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…
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SAVAGE URGES is book five in the Phoenix Pack series and my first to have the opportunity to read. I do have to say that Ms. Wright did a wonderful job of ensuring that this book will stand on its own while engaging my curiosity about the rest of the series.
Wolves in a pack have a huge prejudice against lone wolves. They think that all of them have done a heinous crimes against the pack and have been kicked out. That isn't always true as Makenna knows well. She is a volunteer for a homeless shelter for lone shifters and she is fiercely protective of them. Right now she is trying to help a young teenage wolf Zac who has ran away from him pack and won't disclose why. Makenna has found an uncle of Zac's and finds herself strongly attracted to him.
Ryan is a protector for the Phoenix Pack and not what most women would consider an ideal man. Tall, dark and handsome but he was taken and tortured when he was younger and still not comfortable around people. Yet he finds himself undeniably drawn and protective of Makenna especially when you add in the fact that an Alpha from another pack is trying to take over the shelter.
This book have a lot of sex and sexuality but if you take all that away , SAVAGE URGES has a good strong plot. The villian is suave, charming and have some kinks that just aren't acceptable. When his reasons for trying to take over the shelter come out, they will bring a chill down the spine.
I do recommend SAVAGE URGES to my adult readers who enjoy paranormal romance. It does have a lot of sex and some of it is pretty rough though consensual so younger readers might want to steer clear.
*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All opinions expressed within are my own.