Series: Mercury Pack #5
Published by Self-Published on July 17, 2019
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Also by this author: Echoes of Fire, Untamed Delights
Also in this series: Echoes of Fire
When had life stopped being so simple? Probably around the time that Casey Frost first agreed to pay off her drug addict brother’s debt to save him from a brutal beating. It soon became a “thing.” When the dealer—who’s also an Alpha shifter—demands she do something that goes against her very being, Casey decides enough is enough. It’s while she’s confronting the Alpha that he appears—Eli Axton, a ruthless wolf shifter with a dark reputation. When their eyes lock and the mating urge violently kicks in, she knows her world is about to change.
The last unmated male in his pack, Eli feels weary and alone. Seeing his friends so happy makes the Head Enforcer acutely feel the absence of his true mate. He wouldn’t have expected to find her in the parking lot of a shifter fight club, or for her to be such an unusual breed of shifter. Certain that the female enforcer belongs to him, he doesn’t hesitate to claim her. Not everyone is happy to see Casey mated, though. Soon danger is coming at them from different angles, threatening the life they’re trying to build. Their enemy needs to be eradicated fast. But how did you destroy an enemy when you weren’t sure who they were?
I went back and forth on whether I should write a review for Shards of Frost by Suzanne Wright. If you’ve visited my blog or read my reviews of both the Mercury Pack and Phoenix Pack books then you know the struggle I’ve found with both series. I guess I wanted to give my thoughts about how this final installment in the interwoven Phoenix and Mercury Pack series concluded in a way that I find myself satisfied and content with where the characters have ended up.
For the last unmated male between both packs, Eli, it was nice to see that his mate was someone I could root for wholeheartedly; someone who brought so much to this story that I couldn’t have envisioned Eli or these characters I’ve read about for years welcoming anyone else into their family. It didn’t hurt that with her character Wright chose to introduce another group of shifters and a different aspect to this shifter world she created with both Spiral of Need and Feral Sins.
With so many characters between both series I find that the identifying characteristics about each character eludes me and I have a hard time remember who is who when I read a new release in either series. But, for some reason I’ve always remembered the Alphas and their siblings so it was easy for me to plug right in with Eli’s struggles because Nick and Shaya’s story, Spiral of Need, was very fresh in my mind.
Shards of Frost by Suzanne Wright was well paced, full of usual humor, and solid. I do hope that the series she’s hinted at releasing soon will feature Cain and his mating with Cassidy because at the end of this installment we’ve gotten a great glimpse into the future about these two and I’m anxious to see how that relationship works.