Savage Urges

Phoenix Pack, Book 5
Narrated by: Jill Redfield
Series: Phoenix Pack, Book 5
Length: 10 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
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She's a lone wolf with a cause.

As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters - the same one that rescued her - Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents. And when she discovers that a teen in her care is related to Ryan Conner, the broody, handsome-as-sin enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, she's eager to help connect the two. She just wasn't prepared to feel a connection of her own.

Lone wolves are loners for a reason - and most of them bad. Or so Ryan assumes until he meets the mysterious Makenna. Quirky and sensual, she seems to enjoy riling him, especially when she refuses to discuss her past. Although there is no mating bond, he's sure she's the one. All he has to do is be patient and wait. But when another pack's sinister Alpha comes sniffing around, threatening Makenna and her shelter, this enforcer is ready to let his wolf off the leash....

©2016 Suzanne Wright (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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This is My favorite of the Phoneix Pack series

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I loved this. I'm a girl but not a crybaby I was about to break down in my office. This is defenitly worth a credit. LOVED IT

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Great book under $8

Savage Urges is my fifth book in the Phoenix Pack series and I really enjoyed the book. Author Suzanne Wright had quite the great series going on here. Her writing style just draws me in and her characters are just so top notch. She definitely has a something worth listening too here.

Oh my gosh, I just loved Makenna and Ryan. She’s strong, fiercely loyal, and just perfect for Ryan. Ryan, oh my. How can someone be so sexy while being broody! They both have some serious hurt in their pasts but instead of destroying them, it just makes them so much stronger. Mixing them together, her sassy quirkiness and his my face may break if I show emotions, had my alternating between laughing and sighing. As good as the sex is between them, and it was REALLY good, it was their more personal moments that got my heart all aflutter. It’s not all smooth sailing for them. He’s convince she’s his mate and she doesn’t want to get hurt again, another pack tries to take over the shelter Makenna works out, missing relatives, lost loners, and so much more. Throw it all together it makes for a very hard to put down entertaining listen that ends in the best HEA.

And now for a little PSA. I really need to commend the author on her representation of the lone shifters. Whether it was intended or not, loners were described similar to the way most people think homeless people are. Shifty, bad, evil, they are homeless/loners because they choose to be. Showing them as not all bad but more of victims of their circumstances whether it is abuse, abandonment or forced out. While this is not my first book containing loner shifters, it is the first where they are not some horrible destructive force. Thank you Ms. Wright!

Any PNR fan, especially for shifters, will enjoy listening to Savage Urges. I love both and I know I have. Just make sure, unless you plan to stay up all night, to not start listening to this book before bed. You may find yourself struggling to put it down. Yup, it’s that good. Can’t wait for the next book!

Jill Redfield is one of my favourite narrators and she was outstanding with the delivery of the story

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Love the Series

I've enjoyed all of the Phoenix Pack books. The series moves from one mated pair to the next in interesting storylines with great character interaction. I especially like the integrity each book highlights as loyalty, strength and honor are displayed in all the Phoenix Pack wolves and their families.

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True Mates

I love this series and the way Wright finds perfect matches for each pack member. The fated true mate thing is a novel idea and we should all be so lucky but honestly not even fate has wright's sense of humor in pairing true mates.

Ryan of the serial killer stare and grunts meets quirky free-spirited Makenna and you think well this should be fun to watch play out. Ryan is stunningly sweet and protective and 100% ready to accept his mate quirks and all even though she makes him crazy. Not simply because she is fated mate but because she makes him feel anything. Makenna doesn't trust anything she can't feel and would never cheat Ryan out of the mate fate has waiting for him. For her it is simple no bond means she can't keep him. Ryan doesn't give a damn about fate he wants the one person in the world who make him want to smile and won't stop at anything until he wears her down.

Why are the true mates not because of the fated bond but because they fit together perfectly even when they shouldn't.

Still the steamy humor filled romp you are used to in this series but with a stunning sweetness and heart revealed in both leads.

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Hot. Smart. Heart wrenching.

Suzanne Wright has an incredible talent for communicating emotions, tells highly character-driven stories, and seriously delivers the heat during intimate relations. To top all that off, her stories are interesting, imaginative, and riveting. Can't recommend her highly enough.

Jill Redfield's performance was perfection. She really got the characters and emotions across well. I definitely enjoyed listening.

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Great Book

Suzanne Wright does a great job of creating a quality story. Jill Redfield does a wonderful job with the characters in the book. Loved how the story develops into a love story between Makenna and Ryan. Their relationship struggles through a family connection, suspense and a life/death situation. One of those books that is hard to put down.

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Guess it Was Just Me

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Listened to 2 of the other books in this series and this one seems like it was written by someone else. It is one of the most boring books I've listened to in a long time. What a struggle to finish this book without falling asleep or tossing my iPod out of sheer frustration. Didn't care about either of the main characters.

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LOVE!!

These books are sooo good and the series is sooo good. I cant stop listening. So glad I got all 8 because I am listening to them all one after another and I'm loving them all. The narration is also sooo good.

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love this narrator

How I love this series! I love Makenna Wray, the superstitious and quirky loner wolf who at first doesn't seem to be a good match for the brooding and serious Ryan Conner, but she is actually perfect for him. Exactly what he needs in his life.

Both the Phoenix and Mercury pack have the same narrator all the way through both series, and she does such a fantastic performance of all the different characters, both male and female. I'm half way through my reread of this series via audio, and I'm enjoying following the recommended reading order between the 2 series.

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Ryan!

Available via KU + audio included.

I was especially looking forward to this one as we finally get to know what's going on inside the grunty but otherwise stoic Ryan. Kenna was absolutely his perfect match, a wonderful new character, and the introduction of the rescue center opened up a new batch of characters as the series continues.

Jill Redfield is fantastic. 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. Loved it.

Note: This series is intertwined with Wright's Mercury Pack series. For chronological order of events, you'll want to have read/listened to 1-4 of Phoenix pack *AND* Spiral of Need (Mercury #1). Then Savage Urges. After this is Force of Temptation (Mercury #2).

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  • Jodie
  • 09-22-16

Amazing

Story was pretty predicable but it didn't detract from my enjoyment of this. The fight scene had me in tears the narrator does such an amazing job showing the emotion through her voice!!!!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 06-05-20

another great book!<br />

I can't get enough of this series. it has everything I want in a book. The narrator does an amazing job as always.
love all the characters, including Greta!

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  • fred jones
  • 03-05-20

Excellent

An excellent story with strong characters, a nice sense of humouur. Narration is perfect and really brings the story to life. Now for the next one

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  • Deezzee
  • 11-12-19

Loved it ❤️

I loved this series and everyone’ of the characters. The narrator is excellent and the storyline, as always was very entertaining. Recommend read 😁

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  • Franklymydarling
  • 11-06-19

A bit darker

This novel in the Phoenix Pack series is a bit darker than the other novels so far. But it’s still full of the same sort of humour, action and super steamy sex!

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  • Laura Rose
  • 06-29-19

Favourite couple

I love Ryan and Makenna. Excellent plot, twists and action. Love scenes amazing. Brilliant addition to my favourite series.

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  • W. Griffiths
  • 03-09-19

All books in this series sound similar but aren't

loved it. Excellent series wish could find a member of
Phoenix! pack for myself ?

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  • 10-30-18

Love phoenix pack

Loved the books and Suzanne Wright books I followe her stories all the time. Look forward to seeing more.

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  • 10-30-18

done it again! another cracker!

I have listened to each in the series back to back and I'm waiting to get bored, for the plots to merge as they are so similar....trouble is....that hasn't happened. Love the twists and the interaction between all the characters. Love that you get to know the characters on a deeper level, that they keep developing and getting better. cracking series. 5 stars.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 09-22-18

Savage Urges

If you have been following the Phoenix Pack Ryan always needed love, so glad he finally found it in his story. As always loads of emotional rollercoaster before he got his girl. 😊

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  • jamoz23
  • 09-03-19

Great Narration.

Read through KU whilst also flicking and listening to the audible version too. What a great idea to Read and Listen. Very handy using my headphones when doing stuff around the house. I don’t lose the flow of the story. Will be buying all the audible books over time. I have to say the narrator for this book was one of the best with an enjoyable narration. Lots of inflections and I could tell most of the characters apart. BOOK REVIEW Not a better book in this series. Also has a touchy subject matter involved. Though I loved how the plot played out it just lacked something. Not sure what as the humour was amusing, the characters likeable and the story flowed well. Though we never spent much time with grunting Ryan in previous books, he was always there as part of the pack. I loved how he instantly wanted Zac with his pack. His positive attitude towards Mackenna being his true mate was nice. Makenna, the heroine, I didn’t dislike her, I just didn’t warm to her. Though she was smart mouthed and had character, she just didn’t connect for me. I knew it was her holding back the bond. Loved the Shelter for Loners, wonderful idea but I absolutely hated what happens to Colton. Wasn’t needed. Once again the council show they are corrupt and not there for the shifters best interests. They need replacing. An abused person does not have to become an abuser. The alpha baddie Remy was a sad example of cycling childhood drama. The fact Seline the evil enforcer and Remy were true mates was a terrible waste of what could have been, if he had just dealt with his mother when he grew up. His mother should have been taken out years ago. Unfortunately, she wasn’t. They were all dealt with way too easily. I am reading this series in the correct reading order and have binge read to play catch up between the two packs. We once again have a very similar scenario with Ryan’s parents being wastes of space, the heroine being the main cause of the non-bonding and baddies that are laughable. Read through KU whilst also flicking and listening to the audible version too. I have to say the narrator for this book was one of the best with an enjoyable narration. Lots of inflections and I could tell most of the characters apart.

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  • karen grave
  • 12-10-17

brilliant as always. same format but another good

nice to see the different ideas come out next the story line. cat wait for tao

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  • Imee_Benz
  • 08-15-17

****Mind blowing****

This book has me crying and laughing and so many more emotions that evoked from this story. As i said from the previous book, Suzanne tackles stories that still considered to be tabboo and i am so glad for highlighting this issues because it is happening and so many childrens are suffering. Jill Redfield your narrative is mahnificent, i am now one of your biggest fan and hope to listen to more of you. thank you.