The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston

October 22, 2020

The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston
“So, hoss. Have you actually told her you’re in love with her?”

“She won’t let me. When I tried, she threw me down a flight of stairs.”

“And you’re not concerned about that?”

“There weren’t that many steps.”
- Smitty & Mace

The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston

The Mane Event by Shelly Laurenston

Standalone: Pride #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
POV: Dual 3rd person for both books
Heat: 4
Format/Source: ebook purchase from Amazon
Length: 320 pages

Mace Llewellyn. Brendon Shaw. Two tall, gorgeous, sexy alpha heroes who are 100% male―with a little something extra. Lion-shifters, to be exact, who can unleash every woman's animal side and still look good―make that spectacular―in a suit... and even better out of it...

NYPD cop Desiree "Dez" MacDermot knows she's changed a lot since she palled around with her childhood buddy, Mace. But it's fair to say that Mace has changed even more. It isn't just those too-sexy gold eyes, or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal body. It's something in the way he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle...

Meanwhile, for Tennessean Ronnie Lee Reed, New York City is the place where any girl―even one who runs with a Pack―can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion shifter men like Brendon Shaw. But she needn't worry, because now that Brendon's set his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go...
The first novella was about Mace and Dez and while I adored Mace... like seriously loved this dude... I didn't love Dez.

Christmas Pride was a hilarious story about two people who crushed hard on each other when they were kids, went off to live their lives, and reconnected 20 years later. When they meet again, no one could deny the sparks that flew, but Dez was desperate to try. She wasn't willing to feel anything and hurt Mace in many ways, but he was a determined male. He knew he wanted to spend the rest of his days with her and that he just needed her to stop standing in their way. Their story was hot and hostile and I enjoyed it tremendously.

Shaw's Tail was also funny (probably more amusing than the first) and it was about Brendon Shaw and Ronnie Lee Reed. He's a lion shifter, she's a wolf shifter, and they should never happen. But they happen anyway and it was HOT!! Shaw was critically injured in the last book by some rogue lions and Ronnie was tasked with seeing him through his fever (those scenes had me rolling). He was attracted to her, she to him, and when he was healed, nothing and no one was going to stop him from finding and being with her.

I've read books under this author's pseudonym, G.A. Aiken, and loved everything I touched. After reading this, I'm a huge fan of both names and have added her to my must-read list. I'm definitely going to be making my way through her backlist!
Originally from Long Island, New York, Shelly Laurenston has resigned herself to West Coast living which involves healthy food, mostly sunny days, and lots of guys not wearing shirts when they really should be. Shelly Laurenston is also The New York Times Bestselling author G.A. Aiken, creator of the Dragon Kin series. For more info on G.A. Aiken's dangerously and arrogantly sexy dragons, check out her website at

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