Wolf With Benefits (Pride #8) by Shelly Laurenston
Review Source: NetGalley
Release Date: March 26, 2013
My Rating: 5 ★★★★★
Ricky Lee has no plans of getting serious about anyone, but he will protect Toni Jean-Louis Parker. Not just because he’s been hired to do so, but because it’s the right thing to do. And if that means traveling around the country with one complicated She-jackal, dealing with chocolate-eating wild dogs, instigating trouble between his brothers, and having the most amazing sex he’s ever had…well, who said his job didn’t have perks?
Toni doesn’t know how she keeps getting herself into these situations. But even she has to admit there’s something about Ricky Lee Reed that she finds kind of interesting…and downright sexy. Now they just have to survive long enough to figure out if what they have is worth fighting for…
I never thought it’d be so hard to write a review of a book I loved. There is so much going on in this one and it is very funny. I liked all the characters and loved Ricky Lee and Toni. Toni’s family is absolutely, insanely chaotic and hilarious. I was hooked from the first page and stayed up way too late reading it.
Toni is the “average” one in a family filled with protégés. She keeps her 10 siblings and parents organized, calm, from killing each other and out of jail. With genius family members ranging in age from 3yr. old twins to adults it’s a full time, stress induced job and Toni does it very well. The problem for her siblings comes when she gets a job and starts to live her own life. I loved her dad and how supportive he was. Then she meets Ricky Lee, yep and he’s a country boy living in NYC. Toni finds herself in Ricky’s company a lot, even on a business trip where things get HOT. Of course she fights/struggles with her attraction to him and the feelings of letting her family down by not being there for them. I could feel her confusion at times and yearning to have a life of her own.
Ricky Lee Reed is just awesome in my opinion. He’s sexy, laid back, and goes after what he wants. I love his attitude that if you’re patient the entertainment will come to you and it sure does after he meets Toni and her crew.
I could go on and on about this book, but then you wouldn’t need to read it. I highly recommend this to fans of PNR, especially if you like to laugh along with your romance, action and mystery.