Review: Wolf with Benefits by Shelly Laurenston

Posted June 29, 2015 by Marsha in This one's a Keeper / 0 Comments

Wolf with BenefitsTitle:  Wolf With Benefits
Series:  The Pride #8
Author:  Shelly Laurenston
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published: Original March 26, 2013, Mass Market June 30, 2015
Publisher:  Kensington Books
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  NetGalley
Cover Description:

There’s nothing like a good-ol’-boy wolf. And ace security expert Ricky Lee Reed serves, protects and seduces with all the right moves…

Sure, Toni Jean-Louis Parker has to be the responsible oldest sister to a crazy-brilliant clan of jackal siblings. But now she’s cutting loose for some hot, sweaty, no-commitments fun—and the sexy, slow-talking, swift-moving predator assigned to keep her family safe is just the right thing to shapeshift her love life into overdrive. Trouble is, he’s starting to get all obsessive wolf on her every time he looks in her direction…

Getting serious about anyone isn’t in Ricky Lee Reed’s plans. Hell, even now he doesn’t really have a plan—outside of catching whoever is threatening this dangerously brilliant family. But the more he sees of Toni, the more he’s howling for her. And whatever it takes to convince her that what they have is everything, well, this wily wolf is down for the sizzling chase.

Read on for my thoughts on Wolf With Benefits.  No true spoilers, promise.

Wolf with Benefits has got to be the best laugh out loud, snort-worthy, giggle-fest paranormal romance I have read in ages.  The characters and their antics just take over this novel and you will enjoy every moment of that non-hostile takeover.  Oh come on – who doesn’t enjoy a laugh worthy story in today’s world?

Toni’s family is just… amazing.  Since she is apparently the only non-progeny amongst her siblings she has taken on the role of trying – and I do mean trying – to keep this family of jackal shifters and their extended family and friends in line.  The results are hilarious and heartwarming.

The romance with Ricky Lee is fun and steamy, but for me this time the romance wasn’t the major pull in this novel – waiting for the next outrageous antics of one of the brilliant siblings was what made this a top contender for humourous novel of the year for me.

If you love paranormal romances, especially shifters – if you can see yourself laughing out loud while reading on the subway without major embarrassment – if you can simply fall into a story and enjoy the craziness of family, then you are going to simply love Wolf with Benefits.

Go on, indulge yourself in a feel good, fun novel.  Pick up this one and simply enjoy yourself.  Available also in mass market format as of June 30, 2015.

*I received an e-ARC of Wolf with Benefits from the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. That does not change what I think of this novel.*

*Any review is just one person’s opinion. You might feel the same or totally different. The only way to know for certain is for you to read it. This was my opinion of this particular book.*

Wolf with Benefits is available for the Kindle and in Mass Market Paperback and other editions


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