A plumber and hockey player fall in love. I'm sure that would make a perfectly good romance novel, but in the case of Beast Behaving Badly, there is so much more going on. Bo Novikov is a professional hockey player for the New York Carnivores and just happens to be a shape-shifter. Half polar bear and half lion, Bo is very detail-oriented and has his day planned by the minute. Blayne Thorpe is a plumber by trade and a wild dog/wolf mix by birth. She is anything but punctual, but they say opposites attract.
Beast Behaving Badly is the fifth book in Shelly Laurenston's Pride series. Each book in the series is filled with humor, action, hockey and roller derby. I recommend the series to anyone looking for a fun romantic read. If you're looking for other humorous, paranormal romances, you might try Lynsay Sands' Argeneau series or Kerrelyn Sparks' Love at Stake series.