The Phoenix Pack, Book 1
Synopsis: 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.
Review: When I discovered this new release in French, I was immediately intrigued. I must say that I did not know the series, or even the author and I was looking forward to find out more. I knew before taking it that it was not an urban fantasy series but rather something like a paranormal romance one but I did not expect at all that the novel is finally an erotica paranormal romance novel. I don’t read too many novels like that, but I admit that it was fun! And I ‘m curious to read more now and see what the author will give us in the next one.
Taryn is the daughter of the alpha of her pack, but since her childhood and her mother’s death, her father considers her that as something completely useless. So why not join her to the alpha of another pack to consolidate an alliance? The fact that this man is crazy and violent doesn’t bother him in any way. But it bothers Taryn and she is determined to do anything to cancel the marriage she does not want. But Trey could offer her the ideal solution. She could mate with him for a while and it could benefit for both of them. She would be able to be left alone and Try would be able to have some new allies through her to oppose Darryl, his uncle who wants his pack. An alliance that should appeal to everyone if only Trey and Taryn weren’t falling for each other.
I loved the story. It is very difficult for Trey to accept what he feels for Taryn, as he is a ruthless man. It was very funny to see them together as these two alphas have an explosive nature. It was also really nice to have a heroine like Taryn, she is strong, determined and always says what she wants! And it’s pretty impressive to see that. She does not hesitate to speak her mind to anyone who seeks her. I admit that my favorite moments were the exchanges between our young heroine and Greta, the Trey’s grandmother. It was so funny! And despite her latency, Taryn is as strong as any wolf, or even more, which is quite impressive to see. It was also interesting to watch the evolution of Trey throughout the story. He was convinced from the start that this union would be temporary and that there would never be any attachment with this woman. But this is easier said than done and his resolutions will soon take a hit.
So it was as I said a very interesting story and it is fun to discover everything. Of course you can expect many sex scenes as the novel is really steamy (remember erotica paranormal romance?). The only thing that has upset me a little is the language as it is very crude mainly for Trey throughout the novel. It was perhaps a little too much for my taste. But it wasn’t really a big problem and I was delighted to discover this first novel! And as I said at the beginning, I am very curious to read the second book now.