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Pack Challenge Paperback – October 17, 2006
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This book was previously released with the second book in the series, Go Fetch, in a single volume called Magnus Heat. That is where I read all of the rave reviews. So I was prepared to really like this book. Well, even though I think this book is a very fresh take on wolf shapeshifters and their community...I just wasn't feeling this one. The beginning was a bit slow and I was actually bored until it got to page 200 something (ebook edition) where the bedroom scenes take over.
The characters weren't as realistic and didn't feel as "natural" as the characters that were created for Distressing Damsel. The constant "B----" name calling among the three girl friends became monotonous and annoying.
I gave the book a 3 star rating only because the book picked up towards the end and because I like Ms. Laurenston's writing in general. She has a very fresh perspective and a unique voice to her writing. I'm just not too impressed with Pack Challenge. On the other hand, there were very many 5 star ratings for the version of this book released under the title of Magnus Heat...Check that out before you make your final decision.
Pack Challenge is the hilarious story of Sara & Zach. Zach is a hunky alpha male shapeshifter, though he isn't the alpha of his pack...yet. Sara is a quirky, slightly psychotic (don't give her tequila!) woman who is also a shapeshifter...she just doesn't know it. Add in some great sidekicks, and you've got yourself one heck of a great story.
The rest of this series (originally released as Magnus Heat & Here Kitty Kitty) are being re-released by Samhain Publishing in the future. And I, for one, am anxiously awaiting the release dates!!
Sara Morrighan hasn't ever expected much out of life. Her parents died when she was young, and the animal attack that killed her father left Sara with a permanent limp and scarred face. . . and in her evil grandmother's care. Now in her late twenties, and her god-awful Gran buried for one year, Sara still doesn't expect a whole lot out of life. She has her two best friends, Miki and Angelina, and together they raise hell in their small Texas town. . . much to the chagrin of her employer and surrogate father, Marrec. But Sara has no illusions about a gimp like her finding love, happiness yadda, yadda, yadda. Until one day a biker gang breeze into town. . . with Zach Sheridan amongst them.
Zach awakens something primal and urgent in Sara. . . and she can't quite put her finger on it. He feels like home and when she's with him, it's she's waking up from a long sleep. But those feelings will get a cripple like her into trouble, hopes up and dashed. So Sara does what any self-respecting woman would do to the man she's attracted to. . . she's mean to him.
Do you know why clichés are so annoying? Because they're often true. Take the oldie (but a goodie) `Never judge a book by its cover'. That old chestnut is a pain in the ass because it's actually a damn good piece of advice. . . and should be taken in conjunction with Shelly Laurenston's book, `Pack Challenge'.
Judging by the shonky front cover, I thought this would be a throw-away erotica read. A pretty reasonably priced Kindle e-book (roughly $4 on Amazon) that would fulfil all smutty expectations, if no literary ones.
Oh, how wrong I was.Read more ›
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I don't usually read a lot of paranormal romances, but I really liked this one. The reason I didn't give it more stars was because of the disjointed transition from the heroine and... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Raine
This book is full of snarky alpha females kicking butt. If you like hot scenes and rude jokes you will love this tale.Published 1 month ago by Meleeta
I thought they both were great. I adore Laurenston's books. Zach and Sarah are hilarious and the story has a great pace. Read this series if you haven't. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MJW
I read this book. It was full of fun loving and violent people. Well sort of people. I'm looking forward to reading more of this series.Published 1 month ago by kindle customer
I simply loved this book, it has just about anything you want, friends, shape shifters, action, blood, humor, Hot Sex and a storyline to boot.. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bitten by Romance
I loved every minute of it. It was fun and you instantly love the characters and their quirks. Would highly recommend.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
It said yes to my soul. I picked the book up and only put it down when I absolutely had to. These three ladies are amazing.Published 4 months ago by Kindle Customer
Would be easier to say what I did like coz the list feels endless on all that I didn't like but honestly I'm not totally sure what that was... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
I think of this book like a tv pilot. They are often a great idea not fully realized. It takes a few episodes to get the kinks worked out. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sonja