Wild Hunger by Suzanne Wright

The Phoenix Pack, Book 7

Synopsis: When half–wolf shifter Frankie Newman receives an e-mail from a family member she didn’t know existed, a secret is revealed: as a child, Frankie witnessed her father killing her mother…and then himself. Frankie was torn from her pack by her mother’s human relatives, and the trauma was erased from her memory. Realizing that she’s been lied to her entire life, she’s never felt more alone. Until she catches the scent of an old friend—warmly familiar and intoxicating.

Trick Hardy, enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, can sense the rush of mutual attraction when he sees Frankie again. He knows immediately that she’s his true mate. But he also knows that, given her fragile state, he needs to tread with care—no matter how fierce his surging desires.

As aroused as Frankie is by Trick’s darkly dominant air and simmering desire, her priority right now is her past—not her future, no matter how tempting. But as more secrets emerge and Frankie’s life is threatened, Trick must do everything he can to keep her close and safe. After all, it’s their destiny.

Review: I was curious to discover this seventh volume and I must say that I am not disappointed, far from it!

This time it’s Trick’s turn to be featured and that’s how we follow a brand new heroine: Frankie. When she receives an email from her cousin who hopes to be able to reconnect with her so she can meet her aunt who is on her death bed, the young woman is a little lost. Even worse, she realizes that her family has been lying to her all her life. That the story she knew of her parents is not the truth. Finally, it seems that her father killed her mother to commit suicide later and that she was the only witness.

I really enjoyed the reunion with the pack, seeing that Frankie was slowly opening up to this family that she did not know. I was also very curious to find out what exactly happened with her parents and I admit that I found that the turn was well found. The relationship with her human family who does not accept her wolf side was also very interesting and I really had a good time with the story. And what about Trick? He is very patient with her even if it is not necessarily simple at first for him and I found it nice to see them evolve together.

A new novel with a good story and I had a great time once again.

Wild Hunger de Suzanne Wright (VO)

La Meute du Phénix, Tome 7

Résumé (traduction personnelle) : Lorsque la demi-louve Frankie Newman reçoit un e-mail d’un membre de sa famille qu’elle ne connaissait pas, un secret est révélé: enfant, Frankie a vu son père tuer sa mère … pour se tuer ensuite. Frankie a été arrachée à sa meute par les parents humains de sa mère, et le traumatisme a été effacé de sa mémoire. Réalisant qu’on lui a menti toute sa vie, elle ne s’est jamais sentie autant seule. Jusqu’à ce qu’elle capte l’odeur d’un vieil ami – chaleureusement familier et enivrant.

Trick Hardy, le bras droit de la meute du phénix, peut ressentir l’attraction mutuelle quand il voit à nouveau Frankie. Il sait immédiatement qu’elle est sa vraie compagne. Mais il sait aussi que, compte tenu de son état de fragilité, il doit faire preuve de prudence, aussi féroce que soit son désir.

Aussi émue que soit Frankie par l’air obscurément dominant de Trick et son désir frémissant, sa priorité en ce moment est son passé, pas son avenir, aussi tentant soit-il. Mais au fur et à mesure que d’autres secrets émergent et que la vie de Frankie est menacée, Trick doit tout faire pour la garder à proximité et en sécurité. Après tout, c’est leur destin.

Avis : J’étais curieuse de découvrir ce septième tome et je dois dire que je ne suis pas déçue, loin de là !

C’est cette fois-ci au tour de Trick d’être sur le devant de la scène et c’est ainsi que nous suivons une toute nouvelle héroïne : Frankie. Quand elle reçoit un email de sa cousine qui espère pouvoir reprendre contact avec elle et surtout lui faire rencontrer sa tante qui est sur son lit de mort, la jeune femme est un peu perdue. Pire que ça elle se rend compte que sa famille lui a menti pendant toute sa vie. Que l’histoire de ses parents n’est pas telle qu’elle la connaissait. Finalement il semblerait que son père ait tué sa mère pour se suicider par la suite et qu’elle ait été le seul témoin.

J’ai beaucoup aimé les retrouvailles avec la meute, voir que Frankie s’ouvrait doucement à cette famille qu’elle ne connaissait pas. J’étais aussi très curieuse de découvrir ce qu’il s’était passé exactement avec ses parents et j’avoue que j’ai trouvé que la tournure était bien trouvée. La relation avec sa famille humaine qui n’accepte pas son côté loup était aussi très intéressante et j’ai vraiment passé un bon moment avec l’histoire. Et que dire de Trick ? Il est très patient avec elle-même si ce n’est pas forcément simple au départ et j’ai trouvé ça sympa de les voir évoluer ensemble.

Un nouveau roman avec bonne enquête prenante et un très bon moment une fois encore.

 

Note : La série existe en Français chez Milady

Ashes by Suzanne Wright

Dark in You, Book 3

Synopsis: Knox and Harper’s story continues as the Las Vegas lair – and its two infamous Co-Primes – face their most terrifying enemy yet . . .

Together, Harper and Knox have overcome just about every evil thing you can think of – from Horsemen of the Apocalypse to dark magic practitioners to Lucifer’s insistent belief that he’s hilarious. They’re looking forward to some well-earned downtime – until Harper is attacked by mercenaries in the middle of her tattoo shop. Worse still, the attackers are trying to take her wings – the ones no one is meant to know she even has.

It’s a near miss and once a furious Knox has managed to pull his demon back into line there’s only one thing clear – someone knows Harper’s secrets and is systematically setting out to destroy her. It seems likely that someone is the third Horseman – but how do they know so much about Harper? It seems the impossible might be true – they have an enemy hiding at the very heart of the lair.

To survive Harper will need to embrace power that’s darker than she’s ever experienced and even Knox can’t protect her from everything – though God knows nothing’s going to stop him trying. The stakes have never been higher, for if Harper’s taken by this new threat, Knox won’t be able to stop his demon from taking a vicious pleasure in tearing the world apart . . .

Review: I was impatient to plunge into this third volume immediately after receiving it. I really like Suzanne Wright and I think she brings a lot of ideas into this series.

Since her new status, Harper is now the prey to a large number of people including Knox’s enemies. She just did not expect to be attacked in her tattoo studio and even less by someone who wants to steal her wings while no one is supposed to know she has any. But in addition to these attacks, and Knox’s deep desire to find out who’s behind all this, Harper has to deal with other issues. A demon child has just been found and when his arrival coincides with some murders and that he seems « empty », everyone worries … I was really wondering who this little boy was because his behavior is very strange but I admit that finally I was very surprised. On top of that, Harper is going to learn some very good news that will change her life but it will also have to deal with the consequences.

It was really a great story and I did not expect so many elements to evolve here, whether in relation to her personal life, the bad guys but also regarding all the people who evolve around our two characters. We discover the identity of a new villain and I admit that I did not expect it at all! There is one left and I am even more curious now! Harper is a strong woman and although it’s hard for her to stand up to anything that happens, I’m very impressed.


Des cendres en enfer de Suzanne Wright

Noirs Démons, Tome 3

Résumé : Ensemble, Harper et Knox ont affronté tous les dangers, des adeptes de magie noire aux Cavaliers de l’Apocalypse, sans compter l’humour très particulier de Lucifer. Pourtant, la nouvelle menace qui plane les prend au dépourvu – car elle vise Harper, et plus particulièrement ses ailes, dont tous sont censés ignorer l’existence… Une seule explication possible : un traître doit se dissimuler au sein de leur clan. Pour survivre, Harper devra faire appel à des forces plus maléfiques que jamais, et même Knox ne pourra la protéger. Les enjeux n’ont jamais été aussi élevés, car si Harper succombe, le monde tremblera devant la colère de son compagnon…

Avis : J’étais impatiente de me plonger dans ce troisième tome aussitôt après l’avoir reçu. J’aime beaucoup Suzanne Wright et je trouve qu’elle apporte plein d’idées dans cette série.

Depuis son nouveau statut, Harper est devenue la proie d’un grand nombre de personnes et notamment des ennemis de Knox. Elle ne s’attendait juste pas à être attaquée dans son studio de tatouage et à ce qu’on essaie de lui voler ses ailes alors que personne n’est censé savoir qu’elle en a. Mais en plus de ces attaques, et de la volonté profonde de Knox de découvrir qui est derrière tout cela, Harper doit gérer d’autres problèmes. Un enfant démon vient d’être retrouvé et quand son arrivée coïncide avec certains meurtres et qu’en plus de cela il semble « vide », tout le monde s’inquiète… Je me demandais vraiment ce qu’il en était de ce petit garçon parce que son comportement est très étrange mais j’avoue que finalement j’ai été très surprise. En plus de cela, Harper va apprendre une très bonne nouvelle qui va changer sa vie mais elle va devoir aussi en gérer les conséquences.

C’était vraiment une super histoire et je ne m’attendais pas à ce qu’autant d’éléments évoluent ici, que ce soit par rapport à la vie personnelle, aux cavaliers mais aussi à toutes ces personnes qui évoluent autour de nos deux personnages. On découvre l’identité d’un nouveau méchant et j’avoue que je ne m’y attendais pas du tout ! Il en reste un et je suis d’autant plus curieuse maintenant ! Harper est une femme forte et même si c’est difficile pour elle de rester debout face à tout ce qui lui arrive, je suis très impressionnée.


 

Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright

The Mercury Pack, Book 1

Synopsis: Ally Marshall isn’t just a wolf shifter — she’s a Seer.

But a girl doesn’t exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack . . . disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she’s determined to ignore.

After one betrayal too many, Derren doesn’t have much use for Seers — except for Ally.

Forced into acting as her protector, he finds himself intensely and passionately drawn to the woman who incites his primal instinct to claim.

And when enemies target the pack, Ally’s gift may be just what the Mercury Pack needs.

Can he put his distrust aside, or will he force himself to turn his back on the one woman who makes his inner beast howl?

Review: Enjoying The Phoenix Pack series, I was also very curious to discover this new spin off saga. How not to be? Especially when we know that we find the characters of the initial series.

Ally did not have an easy life, her pack was murdered and she is the only survivor with her friend Cain. Since then, she goes from pack to pack hoping to find her home. She thought she had found it, as well as a companion but when he left her for his soul mate, she quickly realized that she had gone astray. Her new partner is doing all she can to isolate Ally and to put people at odds by developing lies that go farther and farther. But now, the last one goes too far and Ally will have the chance to get out of this hell thanks to Cain. In fact, he asked the beta of another pack to go get her and to babysit her. But here it is, Ally is also a prophetess and it would seem that the whole pack hates her nature, although she feels a certain attraction towards Derren. Trying to be accepted, the young woman will also help them deal with attacks that are increasingly present.

I really enjoyed this novel. Ally is really a character we can connect to quickly. She is touching, full of determination and does not give up. Yet we see that the situation is really not easy for her and that she is doing her best. It is also difficult to see that no one believes her and prefers to pretend that jealousy makes her act that way. Derren is rather dominant and it’s true that he’s determined to make Ally succumb whatever she wants. For once, he makes every effort to realize that she needs him. It was very touching to see their relationship evolve and to finally see them realize that they are made for each other.

I was also eager to discover Cain after having heard so much about him and I confess that I am not disappointed. I would love to learn more about him now!

 

Derren Hudson de Suzanne Wright

La Meute Mercure, Tome 1

Résumé : Ally Marshall n’est pas une simple louve, c’est aussi une prophétesse. Pourtant, nul besoin de ses pouvoirs pour se rendre compte que Derren Hudson la méprise… autant qu’il la désire.

Derren a été trahi trop souvent pour faire un jour de nouveau confiance à une prophétesse, mais lorsqu’il se retrouve à devoir protéger la jeune femme, l’attirance instantanée qui naît entre eux manque de le rendre fou. Alors que des ennemis ciblent la meute, le don d’Ally pourrait bien faire toute la différence dans leur lutte pour la survie. Derren pourra-t-il s’obliger à lui faire confiance, ou devra-t-il tourner à jamais le dos à celle qui a volé son cœur ?

Avis : Appréciant particulièrement la série de La Meute du Phénix, j’étais aussi très curieuse de découvrir cette nouvelle saga spin off. Comment ne pas l’être ? Notamment quand on sait qu’on retrouve les personnages de la série initiale.

Ally n’a pas eu une vie facile, sa meute a été assassinée et elle est la seule survivante avec son ami Cain. Depuis, elle va de meute en meute en espérant trouver son chez soi. Elle pensait l’avoir trouvé, de même qu’un compagnon mais quand il l’a quittée pour son âme sœur, elle a très vite compris qu’elle s’était fourvoyée. Sa nouvelle partenaire fait, en effet, tout ce qu’elle peut pour l’isoler et lui mettre les gens à dos en élaborant des mensonges qui vont de plus en plus loin. Mais voilà, le dernier est la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase et Ally va avoir la chance de sortir de cet enfer grâce à Cain. En effet, il a demandé au béta d’une autre meute d’aller la chercher et de lui servir de garde du cœur. Mais voilà, Ally est aussi une prophétesse et il semblerait que toute la meute déteste sa nature, bien qu’elle sente une certaine attirance envers Derren. Essayant de se faire accepter, la jeune femme va aussi les aider à faire face à des attaques qui se font de plus en plus présentes.

J’ai vraiment beaucoup apprécié ce roman. Ally est vraiment un personnage auquel on s’attache rapidement. Elle est touchante, pleine de détermination et ne se laisse pas faire. Pourtant on voit bien que la situation n’est vraiment pas simple pour elle et qu’elle fait de son possible pour agir au mieux. C’est aussi difficile de voir que personne ne la croit et préfère prétendre que la jalousie la fait agir de cette façon. Derren est plutôt dominant et c’est vrai qu’il déterminé à faire succomber Ally quoi qu’elle désire. Pour le coup il met tout en œuvre pour qu’elle se rende compte qu’il lui est nécessaire. C’était très touchant de voir leur relation évoluer et finalement se rendre compte qu’ils sont faits l’un pour l’autre.

J’étais aussi impatiente de découvrir Cain après en avoir autant entendu parler et j’avoue que je ne suis pas déçue. J’aimerai beaucoup en apprendre plus à son sujet maintenant !

 

Fierce Obsessions by Suzanne Wright

The Phoenix Pack, Book 6

Synopsis: 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.

Review: I liked the first three volumes of the series. These are novels full of freshness with colorful characters and pleasant intrigues to follow. I jumped from volume 3 to volume 6 (yes, I know I have to go back because I’m curious to read others too!). But in itself, although it’s true that there are some gaps, it did not cause me any problems. It must be said that we always focus primarily on a couple. This time it is the turn of Tao, an important member of the Phoenix Pack and Riley, a newly arrived raven metamorph.

It was very nice to follow the two protagonists. They are both very stubborn and their exchanges often cause sparks. But then, after a drunken night, they find themselves together in the same bed and if Riley wants to do as if nothing had happened, it is not the same for Tao. In addition to having to manage their feelings and this unprecedented situation for them, they will also have to go for the birthday of Riley’s uncles, although it also awakes a very heavy past and some resentment that weren’t easily forgotten. But that’s not all, and it seems that a drug lord does not readily accept Taryn’s refusal to help his dying brother and he will do anything to make them pay.

I really enjoyed learning more about Riley, things she had endured and what made her leave. Going back in her memories will not be easy but she will do everything she can to understand the new events. Tao will always be there for her, to help her move forward and make her understand that she is in no way responsible for what is happening. I really liked to see them evolve together and get closer slowly. What saddens me a bit is not having a complete resolution of the history of her past … I would have really liked to understand what happened when she was younger.

In any case, it was a good novel and I am curious to read the volumes I missed and the spin off series!