If your inner wolf and your body react rather enthusiastically to a psychotic Alpha male who’s own wolf has a tendency to turn feral, it can’t be a good thing, can it? Entering into a bargain with him wouldn’t be good either. Unfortunately, Taryn Warner, a latent wolf shifter, doesn’t have many options open to her right now. Okay, she has no options. Basically it comes down to whether she’ll do what it takes to escape the arranged mating with the sick SOB that her father set up. As the answer in this case is yes, it looks as though she’ll have to agree to Trey Coleman’s deal… she’ll have to mate with him instead.
Having always disliked shifter politics, Trey Coleman hadn’t bothered trying to form alliances with other packs. Now that his uncle – a wolf with many alliances – means to take Trey’s territory and his pack, he has no option but to form some alliances of his own very quickly or he’ll be easily outnumbered in the upcoming battle. He figures that the easiest way to do that would be to mate with a female whose Alpha is powerful and influential. There’s only one problem with that – he would then be stuck with her, and the last thing Trey wants is a mate. When he hears of Taryn’s situation, he offers her a deal – if she falsely claims he’s her true mate and allows him to claim her, he’ll save her from her arranged mating and then let her leave after the battle with his uncle is over.
Sounds like a pretty straightforward deal…but soon Taryn and Trey realize they got more than they bargained for. Their mating instincts to protect and possess are weighing on them, they crave each other’s touch and company, and their inner wolves don’t like it whenever they’re apart. Add in that they’ll have to deal with this for an entire three months until the day of the battle finally arrives, and they’ve got themselves a recipe for disaster – or maybe for something quite the opposite.
Point of view:
This is written in a style that I normally loathe – this kind of chaotic back and forth, even mid paragraph, lines from various characters and their inner thoughts. I don’t know if it’s Jill Redfield’s absolutely fantastic narration or what ~ but I ADORE these books. I’ve listened to them multiple times. They’re funny, emotional, sweet, s-e-x-y as heck, irreverent, and sometimes downright corny. As far as sex, this is possessive alpha-male shifter mate intense sex, internal monologue, and there will always be at least one instance of anal in every book. It’s apparently a shifter thing in Wright’s world.
There’s not much to add to a fairly lengthy book description in terms of specifics of the story without spoiling things.
Note: An original version of this book contained a fairly graphic manage scene and there’s “content warnings” about it in some places. However, the author removed this scene and, while it’s alluded to, it’s not included in the audiobook.
Jill Redfield is AMAZING. This is a HUGE cast of characters, male and female, young and old ~ and she gives them all unique voices and characteristics. You know exactly who is talking at any given time. Loved it.
The Phoenix Pack books are intertwined with Wright’s Mercury Pack series.
Chronological reading/listening order:
- Feral Sins (Phoenix #1)
- Wicked Cravings (Phoenix #2)
- Carnal Secrets (Phoenix #3, this book establishes the Mercury Pack and it’s series)
- Dark Instincts (Phoenix #4)
- Spiral of Need (Mercury #1)
- Savage Urges (Phoenix #5)
- Force of Temptation (Mercury #2)
- Fierce Obsessions (Phoenix #6)
- Lure of Oblivion (Mercury #3)
- Wild Hunger (Phoenix #7)
- Echoes of Fire (Mercury #4)
- Untamed Delights (Phoenix #8)
- Shards of Frost (Mercury #5)
About the Author:
From Suzanne Wright’s website: I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing something, whether it was stories, poems, or even songs – though I can’t carry a tune. I only have one rule when I’m writing a book which is that it has to have a happy ending. Other than that, pretty much anything goes. I write stories that I would enjoy reading and then I just hope that others will enjoy them too.
I was born and raised in England where I live with my husband (a person who doesn’t judge me for hearing voices in my head – how often do you come across people like that?), and my two demanding children.
You can connect with Suzanne Wright here:
My Favorite Quotes
Love is giving someone the power to completely destroy you, and hoping that they won’t. – Feral Sins by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #ShiftersTweet
Erections don’t equal personal growth, Trey. – Feral Sins by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #ShiftersTweet
You know what the answer is, don’t you? Chocolate. It’s always the answer, no matter the question. – Feral Sins by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #ShiftersTweet