In a Badger way was better than the first book I laughed so hard at this book that a few times I had tears running down my face I loved the hero Shen He was sexy, and laid back and of course a cute panda Stevie the heroine was my favorite of the sisters She is just so odd and funny The plot was better this time The book flowed better than the first one I had a lot of fun reading this book I can t wait for Max s book. This book belongs to one of the most craziest and funniest shifter series ever A roller coaster ride of epic and hilarious proportions Unfortunately I would not recommend reading In a Badger Way as a standalone In fact this series includes so many cast members from the Pride Series that prior knowledge of this series is needed for an enjoyable experience So please, just jump onto the Shelly Laurenston bandwagon and enjoy the ride from the beginning.As always, it took me a little to get in This book belongs to one of the most craziest and funniest shifter series ever A roller coaster ride of epic and hilarious proportions Unfortunately I would not recommend reading In a Badger Way as a standalone In fact this series includes so many cast members from the Pride Series that prior knowledge of this series is needed for an enjoyable experience So please, just jump onto the Shelly Laurenston bandwagon and enjoy the ride from the beginning.As always, it took me a little to get into a new Shelly Laurenston book The rather large amount of cast members always overwhelms me a bit until I m comfortably settled into the Pride world and remembering all my favorite couples, and their quintessential quirkinesses Also, just to put it out there the author writes the most diverse cast you could imagine Further, I would love for an artist to put them all on paper I m a huge fan of bookish fanart and seeing these characters brought to paper would be amazing.Of course as soon as I got over the first 20% hump I was hooked, and didn t want to put the book down again.For one thing the author has a very engaging way of pulling the reader into her shifter world Everything from OTT characters, outrages situations, hilarious and laugh out loud moments it all made this book an excellent and entertaining read.Moreover nothing in this book can be described as predictable.The women in these Honey Badger Chronicles are fearless, bold and spunky The situations they get into are especially entertaining In fact they are beyond anything you could imagine because nothing has ever been written quite like this series It s quite the adventure and pretty addicting.So, if you are in the market for something outrageously funny, different and unique you better grab the first book, The Mane Event and prepare to be dazzled I ve had the pleasure of enjoying this author s work for years now, and although it seems her books becomebold and daring with each release I can t imagine a life without her stories.ARC generously provided in exchange for an honest review If you want to chat with me about books, find me on Instagram Forof my reviews My Blog Book Twins Reviews Facebook Blog Page Twitter Subscribe to Blog 3.25 starsMeh, maybe it was a good thing I got rejected for this I didn t feel any chemistry or attraction between Stevie and Shen For a Shelly Laurenston book this was downright slow Too many guest appearances from her Pride series and too many POVs I love her writing and her chaotic characters but this one just didn t do it for me And I m incredibly bummed out it didn t 17 2 19Got rejected by Netgalley for this, though I don t know why since I was approved and reviewed some of her oth 3.25 starsMeh, maybe it was a good thing I got rejected for this I didn t feel any chemistry or attraction between Stevie and Shen For a Shelly Laurenston book this was downright slow Too many guest appearances from her Pride series and too many POVs I love her writing and her chaotic characters but this one just didn t do it for me And I m incredibly bummed out it didn t 17 2 19Got rejected by Netgalley for this, though I don t know why since I was approved and reviewed some of her other books I ve been patiently waiting for this book ever since I read the first in the series Charlie, Max and Stevie are some of the craziest and badass heroines I ve read I get such a kick out of women who grown men fear I would suggest reading Hot and Badgered first There are many side characters in this series with the main focus on the three sisters This one featuresof Stevie but where Stevie goes, so does Charlie and Max This was very entertaining with some pretty outrageous scenarios I I ve been patiently waiting for this book ever since I read the first in the series Charlie, Max and Stevie are some of the craziest and badass heroines I ve read I get such a kick out of women who grown men fear I would suggest reading Hot and Badgered first There are many side characters in this series with the main focus on the three sisters This one featuresof Stevie but where Stevie goes, so does Charlie and Max This was very entertaining with some pretty outrageous scenarios I can t tell you how much I laughed out loud reading this There is also a lot of violence I feel that s to be expected with as many shifter breeds that are featured, but this is a step above These women will do anything to keep each other safe and they arethan capable.The romance aspect is on the slower side but it just as entertaining Stevie has decided that she and Shen are dating and he doesn t really have a say in it They are a perfect match Stevie is neurotic and Shen is as calm as can be I loved the glimpse we got of Charlie, Max and Stevie as they were young girls It explains so much as to why they have grown up to be the way they are I m really looking forward to Max s story next Four and a halfHaving read the snippet that was previously made available I m very happy to have finally received the full length version of this book I have to start this review by saying the joy of reading about these slightly mad honey bangers cannot be overstated I absolutely loved the first book when Charlie the eldest sister ended up living in a neighbourhood full of bears Now the author is allowing Max and Stevie to come forward and she s starting with little, quirky, high functioning Four and a halfHaving read the snippet that was previously made available I m very happy to have finally received the full length version of this book I have to start this review by saying the joy of reading about these slightly mad honey bangers cannot be overstated I absolutely loved the first book when Charlie the eldest sister ended up living in a neighbourhood full of bears Now the author is allowing Max and Stevie to come forward and she s starting with little, quirky, high functioning Stevie and Shen the adorable panda is about to have his hands full Stevie has issues and no mistake but the ever calm Shen whilst beingthan a little perplexed by her antics just keeps falling down the rabbit hole that these three crazy sisters live in.This set the tone for all the mayhem to follow and if you want laugh out loud moments coupled with shocks galore then this book definitely delivers However I will state that if it s a really strong romance led plot that you enjoy then you might be a tad disappointed because whilst this couple do become heavily invested in each other the majority of this story is really about the absolutely bonkers world that these shifters live in It s fast, crazy and addictive with something peculiar always around the corner and I m left waiting for Max because surely her story will be a humdinger So if slithering snacks, death or anal glands terrify you then you have been warned This voluntary take is of a copy I requested from Netgalley and my thoughts and comments are honest and I believe fair I had a really hard time getting into and staying in this book Once again Ms Laurenston has fallen into the hole of too many points of view She is usually good with the shifter series , but her other series definitely falls prey to that problem.Other than the geniuses, everyone seems remarkably dumb and completely uninformed about anything outside their day to day lives Ms Laurenston usually makes this fun, but it fell flat for me because there was nothing to counterbalance it.The body coun I had a really hard time getting into and staying in this book Once again Ms Laurenston has fallen into the hole of too many points of view She is usually good with the shifter series , but her other series definitely falls prey to that problem.Other than the geniuses, everyone seems remarkably dumb and completely uninformed about anything outside their day to day lives Ms Laurenston usually makes this fun, but it fell flat for me because there was nothing to counterbalance it.The body count is surprisingly high for this kind of book At one point Max talks about killing people and mentions that sometimes when she kills on purpose people die who don t necessarily deserve it This is too coldblooded for me coming from a character I m supposed to enjoy.I found the plot confusing and kind of random It seemed shoehorned into the story to break up endless scenes in which the sisters beat the stuff out of each other Many thanks to Kensington Books for a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewGaining control of something is not the same as eliminating it forever The chaos continues and it was so much fun So, what s this book about Petite, kind, brilliant, and young, Stevie is nothing like the usual women bodyguard Shen Li is interested in Evensurprising, the youngest of the lethal, ball busting, and beautiful MacKilligan sisters is terrified of bears But she s not terrified of Many thanks to Kensington Books for a free copy in exchange for an honest reviewGaining control of something is not the same as eliminating it forever The chaos continues and it was so much fun So, what s this book about Petite, kind, brilliant, and young, Stevie is nothing like the usual women bodyguard Shen Li is interested in Evensurprising, the youngest of the lethal, ball busting, and beautiful MacKilligan sisters is terrified of bears But she s not terrified of pandas She loves pandas.Which means that whether Shen wants her to or not, she simply won t stop cuddling him He isn t some stuffed Giant Panda, ya know He is a Giant Panda shifter He deserves respect and personal space Something that little hybrid is completely ignoring.But Stevie has a way of finding trouble Like going undercover to take down a scientist experimenting on other shifters For what, Shen doesn t want to know, but they d better find out And fast Stevie might be the least violent of the honey badger sisters, but she s the most dangerous to Shen s peace of mind Because she has absolutely no idea how much trouble they re inor just how damn adorable she is.At this point, I can say with certainty that, in my opinion, this book and this series is not a romance series Sure, there are romantic relationships and there is one sex scene but this book is mostly family drama and honestly, if I were the publisher, I may have marketed it as so Kind of like a shifter version of Crazy Rich Asians.I loved the continuation of the MacKilligan sister s story I always love the ridiculous situations they get themselves into I will admit that this book, although enjoyable, felt a bit like the last book but with Stevie and Shen rather than Charlie and Berg Kind of formulaic Overall, this book was not as fun as the first book but I still really enjoyed it Review to come Goodreads Blog Pinterest LinkedIn YouTube Instagram This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I didn t like Stevie in the first book and there wasn t a reason to like her in this book either.For a smart woman she was insanely dense I also feel Max and her just took advantage of Charlie and her strength and support and went behind her back when it didn t suit them.Stevie s protecting her dad and all the worthless POS got really old really quick.On top of that I felt there was ZERO chemistry between Shen and Stevie He was trying to set a date with a human and almost flirted with another I didn t like Stevie in the first book and there wasn t a reason to like her in this book either.For a smart woman she was insanely dense I also feel Max and her just took advantage of Charlie and her strength and support and went behind her back when it didn t suit them.Stevie s protecting her dad and all the worthless POS got really old really quick.On top of that I felt there was ZERO chemistry between Shen and Stevie He was trying to set a date with a human and almost flirted with another woman after we were told he reacts sexually to Stevie s touches There was no wooing or no courting or no bonding, unlike Berg and Charlie Basically Stevie decides they re in a relationship, after a while throws her naked self to him, that s finally how they end up having sex No mate vibes, no protective instinct, no possessiveness from hero Nothing.If max, who s annoying as shit begin with, ends up with her whore of a friend Dutch, i might have to throw in my towel with this book Petite, kind, brilliant, and young, Stevie is nothing like the usual women bodyguard Shen Li is interested in Even surprising, the youngest of the lethal, ball busting, and beautiful MacKilligan sisters is terrified of bears But she s not terrified of pandas She loves pandas Which means that whether Shen wants her to or not, she simply won t stop cuddling him He isn t some stuffed Giant Panda, ya know He is a Giant Panda shifter He deserves respect and personal space Something that little hybrid is completely ignoring But Stevie has a way of finding trouble Like going undercover to take down a scientist experimenting on other shifters For what, Shen doesn t want to know, but they d better find out And fast Stevie might be the least violent of the honey badger sisters, but she s the most dangerous to Shen s peace of mind Because she has absolutely no idea how much trouble they re in or just how damn adorable she is I loved this screwball crew of shifters and I d love to be a MacKilligan sister But I digress.In a Badger Way, this latest addition to the spinoff, The Honey Badger Chronicles, features middle MacKilligan sister Stevie and Shen, a Panda shifter that works as a bodyguard, and before he realizes it, he s swept off his feet by this unusual hybrid and the chaos left in her wake And yes, romance happens.In a world of hybrids, Stevie is part tiger, part badger and alot of mental issues I like that I loved this screwball crew of shifters and I d love to be a MacKilligan sister But I digress.In a Badger Way, this latest addition to the spinoff, The Honey Badger Chronicles, features middle MacKilligan sister Stevie and Shen, a Panda shifter that works as a bodyguard, and before he realizes it, he s swept off his feet by this unusual hybrid and the chaos left in her wake And yes, romance happens.In a world of hybrids, Stevie is part tiger, part badger and alot of mental issues I like that Ms Laurenston made Stevie self aware as well as actively working on those issues throughout the book It s part and parcel of her, but it s not the entire sum of her parts Shen plays the slightly befuddled beta type hero well and I liked their chemistry Their Firsts are done well and the edge of screwball comedy that colors this entire story is right up my alley.If I had to quibble, this isn t a story that would be easy to just jump into if you haven t read the first book If you re not a person who enjoys a story with a full plate of diverse characters that you may or may not recognize and following multiple storyline threads, this may not be your cuppa Also, while the romance is present, it is not romance centric There s simply way too much going on around Stevie and Shen The relationships between the sisters is truly the heart of these books, and I m fascinated by the verse that Ms Laurenston has built, beginning with her Pride and Pack Challenge series This motley group of shifters keeps growing and expanding with each book in a way I never quite expect, which I think is fantastic I don t hesitate to recommend it, and as long as she keeps writing it, I ll keep reading it ARC provided by publisher via netgalley for review Forreviews, visit