Book Review: Shelly Laurenston’s Pack Challenge

Posted August 30, 2011 by Kathy Davie in Book Reviews

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Book Review: Shelly Laurenston’s Pack Challenge

Pack Challenge


Shelly Laurenston

erotic romance, paranormal romance in Paperback edition that was published by Samhain Publishing on October 1, 2006 and has 342 pages.

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Other books by this author which I have reviewed include The Mane Event, The Mane Event, The Mane Squeeze, The Mane Attraction, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Here Kitty, Kitty!, Hunting Season, Go Fetch!, When He Was Bad, Everlasting Bad BoysS, Bear Meets Girl, Howl for It, Wolf with Benefits, The Unleashing, The Undoing, The Unyielding

First in the Magnus Pack paranormal romance series with this story set in a small town in Texas.

My Take

Oh yeah, there is a lot of action in Pack Challenge. It’s exuberant and fun with a lot of chasin’ goin’ on. A fun read you won’t want to stop until you’re done.

On the negative side, in some ways, this was a little hard to take what with Miki, Sara, and Angie’s slangin’ off, but I did love their style and the support they gave each other. Talk about knowin’ each other…!

The Story

Sarah, Miki, and Angie are unique individuals and best friends knowing all the negatives and positives about each other. The story starts with the three of them hangin’ out at Marrec’s Choppers when a girl biker stumbles in, her bike busted up bad. Which is how Zach meets Sara for the second time. Seems Sara is the Pack’s target and, they intend to take her before the lions get her.

In the meantime, it’s Zach up for babysittin’ duty, and he takes to it like a wolf to a lamb.

The Characters

Sara Morrighan recently lost her grandmother. Well, okay, maybe lost isn’t the right word since her and practically the entire town is celebrating granny’s death. Lynette was a mean, old bitch and there isn’t a soul who misses her.

Miki Kendrick works in a bookstore. A good thing as she constantly has her head in a book and is paranoid out the wazoo about any kind of possible criminal activity. With a mouth that just doesn’t understand diplomacy, she very kindly passes the info out to everyone.

Angelina Santiago is a hot number the guys all crowd around.

Marrec owns Marrec’s Choppers where he employs and watches out for Sara. There’s somethin’ special about Sara, and Marrec intends to see to her continued good health.

Zach Sheridan plans on moving up in the Pack but he is soooo not interested in settling down with a mate. Um, in spite of his intense attraction for Sara. Meanwhile, his friend Conall Viga-Feilan has no qualms at all about taking it up with Miki. Just seems that Miki is too tongue-tied to take him up.

The Cover and Title

Ooh, yeah, hard body with a huge eye looking out at you with a question in it.

The title seems fairly appropriate as the wolves and the lions are facing off against each other over Sara.