Sunday 15 July 2012


Pack Challenge by Shelly Laurenston
Book 1 of the Magnus Pack series

About Pack Challenge:
What's an Alpha Male to do when he meets the Alpha Female of his dreams? Step one, hide all sharp objects. All Zach Sheridan ever wanted was to become Alpha Male of his Pack and be left alone. What he definitely didn't need in his life was some needy female demanding his attention. What he never saw coming was the vicious, scarred female who not only demanded his attention but knew exactly how to get it. Sara Morrighan knew this was the best she could expect from her life. Good friends. A nice place to live. And a safe job. But when Zach rode into her small Texas town with his motorcycle club, Sara knew she wanted more. She knew she wanted him. But after one sexy encounter with her dream biker, everything is starting to change. Her body. Her strength. That new thing she's doing with the snarling. Even her best friends are starting to wonder what's going on with her. But this is only the beginning. Sara's about to find out her life was meant for so much more. And Zach's about to find true love with the one woman who makes him absolutely insane. Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and strong violence.
Source: Info in the About Pack Challenge was taken from at on 21/01/2012.

I bought this book because I wanted to try out this author's work. I've read her as G. A. Aiken with her Dragon series, Book 1 Dragon Actually, but I haven't tried her as Shelly Laurenston. I liked her "voice" in Dragon Actually even though I thought the plot could do with a little bit more substantiating. Anyway, this book has the same good story telling quality. However it also has the same weakness in the plot. What this book is trying to convince me is that a Pride of Lions is smart enough to NOT take on a crazy grandmother but stupid enough to take on two Packs of Wolves in wolf territory. Needless to say, the wolves won the fight in the wolf territory. Yeah, the plot is that weak. So I probably wouldn't be buying anymore Shelly Laurenstons, but I would probably be borrowing it from the library.

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 4
Character development = 4
Story itself = 1
Ending = 3
World building = 4.5
Cover art = 2
Pace = 3

Overall Rating: 3 out of 5 cherries


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