Review: The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston

Cover for The Mane Squeeze by Shelly Laurenston

Title: The Mane Squeeze

Author: Shelly Laurenston

Series: Pride #4

Pages: 430

5 out of 5 stars
5 stars – I loved it!

Lachlan “Lock” MacRyrie is used to people responding to him in two ways: screaming or running away. But Gwen, a tigon, does neither. She is sexy beyond belief and Lock can’t get her out of his head. 

Gwen and Lock are one of my favorite characters from this series. They were adorable and had a very sweet romance. I loved the contrast between shy and quiet Lock, to loud and sassy Gwen. They are complete opposites but they worked wonderfully together. 

This book also starts the transition into sports for the series. Gwen is the daughter of a roller derby queen and is pressured to go back to the sport after a lot of persuasion from her friend Blayne. I really enjoyed the roller derby part of this story because it was very action packed and bloody. As you can imagine, shifters play by a dangerous set of rules. 

I also loved all the side characters in this book, especially two new characters Blayne and Rick. Blayne was a great friend of Gwen’s and is just someone you know you can always count on. Also she is surprisingly resilient. Rick is a Van Holtz but isn’t like the others. I liked him a lot and look forward to learning more about him and his past. 

Overall, this was a wonderful couple with a great story. I really love all the different packs and prides that are in the series and how they are slowly starting to intertwine. 

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Previous books and reviews for the series:

#0.5 Like a Wolf With A Bone
#1 The Mane Event
#2 The Beast In Him
#3 The Mane Attraction

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