When raven shifter Riley Porter was given sanctuary by the Phoenix Pack, she let them believe she had left her flock. Reluctant to divulge the secrets of her past, she was still embraced as family. Only Tao Lukas, the protective and passionate Head Enforcer of the pack, was resistant to the enigmatic shifter. Until Riley started to arouse in him something other than suspicion.
Tao doesn’t trust lone shifters, especially ones so guarded—and tempting. But the sexual tension between them is making them both come undone, and vulnerable to more than desire. All Tao wants is for Riley to stay with him and to trust him with the truth of her past.
As Riley’s mysteries come to light, so does a danger that threatens not only her life but the safety of the entire pack. For Tao, keeping Riley safe means keeping her close—forever—as his mate.
Point of view:
Ever since Feral Sins and the Taryn debacle – I’ve been waiting for Tao to get his HEA. I wasn’t disappointed. I loved the way Wright kicked this one off and was all in for the rest of the story. Riley & Tao have this great – hate to want you thing going on. It’s not nasty, just they’re frustrated with themselves. I think the best part about this was that there was a strong suspense/mystery plot here as well. There’s attempted murder, a bitchy ex, and crazy flock politics (Riley is a raven). Plus! Kids. I love Dex & Savannah. I love how much Riley loves and protects Dex & Savannah. I also loved how Tao begins to bond with them too.
Jill Redfield is AMAZING. This is a HUGE cast of characters, male and female, young and old ~ and even though the packs are expanding and merging, she still manages to give them all unique voices and characteristics. You know exactly who is talking at any given time. I especially loved her “drawl” for Riley’s uncle.
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
It doesn’t matter to me if you’re the other half of my soul or not. You’re in my soul. I don’t know how you got there, I really don’t but you are. – Fierce Obsessions by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #ShiftersTweet
Dude, do not let her go. Like ever. Seriously, a woman who doesn’t like the mall is a gift from God—accept that gift with gratitude and grace. – Fierce Obsessions by @suz_wright #Audiobook narrated by Jill Redfield #PhoenixPack #ShiftersTweet