Pricky By Nature by Piper Vaughn, Kenzie Cade ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa

prickly-by-natureTitle: Pricky By Nature
Series: Portland Pack Chronicles, 2

Author: Piper Vaughn, Kenzie Cade

Narrator: Iggy Toma

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Story Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Release Date: 08/04/2016

Length: 09 hours 38 minutes

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal


In 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

Story Review:

Prickly by Nature is the sequel to Prickly Business, and we once again meet up with wolf Dylan and hedgehog Avery. Avery is still his prickly self and still looking into the disappearance of Lacey, meanwhile Dylan is trying to stay connected with his often busy mate.

There are some great shifted form scenes, too often shifter novels never have the humans shift. It was adorable to see Dylan interacting with shifted Avery. We also have a great battle scene that kept me on the edge of my chair. Interspersed were Dylan and Avery trying to navigate their new mating.

Avery can be a bit of a jerk, and Dylan overprotective (though Avery does seem to need protection often). I was glad to see the happy bits of their relationship though.

We get many story lines tied up, though there are new ones introduced. I am hoping we get to see Jaden and his mate’s story as well as Lucas and his.

All in all, a very pleasurable story!

Narration Review:

I really liked how Iggy Toma did Avery’s accent, it was full of the Southerness it needed while still being haughty. I found the pacing good and the emotion evident. I really enjoyed listening to it 🙂


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I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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2 thoughts on “Pricky By Nature by Piper Vaughn, Kenzie Cade ~ Audiobook Review by Teresa

  1. I truly enjoyed the “Prickly” books. It’s always such fun to read about a shifter-type not considered mainstream. The idea of hedgehog shifters was so appealing, and I would love to read or listen to more books like this.

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