This get series(ous) is entirely someone else’s fault. I won’t name names or point fingers, but I will give clues.
Who should read this series?
Today’s Get Series(ous). is for readers who want to fall over laughing in public places. This reader loves PNR, but he or she is freaking tired of the “fated mate” bullshit. No one smells someone once and immediately decides they must do the deed and be bonded forever, and that’s perfectly ok because, fate, right? Not dubious consent at all!!
No, this person wants the build. Two people meet, they may or may not like each other at first, they fight it, there’s a tug-and-pull, the inevitable tug-and-rub, and then a tugging at the strings of the heart.
This person probably likes Anchorman and Drunk History.
When asked “Team Jacob or Team Edward?” he or she responds: “fuck them, I’m Team Scott Howard.”
They have gone to more than one karaoke bar, and know all the words to either:
They like romance and the, you know,
But they’re in it for the story.
He or she prefers the tenth and eleventh Doctors to the ninth or twelfth. (sidenote: why is “twelfth” so fucking impossible to spell? I feel as though, phonetically, it’s “twelth.”)
He or she probably likes to bake, and probably use a lot of butter or vegan buttery substitute.
So, what’s the series?
The Pride series by Shelly Laurenston!
From the first book:
How come all the good-looking ones are insane?
That’s what runs through NYPD cop Desiree “Dez” MacDermot’s mind the minute she hooks up again with her childhood buddy, Mace Llewellyn. It isn’t just the way he stares at her with those too-sexy gold eyes―as if he could devour her on the spot. Or the six-four, built-like-a-Navy Seal bod-o-death. It isn’t even that he sniffs her neck and purrs, making her entire body tingle. It’s more about that disconcerting, shifting-from-man-to-lion thing that unhinges her…and makes her want more.
Mace likes making Dez crazy. In fact, he likes her any way he can get her―in bed, on the desk, here, now, again. Together, they’d always been trouble, but Dez has no idea just how good trouble can feel…
Brendon Shaw, hotel owner and lion shifter, has seen better days. He’s been beaten, had a gun to the back of his head, and had to be rescued by a Pack of shape-shifting wolves. He didn’t think he’d survive the night, much less find the woman of his dreams. And he never thought the woman of his dreams would have a Tennessee accent and wear cowboy boots. Once he sets his sights on her, the predator in him is ready to pounce and never let go.
Ronnie Lee Reed is ready to change her life, and New York City is the place where any girl―even one who runs with a Pack―can redefine herself. First order of business: find a mate, settle down, and stop using men for sex. Even big, gorgeous, lion-shifting, oh-my-what-big-um-paws-you-have men. Then again…
Why I love it:
Honestly? It makes me laugh. Every page makes me laugh. The characters are warm and hilarious, and over the top in their antics. Imagine a bunch of actors or comediennes hang out all of the time, and they may or may not sometimes become wolves, polar bears, or polarcats. Resembling the saber tooths of yore.
The entire ensemble makes me smile.
This is a series of books to read to really escape. Leave your shit at the door, and fall into their packs.
They’re campy and wonderful, and exactly what The Doctor ordered. Maybe she could write a royal spin-off series?
The characters genuinely seem to love one another, and it makes the reader love them as well. Shelly Laurenston’s characters are some of the funniest and big-hearted characters in PNR. Readers become attached to their antics and their dialogue from page one of book one, and are well attached even nine books later.
Four Star Series.
The Recipe Inspired by the Series?
It was a no-brainer. In the installment The Mane Squeeze, the grizzly-shifter, Lachlan, is obsessed with honey buns. I am also. But some vegans don’t eat honey, and it can be $$$ to use in large quantities. But DATES? They’re very much LIKE honey, and a bag of dried dates is around $2.50. Less if you buy in bulk.
Also, this recipe is THE EASIEST RECIPE EVER. It requires no more skill than opening a tube and turning on a food processor. It’s that easy. Did you know Pillsbury Grands Crescent Rolls are vegan? They are. There are FIVE ingredients in this recipe. FIVE.
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EASY Vegan Honey Buns
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Keywords: bake breakfast bread dessert side snack vegan kosher nut-free
Ingredients (8 rolls)
- 1 tube Pillsbury Grands Crescent Rolls
- 8 oz dried, pitted dates
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp vegan buttery spread, soft
preheat oven to 375F
roll out the crescent rolls on a floured surface
pinch together triangles so that you have ONE big rectangle
spread 1/2 cup of butter evenly over the surface
for the filling
heat milk until just under scalding
place dates in blender or food processor (pro is easier)
add milk and cinnamon
blend or process until smooth
spread over croissant dough
cut in half, half, and half again, 8 pieces
place in greased, small pie tin
bake for 15 minutes
top with tin foil
bake 5 more minutes
remove and spread 2 tbsp more buttery spread on top of buns