Review // Breaking Badger by Shelly Laurenston

July 26, 2021

Breaking Badger by Shelly Laurenston

The big tiger shifted back to his human form and Finn Malone stood naked in front of her with all those amazing muscles, covered in the blood of her enemy. And for a Viking female absolutely nothing could be sexier.

Breaking Badger by Shelly Laurenston

Breaking Badger by Shelly Laurenston

Honey Badger Chronicles #4
Release - August 31, 2021
Genre - Paranormal Romance
Multiple POV - 3rd person
Heat Level - 4 out of 5 / one scene
Format/Source - eARC provided by the publisher
Page Count - 368
Publisher - Kensington Books

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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 utterly irresistible kitty-cat...

This book was... wildly entertaining!

I know this story is supposed to be about a honey badger named Mads and a fierce tiger named Finn, but... it was about so much more than them! This book had so many people popping in and out, so many perspectives trying to push themselves out there and make themselves heard, so many action scenes that highlighted the madness of everyone that it was hard to ignore everyone else.

At its core, Breaking Badger was about Finn and his brothers wanting to get to the bottom of who murdered their father and looking to the honey badgers for help. However, those badgers don't like to help anyone else but each other. Then there's Mads, who has been terrorized by her family her whole life and we're all wondering when this girl will finally stand up for herself.

I had a whole lot of love for the absolute absurdity that happened in this story. From the crazy and intense action scenes, the hilarity of the banter, the camaraderie between all of the characters, and the slow burn of the romance, I was hooked! The mystery of how the father of the Black Malones is still unsolved and I'm looking forward to seeing what these people do to find their answers.

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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  1. I just don't think I could take this one seriously. A honey badger? And a tiger? That made me laugh!

    1. I'm glad you found it entertaining, though!

    2. Well yeah, biologically it's wacky, but a lot of fun! Thanks Deanna!! xo


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