Friday, October 29

Audiobook Review: Hot and Badgered by Shelly Laurenston

Author: Shelly Laurenston
Narrator: Traci Odom
Title: Hot and Badgered
(Honey Badger Chronicles #1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, UF, fantasy, Humor
Format: Audiobook
Published:  March 27th 2018
Where I got It: Borrowed from library

It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she’s a honey badger shifter, it’s too late.
Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won’t even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she’s not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He’s trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He’s cute enough that she just might let him tag along—that is, if he can keep up . . .

Seen a few good reviews and this popped up as a recommendation at my library so why not!!

We follow Berg Dunn and Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan. Charlie is half honey badger and they are known for being brutal, vicious, and ill-tempered. This is true, but Charlie is also mad at her useless father who is trying to get her and all her sisters killed....again. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job. When she comes across Berg and nearly gets him hurt or worse....he offers to help them since he is a protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan.

This was funny. The sisters are a HOT mess for sure. They are the definition of hot mess. They bring chaos with them no matter where they go. Their father is a scoundrel. Poor things. I want them to find happiness and someone to take out that father of theirs. 

Berg was a big-hearted soul. Loved him. 

This was cheesy and ridiculous in some parts, but I liked it. You WON'T be bored. There isn't a calm moment. Which....I do wish we had a couple. 

I did not see the spark between Berg and Charlie. I feel like we needed more solo time between the two. They were always up to something or someone was in the room (ie her sisters). I think that was my only big issue. I didn't see or feel the love/chemistry. Maybe more in the next?

The narrator worked well. I liked it. The voices fit. 

In the end, I enjoyed this. I was laughing and caught up in all the action. There wasn't a dull moment. I do wish Charlie and her boo bear had more time together....alone. I just didn't buy their love/lust. I'll give this 3 stars. 


- #72 for Audiobook challenge


Blodeuedd said...

I liked it cos it was iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinsane

Carole Rae said...

Very insane!!