Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her wolf pack, but the petite redhead refuses to let an Alpha male interfere in her life. Furious and humiliated after her mate refused to claim her, she runs off to hide among the humans. Why wait around for an Alpha male to love her when he’d obviously prefer to ignore her?
Nick Axton can barely control his urges for Shaya, but the Alpha can never claim her — not if he truly cares for her. His degenerative brain condition will eventually destroy him, and he’s afraid of turning his mate into his caretaker. Yet when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t let her go. He pursues her, vowing to finally claim his rightful mate. And despite Shaya’s spirited and passionate resistance, Nick’s fiery determination just might be the ultimate aphrodisiac.
©2014 Suzanne Wright (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I was on the fence ion getting this one due to some if the other reviews, but I am so glade I did. I loved the struggle and the outcome of the book.
Half-human, half-shifter Shaya Critchley may seem like a submissive in her wolf pack but a wimp she is not. When her mate, Nick Axton whom she knew the minute laid eyes on one another who happened to be an ALPHA wolf refused to claim her, yet couldn’t stop interfering in her life, she knew she had to get away. Shaya took off hiding and posing as a human in a town full of extremists groups who were totally anti-shifters. Shaya never expected Nick Axton to show up looking for her, but lo and behold here he was. Even though he had health reasons for not claiming her, he just couldn’t let her think he didn’t care for her and he can’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. While extremists, rogue wolves, and other packs start sniffing him out - Nick knows a battle is brewing and he certainly can’t leave Shaya on her own, no matter how capable she seem to feel that no one would suspect her as a shifter.
I was totally entranced with this series from from the beginning, especially the introduction of Trey and Taryn - one very wise-cracking and hilarious heroine staring in Book One - FERAL SINS. And even as things seemed to get more and more sexy and erotic well I just chalked it up to using fillers to make up page counts. But actually, after awhile, the angst of - she protests too much - and Nick trying to make Shaya realize how important she truly was to him just tipped the scale for me into a ‘give him a break moment’ where I wanted to shake some sense into her.
Bottom line: I really enjoy the concept of shifters in my paranormal world, but I rather like more substance and story than so much blow-by-blow descriptions of the act. The one redeeming quality I truly appreciated was Nick and Shaya blowing open and stopping the extremists of torturing the unsuspecting shifters who were forced into unspeakable horrors. Not bad - just not great.
This was a pretty good story but it could have used a Little More action in the plot...but I'm satisfied and I like the series
Oh my goodness. If I was not already in love with Suzanne Wright's writing, this one would have snared me. This book was hot, suspenseful and an amazing read. There was a good amount of witty sarcasm which is always a plus. I love the dominance of these wolves and how they all are such fierce protectors of each other and their hearts.
I used the whispersync version of this novel and the narrator added a great amount of draw to this story. She was able to make sure that each character had a clear personality through her voice. Awesome!
This book was everything I was expecting it to be. The narrator voices make it easy to recognize the different characters and her voice is never monotonous. I can't wait to listening to the new book !!
No mistake here. Ms. Wright again showed us how to write a great book. As her prebious ones, this one has the great H/h, strong and interesting characters, surprising plot, heap of emotions and the great sex :-) All in all - 5 star book for sure :-)
This is the 3rd in Phoenix pack books and it's quite like the first 2 but still different enough to catch your attention can't wait for the 4th installment
"Another Good One from the Phoenix Pack"
The slowly developing relationship between Shaya and her mate. Lots of story lines and possibilities.
When she takes charge in the mobile home
This is another book using Characters from the Phoenix Pack - strong story line and characters and explicit sex - I good read that ends correctly. I will definitely read read all three books again.
Yes but I prefer audiobooks.
The happy ending
I can tell who is speaking without the book having to state she portrays the characters so well
A little of both the lead character has a great sense of humour
I loved the whole series so far can't wait for the next book I hope it will be on audio
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