5 Gazillion Stars
I’m a little torn on how exactly to review this…I don’t want to be so heavy on the gush that I give people unreasonably high expectations, leading them to subsequently not love this as much as I did…
But alas, at the end of the day, I can only be true to my own feels.
And, as per my favorite scene in the new Jumanji movie (if you haven’t seen it yet, go…go now), says…
AKA, yas, Suzanne Wright!
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again…
But I am 100% biased when it comes to this author.
But, what can I say?
I love her stories, her writing style, her characters.
ALL the things.
I have literally read everything Wright has written and this series and the series from which it was spun (The Phoenix Pack series) are some of my favorite PNR series of all time.
Her Dark in You series is probably legit my favorite PNR series…
That said, in the author notes at the end if this book, Wright mentions that she wrote this at the same time as Embers (the most recent Dark in You release) and it showed.
In the best way possible.
The whole time I was reading it, I couldn’t help but think that Bracken was…edgier…darker…more intense somehow than previous male leads of the series. When I saw that she had written this hand in hand with Embers, it totally made sense…it was like Bracken had a little bit of Knox in him.
Which – being that Knox is my number one book husband – was scrumptious.
This book followed the Wright pack book formula to a certain extent…but it also didn’t.
Which was awesome.
The way Bracken and Madisyn come together is completely different than any previous book…the way their “mating” comes about is completely different…
All in great ways.
Also notable, this book apparently takes place a little bit longer after the previous books than other past installments. Some stuff has happened between this book and the last that greatly affected Bracken and the landscape of the series in some way.
All of which, again, was great.
Fans of the series will love this book and I can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it so we can gush together.
Or so you can throw proverbial tomatoes at me for leading you astray.
But whatver. This book rocked.
And I’m already reading it again.
And, how about that cover? *drool*