I received a copy of this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest review.
Echoes of Fire by Suzanne Wright
Series: Mercury Pack #4
Published by Montlake Romance on December 11, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Also by this author: Untamed Delights, Shards of Frost
Also in this series: Shards of Frost
They may not be made for each other, but animal instincts are impossible to ignore.
Madisyn Drake is a rare breed of cat shifter…a loner, unpredictably wild, and emotionally distant. A recent betrayal has left her ready to sharpen her claws on the next man she sees…until a prowling wolf with steel-gray eyes and a brooding dark edge challenges her distrust. No matter how fully he satisfies her touch-hunger, Madisyn’s not ready to open up again, even if it is oh so gratifying.
Bracken Slater has earned his reputation as an indomitable predator. Once broken by grief and guilt, he is feeling alive again, thanks to the heady scent of this independent feline. Madisyn isn’t interested in joining an unfamiliar pack, so convincing her that they’re meant for each other is going to take more than branding her beautiful neck. But when threats from both their pasts take shape, their unexpected destiny may be the only thing that can save them.
My last experience with a Suzanne Wright story wasn’t that memorable, but I think my luck has changed.
These stories mostly came from her Mercury Pack (series list) and Phoenix pack (series list) series. I wanted to make sure I steered clear of the same regurgitated storyline I had encountered before. Surprisingly, the hiatus I took was the refresher I needed because I found myself very much enjoying Echoes of Fire by Suzanne Wright.
With the intermingling of the characters from the Mercury Pack and Phoenix pack I’ve sort of forgotten who is who. If certain characters weren’t from the original Phoenix pack stories I wouldn’t know them lol. After a few chapters, though, I was able to remember what book certain characters were introduced in. From Echoes of Fire, my memory of Bracken’s character started to surface. But, as I’m writing this review I still can’t drum up the memory of Madisyn’s introduction.
Despite not remembering her character I fell so hard for her character. She embodied the characteristics I love from female characters; her dry humor was right up my alley. Wright continued to excel in her ability to make likable, compatible, and down right hilarious couples and characters; Bracken and Madisyn gave me the feeling that I may be able to continue with each of these series. I hope that Wright is able to focus on creating character driven stories and not regurgitating story situations and conflicts.
From my fascination of Madisyn’s paranormal qualities to the unique presence of the ‘shelter,’ Wright is fast becoming a favorite in the paranormal romance genre. I hope in the future we are able to see more variety with her writing of the characters in each series. but for now I’m content with her formula (as longs as she lets the anal sex die for a few books, it’s almost becoming like a broken record in it’s frequency within each book).