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!