Review: Ultimatum (Graham Pack Mates #3) by Annmarie McKenna

June 18, 2015 Review 0

Review: Ultimatum (Graham Pack Mates #3) by Annmarie McKenna

As she circles her mate, a stalker is watching…and planning revenge.

Human, shifter, or somewhere in between, women are beautiful creatures to Derek Taylor. Makes it nice to have a werewolf alpha as a best friend, which opens up a whole new realm of hookup possibilities. The only turnoff would be one of them claiming he’s her mate.

One look at the alpha’s cousin, though, and all he can think about is her body wrapped around him, her lips—wherever she feels like putting them. If the cues she’s throwing off are any indication, sooner or later he’ll have her. All five-foot-three of her.

Paige Treyhorn has little use for men, particularly the one who keeps leaving her gifts and anonymous notes insisting she’s his mate. Yet when the scent of the one man truly meant for her assaults her senses, she nearly climbs over everyone in her way at the restaurant to get to him.

Now begins the game: convincing a playboy human he’s a shifter’s mate. But things get complicated—and dangerous—when she realizes Derek hasn’t been the one leaving the notes.

Warning: This title contains violence, graphic language, sex with a shape-shifting female, and appropriate and inappropriate use of trees, porch swings and walls.

Title: Ultimatum
Author: Annmarie McKenna
Series: Graham Pack Mates #3
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: May 5th 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Suspense
Pages: 207 pages
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Stars: four-stars
Flames: four-flames

Paige is a wolf shifter who finds her mate who happens to be human.  She’s concerned he may not be accepting of her wolf. But when they meet up the chemistry is off charts!  How can he not be on board after their explosive coupling? Neither can stay away from the other which is good because someone is watching Paige.  She starts getting gifts and letters and they are not from her new found mate!  She’s got a stalker and Derek and her family are doing everything in their power to find out who is harassing her.

I adored Derek and Paige as a couple. Derek is a human, but still a force to be reckoned with by comparison to the wolves. And Paige-what a strong heroine!  If you piss her off, watch out! She can definitely take care of herself! And what about the smoldering sexy scenes you ask? Yowza!-this one does a splendid job of making you feel tingly in all the right places! Overall, Ms. McKenna did a great job with the mystery and kept the suspense high so this was a book I didn’t want to set down!  Although I had an idea who the stalker was, I needed to find out!  It was compelling and very entertaining.

I have to say looking back to the blurb, it really didn’t match the story in the book.  It gives you the idea that Derek is always looking for his next hookup.  I found no evidence of him being a cad or worse, based on the story told. Plus it suggests that it was assumed he was the one leaving the gifts but that was never conveyed either. It was pretty clear who Paige thought was leaving the unwanted gifts and Derek wasn’t it. I think it may need a little re-working as Derek was admirable and a real nice guy!

Ultimatum is book three in the Graham Pack Mates series.  There are overlapping characters from the previous books but each story features a different couple so they can be read as standalones. For PNR fans, especially wolf shifters, give this a one-click as you’ve just found your next read!

 
Deb

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