Growing up on the tough Philly streets, Gwen O'Neill has learned how to fend for herself. But what is she supposed to do with a nice, suburban Jersey boy in the form of a massive Grizzly shifter? Especially one with a rather unhealthy fetish for honey, moose, and…uh…well, her. Yet despite his menacing ursine growl and four-inch claws, Gwen finds Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie cute and really sweet. He actually watches out for her, protects her, and unlike the rest of her out-of-control family manages not to morbidly embarrass her. Too bad cats don't believe in forever.
At nearly seven feet tall, Lock is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming and running away. Gwen-half lioness, half tigress, all kick-ass-does neither. She's sexy beyond belief and smart as hell, but she's a born protector. Watching out for the family and friends closest to her but missing the fact that she's being stalked by a murderous enemy who doesn't like hybrids…and absolutely hates Gwen. Lock probably shouldn't get involved, but he will. Why? Because this is Gwen-and no matter what the hissing, roaring, drape destroying feline says about not being ready to settle down, Lock knows he can't simply walk away. Not when she's come to mean absolutely everything to him.
The Mane Squeeze is book 4 in The Pride series and features Gwen O'Neill and Lachlan "Lock" MacRyrie (of the Clan MacRyrie). Gwen, while falling for one of the sweetest honey loving bears she's ever met, must deal with an array of family and social issues. Everything from an old family feud, over protective half brothers of half brothers, karaoke loving wild dogs, a psychopathic "sister-in-law", a death defying roller derby to hybrid haters out to kill her. Toss in a couple of slap fights, a few viscousmauling's and you've got one of the most entertaining and hilarious books you could hope for.
Shelly Laurenston has created some of the funniest characters I have ever read. All of her books are LAUGH OUT LOUD funny with good dose of HOT and SEXY.