Series: Honey Badger Chronicles #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Narrator: Traci Odom
Also in this series: In a Badger Way, Badger to the Bone
Also by this author: Pack Challenge, In a Badger Way, Badger to the Bone
It’s not every day that a beautiful naked woman falls out of the sky and lands face-first on grizzly shifter Berg Dunn’s hotel balcony. Definitely they don’t usually hop up and demand his best gun. Berg gives the lady a grizzly-sized t-shirt and his cell phone, too, just on style points. And then she’s gone, taking his XXXL heart with her. By the time he figures out she’s a honey badger shifter, it’s too late.
Honey badgers are survivors. Brutal, vicious, ill-tempered survivors. Or maybe Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is just pissed that her useless father is trying to get them all killed again, and won’t even tell her how. Protecting her little sisters has always been her job, and she’s not about to let some pesky giant grizzly protection specialist with a network of every shifter in Manhattan get in her way. Wait. He’s trying to help? Why would he want to do that? He’s cute enough that she just might let him tag along—that is, if he can keep up . . .
Hot and Badgered was adorable! I simply loved this story. It was funny, sweet, and zany! I loved the relationship between the sisters. Charlie, Stevie, and Max have the most amazing relationship. They all share a father, but have 3 different mothers. Max is a full honey badger, Charlie is a wolf/honey badger hybrid, and Stevie is a tiger/honey badger hybrid. They love each other more than anything, and their entire lives have been devoted to saving each other from their horrible father’s scams!
Berg and his siblings, Britta and Dag, have a similar sibling relationships (except without the crazy father!). So naturally, Berg falls for Charlie right away. The plot is filled with various dangers, a wedding, crazy family, and bears. Added to the Dunn siblings and the MacKilligan sisters, you have the crazy Smith wolf pack, Dutch, the wolverine, and a neighborhood of hilarious bear shifters!
Hot and Badgered quickly became of my favorite reads of this year. How have I never read anything by Laurenston!? I cannot wait to get more of this series.
Traci Odom narrated the story beautifully! Her accents for the various characters were delightful and I enjoyed her narration immensely!
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: shifters, family drama
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »yes with epilogue « Hide Spoiler