Despite having been besotted with Dante Garcea since she was a child, wolf shifter Jaime Farrow figures that it’s time to move past the crush. If he wanted her, he wouldn’t have ignored her flirtatious behavior, right? Hiding her intense attraction to him isn’t easy – especially now that they’re part of the same pack again – but with bigger issues to worry about and with the submissive wolf act to maintain, Jaime is resolute on moving forward. Now if only the workaholic control-freak would let her…
As the pack Beta, Dante doesn’t have the space or time in his life for a relationship. As such, he ignores his intense hunger for the willful – and sometimes crazy – Jaime. Yet when her flirtations abruptly end, Dante finds that he doesn’t like losing her attention. He finds something else too – Jaime’s hiding something. Determined to uncover her secret, he sets out to break through her defenses, even though being around her intensifies his cravings for her. What he finds is a problem that Jaime is convinced not even a powerful Beta can solve.
Point of view:
The characters in this book were so much like the characters from the first book, Feral Sins. The storyline was quite similar as well. Perhaps if I hadn’t listened to them back to back I would have enjoyed them more.
The constantly changing 3rd person POV also made it difficult to sometimes recognize who was being focused on. If it weren’t for the terrific narrator and the individual “voice” she brought to each character – it would have been even more frustrating.
They’re funny, emotional, sweet, s-e-x-y as heck, irreverent, and sometimes downright corny. Somewhat formulaic. However, I find myself listening through the series multiple times…so something about the formula is working.
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.
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
She … is everything to me. Everything. Healthy or traumatized, she’s all I want, and she’s mine. – Wicked Cravings by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #ShiftersTweet
I’m not an easy target. And I’ve seen CSI. I know how to get rid of the bodies and everything. – Wicked Cravings by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #ShiftersTweet
You’re good for her, and she’s good for you. Don’t mess that up for yourself. – Wicked Cravings by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #ShiftersTweet