Author: Suzanne Wright
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Publisher: Montlake ROmance
The Phoenix Pack Book #5
Genre: Paranormal RomanceReview Copy Source: NetGally
She’s a lone wolf with a cause.
As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters—the same one that rescued her—Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents. And when she discovers that a teen in her care is related to Ryan Conner, the broody, handsome-as-sin enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, she’s eager to help connect the two. She just wasn’t prepared to feel a connection of her own.
Lone wolves are loners for a reason—and most of them bad. Or so Ryan assumes until he meets the mysterious Makenna. Quirky and sensual, she seems to enjoy riling him, especially when she refuses to discuss her past. Although there is no mating bond, he’s sure she’s the one. All he has to do is be patient and wait. But when another pack’s sinister Alpha comes sniffing around, threatening Makenna and her shelter, this enforcer is ready to let his wolf off the leash…
I have really enjoyed both The Phoenix Pack series as well as The Mercury Pack series and can't imagine not reading either of them. If you are new to this series I suggest starting from book one of The Phoenix Pack series and stagger it with the Mercury Pack series (in order of release date) to stay on track to read SAVAGE URGES. Both series take place in the same world and include the same characters so in my opinion it is important to read them together and in order to get the full story.
Ryan has always intrigued me so I was happy to see that SAVAGE URGES was his love story. We got to learn more about his background and what made him the grunt-y, unsociable guy he is. Mckenna is the new character to the storyline. She is a lone wolf with a deep seated need to help other loner wolfs be safe and find their places in the world. I really liked McKenna. I was very quickly able to connect with her and care about her character.
Like any other book in this series, the relationship the characters is HOT. McKenna and Ryan have an immediate connection to each other, but also an immediate annoyance with the other. The step on each others toes and push their ways into the others personal space where the other feels uncomfortable, but they also quickly grow on each other and become a team.
The pack has a very prominent role in the storyline as usual. I love seeing them again and catching up with the past love stories and seeing what they have been up to. The world is great, the characters are always interesting and easy to want to get to know, the action is always plentiful and the mysteries always keep me on my toes. I will continue to read both The Phoenix Pack series and the Mercury Pack Series.
I gave it 4/5 stars
* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.