Book Review: Prickly by Nature by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade

Guest Reviewed by Morgan 

26004738Title: Prickly by Nature
Authors: Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade
Series: Portland Pack Chronicles #2
Heroes: Avery Babineaux/Dylan Green
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 260 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 16, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  In the four months since hedgehog shifter Avery Babineaux started investigating the disappearance of a young female werewolf from the Portland Pack, he’s discovered his life’s passion. Now he’s apprenticing under established PI Corbin Reid. Avery hopes his training with Reid will help him finally bring Lacey home, but detective work isn’t without its perils, and the potential dangers strain his relationship with his new mate, Dylan.

Dylan Green would be perfectly content with his mating and his motorcycle shop if it wasn’t for his constant worry about Avery’s safety and the fact that Avery’s never home. Proud as he might be of Avery’s determination to prove his worth and fulfill his promise to Lacey’s father, Dylan can’t stand the thought of Avery being hurt. Yet what right does he have to demand Avery give up his job when it’s clear Avery’s found his true purpose? Still, Dylan wishes he could, and the appearance of a new police detective who sets his sights on Avery only adds to the tension.

Something has to give, but stubbornness runs in both their veins, and it might take a catastrophe for them to find a compromise they can live with.


Review: We met Dylan and Avery in book one, they’d finally admitted they were mates and are willing to make a go of it. Meanwhile, Avery is hot on the case of a missing wolf shifter and it’s turning into a career. Dylan supports Avery, but hates the time he’s away from home and the danger he’s in.

Meanwhile, people involved in the shifter case keep ending up dead and this makes Dylan all the more worried. But… the tension from the case and the unexpected reception they receive at Avery’s brother’s wedding, force them both to finally admit their love for one another.

So… on the one hand, things between them are getting better and better, but all the more dangerous, nonetheless.


I loved this sequel! It surpassed my enjoyment of book one by a factor of 10!

The wolves and other shifters are real people, not stuck in pack hierarchy, but everyday Joes who can shift into animals.

As an Oregonian, I loved all the references to places around PDX. Beaverton, the Pearl, Forest Park, NE Portland, etc… loved it!

I loved the intimacy and chemistry between Dylan and Avery. Man, oh man! The sex was smokin’! The increased feels between the two undoubtedly helped but the on page action was seriously hawt, too!

The secondary characters are well developed and add to the story (Lucas and Miss Georgie are fab!). This is an amazing writing team, and I hope we see more from them on other projects as well.

All in all I loved this and highly recommend it to fans of book one and shifter fans.

Overall Impression: It was amazing

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 5 Star Ratings, Book Review, Guest Reviewer, LGBT, Published in 2015 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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