ARC Review: Savage Urges by Suzanne Wright

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Savage Urges by Suzanne Wright

Series: The Phoenix Pact #5
Published: May 3rd 2016 by Montlake Romance
Language: English
Print Length: 306 pages
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

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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…

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REVIEW BY ALEXA

I’m so attached with this wolf shifter series because it is fierce, HOT and entertaining. Each book in this series is worth the wait. Among all the male characters in Phoenix Pact, Ryan ‘The Enforcer’ is the most mysterious person. Although he already make appearance since the first book, Ryan is the silent type that intimidate with his serial killer eyes and grunts. At first, I’m a bit worried that this book will be full of ‘silence language’ without interesting banter because Ryan’s character. But Suzanne give Makenna who is independent, protective and looks calm with unique streak (For the first time, the record to be the most hated woman by Great surpassed Taryn.)

This book is looking stronger than the previous (Marcus and Nick). The main problem in the story is more focused with the shelter for lone shifter (and raised the conflict that we can meet in the real world). Ryan is more realist person and Makenna who gives a different vibe with her unique taste succeed to bring new taste of romance. Their interaction was hot, intense and touching. Their conflict with mating bond was still fresh and never never discussed in previous books.

Of course, the other characters made appearance will entertain you with this friendliness from Phoenix Pact. Spoiler alert! This pack has some new members. Who are they? Read and find it by yourself 🙂

OVERALL RATING

4stars

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Book Review: Dark Instincts by Suzanne Wright

Dark Instincts by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pact #4
Published: April 7th 2015 by Montlake Romance
Language: English
Print Length: 314 pages
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

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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.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Hmm… Maybe I’m the minor for Dark Instincts. I liked Phoenix Pack very much. But now my attention has divided into Nick’s pack along with the new members including her sister, Roni.

Roni Axton has problems with herself. She rarely shifted into human form because her horrible past. When Marcus Fuller come and draws her attention, she couldn’t ignore it. She tried but slowly drawn into him. Marcus has problem with himself. Because some prophecy about his future mate, he slept around and withdrawn from any female except Roni. I really liked Roni as much as Taryn. She’s an awesome heroine and kick-ass. She loves prank with her brother and that’s make me laugh uncontrollably. Also, she’s like Dominic who always make cheesy lines.

“Marcus Fuller exuded sex, confidence, and a raw compelling charisma that commanded the attention of those around him . . . which was why the Phoenix Pack enforcer was the star of her every X-rated fantasy. He deserved an Oscar for his performances.”

Roni’s tomboy side always get criticized by her mother but Marcus always defend her. They have chemistry and interaction. It’s good but not great. Marcus get all dominant and determined with Roni, she doesn’t give up easily. She drove Marcus crazy especially when she stole his food. Uh huh… no one touch Marcus’ territory about food. He’s a glutton man. Their sex isn’t wow as the previous books (except Nick’s). It’s just spicy. Marcus’ full attention and affection towards her made me melt into puddle. Don’t forget the sarcasms and snarky comments from Roni. She’s just wow because she could ‘tame’ Greta; the insulting grandma. After all, Dark Instincts is better than Carnal Secrets. It was an enjoyable read. I wonder who’s in the next book. Please be Dominic…LMAO

OVERALL RATING

3.5stars

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Book Review: Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright

Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pact #3
Published: February 11th 2014 by Montlake Romance
Language: English
Print Length: 377 pages
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

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A pack Alpha and his estranged, true mate wrestle with painful secrets, ruthless enemies, and their own irresistible attraction, in the sexy third book of the Phoenix Pack series.

Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her pack, but she’s done taking orders. After her Alpha wolf mate refused to claim her—but committed to interfering in her life—she took off. Now she hides from him, posing as a human in a town full of anti-shifter extremist groups. She thinks he’ll never find her again, and that suits her just fine. But she’s wrong.

Nick Axton can barely control his feelings for Shaya, but he could never claim her—not if he truly cares for her. The degenerative brain condition he keeps secret would ultimately leave her with a burden rather than a mate. But when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t bear the thought of never seeing her again. After tracking her down, he discovers Shaya’s feisty and passionate side in the process…a side he’d never seen before.

Under the menacing gazes of territorial local packs and violent human extremists, Nick vows to finally claim the spirited Shaya…and despite her initial resistance, Shaya just might find his fiery determination to be the ultimate aphrodisiac.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

Oh Oh… I remember this one very well. I almost DNF!

How much I HATE NICK!!! Plain and simple.

After he ‘throws’ Shaya not he wants her back because it droves him crazy?! Puhleaseee… I don’t feel any dominant and alpha vibe around Nick. I couldn’t connect with his character. Even when the sexy times. Sigh.


Shaya moves into another town is very understandable. Even she’s submissive wolf and half human, she has strong aura and snarky attitude. Determined and doesn’t give up. Well, until Nick come many times to ‘stake’ his claim. With the seduction in action, Shaya couldn’t resist Nick but she’s not stupid. But their interaction bored me until half the book. It’s too much for someone whose in denial. Even I dislike Nick, Shaya turns to irritated me.

“I know I fucked up. I’ve said I’m sorry for hurting you; I meant it. I promised you that I wouldn’t let you down again; I meant it. You might not believe that right now, but you will in time— I won’t have it any other way. You’re mine, and I refuse to live my life without you in it.”

How Nick trying to get in her heart (and panties) and now Shaya’s turn to bitch mode. The drama, ugh. The sweaty sex finally happened after… what? I don’t remember. Please less talking and more actions. The things are keep me going is the new conflict and new friends. The ghost of their past is back. Nick and his loyal ‘follower’, Darren has to face new threats. I liked their new challenge outside the wolf pack. The extremist is human community that hate were so much. They’re very dangerous. Even though I have issue with the MCs, Carnal Secrets still have redeemable points. The side characters are more interesting, though.

OVERALL RATING

3stars

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Book Review: Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright

Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pact #2
Published: April 16th 2013 by Montlake Romance
Language: English
Print Length: 395 pages
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

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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.

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REVIEW BY ALEXA

Sebagai HOT Beta male, Dante Gracea sudah biasa di kejar gadis-gadis. Tapi ditinggalkan dan dianggap biasa-biasa saja salah seorang fansgirlnya? Itu mengagetkan. Dia jadi berpikir keras apa yang salah dengan dirinya. Well, dengan wajah menarik, perawakan mengagumkan dan tangan kanan sang Alpha yang berdedikasi dia seharusnya menjadi tumpuan semua orang., Dengan aura dominan yang seksi dan penampilan pria perfectionis yang bisa diandalkan, dia seharusnya tak tertahankan dan menjadi obyek wet dream gadis-gadis. Jadi kenapa Jamie Farrow yang sudah mengikutinya semejak masih memakai popok tiba-tiba tidak memandanginya dengan mata mendamba itu lagi? Dan kenapa dia berhenti memberikan senyum special yang bisa mengetaaaaaaarkannya luar dalam? Belum lagi gadis itu bersikap manis kepada siapapun kecuali dirinya? Nah itu yang membuat Dante galau dan mengalami krisis kepercayaan diri..

Jamie Farrow jelas bukan heroine lemah gemulai, walau dia selalu berusaha berpenampilan begitu. Dia cerdas, walau tidak pede dengan bentuk tubuhnya. Dia cukup possesif , nakal dan punya sisi sarkastik yang cukup menghibur. Ada bagian dari trauma masa lalunya yang lebih baik dikuburkan, tak masalah dia dipandang sebagai submissive dan harus menyembunyikan sisi Alphanya kalau itu membuat semua oraang aman. Tapi ketika Dante, big crushnya sejak kecil menyebutnya ” not my girl type” kepada semua orang, well.. setiap gadis wajib punya batasan harga diri bukan? Dan saat dia memutuskan untuk move on, Dante mulai merecoki hidupnya dengan perhatian berlebihan yang sudah tak diharapkan lagi.

Seperti buku 1 nya, Mrs Wright memanjakanku secara konstan. Mungkin Dante dan Jamie masih typical h/h paranorm lengkap dengan luka masa lalu, romansa pergolakan batin yang agak telenovella, adegan melarikan diri yang dramatik, dan banter yang bertaburan kata MINE MINE MINE (yang jujur agak kedengaran seperti ungkapan posesif anak-anak berumur 3 thn). Tapi jujur semua karakter milik beliau sampai ke para figurannya menarik untukku. Agak berlebihan tapi dalam hal yang baik. Mungkin hal ini akan mengurangi semangatmu membaca kalau kau termasuk tipe pembaca feminis yang benci karakter dominan alpa hero yang gahar dan tak mau menerima kata tidak sebagai jawaban. Atau kau tipe berjantung lemah yang tak sanggup menghadapi scene-scene panas bersuhu tinggi.

Dibalut dengan konflik yang penuh komplikasi dan bertaburan quote-quote sarkastik yang super lucu Chemistry Dante dan Jamie terbangun perlahan dengan kuat dan intens. Interaksi mereka berdua dijamin akan membakar mata dan melumerkan lutut (check scene diparkiran, dihutan, didinding, di kamar mandi, di kantor,dihutan lagi, pokoknya everywhere..) dan semuanya aduhai.. HOT HOT HOT (polin pencet remote AC LOL)..

Walaupun aku merasa aura dan banter percakapan sarkastik pasangan Dante dan Jamie setipe dengan Trey dan Taryn, tapi Wicked Carving mengangkat tema actual yang lebih bisa ditemui di dunia nyata. Gadis yang menyembunyikan kekuatan agar tidak terlalu mencolok? Mantan bitchy yang susah moveon dan melakukan segala cara? Pacar yang over workaholic yang punya masalah dengan delegasi tugas, yang hobi melarikan diri dari eksplorasi emosional dengan bersembunyi dibalik tumpukan pekerjaan? Perjuangan meraih kepercayaan sebagai pasangan? Semua ada disini dan digambarkan dengan panas dan menyentuh perasaan terdalam. Secara pribadi walaupun terkesan banyak narasi sampai beralinea-alinea aku juga menyukai semua detail penjelasan Dante tentang latihan fisik para Enforces yang bak keluar dari mulut seorang fitness trainer handal.

Scene favoriteku adalah transformasi Jamie menjadi lebih kuat dan bisa membuka diri pada orang lain. Scene lain yang merontokan hatiku adalah saat Dante mengungkapkan perasaan terdalamnya bahkan disaat Jamie tak mampu mendengarnya. So touching dan membuatku bergetar menahan galau. Beberapa pelajaran yang bisa diambil dari kisah ini adalah :

  1. Kau tak akan pernah bisa lari dari jodohmu, karena semua akan indah pada waktunya.
  2. Penting menerima diri kita apa adanya, jangan berusaha menjadi orang lain. Terima masukan dan selalu berkembang
  3. Tentukan prioritas dalam hidup, karena banyak hal hanya terjadi sekali dalam hidup.

OVERALL RATING

4.5stars

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Book Review: Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright

Feral Sins by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pact #1
Published: February 19th 2013 by Montlake Romance
Language: English
Print Length: 428 pages
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Erotica
Target Reader: Adult

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When female wolf shifter Taryn Warner first encounters Trey Coleman, an alpha male wolf shifter with a dangerous reputation, she’s determined to resist his charms. After all, Trey—who was only fourteen when he defeated his own father in a duel, winning the right to be alpha of his pack—can’t have anything to offer the talented healer besides trouble, or so she thinks.

Taryn finds herself drawn in by Trey’s forceful demeanor and arctic-blue eyes, and she eventually agrees to enter an uneasy alliance with him. If the two succeed in convincing their respective packs that they’ve chosen each other as mates, Trey will win valuable political allies, while Taryn will escape an odious arranged mating.

But there are a lot of potential pitfalls to this plan—including the very real possibility that the wolf shifters, overwhelmed by their growing attraction to each other, will be unable to maintain the clear heads needed to pull off the deception.

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REVIEW BY ELLE

My first erotic paranormal romance with werewolves. I usually read vampires and never attracted with werewolves. BUT because of my friend’s review, this is like a gold mine. Suzanne Wright automatically become my favorite author for PNR. Definitely a life-save through dryness. LMAO!

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Trey and Taryn are definitely an amazing couple. They’re HOT for each other. It’s written clear as sky from their first meet. Taryn is an awesome kick-ass woman who doesn’t give up or feel helpless. She’s standing with her own feet. Trey is an alpha of the Phoenix Pact who made a deal with Taryn. Both of them has their own agenda. Definitely my favorite couple.

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“You’re all there is for me, Taryn. I’m broken baby. You know that. Before you… it was like those bits of me were just scattered all over the place. I’ve never felt whole. Not until you. You hold those pieces together. It’s not an exaggeration when I say you hold my sanity in your hands. Without you, I’d fall apart.”

The story flowed fast and nicely done. I loved every single bratty words from Taryn. I will never forget her smart mouth because it give me some ideas. LOL! Sigh. I’m really a pervert. I loved all their sex scenes. It was like clouded ‘BDSM’ with a lot of kinky sex. Trey’s is a hard man with intense and dominant vibe but Taryn isn’t a submissive. She could ‘fight’ the sex with Trey and that was totally HOT! I also happened to like other characters from Phoenix Pact. I couldn’t wait until all of them have their own story. This is very promising paranormal romance with werewolf/shifter as the main character.

OVERALL RATING

4stars

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