Audioreview: Pack Challenge – Shelley Laurenston

Posted 7 December, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Reviews / 12 Comments

*I received a free copy of Pack Challenge from Tantor Media via Tantor Media. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Audioreview: Pack Challenge – Shelley LaurenstonPack Challenge by Shelley Laurenston
Narrator: Kasha Kensington
Series: Magnus Pack #1
Published by Tantor Media on 15 March 2016
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Paranormal Romance
Length: 6h 39m
Format: AudioARC
Source: Tantor Media
Reading Challenges: 2016 Audio Book Challenge, 2016 Blogger Shame Challenge
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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 that 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 that she wanted more. She knew that 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. This is only the beginning, though. Sara's about to find out that 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.Contains mature themes.

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Pack Challenge is fast paced, a bit mysterious and plenty hot and quite humorous at times.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Pack Challenge was my introduction to Laurenston’s writing, and I definitely want more of her stories. I enjoyed her take on shapeshifters, and I really loved Sara from the beginning. Both her snarky relationship with her friends, and the way she interacted with the other characters made me laugh sometimes, and roll my eyes a little other times. The universe of these shifters was well done, and I am very curious as to what else will happen with the Magnus Pack in the future.

The chemistry between Sara and Zach was off the chart from the beginning of Pack Challenge, and it was especially funny to see Zack try to resist the siren call Sara unconsciously made for him… He really should know better, as he had been a shifter for a while – there is not way to resist fate for the wolves.

While I enjoyed most of what happened in Pack Challenge, there were also a few things I could have done without, especially the way Sara talked herself down by calling herself a slut and a whore… To me, a woman with a healthy sexual appetite is neither, and I think it would have made the story better if Sara had owned her attraction to Zach fully from the start.

The narrator did a good job, both with the male and female voices, and with the different accents, too. She brought the story to life, and I will keep an eye out for her in other stories in the future.

Fave Quotes - (un)Conventional Bookviews

At this point, if they were any closer they’d be fucking.

For a girl raised as human, she was funny when she wanted to be.

“Sharks?” “What?” “They’re the ultimate killing machines.” “I can’t have this conversation.”

★★★☆☆ to Pack Challenge - fast paced, mysterious and plenty hot! Click To Tweet
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
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About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

12 responses to “Audioreview: Pack Challenge – Shelley Laurenston

  1. It has been a really long time since I read this book. I do remember that I didn’t like it as much as I liked the Pride series, which is set in this same world, but in New York City with many different kinds of shifters. Sorry this one wasn’t as good as you hoped. I’m not familiar with this narrator. Good to know to look out for her.

  2. Funny…I just finished an audiobook from Laurenston yesterday. 😉 So I read this one about 10 years ago? And I liked it, liked Laurenston’s writing style. But for some reason I never went back. I don’t remember Sara shaming herself but I agree with you. A healthy sexual appetite in a woman is normal and nothing to be ashamed of. I’m happy you enjoyed Pack Challenge for the most part and I might see about picking up this one in audio as a refresher so I can get back to the series eventually. 🙂
    Happy Wednesday, wifey! It’s cold and we have quite a bit of snow on the ground. But no snow day for the kids. :/ Enjoy your day and let’s chat soon! *LOVE & BIG HUGS*

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