Review, Really Unusual Bad Boys

Fun characters—and funny moments—make this lighthearted read thoroughly enjoyable!

Book details for Really Unusual Bad Boys by MaryJanice Davidson

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I enjoyed this anthology of stories by MaryJanice Davidson. The intriguing part of this book is that each of the three stories are connected in such a way that the story following each feels like a continuation of the story before, with only a change of hero and heroine.

Although I liked the overall arc of the stories, I have to say the first is the strongest story of the anthology. Lois is the character I connected with. Her story is the most interesting and the most compelling, and it's the one that seems to carry through each of the other stories in this anthology. Lois is a strong woman, despite the actions she seems to have taken at the beginning of her story in "Bridefight."

That said, every story had something going for it, with the last ("Groomfight") being my second favorite and the middle story ("Mating Season") being the weakest. Overall though, Really Unusual Bad Boys was a very readable book that had some very funny, laugh out loud moments.

If you don't mind the lack of explanation of why or where this other world exists, you'll probably like this book even more than I did. :-)

Reviewed by TER

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Book Description

They're Just The Sexy Boys Next Door. If Next Door Is A Weird, Weird Place.

Meet Damon, Maltese, and Shakar—three noble brothers from an enchanted kingdom where wooing and pleasuring is practically a royal commandment. They're hot. Irresistible. And just a little different. But what woman doesn't like a guy with a few surprises?


One minute, Detective Lois Commoner is popping pain pills for her bum knee in her apartment; the next, she's in a strange land with a magically delicious naked man named Prince Damon calling her beautiful and offering to show her his brand of toe-curling hospitality. Okay then. Questions? Well, maybe one or two. Like, whose idea was the no-clothes rule? How does he do that thing—yes, that thing? How does a girl end up here? And how can she ever possibly go?

Mating Season

Lt. Anne Sanger joined the W.A.C.s so she could see the world and meet someone, but perhaps she should have been more specific. "See the world" meant Europe. "Meet someone" meant a nice soldier from a farm in Boise, not a feral, well-built, rakish man in a bathtub claiming he has wished her to be his mate. She has to be dreaming. And if she's just dreaming, it's perfectly okay to let Prince Maltese kiss her there...and there...and, oh, there. Now, as long as no one wakes her up, everything should be just fine...


Rica Callanbra is used to odd things happening, but not usually sweet-godlike-hunky-men-falling-from-the-sky kinds of things. Still, a girl takes what she can get, and if Prince Shakar is it, holy moley, is she in for heaven. The guy loves everything about her world—swimming holes, arm wrestling, skinny dipping...wet, long kisses and smooth caresses and, um, yeah, everything. Too bad he has to go back home and be fought over by swooning, clawing females who all want to be his mate. Then again, if you can't beat 'em...join 'em...

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