Book Review: Shelly Laurenston’s The Mane Attraction

Posted July 3, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Book Review: Shelly Laurenston’s The Mane Attraction

The Mane Attraction


Shelly Laurenston

erotica, paranormal romance in Paperback edition that was published by Brava on November 1, 2008 and has 320 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Mane Event, The Mane Event, The Mane Squeeze, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Here Kitty, Kitty!, Hunting Season, Pack Challenge, Go Fetch!, When He Was Bad, Everlasting Bad BoysS, Bear Meets Girl, Howl for It, Wolf with Benefits, The Unleashing, The Undoing, The Unyielding

Third in the Pride paranormal romance series usually based in New York City. In this particular erotic installment, the action centers in Sissy Mae and Bobby Ray’s hometown in Tennessee.

My Take

This was the most fun of the series yet! Laurenston creates such unique characters, and the interaction between Sissy Mae and Mitch is too funny. Sissy Mae is such a hard ass with no respect for men except for what she can get from them in bed…and she ain’t usually impressed… Then Mitch comes along with his lion attitude — absolutely lovely, Ms. Laurenston! I do adore how Laurenston depicts Mitchell’s spoiled-ass, take-care-of-absolutely-everything-for-me lion ‘tude while making me crack up. A guy like him would never work for me in real life…but I sure do enjoy his sense of humor, his sex-obsessed compulsions, and his sense of entitlement in Mane Attraction.

Naturally, I adore Sissy Mae as well. Hey, she adores fast cars. And she can drive ’em as well as rebuild ’em. Then there’s her alpha-bitch response to trouble. Oh yeah, she’s a friend I want next to me in a dark alley.

Mitch and Sissy Mae are so made for each other with their compulsive, practical joker-need to knock every societal expectation on its head. I look forward to future stories with these two!

The Story

Mitch is set to testify in a mob-type murder, and the accused is not about to let that happen. When Mitch is shot three times in what the Pride thought was a safe place, Sissy Mae lights out of New York City with the wounded lion shapeshifter and takes him back home to Tennessee. As a wolf shifter stronghold, everyone believes it’s the safest place for Mitch to heal.

Unfortunately, the NYC wolves are the only ones who see Mitch as a friend first and a lion shifter second. With Sissy Mae’s parents off on a cruise after Bobby Ray and Jessie Ann’s wedding, Smithtown and her other brothers are intent on getting rid of both of ’em.

The Cover and Title

The cover…yeah, I can see the cover model as Mitch with that devilish look of “who can I ‘get’ next???”

As for the title, it’s is absolutely perfect as Mitch “knows” he is the Mane Attraction.