Saturday, June 20, 2015

Ultimatum

Title:  Ultimatum
Author:  Annmarie McKenna
Publisher:  Samhain Publishing
Publisher URL:  www.samhainpublishing.com
ISBN/BIN:  978-1-59998-687-6
Genre:  {M/F}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer:  Amazon Nymph

Paige is being stalked by a man who thinks she is already his mate, but she found her mate who just happens to be her cousin’s fiancé’s brother, Derek.  How is she going to tell him she is a shifter?

The third book in the Graham Pack Mates series, Ultimatum, picks up after Checkmate.  The majority of shifter stories with human mates usually involve a male shifter and human female, making this one a little bit different as it involves a female shifter and human male.  The usual disbelief about convincing a mate there are such things as shifters doesn’t apply here either, as Derek has known about his best friend’s family since high school.  There was a very interesting moment when Derek realized he was Paige’s mate.

The chemistry between Paige and Derek is very intense and the scenes between them get steamy.  There are some funny moments, when they are around other pack mates, about not being able to keep their hands off each other. There are also some funny moments between Derek and his sister Nikki, who is marrying Derek’s best friend and Paige’s cousin, Eli, regarding shifters and the intensity of mating.

Things are also getting stressful for Paige at work, due to some personality issues with her team.  What is going on has direct bearing on what happens later.  One of Paige’s pack mates inadvertently muddies the water regarding the threat to Paige.  One thing for sure, Nikki’s wedding will be unforgettable.

I have read several books by Ms. McKenna, and I have not been disappointed in the Graham Pack Mates series.  Ultimatum is just as suspenseful as the first two books and I hope there are more in the future.

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