Audio Review: Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright

Posted January 24, 2014 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 7 Comments

Audio Review: Wicked Cravings by Suzanne WrightWicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pack #2
Narrator: Jill Redfield
Published by Brilliance Audio on 04-16-2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 386
Format: Audiobook
Length: 12 hrs 33 mins
Source: Purchased
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four-stars

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.

 

First Impression:

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.

The Narration:

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

Lasting Impression:

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!

Recommendation:

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.

 

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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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7 responses to “Audio Review: Wicked Cravings by Suzanne Wright

    • TheBookNympho

      It’s a good series if you want a lot of smut to go with your werewolves. I’m looking forward to the next book because the couple are true mates but he won’t claim her so she leaves pack life to get away from the shame of her mate not wanting her. Should be a good listen.

  1. I’ve loved this series and can’t wait for the next book to come out which I believe is in March. I thought the birthing scene was great.

    I would’ve liked to have seen the relationship between the Jaime and Greta to be different. It was like Taryn and Greta all over again. The banter was funny, but I was ready for something new. Great review.

  2. Maybe you pictured her with red hair because that’s what it looks like on the cover. Like you, I want to know those details early on. Either leave them out or tell me upfront. Nice review.