Title - Savage Urges (Phoenix Pack #5)
Author - Suzanne Wright
She’s a lone wolf with a cause.
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…
If I told you I was in love with Ryan, I would not be exaggerating. I really love him.
Ryan Conner is an enforcer for the Phoenix Pack, he works hard and rides solo in life, he recieves word through a lone shifter shelter that he has a young cousin 'Zac' who needs a home. Eager to bring his new found family into his pack, he agrees to meet him, but his escort from the shelter insists on being present. That escort is Makenna, and neither she nor Ryan expect that each others worlds are about to be rocked.
Makenna is so much more than just a lone shifter, she is unique, quirky and as ilogical a person as Ryan as ever met. She's also his mate. She doesnt believe it because their is no pull, but Ryan knows, she is his. He is hers. He just needs to get rid of the invisible barrier between them. Simples. Nope.
There is a (weird) alpha out there set on a path that could destroy the shelter, his new found family and friends, his budding relationship. Ryan with the support of his own pack mates and Makenna & her friends, takes on this alpha and his gang of equally odd pack mates. In what is more that just physical scuffles, they're often engaged in a war of words.
So, yeah I love Ryan, I also loved Makenna, and Zac. I love that even though is part of an ongoing series, it can totally be read as a standalone, so I can recommend to others. I love the tension and drama that went along with the heat and the passion. I loved the none romantic romance. And I love that Makenna could understand and translate Ryan's Grunts.
"He thinks you should mind your own business, " Makenna told the Beta, translating the grunt. Dominic cocked his head. "You understand his Grunts?""You don't?""You got 'mind your own business'... from that one sound?"She lifted her chin "I thought it was crystal clear."Dominic turned to Ryan "Marry her." Ryan grunted again before heading for the door. "What did he say?""Fuck off."
Most of all, I love Suzanne Wright, for all her fab shifter men.
Plot = 4/5
Characters = 4/5
Heat = 3.5/5
Writing Style = 4/5
Overall Rating = 4/5
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