Also in this series: Fury, Slade, Valiant, Darkness
Series: New Species #15
Published by Laurann Dohner on December 17, 2019
Genres: Science Fiction Romance, Erotic Romance, Contemporary Romance
Source: Self Purchased
Working together has forged a strong friendship between Melinda York and Mary Muller. So much so, they’re more like sisters. When two men burst into their diner with murder on their minds, Mel doesn’t hesitate to act. She’ll do anything to protect her friend, as well as their New Species customers…especially the one she’s been crushing on for months.
A single act of bravery sparks a series of events that result in Snow getting to know the waitress he’s been obsessively thinking about. He just wants to keep Mel safe. And convince her he’s the male for her.
Mary is the brunt of jokes because of her extreme fear of animals. Phobias aren’t funny. Is she the only one who understands that? When Mel’s actions link them both to New Species, she’d like to hide from those scary men with fangs. That would make her a crappy best friend, though. She’ll try to be brave…right up until the moment she comes face to face with a lion man named Lash. He’ll make her confront her fears in the most unexpected ways possible
Best Friends is the most recent release into the ‘New Species’ series. I have adored this series so much if you are a fan of Lora Leigh’s “Breeds” series than I just know you will adore this one as well. It’s different from the Leigh’s in other ways through which I have really loved seeing the unique differences that set them apart. This story though contains two stories that are connected to each other and I was really happy to see both of them have such beautiful evolvement.
Our book begins with our two heroines Melinda and Mary who work together and have forged a strong friendship stronger than blood bound sisters even. But when a group of “New Species” come into their restaurant and are attacked, Melinda defends them and before she knows it she has a target on her back and she finds herself bonded with Snow and their love match burns quickly but strong. Melinda realizes that what she is building with Snow is worth every moment. Her best friend Mary is terrified of animals and tends to get attacked by a vast array of creatures. No animal likes her and so she is even more fearful of the New Species. While at her friend Melinda’s wedding celebration, she gets lost, fears for her life in a misunderstanding, and ends up in the arms and sanctuary of Lash. Lash is a wild resident and wants Mary as his mate but it will take some work to convince her of his sincerity and devotion.
Both of these stories do pack quite a punch and they do go together but I would recommend reading them in order, it will make much more sense and you will see the beautiful friendship between the women. I will admit that I was so happy to see that Lash finally had a story. I have seen him on occasion in previous books especially involving Valiant. If you love Valiant’s story, trust me Lash needs to be on your list for sure. Both of these stories were hot but also full of such sweet love that satisfied every romantic yearning I look for in my romance novels. Laurann Dohner did a tremendous job with this story and developing these stories together in the manner in how she delved. I had such a blast in immersing myself into Snow and Lash’s book and I keep loving these New Species books even more and more. Looking forward to seeing what is coming up next here.
Overall I found Best Friends to be a whirlwind of two heartfelt stories that sear you with steamy passion and deep surprising emotion which vitalizes the reader in such a profound way.