The Phoenix Pack, Book 2
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I was curious about this second volume after a good first novel. This time, while we followed Trey and Taryn in the previous book, we rediscover now their Beta Dante and a young woman he knows from his childhood: Jaime. Of course, as they’re both part of the Trey’s pack, we will have the opportunity to see our first two heroes too and all the characters we know.
Dante has always been attracted to Jaime, but when she tries to create a relationship with him, it all seems impossible. I must say that the beta does not want a relationship with anyone as he thinks she will become an obstacle to his work because he loves it more than anything. So he did everything possible to reject the young woman who takes it pretty bad I must say. And while for a change of pace, she tries to start a relationship with a human, Dante reveals another side of himself, a jealousy she never suspected. They do not expect it, but they’ll create a very strong bond between them and an intense relationship will appear between the two characters. Yet neither wants to find her soul mate, and this story could then arrange them both. Problem? Jaime has a secret she hopes never to reveal and Dante, who loves to control everything, is determined to understand what is happening at all costs. But in addition to this, we also follow the Glory’s story, a young pretty disturbed woman, who doesn’t take well the fact that she was dumped by the beautiful beta and she is determined to make him pay by the worst ways. And for that, she is very imaginative!
I loved following this novel, I found that the raw language, in the first book, was down a notch, though still present. I was really curious to find out what Jaime was hiding and even if we know it soon enough, she is afraid about the reaction of those around her. She really didn’t have an easy life and we discover the details here, little by little during the novel. She is broken but she will regain confidence over the chapters for our greatest pleasure. Of course, she is not the only and while Dante has a strong attitude in all circumstances, we discover that he has more faults than we would have thought and that led him to be a controlling man. Our two heroes form a nice duo, confronting each other for any event and it was really fun to attend their arguments. We also have all the characters of the first volume and of course Trey and Taryn are here; and well Taryn is pregnant which changes the attitudes of all the persons around her. And I must say that whatever happens does not change her nature! Did I forget to mention Greta? Because she doesn’t change either, that’s for sure and everyone earns her mean comments, especially Jaime who defends herself as much as she can.
Finally, as you can see, I had a good time with this novel. We can read it rather quickly and I am curious to find out who the next novel will feature but I hope it will Shaya and Nick because I love the the young woman and we greatly sympathize with her in this volume.