May 29, 2018 An EDGy Buddy Read and Review, Blitz, Book Review 0 ★★★★

Wild Hunger by Suzanne Wright

four-stars
Wild Hunger by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pack #7
Also in this series: Wicked Cravings, Dark Instincts, Feral Sins
Published by Montlake Romance on May 29, 2018
Genres: Paranormal
Pages: 320
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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.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.

 

By LilyWell, this is going to be fun. It’s my turn to summarise (aka weed out the spoilers and string our chatting into a post) the Edgy Wild Hunger Buddy Read (BR). Only we were so busy reading in our happy zone, we had what turned out to be one of our quietest BRs ever. The general consensus was Wild Hunger was a solid Suzanne Wright Shifter Romance. It took us all to a comfortable reading zone where we didn’t want to be interrupted. We were so caught up with the lure of a kick-ass dirty talking alpha, as well as being busy trying to solve the mystery before it was revealed, we didn’t have time to comment.

Surprisingly, Greta appears as a gentle and caring woman! Greta divides us, I find her totally irritating while Sparkles and Spice find her amusing (Spice here…Ummm no. It was amusing in the first few books. Then it got old and I just wanted to jack slap her). In this book, it was a big relief to me that whatever happy juice they had put her on was working a treat! Or maybe she is just mellowing. All I know is that I like this version of Greta. Now back to the main story…

Frankie’s parents died a tragic death when she was a young child and she was quickly taken in by her human family in an attempt to shield her from the Pack her father belonged to. They didn’t go about it nicely and during the BR we had a lot to say about her family’s actions:

Spice: 10% So she was raised by uptight asshats. I can get their anger and grief, but keeping her away from her own kind, forcing her to resort to google to learn about shifters and how to deal with her wolf—that’s just horrible and shortsighted on their part and heartbreakingly sad for her.

Sparkles: Yep. And you’ll hate them more in a wee bit

Through it all though, Frankie is loyal to the human side of her family and is adamant she doesn’t want to disappoint them. The disadvantage they put her in by denying her vital information about being part shifter marred her ability to feel and identify her mate when he came into her life.

Trick has no problem at all spotting his mate. From the moment he set eyes on Frankie he knew she was his. The patience and understanding he demonstrated won us all over. It was so refreshing to see a strong pack member give his mate to be all the space and time needed to accept and embrace the inevitable.

Spice: 24%. He’s a dirty talker and in a hell of a sexy way. And although he’s an alpha I love how he eases her in to things before going in for the kill.

Sparkles: Yes, I totally dug Trick

Spice: 25%. I have to applaud Trick for his patience. As hard as it is to not speak up and claim her, he’s doing what’s best for his mate.

Sparkles: I totally agree!

When the flicker of romance becomes apparent, the element of doubt lingers strongly in the air. Contending with Trick’s past as well as Frankie’s family being determined to have her married off to anyone other than a shifter played havoc with an already complicated start to their relationship.

Once it does take off though, their chemistry and passion was undeniable. This raised the debate about why they have to make such a big deal about claiming their partner in every possible way. Arghhh…for me it’s like the steak knives in a late night advertorial: But wait, yes there’s more. And then I believe Ms. Wright threw in an unintentional pun:

“Oh, baby, I don’t think you’re delusional. I just think you’re full of shit.” He slid a hand down her back to cup one globe. “I will have this ass. I will fuck it and claim it and come deep inside it. And you know what? You’ll love every moment of it.” He narrowed his eyes. “You can wipe that indulgent smile right off your face.”

Lily: Thinking the analogy full of shit was not the best turn of phrase to use here. Dying a thousand deaths here…And if I was her, I would definitely not be loving every moment as he so eloquently suggested.

The ass end of the story didn’t help my eyeball rolling moment but then again, I was bracing myself for it

Gee…I wish you two didn’t have to sleep when I want to chat…stomps off to find another book to read

Sparkles: Wahahahahaba

Spice: It’s a SW and with this series a shifter claiming his mates ass is a huge deal so I just go with it and go on. I do kind of wonder if this is what started the whole saving your ass for your husband/life partner thing we keep seeing more of. Hers is the first I ever encountered of that and now it’s everywhere..

Lily: Interesting

Sparkles: I suspect it’s because as shifters they’re not expected to be celibate as they’re highly sexual beings but still they want something to be only for their mates/own. This does make a bit of sense really. It just bugs me that it is left to the epilogue in all but the first book

Although this one was not the butt cherry popping as she says they’ve already done it a few times already.

Spice: I guess I hadn’t put together that in the other books it’s in the epilogue.

Thank goodness Spice and Sparkle set me straight about shifter obsessions with butts! Ok, enough talking about ends, let’s get back to the story and more importantly the budding mystery that captivated us all. It sucked us in big time. We were all trying to figure out who was responsible for the past and present crimes and whether it was more than one person. In the end, we thought the plot twists were OK but they didn’t blow us away considering the level of effort we were exerting in trying to solve them. There was one aspect in particular we felt was overused. While it tied in well with the ending it could have still panned out the same with or without it, supporting our belief it didn’t need to be woven in. Yes, I’m being vague, but we want to see if others even notice this enough to comment.

Wild Hunger was another good shifter romance from Suzanne Wright. The romance was spot on and the story took us to the chilled zone. I’m going to leave you with our final comments which summed up the reason Suzanne Wright is an Edgy favorite:

Spice: I’m rereading Feral Sins right now. I know I should be reading something new but I need a comfort read. Plus, I love her style of writing.

Sparkles: I’ve read Feral Sins a gazillion times. I love it, and I love SWs writing.

Lily: Wild Hunger was the perfect comfort read for me

Spice: Me too.

Rating: 4 Stars (Lily 3.75; Spice 4 and Sparkles 4.5)

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four-stars

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