Hot and Badgered is the first book in the “Honey Badger Chronicles” series, which has been a huge hit in the romance community, and I’m now getting around to reading them. I never know what to anticipate from this author, and to be honest, her writing does require a certain kind of mood, as it’s among the most UNIQUE that I have ever encountered—and I’ve read a lot of romance in particular.
Furthermore, these novels have piqued my interest much, especially as they center on honey badgers, a species in the animal kingdom that is underappreciated for its tenacity, power, and feistiness. And I was quite happy with how the author crafted these characters and the narrative elements.
The three sisters are the primary characters of Hot and Badgered. Max, Stevie, and Charlie. And lastly, we have Berg, our lovely, powerful, and sturdy hero. Now, Charlie Max and Stevie take us on an adventure for a large portion of the story’s opening.
Charlie and Max are tasked with rescuing their sister after their father has once again placed them in danger. They encounter a bear den and seek shelter from the bears. Our story’s heroine, Charlie, is conflicted. Charlie feels that she is cursed and cannot be beneficial to anyone, particularly Berg. She may easily fall in love with him because he is charming, strong, and kind, but she doesn’t want to put him in danger.
Berg, however, has two siblings of his own, is a grizzly bear and a sheriff, and is very than capable of taking care of himself. But there’s a mystery and a danger that Berg and Charlie will have to navigate while having a lot of fun as they try to figure out what this relationship is capable of.
I had a great time laughing so much while reading Hot and Badgered. It’s insane, though, and you’ll have to just “Roll” with a lot of this story’s elements and exercise patience. I believe certain romance fans may find some of the themes very difficult to understand.
The primary issue, in my opinion, is that there are just two or so sex scenes in the entire book—I was surprised by this, especially considering the author. However, the series has a lot of build-up and setup, so in a sense it makes sense. Though I know some people who read romance for the sex value would undoubtedly struggle, I didn’t find it to be a problem.
However, these sisters are the center of much of the attention. However, I will admit that the prologue will draw you right into the narrative. It is undoubtedly advantageous for this narrative as it requires some time to properly immerse oneself. But with a new series’ first book, that’s to be anticipated.
Although the romance between Charlie and Berg was undoubtedly distinct and special, I was actually more interested in it than I was with Shelly Laurenston. And that’s also what anyone who has read this author before would anticipate. Throughout the narrative, Charlie puts off Berg for a considerable amount of time, yet you can sense their connection and bond right away.
Their emotional longing is gradually revealed throughout the narrative. I adored Berg’s stability, strength, and confidence; he is precisely what Charlie needs. She needs a normal person to be her companion and supporter because her life is so hectic. In Berg, she discovers that.
The author has captured my attention with Max and Stevie, and I can’t wait to see what happens in their books. In general, I thought Hot and Badgered was a fantastically funny narrative. It’s full of mystery, suspense, crazy bear and badger antics, and an adventure that will captivate readers in a very special way. What a delightful story this is!
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About the Author
Sarah Patel is an ardent reader and a lover of diverse narratives. Her curiosity drives her to explore books across multiple genres, from fantasy and science fiction to contemporary fiction and memoirs.
With a degree in Creative Writing, Sarah has a profound appreciation for storytelling and character development.