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Savage Urges by Suzanne Wright
Series: The Phoenix Pack #5
Genres: Paranormal Romance
She’s a lone wolf with a cause.
As a volunteer at a shelter for lone shifters—the same one that rescued her—Makenna Wray has dedicated her life to finding homes for its residents. And when she discovers that a teen in her care is related to Ryan Conner, the broody, handsome-as-sin enforcer of the Phoenix Pack, she’s eager to help connect the two. She just wasn’t prepared to feel a connection of her own.
Lone wolves are loners for a reason—and most of them bad. Or so Ryan assumes until he meets the mysterious Makenna. Quirky and sensual, she seems to enjoy riling him, especially when she refuses to discuss her past. Although there is no mating bond, he’s sure she’s the one. All he has to do is be patient and wait. But when another pack’s sinister Alpha comes sniffing around, threatening Makenna and her shelter, this enforcer is ready to let his wolf off the leash…
Ryan who we met way back in book one is an Enforcer in the Phoenix Pack and always been the sort of quiet one that we don’t know much about. He’s the grunter of the group more than the talker. It has been alluded to the fact that he was captured and tortured once and that event changed him. He is now the like bad, kick your a** sort of Enforcer because he won’t allow himself to be in that place again. Now he just found out that his relative Zac is in a loner shelter and needs to be taken care of. Makenna helps run the shelter and is the one who located Ryan so that he could take Zac. She is a loner herself and when she finds Zac she has to help him. She has some issues that she has to work through before the mating bond can snap into place.
I love that Ryan and the rest of the pack jumped at the chance to take care of Zac. They didn’t hesitate nor did they hesitate to help the shelter out. That is simply how they are and it really showed in this book. I think more so than other because they had no real connections to anyone at the shelter other than Zac but Ryan had never met him until Makenna brought them together. They not only helped but went to war to help the shelter. The one think that creeped me out was the snake shifter. Yes she was a little girl but it still was a little ew for me. Another favorite thin for me was the way Makenna called Ryan “White Fang” it was great! He is so the guy that you wouldn’t do that sort of thing to yet she did. I also enjoyed seeing Kye as he has grown and Ryan is still his favorite person which is so clear the moment they are in the room together.
As always Suzanne Wright did a wonderful job of creating characters with depth. I enjoyed getting to know more about Ryan and maybe now he will be more vocal in the next books. Makenna was perfect for him even if she did have her own issues. The shifters at the shelter were a motley crew who I have a feeling that we could see them again.