Beast Behaving Badly by Shelly Laurenston
Ten years after Blayne Thorpe first encountered Bo Novikov, she still can't get the smoothtalking shifter out of her head. Now he's shadowing her in New York - all seven-plus feet of him - determined to protect her from stalkers who want to use her in shifter dogfights. Even if he has to drag her off to an isolated Maine town where the only neighbours are other bears almost as crazy as he is. Let sleeping dogs lie. Bo knows it's good advice, but he can't leave Blayne be. She may insist Bo's nothing but a pain in her delectable behind, but polar bears have patience in spades. Soon she'll realize how good they can be together. And when she does, animal instinct tells him it'll be worth the wait.
Bo Novikov is a Bear-Cat hybrid shifter and Intimidating hockey player. Blayne Thorpe is a Wolf-Dog hybrid shifter and a plumber who is on a roller derby team.
Blayne first see's Bo ten years earlier while he was playing a game and she bolted after she see's him staring at her. She runs away only to turn around and find him right behind her, so what does she do....she screams and run away.
Now she's at one of his games again, she doesn't think he'll remember her...but he does. Oh boy does he. Blayne is conviced Bo is a serial killer and she slowly makes her getaway when he stops and stares at her again. She see's he has his sites set on her so she makes another getaway, or so she thinks.
He's not about to let her get away this time and when she locks herself in the bathroom he tears the door of its hinges. Blayne confronts him, even asking him if he's going to kill her. He is so surprised by her intimidation and fear because most women throw themselves at him, he finally convices her he's not a serial killer, but when he asks her out for coffee, she flat out refuses and he doesn't know what to make of her.
They are complete opposites, he's got this hang up with schedules, being on time and wanting everyone else to be on time and he's introverted.
While she is what her father calls, weird. Blayne is funny, flirty, makes friends with everyone but has a side to her that most people don't see and really surprised me.
This book was so hilariously funny and romantic with a bit of slice em up action thrown in for good measure. There's a kidnapping, a roll over accident, tearing body parts limb from limb, as well as a hockey and roller derby game.
I laughed so many times while reading this book because blayne is so funny, her personality is just great..I loved her and so does just about everyone she comes in contact with.
This is the first book in this series that I have read and after reading it I found out it's actually the fifth book in the series. While I usually like to start at the beginning, I don't think it will matter to me this time because I liked this book so much. I will go back and read this series from the beginning now though.