Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pack #2
Published by Montlake Romance on April 16, 2013
Genres: Erotic, Fantasy Romance, PNR, Romance
Despite having been besotted with Dante Garcea since she was a child, wolf shifter Jaime Farrow figures that it’s time to move past the crush. If he wanted her, he wouldn’t have ignored her flirtatious behavior, right? Hiding her intense attraction to him isn’t easy – especially now that they're part of the same pack again – but with bigger issues to worry about and with the submissive wolf act to maintain, Jaime is resolute on moving forward. Now if only the workaholic control-freak would let her...
As the pack Beta, Dante doesn't have the space or time in his life for a relationship. As such, he ignores his intense hunger for the willful – and sometimes crazy – Jaime. Yet when her flirtations abruptly end, Dante finds that he doesn’t like losing her attention. He finds something else too – Jaime's hiding something. Determined to uncover her secret, he sets out to break through her defenses, even though being around her intensifies his cravings for her. What he finds is a problem that Jaime is convinced not even a powerful Beta can solve.
This is the second installment in The Phoenix Pack series and…it was very much like book one Feral Sins. The two books are so closely linked in plot that they could almost be the same book. Both books have:
-Heroine who has a very damaged wolf that is only healed by her relationship with her mate
-Hero/ine involved in relationship including sex but does not realize they are True Mates
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-Major attack on the Pack
-Not really funny back and forth insults with Greta
These things made me feel as if I were still reading Feral Sins. And I was bored. I was so bored that I stopped reading this and did a re-read of a completely different book. THEN I came back and finished Wicked Cravings. BTW, I didn’t care for Dante very much (when I could remember his name) – especially since he only got involved with Jamie when she stopped trying. And he said some mean things about her but never apologized.
This is the third book by Suzanne Wright that I’ve read and it is my least favorite thus far. My reaction to Wicked Cravings plus the teaser to Carnal Secrets (book #3) makes me uninterested in continuing this series. But I do plan to try Ms Wright’s Deep in Your Veins series and I’ve pre-ordered the next book in the Dark in You series.