The Phoenix Pack #6
13th June 2017
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.
I don’t know when this happened but Suzanne Wright has definitely become one of my favourite authors. Ms Wright definitely falls on my auto-buy list and she should be on yours too!
Fierce Obsessions is the sixth book in The Phoenix Pack series and not only do I adore this series but I really adored Fierce Obsessions. It was exactly what I wanted and what I thought it would be. Filling in Riley’s blanks and giving us their HEA and lots of hot sex and more time with Savannah and Dexter.
Tao and Riley up until this point haven’t really gotten along. Tao didn’t trust Riley and therefore didn’t want her in the pack. The way Fierce Obsessions opens really shocked me but made me giggle too. It wasn’t how I expected the story to open at all but it worked.
The overall storyline worked really well for me because there was more than one thing going on and while some authors may have struggled to keep the pace of more than one plotline going, it’s something Ms Wright really exceeds at. If you’ve read previous books in the series then you know what I mean.
I enjoyed guessing who the villain was and how it would work and I it didn’t quite go as I expected which made me enjoy it more because you don’t really want an awesome story that falls flat because you can guess who the villain is straight away and what they are going to do and there is more than one villain in Fierce Obsessions which helped keep me off balance in guessing what would happen which I enjoyed immensely.
I’ve relly liked Tao, from the first book and I liked him even more in Fierce Obsessions. He was still very alpha and dominant but he wasn’t as much as an asshole to Riley has he had been and it was nice to be let in on his feelings and see how he learnt more about her and how to ‘woo’ her in his way.
Riley is a classic Ms Wright Character, although she’s less snarky than some of Ms Wright’s other characters, Riley still fit in well with the other female pack members. I always really enjoy the female characters Ms Wright writes and Riley was no exception. She’s tough, spunky, sly, cunning and a fighter. It was also really fun to see another pack that wasn’t wolves as Riley is a raven and while I didn’t particularly like her old pack it was still interesting to see how they differed from the wolves.
Overall, while this book is the sixth in the series and because not only do I enjoy this series but enjoy the author and therefore have to say read the series you don’t technically need to read the series to read this book. But I bet if you read this book, there is no way you wouldn’t then go back and read the other books in the series and the spin-off series too!
To be honest, I highly recommend anything written by Suzanne Wright, her writing and storytelling has only gotten better as the years go on and I find them extremely enjoyable and think you will too.
Wicked Cravings #2
Carnal Secrets #3
Dark Instincts #4
Spin-Off: The Mercury Pack
This review is based on the ARC of Fierce Obsessions, provided by Montlake Romance