Here Kitty, Kitty by Shelly Laurenston
Series: Magnus Pack #3
Also in this series: Pack Challenge, Go Fetch
Published by Samhain Publishing on July 3, 2007
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Angelina Santiago didn't think her life could get any stranger. Her best friend is a shapeshifter. Her other best friend is in love with one. And people are actively trying to kill her. But she never thought helpful hillbillies would kidnap her, drag her cross country, and dump her at the home of their eldest brother and gorgeous shapeshifter, Nikolai Vorislav, for safe keeping. Nik the Hillbilly Tiger never wanted a woman in his life for more than a night, but he never met anyone like the psychotic hellcat his brothers drop on his doorstep. Now he has every intention of showing his little house pet exactly how strange and sexy life can get.
The last full-length book in the Magnus Pack series is about Angelina. You would think she’s the sanest of the three but that is so not the case. I think she may be worse than the other two. She looks so girly and put together, but she’ll smile as she breaks someone’s face with a toilet lid. (yes, this happens).
She’s the one who tries to keep everyone happy and sane, or at least on an even keel. If that means she has to knock some heads together to do it, that’s okay too. Once you get to know her though, you realize under that perfectly dressed and made up exterior is the soul of a redneck woman. She can cuss like a marine sergeant and fights as dirty as she possibly can, utilizing every tool at her disposal, whether it’s a folding chair or a baseball bat. She’s creative that way. She doesn’t really have a lot of respect for men in general thinking there’s not any worth the effort out there, so why in God’s name would she even want to fall in love.
Nik is just an alpha tiger going through life as happy as can be. He’s rich, he’s hot, and he’s got lots of land with dinner on the hoof just waiting for him to chase it down. Tiger’s don’t settle down with anyone, and procreation seems like more of a transaction than anything else (although they do take care of their children and make sure they know they are loved). Unfortunately, his Dad is a freak who only has eyes for one woman, his mother. There is no way Nik would ever settle for one woman. Ever. Well, until Angelina assaults him.
These two fell into insta-lust the first time they ran into each other in an airport. Then they spent an inordinate amount of time fighting it, which was okay because this book is hilarious and their chemistry was so combustible even their arguing was hot. They were both trying to be in control of feelings that were uncontrollable and this worked for me in all sorts of ways because they weren’t in control at all.
Nik’s family is definitely a freak show worthy of a whole lot of laughs. In fact, I really wish there were books on all of them. With some unexpected lion shifters wanting a truce plus those damned Hyenas causing issues this book kept me on my toes. The icing on the cake was it was scorching hot. There were times I swear I saw smoke wafting out of my iPad’s ports.
I hated saying goodbye to Here Kitty, Kitty because it’s hilarious, but SL did give it an epilogue worthy of the series greatness. It’s good that her Pride series is set in this world because every time the Magnus pack is mentioned I find myself fangirling and doing little twirls.
Here Kitty, Kitty was a laugh-filled, action-packed treasure of a book… plus it was hotter than hell. I loved every word of it.
Rating: 5 Girly and Mean Stars.
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