Friday, November 6, 2015

Review: Spiral of Need by Suzanne Wright

Spiral of Need
Release Date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Montlake Romance
ISBN:  1503948064
ISBN13: 9781503948068
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: NetGalley
Ally Marshall isn’t just a wolf shifter — she’s a Seer.

But a girl doesn’t exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack . . . disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she’s determined to ignore.

After one betrayal too many, Derren doesn’t have much use for Seers — except for Ally.

Forced into acting as her protector, he finds himself intensely and passionately drawn to the woman who incites his primal instinct to claim.

And when enemies target the pack, Ally’s gift may be just what the Mercury Pack needs.

Can he put his distrust aside, or will he force himself to turn his back on the one woman who makes his inner beast howl?

I couldn't imagine starting The Mercury Pack series without having read and knowing the ins and outs of all the characters from The Phoenix Pack series, so please do yourself the favor and start out reading the 4 books from The Phoenix Pack series before diving into SPIRAL OF NEED. You will meet the characters, learn their roles, follow their relationships and know so much more about the world that both series take place in. You will not be sorry and you will enjoy SPIRAL OF NEED so much more for it.

Derren quickly became a character I cared about and was rooting. When I saw that SPIRAL OF NEED would feature his love story I may have done a happy dance. I knew his story wasn't going to be easy, but I was really surprised by his growth during SPIRAL OF NEED. He changed his ways of thinking and really became quite a teddy bear when it came to Ally. I knew he was a loyal character and I probably shouldn't have been shocked, but I know it's hard to change your feelings on something when you feel so strongly about it. We meet Ally for the first time in SPIRAL OF NEED and find out very quickly what she is made of. She gets the raw deal with the pack she is in and the Mercury pack does a great job of embracing her once they realize what a great person she is. It takes a little bit, but they get there and that is what matters in the end. Their attraction is pretty electric and they make an awesome couple. I loved seeing both of them in action both in and outside of their relationship.

One of the great things about this series is that we get to see all the past couples and pack members on a regular basis. I loved watching both the Mercury pack and the Phoenix pack come together when it was needed. They really act like one pack, but their too stubborn to admit it. The Phoenix Pack series quickly became one of my fave paranormal romance series and now The Mercury Pack series is right beside it on my list. I look forward to seeing what comes next for both and plan to continue reading both series in order as they come out.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Oh man it's been a while since I've read the Phoenix Pack books. I can't remember anything about Derren. I might have to go back and do a reread before I dive into this book. :)

    1. We first meet Derren in CARNAL SECRETS. Happy reading and thanks for taking the time to read my review.

  2. Thanks for the review. I haven't read the Phoenix Pack series yet, so I'm glad I didn't request this from Netgalley.


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