Series: Mercury Pack #4
Published by Montlake Romance on December 11, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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.
I received Echoes of Fire by Suzanne Wright from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
My last experience with a Suzanne Wright paranormal romance, especially ones featuring the Mercury Pack or the Phoenix wolves, I semi-vowed to steer clear of them until I was sure that I wasn’t going to get the same regurgitated storyline that I had encountered before. Surprising, the hiatus I took from Wright’s writing was the refresher I needed because I found myself very much enjoying Echoes of Fire.
With the intermingling of the characters from the Mercury Pack and Phoenix pack I’ve sort of forgotten who is who, if they aren’t from the original Phoenix pack series stories I don’t know them lol, but after a few chapters in I usually start to remember who it is I’m reading about and can finally connect with the story. For Echoes of Fire I did end up remembering Bracken but as I’m writing this review I still can’t drum up the memory of when Madisyn entered this paranormal world Wright created.
Despite not remembering her character I fell so hard for her character. She was everything I love reading about from a heroine, or a major female character, and 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 are the mascots for the hope I have that I can continue each series and not get bogged down some repeating story situations.
From the fascination of Madisyn’s shifter animal to the complexities that the shelter continues to provide each series with a refreshed storyline I begrudging have to say that Wright is fast becoming a favorite paranormal romance writer for me. I hope that in the future we do 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).