Title: The Beast In Him
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Series: Pride #2
When Bobby Ray Smith takes a security job for a computer geek party he doesn’t expect to find his childhood friend, Jessica Ward. She is no longer a gangly girl that frequently hid from the Smith she wolves. She is now a beautiful, confident and extremely sexy woman, and Smitty doesn’t want to let her go.
Smitty and Jessica’s story was just as good as I remembered. Jessica has had a crush on Smitty since she was a teenager but nothing ever came of it. Now he is back in her life and clearly wants her but Jessica makes him fight for her. She doesn’t want a gentle relationship, she wants everything a Smith male is known for. I really liked Jessica. She was smart, confident, sassy, and was very determined. I loved her dedication to keeping Smitty at arms length if he wouldn’t give her everything.
Smitty was quite hilarious. He was smarter than some Smiths but he isn’t on the genius level as Jessica. I loved that he didn’t get a lot of her references but just laughed it off. I liked that he was a pretty chill wolf, even if he was the alpha. I also enjoyed learning more about his pack and family.
As with all the books in this series, I really enjoyed the side characters. They are all well developed, supportive, and of course, hilarious. Also, I love the wild dog energy. I wish it could be bottled because I could totally use some of that energy. Overall, this was a great sequel to the first book and I can’t wait to reread the rest of the series.
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