Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wicked Cravings (The Phoenix Pack #2) by Suzanne Wright


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Jaime had to cage her wolf because the trauma her wolf sustained in order to protect them has made her a danger to other. She has also buried her alpha abilities, making everyone believe she is submissive. So when her crush on Dante proves futile she figures she and everyone around her are better off if she cuts her loses and moves on from it. Only Dante decides he doesn't like that Jaime has given up on him and his ego and wolf demands he gets her attention back on him even if it does break his rules about relationships and pack members.

This is my second reading of this book and my second review of this book. I am really glad I get to rewrite this review cause man the first one kind of sucked, because all I did really was mention what someone else had mentioned in a review they wrote then argued against it. I do still stand by my assessment in that regard but I never really mentioned anything that I personally liked about this book.

Jaime is so awesome and I truly admire how hard she fought to stay in control of her wolf, I thought it her will to protect those around her was well portrayed. I also noticed that with Dante and Jaime there was more of an emotional roller coaster ride and fewer laughing moments than there was in Trey and Taryn's story. The bedroom scenes that Dante and Jaime shared were had to be rocking Bedrock, because, wow, can Suzanne Wright write a bedroom scene holy moly.

I really started to like Dante a whole better after he pulled his head out of his back side and really started thinking about how his actions affected Jaime, but I got to tell you I was a bit surprised that it took him 15 minutes to realize that the woman he was in a relationship with was gone, when his ex that he supposedly felt nothing for was hanging all over him, I mean really, the guy would have been I am surprised Jaime didn't feed him his nuts before she walked away. Would have served him right if she had left and stayed with one of her friend for a few days just to let him stew in his own shit for a few days.

Favorite Quotes
Although I really like Dominic's corny pickup lines I have to say Jaime had a couple of really awesome funny quotes that MUST be shared.

“unless you get off on watching, you might want to scamper. As you can probably tell, we’re both hot and horny, and Dante’s about to Google my Yahoo and Twitter my cli—”--Jaime

I have always been a fan of Scooby Doo cartons so when I read this line I had add it to the favorite quotes.
“How about some role play? You can be Fred, I’ll be Daphne, and we’ll pretend Marcus is the Lake Monster coming to get us. What, too soon?”--Jaime

Original Review
I really did like this book. In one review that I read it said that Jaime was very much like Taryn from the first book and I can see the similarities but they aren't the same. The similarities come from the fact that they are both alpha females where as a submissive wolf would have certain traits so I think that Suzanne stayed true to her general characterization of the alpha female as well giving them their own personalities to go with those common traits. I did feel that the book was a little slow in spots but then what be the fun in reading Wicked Cravings if it didn't have a few relax and get comfortable moments between the action :)

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Book's Blurb
For years, wolf shifter Jaime Farrow has harbored a not-so-secret crush on gorgeous Dante Garcea. But the time has come for Jaime to face facts: despite her best efforts, Dante just isn’t interested. And that’s probably for the best. The last thing Jaime needs is for anyone—particularly Dante—to find out about her little “problem.” The one that haunts her past and threatens to destroy her and everyone she loves…

As the pack Beta, workaholic Dante Garcea doesn’t have time for distractions—especially the kind promised by Jaime Farrow. It’s all he can do to keep her at arm’s length and his desire at bay. Yet when her flirtations abruptly end, Dante becomes suspicious. She’s hiding something, something big, and unless he can convince her to trust him, their entire pack could be in danger. He knows hot-headed Jaime will resist him…but Dante never takes no for an answer.