Title: Hot and Badgered
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Series: Honey Badger Chronicles #1
Charlie Taylor-MacKilligan is used to her life being chaotic but when she and her sisters keep getting attacked she knows her father is most likely involved. Now she is renting a house in a bear neighborhood in the hopes it will keep her sister safe, it helps that her neighbor is kind of cute too.
I adored Charlie and Berg. Berg is such an adorably awkward bear and I loved him so much for it. Charlie is the organized and protective sister of the group. She has spent her life taking care of Stevie and keeping Max out of jail. She may not be able to shift fully but she can still protect her sisters. Charlie was a smart, sassy, and a little bit crazy heroine and I loved everything about her. Their relationship was slow building, at least for this series, and I think it worked perfectly for these two.
One of my favorite things about this book though was the family bond that the MacKilligan sisters and the Dunn siblings have. They protect each other and know they can rely on one another. Berg was the perfect partner for Charlie because he understood her bond with her sisters and her determination to keep them safe. Also Berg’s sister Britta was a great side character and I kind of want to read her book. We also get a glimpse of some of the previous couples from the Pride series which was fun because a lot of them have started families at this point but they are still just as crazy as you expected them to be.
As always with a Laurenston story, I really enjoyed the ridiculous antics and craziness of her characters. She creates great stories and characters that are perfect for when you need to laugh or smile at a crazy story. Overall, this was a great start to a new series and I can’t wait to read the other sisters books.