I have a special love for Shelly Laurenston/GA Aiken's special brand of slapstick humor, over-the-top-violence and strong and central female friendships. I have a special place in my heart for her Honey Badger shifters at Bite Me (Pride 9) was the first of her books I read and I adored it. A lot of characters from that books come back in her Honey Badger Chronicles series.
I have reviewed the first two books of the series.
I reviewed the first, Hot and Badgered last year and I reviewed In a Badger Way for Love in Panels this week. In that review I talk about the centrality of sisterhood in the books, the mental health rep that is both serious and fabulous as it is irreverent and ridiculous.
In a Badger Way is more romancey than Hot and Badgered but remains strongly focused on Charlie, Max and Stevie. Their relationships and history remain at the center of the story. Laurenston gives as much focus to Charlie and Max starting therapy and learning let go of some of their overprotective reactions to threats against Stevie as it does to Shen and Stevie’s relationship. Like all Laurenston books, this story is filled with 500% more named and interrelated characters than most other books, and has at least 3 different plotlines going at the same time. There is over-the-top violence, madcap hijinks and crass jokes a plenty.
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