Born to Be Badger (The Honey Badger Chronicles #5)

Born to Be Badger (The Honey Badger Chronicles #5)

by Shelly Laurenston

Narrated by Charlotte Kane

Unabridged — 10 hours, 38 minutes

Born to Be Badger (The Honey Badger Chronicles #5)

Born to Be Badger (The Honey Badger Chronicles #5)

by Shelly Laurenston

Narrated by Charlotte Kane

Unabridged — 10 hours, 38 minutes

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Emily "Tock" Meyerson-Jackson is on a mission to rid the world of shifters trafficking humans for hunting and cash. And now that she's narrowed down her suspects to a brutal coalition of male lions, nothing will get between this honey badger and her prey-not even a dog-loving Tiger with absolutely no time management skills. Doesn't matter that Shay Malone is ferociously adorable. With a war brewing between cat families, Tock doesn't have time to lounge around with a football-playing tiger shifter. But when she realizes the coalition is also responsible for the death of Shay's father, she's forced to partner up with the flirtatious feline . . .

Revenge is most definitely on the menu for Shay and his tiger shifter brothers. But when it comes to Shay's alluring partner in crime-solving, so is seduction. Tock might be a bad ass of a honey badger, but she's awfully cute when she's flashing her fangs, which she's pretty much doing all the time these days. Good thing revenge is a dish best served hot. Because when it comes to Tock, Shay knows just how to turn up the heat . . .

Contains mature themes.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly


A fun, action-packed romp, Laurenston’s fifth Honey Badger Chronicles paranormal romance (after Breaking Badger) follows Emily “Tock” Lepstein-Jackson, who shape-shifts between a human and a honey badger, though her honey badger nature rules her personality at all times. Whether she’s helping her grandmother’s syndicate right wrongs, winning basketball games in an underground shape-shifter’s athletic league, or practicing her skills as a master thief, Tock always leaps headfirst into danger. Her most recent mission: to stop the lion shifters she suspects of human trafficking. Weretiger Shay Malone is after the same lions, who are responsible for the death of his father. Shay is uncommonly kind in a cruel world, but he’s still up for action and adventure—which is good, because working together with Tock lands him in ambushes, hospitals, and more. Meanwhile, Tock shows her budding love for Shay in the fiercely protective way that only a honey badger can. Though newcomers may struggle to keep up with the layered worldbuilding and large supporting cast, Laurenston delivers all the fast-paced comedy, romance, and hijinks that longtime fans expect. For those readers, this will be a treat. (Dec.)

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Praise for the Honey Badger Chronicles

“There are no dull pages in Breaking Badger…Laurenston immerses readers in a world full of family, friends and shifter dynamics that never fail to amuse. Secondary characters with smart mouths and interesting abilities boost the high-octane entertainment. There’s nonstop banter, plenty of blood and gore and flaming-hot lovemaking as the intrepid Mads battles her dangerous relatives while learning that team­mates can be friends and that your true family is the one you choose.”– Bookpage on Breaking Badger

“Laurenston expands her “Honey Badger Chronicles” series to the friends of the MacKilligan sisters with her trademark snark and over-the-top humor. Fans will be screaming to read this entry…Laurenston should be a required purchase for public libraries.” – Library Journal on Breaking Badger
In a Badger Way is pure, unadulterated fun. It’s ten pounds of bursting-at-the-seams excitement in a five pound bag…No one does it like Shelly Laurenston when it comes to unique, unparalleled heroines and the heroes who can’t help but love them. Even when they’re honey badgers.”Bookpage on In a Badger Way
“A wild, brilliant ride.” Kirkus Reviews on Badger to the Bone
“A fantastic laugh-out loud read.” —Harlequin Junkie on In a Badger Way
“Fans of shifter romances will not want to miss the latest installment of the Honey Badger Chronicles.” Bookish on In a Badger Way
“Laurenston delights…Zany, sarcastic humor…Familiar, well-developed characters and full immersion into the universe make this a must-read for a new and returning readers alike.” Publishers Weekly on In a Badger Way
“After reading Hot and Badgered, I asked myself in which areas of my life can I be more like the honey badgers...Among my favorite things about Laurenston’s writing is how very affirming and inspiring and a whole lot of fun it is, because angry, fearless women make room for themselves, they get shit done, and they’re heroines. More honey badgers please.” —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books on Hot and Badgered
“Laurenston is a comic genius who understands that absurdity often lies at the heart of adventure and romance...Laurenston does it again with her newest book, Hot and Badgered, which is easily the top contender for Best Book Title of the Year.” —The Amazon Book Review on Hot and Badgered
“Shelly Laurenston’s world of shape-shifters is hilarious, sexy, often casually violent and always absolutely fascinating...The plot zips along with surprising twists, turns and fearless honey badger bravery. The non-stop action also allows for excellent character development and lots of snarky humor is a testament to Laurenston’s skills.” —Bookpage on Hot and Badgered
“For all the joyful zaniness of her characters, Laurenston can also cover some heavy topics amid the hilarity and action. Mental health issues are addressed as Stevie works toward self-acceptance with the love and support of her sisters and Shen.” —The Philadelphia Inquirer on In a Badger Way
“Laurenston writes paranormal romance filled with offbeat humor and mayhem…Laurenston makes me laugh out loud. She has been known to make people laugh so hard they roll off their bed.” Sunday Citizen-News on Badger to the Bone
Laurenston delivers all the dark, hilarious lunacy her fans expect...Filled with familiar faces and more than a few kooky, delightful surprises, the plot neatly ties up loose ends while dangling tantalizing promises of things to come. Series readers will gobble this up.” Publishers Weekly on Badger to the Bone
“Shelly Laurenston’s shifter books are full of oddball characters, strong females with attitude and dialogue that can have you laughing out loud.”The Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159688286
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication date: 11/28/2023
Series: Honey Badger Chronicles , #5
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 621,422
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