Bear Meets Girl (Pride #7) – Shelly Laurenston

Book Details

Title: Bear Meets Girl

Series: Pride Series # 7

Author: Shelly Laurenston

Publisher: Brava

Published Date: 21 March 2012

ISBN-13: 978-0758265203



Lou Crushek is a reasonable, mellow, easygoing kind of guy—especially for a shapeshifting bear. But once someone starts killing the scumbags he works so hard to bust, that really gets under his fur. Especially when that someone is a curvy she — tiger who’s bringing his passion out of hibernation…

Marcella Malone is a member of an elite feline protection unit, and Crush is proving one major pain in her gorgeous tail. The only reason she’s joined forces with him is to track down the wealthy human who’s got her entire species in his ruthless sights. But there’s no denying that beneath that big, burly exterior is a man who knows how to rub her in all the right ways…



Take one “by-the-book” cop, add one shit-stirring hockey player and combine with shifter politics for a rip-roaring time.

Lou “Crush” Crushek is a polar who hates change and loves peace and quiet.  Marcella “Bare Knuckles” Malone is a tiger who loves to mess with people, is passionately loud and can take down a target from a thousand yards. You wouldn’t expect them to make much of a team but for some reason, it just works.

Crush is a huge Carnivores fan, the shifter ice hockey team for New York, that Cella just happens to play for. Some of my favourite scenes are as Crush meets his heroes, past and present, and has to hold himself from fan-girling out.  It made the character endearing and life-like.  Lord knows, if I ever met some of my favourite authors, I’d have to be scraped of the floor.

Bear Meets Girl is Book 7 in the Pride Stories series. Like all of Laurenston’s novels, the characters are complex and lovable, the dialogue fast paced and quick-witted. I often found myself laughing out load while reading this book.

Laurenston’s series are some of my favourites.  I love the way she brings back characters from former books and there is a real complex network of friendships and grudges that flows through the series.

I really enjoyed Bear Meet Girl, and I’m sure to re-read it a least a hundred or two thousand more times.

Learn more about Shelly Laurenston’s books here.


Favourite Quotes:

He leaned in closer, and still in a whisper, “Because that’s Nice Guy Malone.” “I know,” she again whispered back. ” I recognise him from all my birthday parties and when I find him inappropriately fondling my mother.”

“I think you need to go,” MacDermot said again to the grizzlies. “Or What?” She shrugged.  “I’ll let a naked girl beat you again.  Because that was funny.”

“They’re not tusks,” Blayne yelled while slowly dragging herself to her feet. ” They’re fangs. Like the mighty saber-toothed cat of yore.” Marly scratched her head. “Yore?”

“What the hell are you doing?” Hey. She knew that voice. “Daddy?” Big hands reached down and picked her off the floor. “Now you’re freaking me out.”

“Oooh.” She stepped closer to him. “I like it when you;re all demanding and bossy. Maybe you can handcuff me later.” “You Ladies all say that, but then when I go for it – you all panic.”

The kissed and clung to each other in Van Holtz’s living room until they both realized that they were no longer alone.  Pulling away, the looked over at the archway. Smith and MacDermot stood there, both eating bacon, both watching them. It was the bacon that, for some reason, made it all… weird.

I was gone fifteen minutes and there’s now a hostage situation?” Meghan patted his shoulder. “Welcome to my world, Detective Crushek.”


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