The Phoenix Pack #5
3rd May 2016
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…
I’ve been reading Suzanne Wright books for several years and I’m really surprised I’ve never actually reviewed one of her books before. Savage Urges is the fifth book in The Phoenix Pack series and is my second favourite book in the series so far. My favourite being Dark Instincts!
The Phoenix Pack series consists of great alpha male characters and strong, vibrant and funny females characters who won’t take crap from anyone and a bit of crazy thrown in just to keep things from being too smooth and Savage Urges continues this with this great series with Ryan and Makenna.
I love the way Ms Wright, writes her male characters and Ryan is no different. While he may be an alpha male and not the alpha of the pack that’s where the similarities end with the other male characters. Ryan holds his emotions close to his chest and is often described by others as being closed off, cold and unfeeling which isn’t true and while his back story is sad it really worked well for him. I loved how determined he was of what was between him and Makenna and how he never wavered with his feelings for her or the decisions he makes to protect her.
Now Makenna, she’s an awesome character. To be honest all the female characters in this series are awesome and it’s hard to say who a favourite is as they are all wacky and brilliantly written but Makenna is definitely one of my top choices. Makenna has a complicated past that doesn’t feel over done or overwhelm you and doesn’t get dragged out. Makenna brings a lot of light and humour to Savage Urges and to Ryan. Makenna brings crazy to Savage Urges by being extremely superstitious and it was so funny to see Ryan’s reactions to the superstitions she said and how others react too.
“Finding an unconscious shifter on your doorstep was a definite buzzkill.
Frowning in surprise, Makenna Wray double-blinked, half expecting him to disappear. Nope, he was still there, which just went to prove that Friday the thirteenth really was an unlucky day.”
The amount of crazy in Savage Urges, is much less than compared to others in the series but it works really well as I mentioned the crazy is a lot less because it’s more contained with Makenna’s superstitions, which honestly cracked me up. I loved the way Makenna could get past Ryan’s shields and get to him like no one else could.
It was great to see everyone from the pack and to meet some great new characters in Zac, Dawn, Madisyn, Riley, Savannah and Dexter.
All in all it was a really good read and not only do I recommend Savage Urges but this series too!
Feral Sins #1
Wicked Cravings #2
Carnal Secrets #3
Dark Instincts #4
This review is based on the ARC of Savage Urges provided by Montlake Romance