WHY I READ IT
If Suzanne writes it I will read it, it is as simple as that.
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
When raven shifter Riley Porter was given sanctuary by the Phoenix Pack, she let them believe she had left her flock. Reluctant to divulge the secrets of her past, she was still embraced as family. Only Tao Lukas, the protective and passionate Head Enforcer of the pack, was resistant to the enigmatic shifter. Until Riley started to arouse in him something other than suspicion.
Tao doesn’t trust lone shifters, especially ones so guarded—and tempting. But the sexual tension between them is making them both come undone, and vulnerable to more than desire. All Tao wants is for Riley to stay with him and to trust him with the truth of her past.
As Riley’s mysteries come to light, so does a danger that threatens not only her life but the safety of the entire pack. For Tao, keeping Riley safe means keeping her close—forever—as his mate.
Suzanne’s writing NEVER fails to pull me in immediately and not let go even after the book is finished. Her characters are genuine, honest to goodness characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. I couldn’t tell you between the Phoenix and Mercury Pack series which book would be my favorite because they are all amazing.
Tao has always been a wild card for me. We met him in the very being when Taryn first came to the pack and when things went down between him, Trey, and Taryn he kind of disappeared into the shadows. He intrigued me then and that hasn’t wained throughout all the books it took to get us from then to now. He is a complex and demanding character. Though he is very taciturn it’s beautiful to see how he lights up when he’s with Riley and how in turn that lights her up too.
I wasn’t sure how I’d feel about Riley because she was a Raven shifter. All the shifters before have been cats and wolves, larger predators, with aggressive tendencies and what I assumed would make for a more pronounced character. Boy was I wrong! Riley was this amazing mix of playful and cunning. Aloof but, always in the know. She never let anything past her and was fiercely of those she considered hers. She was an absolute joy to read about.
I love this book, I love series, I love all her wolf series, and I absolutely love this author. I’ve read all of her books and she has never once let me down. I’m on the edge of my seat as I wait to see what and who she’ll give us next.