilligan siblings and Charlie's role as "fixer" better than she thought anyone ever could. The story builds toward an exciting conclusion that sets up the overarching storyline of the series. I can't wait for the next in series.