4 Solid Shifter Stars
I read my first Suzanne Wright back when Feral Sins had just arrived on Amazon – before that scene was edited out lol…
…and before I had discovered GR in 2012.
Well, since then, I have been “found.”
And I have read ALL of Suzanne Wright’s books and count her as one of my favorite go-to authors.
In fact, there is only one of her books that I didn’t really like (looking at you Carnal Secrets) and even that I gave 3 stars and have still re-read a couple times since.
I will preface this “review” by stating this:
I personally wouldn’t attempt to read this book if you haven’t read The Phoenix Series first.
Without doing so, you might be a little lost as, 1) All the characters from those book make an appearance in this one and 2) This book might just seem mediocre to you if you haven’t got the full backstory…”flavor” provided by all the other preceding books.
But on to Spiral of Need.
Derren is the Beta of the Mercury Pack, which we were introduced to in Books 3 and 4 of the Phoenix Pack series. Ally is a “pack hopper” and also a Seer.
See why you need to read the others?
But anyprequels, I’m just gonna be honest and say that Wright pretty much follows her “formula” as far as the male/female characterizations and plot lines go.
Derren is a domineering Alpha-male, Ally is a badass chick with an attitude, Greta gets in everyone’s way and gets blasted by one-liner comebacks, and Dominic brings his cheesy come-ons with his usual sexy flair.
In other words, the wheel is by no means reinvented here.
And you know what?
If it ain’t broke, why fix it people.
And my skanky ass likes the roll of this wheel just fine.
I really liked Ally. She was Taryn-crazy, but had some Roni-poise and I really enjoyed her as a character. Also, she and Derren were really hot together.
My only complaints:
The Derren/Ally sexy time seemed to be a little more…rushed…and not as “in depth” as it usually is…and the plot line wasn’t the strongest one I have ever seen from Wright.
But like I said:
Homie don’t care.
It totally worked for me.
And I can’t wait for the next one!
****Review provided by the author via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review***