It’s instinct that drives Finn Malone to rescue a bunch of hard battling honey badgers. The Siberian tiger shifter just can’t bear to see his fellow shifters harmed. But no way can Finn have a houseful of honey badgers when he also has two brothers with no patience. Things just go from bad to worse when the badgers rudely ejected from his home turn out to be the only ones who can help him solve a family tragedy. He’s just not sure he can even get back into the badgers’ good graces. Since badgers lack graces of any kind . . .
Mads knows her teammates aren’t about to forgive the cats that were so rude to them, but moody Finn isn’t so bad. And he’s cute! The badger part of her understands Finn’s burning need to avenge his father’s death—after all, vengeance is her favorite pastime. So Mads sets about helping Finn settle his family’s score, which has its perks since she gets to avoid her own family drama. Besides, fighting side by side with Finn is her kind of fun—especially when she can get in a hot and heavy snuggle with her very own growling, eye-rolling, and an utterly irresistible kitty-cat . . .
Titles in The Honey Badger Chronicles include – Hot and Badgered – In A Badger Way – Badger to the Bone – Breaking Badger –
**There are connections to the Pride series woven throughout The Honey Badger Chronicles series. While I, personally, would recommend reading that series as well, it is a 9 book series and not everyone can do that – I get it, I really do. Still, if you’re interested in going all the way back to a connecting series here are the titles.**
Titles in the Pride series include – Howl for It (#0.5) – The Mane Event – The Beast in Him – The Mane Attraction – The Mane Squeeze – Beast Behaving Badly – Big Bad Beast – Bear Meets Girl – Wolf with Benefits
Title: Breaking Badger
Series: The Honey Badger Chronicles #4
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: August 31, 2021
Publisher: Kensington Books
My Rating: 4.5 stars
Breaking Badger is the fourth title in The Honey Badger Chronicles series – and it is an amazing mishmash of comedy, romance, revenge, vengeance, family issues, deep friendships, and finding that perfect person for you… even if they are a bit, well, unique in their own right.
I don’t even know how to explain Mads and Finn to you, especially if this is your first experience with this series. I adored them, I loved the fast-paced feel of their story with so many other characters showing up and putting in their two cents worth (wanted or not). If you love a good Shifter Romance, if chaos reigns freely in your own life, or if you simply like the unique and unusual… then Breaking Badger is perfect for you.
Finn and his brothers are looking for their father’s murderer. Unfortunately for them, their best bet for gaining information has just been kicked out of their house after Finn helped Mads. You do not just brush off a honey badger and get away with it… have you met honey badgers? Honey badgers know how to hold a grudge better than any other creature on earth, humans included! So now Finn and Mads are working together with a lot of help (?) from just about everyone else… and sometimes that so-called help leads right into a dangerous situation.
I know not everyone is going to love this kind of chaos, multi-character, not too much romance style of Paranormal Romance. Yet, if you haven’t discovered the madness of this series, the quirkiness of this author’s characters (always), or the pure fun of this world of black ops/basketball, murder, mates being found, revenge handed out, or holding that grudge for years then I hope you’ll give Breaking Badger a try. I’d suggest starting at the beginning of the series for all the backstory and such, but that’s not always possible. I had fun here, and if you give it a try you just might discover that you, too, belong in this madcap world of angry honey badgers, revenge-seeking tigers, and the adventures they’ll get into before that happy ending happens.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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