Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Review - Pack Challenge

Title: Pack Challenge
Author: Shelly Laurenston
Publishing Date: 2006
Genre: Paranormal
Rating: D
Sensuality: Hot
Book Disclosure: This was a free download as an ebook.

Pack Challenge is the first book in Shelly Laurenston's Magnus Pack series. This is Zach and Sara's story. Zach is passing through town when he needs work done on his motorcycle. He notices Sara at the shop and can't seem to get her out of his mind. Sara doesn't need Zach complicating her life right now. With her poor health and something strange after her she has no time to devote to her love life.

As you can see by my rating, this book did not work for me AT ALL. It was a combination of things. First and foremost was the heroine. I just could not STAND her. Ugh. She was such a bitch, LOL! She was rude and snarly. She is the type of person who solves problems with physical violence. I can see why she would make a perfect Alpha female, but it did not endear me to her. I tend to like my heroines a little more soft and cuddly, if you know what I mean. I just found her too abrasive and manly for my tastes.

My other main issue was that I felt there was no real development of the pack. There really were no references to pack politics or hierarchy, or really any details at all. It was all very superficial; nothing special to make it stand out from the crowd. I also didn't feel any real connection between Zach and Sara. To be quite honest, I didn't see why he would be attracted to her. This book was not my cup of tea.


JennyAnn said...

I agree with your assessment of the book! However, I went ahead and read the other two books in the series...the women were CRAZY (literally), but I couldn't pass up seeing how their own stores turned out! Maybe I need help...;)

nath said...

Hmmmm, it's unfortunate. Someone recommended this book to me... I guess lucky I didn't pick it up yet ^_^;

Shannon said...

I just finished this book last night. I am honestly not sure how I made it to the end. Like you, I did not like the heroine. She was a serious bitch. If we doubted it the characters called each other that all the time. She was too crazy (I can see her as the antagonist in any other book) and too perfect.


Her "problematic" turning was so perfectly easy that she was able to challenge the alpha female and kill off multiple larger cat shifters within hours of her transformation. Seriously? She was just a little too "special.". And bitchy. And ... Maybe I should type up a review for my blog as I have too many spoilers thoughts to put here. ::sigh::