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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Protect and Serve: Badge Bunny by Cynthia Sax

Protect and Serve: Badge Bunny by Cynthia Sax
Publisher: Changeling Press LLC
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (37 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

My name is Officer Drake. I'm genetically enhanced to be the best damn policeman there is. I can snap a werewolf in two. I can outrun a car. That's not boasting. Those are the facts.

I'm designed to protect and serve, and when I spot a plush little bunny shifter by the name of Hunny Lapin, that is exactly what I do. I protect her from a strip club owning vampire and serve up her every desire in bed. 'Course, that lands me in a whole heap of trouble, but it's nothing I can't handle. I'm a supercop, remember?

I cannot believe how cute and fun and absolutely delightful reading about a cop falling in love with a were-bunny could be until I read Protect and Serve: Badge Bunny.

This story is told in first person point of view but each chapter takes turns telling it from either Drake or Hunny’s POV. No head hopping in this bunny story. Ms. Sax simply has to have the best sense of humor because her characters come alive in this story with personality, wit and charm. My overall reaction to the story as a whole is that it was cute and huggable. I am amazed that it truly was that entertaining all the way through and even when the action and fighting ensued I still could not stop smiling. I mean when Drake met Uncle Flopsy I was quite impressed because he was a very cool and hip secondary character.

Hunny is endearing. She’s also not afraid to do the right thing which is what gets her in trouble in the first place. Another aspect of her character is that she enjoys role playing and sex and yet she’s a good girl; she just has a very healthy appetite – but for one man. She also has a brain and is very clever but she’s still a woman who needs protection and she really loves her Drake.

Drake is this mean, bad dude the criminals don’t mess with. I so enjoyed the fact that for all his ferociousness, he cuddles his bunny. At one point Hunny shifts and I have to tell you, the author has an awesome grasp of effective descriptions. I smiled, I oooh’ed and aaah’ed and just felt all warm and fuzzy many times throughout reading about Drakes interactions with his bunny love.

The dialogue is a riot. The puns, the clever quips, the ribald jokes -- there is so much fun and entertainment throughout the book I’m in awe of Ms. Sax. Even the verbal sparring between Drake’s partners on the force was funny. And although there was a bad guy and his plan was truly diabolical and sick, the author chose not to sink this story into some sort of depraved romantic suspense story but kept it positive, upbeat and life-affirming. The external conflict pushed the two love bunnies together and united them and I think that is what the book is about – romance. There are so many moments of true romance or romantic moments that it’s sure to please other romance readers too. And when Hunny and Drake do the physical tango, it’s as hot, fun and passionate as an erotic romance reader could wish.

I whole-heartedly recommend reading Protect and Serve: Badge Bunny especially for those readers looking for a quick romance that has a lot of heart and humor. This is a book I’d tell my friends about and hope they‘d read it too just so we could trade quotes and quips back and forth. There were so many fun one-liners and references, it was that enjoyable and even the happily ever after was lighthearted and special. I’m running out of adjectives to express how wowed I am with this book. I adore the author’s voice and am hoping she writes other books with that same sense of style and humor because I want to read those too. I’m a very happy camper and I’m throwing up five cherries into the air in celebration. Protect and Serve: Badge Bunny rocks!


Anonymous said...

I felt exactly as this reviewer did. The story is an absolute hoot! Snappy dialogue, fast paced and sexy. A perfect lunch-break read :)

Cynthia Sax said...

Awww... you guys are making me cry! Xeranthemum, I LOVE that you and I have the same sense of humor. Mucho hugs!

I am SO inspired to write now! Woo hoo!