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The Mane Event (Pride, #1)

The Mane Event (Pride, #1) - Shelly Laurenston This is a two parter... Christmas Pride follows the reunion of two childhood sweethearts, a rich lion shifter Mace who just finished a 14 year stint as a navy seal and Dez a NYC detective. Mace returns to NYC right after a male lion was killed and reconnects with Dez as she is investigating the murder and trying to figure if she can pin it on his sister Missy who she still dislikes after 20 years. What's amazing to her is that the scrawny little 14 yr old boy has turned into 6'4" of hawt hunky muscle and seems to have his sights set on her, unaware that she is the reason he has come back to NYC. Her attempts to avoid him doesn't work for long and the steam factor is pretty high as he claims her, double D's and all.

Shaw's Tail begins towards the end of the previous story with Brendon Shaw one of Missy Llewellyn's Pride breeding male lions getting the rap beat out of him in the hyena tunnels while looking for his missing little brother Mitch. Dez is there and helps rescue him along with Smitty's wolf pack. When his own pride doesn't seem interested in nursing him back to health, Sissy Mae has Ronnie Lee watch over him during the Christmas break which begins the whole inappropriate attraction of a male lion and a she-wolf who he has to convince that he is her mate. This includes a lot of pack and pride mingling, family drama and squabbles, Hawt shifters and lots of steamy fluff in between.

The second was more 3 1/2 stars for me but these are perfect shifter fluff reads that break up my darker UF and PNR reading. They are fun and have the elements of shifter politics, a sexy alpha shifter set on some wild and crazy gal that just wants some fun and he is going to make her his mate.