My edition: Kindle Unlimited
Series: The Phoenix Pack #1
Genre: Shifter, Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Rating: 5 stars
Buddy Read with Felicia
If your inner wolf and your body react rather enthusiastically to a psychotic Alpha male who’s own wolf has a tendency to turn feral, it can’t be a good thing, can it? Entering into a bargain with him wouldn’t be good either. Unfortunately, Taryn Warner, a latent wolf shifter, doesn’t have many options open to her right now. Okay, she has no options. Basically it comes down to whether she’ll do what it takes to escape the arranged mating with the sick SOB that her father set up. As the answer in this case yes, it looks as though she’ll have to agree to Trey Coleman’s deal… she’ll have to mate with him instead.
Having always disliked shifter politics, Trey Coleman hadn’t bothered trying to form alliances with other packs. Now that his uncle- a wolf with many alliances- means to take Trey’s territory and his pack, he has no option but to form some alliances of his own very quickly or he’ll be easily outnumbered in the upcoming battle. He figures that the easiest way to do that would be to mate with a female whose Alpha is powerful and influential. There’s only on problem with that-he would then be stuck with her, and the last thing Trey wants is a mate. When he hears of Taryn’s situation, he offers her a deal-if she falsely claims he’s her true mate and allows him to claim her, he’ll save her from her arranged mating and then let her leave after the battle with his uncle is over.
Sounds like a pretty straight forward deal… but soon Taryn and Trey realize they got more than they bargained for. Their mating instincts to protect and possess are weighing on them, They crave each other’s touch and company, and their inner wolves don’t like it whenever they’re apart. Add in the’ll have to deal with this for an entire three months until the day of the battle finally arrives, and they’ve got themselves a recipe for disaster-or maybe for something quite the opposite.
Warning: This novel contains an extremely sarcastic Alpha female, a broody possessive Alpha male, bitter in-laws, voyeuristic enforcers, a whole lot of dirty talk, and steamy bedroom battles for dominance.
Reader Advisory: This book also contains a graphic menage scene- not for the faint-hearted.
This book had me laughing a lot. The heroine and the hero are both my favorite couple of the year. They fit each other perfectly.
I love Trey. There was a little bit in the book that he was a major asshat but he came around and redeemed himself in my eyes.
Taryn, this girl is funny as hell. She don’t take no shit from nobody including Trey.
There was not one thing I found wrong with the book. I loved it through and through. The two MCs fit perfect. They had amazing chemistry together. I love Taryn and Greta (Trey’s grandmother) bickering. They had some pretty good insults at each other. Trey’s dominance in the bedroom had me drooling. I loved how he was.
I’m sort of scared to read the next books because I am scared they won’t live up to this one. I mean the sequels have to be as good or better than the first book but I’m treading lightly.