5 and 4 Stars for Prickly By Nature (Portland Pack Chronicles #2) by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade @thekenziecade @pipervaughn


Title: Prickly By Nature (Portland Pack Chronicles #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Piper Vaughn & Kenzie Cade (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: November 16, 2015 – 260 pgs


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.

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This book was a awesome addition to this series!

With this book we get Avery still trying to find the missing girl whose father he is friends with. He now is also training with Reid to be a private investigator.

We get to see a lot more of Avery and Dylan together as they grow as mates which I loved! Plus there was so much action which had me on the edge of my seat and steam which was so hot between these two men!

I loved what these two authors did with this story and the characters they created in this shifter world!

So all together I really loved this book!
I would 100% recommend this book!



I really liked this book. Avery is still sassy and spunky and Dylan is still the protective, hunky, motorcycle-loving mate of his. Opposites really do attract. Life is never dull for this couple.

In this second book of the series, this pair has turned domestic. In the first book, Avery was portrayed as a guy who loves shoes and has a huge collection as well as a very expensive wardrobe and is the “southern belle”. Dylan is the Macho Man. In this second book, Avery is now a detective-in-training and is out in dangerous situations coming home with black eyes while Dylan is home cooking dinner and waiting on Avery to get home. Life takes a turn after mating.

The plot line is really good. It moves at a good pace, not rushed. I appreciate that.

I love that the author brought some of the minor characters from the first book into this one.

I highly recommend this book. If you like a m/m book with mystery and suspense and inter-shifter relationships and a vacation trip to New Orleans then this book is for you. I highly recommend you read the first book in the series first though.



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Piper Vaughn

Piper Vaughn wrote her first love story at eleven and never looked back. Since then, she’s known that writing in some form was exactly what she wanted to do. A reader at the core, Piper loves nothing more than getting lost in a great book—fantasy, young adult, romance, she loves them all (and has a two thousand book library to prove it!). She grew up in Chicago, in an ethnically diverse neighborhood, and loves to put faces and characters of every ethnicity in her stories, so her fictional worlds are as colorful as the real one. Above all, she believes that everyone needs a little true love in their life…even if it’s only in a book.

Kenzie Cade

Kenzie Cade was born and raised in the South where she spends her days in the sometimes stressful field of private medicine observing interesting people and committing them to memory for later use. When she isn’t reading, experimenting with recipes, or being distracted by social media, Kenzie spends time with her family, friends, and the Pomeranian/long-haired Chihuahua mix who likes to keep her company while she writes. As a young girl, Kenzie dreamed of princesses and their white knights. As an adult (or sort of adult), she dreams of princes and their proverbial white knights, which she attributes to fellow Arkansan S.E. Hinton and her novel The Outsiders. Writing to keep the fictional voices at bay, Kenzie enjoys the journeys her characters travel to find their happy endings, and she loves the challenge of writing a great love story.


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