I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Dark Instincts by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pack #4
Narrator: Jill Redfield
Published by Brilliance Audio on April 7th 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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It happens whenever wolf shifter Roni Axton is near Marcus Fuller: a crackle of sexual awareness that’s intoxicating…and deeply annoying. Marcus is a pack enforcer who oozes power, but Roni is lethal in her own right—nothing like the flirty females who flock around him. Even still, his possessive gaze makes one thing clear. Marcus has singled her out for seduction, and he wants to make her sit up and beg.
No matter how aloof and unfazed Roni acts, Marcus can tell she wants him. When a brutal attack by a jackal pack forces them to work together, it’s the perfect opportunity for Marcus to chip away at her defenses—until he falls into his own trap, completely unprepared for the intensity of their connection. Roni is the only one who’s ever seen past his shifter charm and discovered the man hiding beneath it. And for Marcus, claiming Roni once will mean needing her forever.
Both Roni and Marcus are enforcers for their packs. Marcus is a big flirt and is known for his love of the ladies. Roni is a tough as nails tomboy.
Marcus has been circling around Roni for a while now but Roni has done her best to keep him at arm’s length. She knows that she’s not Marcus’ usual type. She’s not the pretty, girly-girl he goes after.
Roni and Marcus had messed up passes with their families so even though they might be opposites but they are a great fit for each other. I enjoyed listening to their dance and grow into their HEA.
Dark Instincts starts out with Roni fighting off some Jackel shifters after a car wreck. The action part of the plot focuses around a group of shifters running a website that shows shifter snuff films. Roni has a past with this kind of thing after being attacked by a group and almost raped on film. She and her family are still dealing with the day in their past.
As both Roni’s and Marcus’ packs works together to find the bastards that are kidnapping shifters of all kinds and ages for the films there’s some bloody fight scenes. And one funny torture scene where the ladies of the pack torture a female Jackel for information.
Jill Redfield is a great narrator. She is the main reason I keep coming back to The Phoenix Pack series. Redfield can deliver both the female and male characters in an enjoyable way. Not many female narrators can pull off the male voices so well and still make the female voices sound feminine. And she really gets into those sex scenes.
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).