It happens whenever wolf shifter Roni Axton is near Marcus Fuller: a crackle of sexual awareness that’s intoxicating…and deeply annoying. Marcus is a pack enforcer who oozes power, but Roni is lethal in her own right—nothing like the flirty females who flock around him. Even still, his possessive gaze makes one thing clear. Marcus has singled her out for seduction, and he wants to make her sit up and beg.
No matter how aloof and unfazed Roni acts, Marcus can tell she wants him. When a brutal attack by a jackal pack forces them to work together, it’s the perfect opportunity for Marcus to chip away at her defenses—until he falls into his own trap, completely unprepared for the intensity of their connection. Roni is the only one who’s ever seen past his shifter charm and discovered the man hiding beneath it. And for Marcus, claiming Roni once will mean needing her forever.
Point of view:
This is the 4th book in the Phoenix Pack series. I don’t consider these stand alone as each book builds off events from previous books. I’ve listened to this series so many time and this one of my favorites of all of them.
Roni & Marcus are so much fun as a couple. She’s quirky and even before they decide to be mates – he totally gets her and accepts her as she is. There’s several little enjoyable subplots that come together really well at the end. This also continues to meld the Phoenix & Mercury packs together so that we get updates on previous couples as well as get to know future MCs better.
Jill Redfield continues to be amazing. This is a HUGE cast of characters, male and female, young and old and she gives them all unique voices and characteristics that stay consistent throughout the series.
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
As far as I’m concerned, you’re mine. I marked you and I staked a claim on you, and I wouldn’t do either of those things lightly. – Dark Instincts by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #Mercury Pack #ShiftersTweet
He’s my sister’s mate—it’s my right to irritate him. It’s what we males do. – Dark Instincts by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #Mercury Pack #ShiftersTweet