Series: The Phoenix Pack #2
Narrator: Jill Redfield
Published by Brilliance Audio on 04-16-2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 12 hrs 33 mins
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Wolf shifter Jaime Farrow has a secret. And no one - not her Alpha, not her best friend, and most definitely not gorgeous Dante Garcea - can know the truth. She thinks keeping her little “problem” under wraps from Dante won’t be so tough; after all, he’s ignored her for years, despite her best attempts at flirtation. But though Jaime is determined to face her problem alone, nothing can stop her from wanting him....
As Beta, Dante is responsible for the protection and safety of his entire pack. If a wolf is hiding something that could endanger the others, it’s his business to know about it. So when rebellious Jaime begins acting strangely, Dante makes it his mission to find out why. But after years of keeping her - and his desire - at arm’s length, he is forced to confront the danger she poses to their pack…and the passion smoldering between them.
Wicked Cravings brought more of the humor, sexy times and fantastic characters that I’ve now come to expect from the Phoenix Pack series.
Favorite Quote(s)/ Scene:
I really enjoyed Taryn’s birthing scene. It was great to get an update on the alpha pair from the 1st book.
“No, I’m done! I’m tired, I’m sweaty, I’m in agony, and why do I feel like I need to shit?”
“It’s totally natural to feel that way,” said Grace in a placatory, calming voice. “Some women even have one during labor.”
“What?” The word dripped with horror. “Women can shit when they’re in labor? Tell me that won’t happen to me! Don’t you let me shit, Grace!”
What I liked:
I love it when a girl finally gets that guy she’s been crushing hard on. Jamie and Dante is another strong couple. Both have their own past issues that keep them from bonding. Dante protects his heart in a major way after a pass love screwed him over. Jamie is dealing with her damaged wolf after the death of her parents.
It was heartbreaking to see the couple over come their issues. But Suzanne Wright infused the characters with humor to help lighten the darker moods to keep a great balance.
What I didn’t like:
Jamie kept calling Dante, Popeye. Either I missed it or it was never explained where the nickname came from. It really bugged me that he never questioned why she kept calling him that.
Another detail that was not explained or I missed it was Jamie’s hair color. In the last chapter it’s mentioned that she had sable colored hair. I like to have character details up front to help me picture them in my head. I don’t know why but I kept picturing her with red hair.
Jill Redfield is a great narrator. She can deliver both the female and male characters in an enjoyable way. And she really gets into those sex scenes. I don’t know that I would find them as hot if I read them. LOL
Wicked Cravings is an entertaining addition to the Phoenix Pack series.
Will I continue this series:
Yes. I can’t wait to listen to Shaya and Nick’s story!
For readers that like strong female leads and is into a lot of sex with their shifters and is ok with a dominating beta male that is into booty duty.
After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.
While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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