Force of Temptation by Suzanne Wright
(Mercury Pack series book #2)
Rating: 5 Stars
Length: 322 Pages
Genre: Romance, Paranormal
Harley Vincent is half human & half margay shifter; she lives life as a loner and she is content with that. Until anti-shifter extremists decide to start targeting her and putting her life in danger.
Jesse Dalton shows up offering the protection of his pack, but Harley is hesitant to go with him. She has not had the best experience with pack life and even the temptation & feelings she has towards Jesse doesn’t make her forget the past. Little does she know that Jesse has had his eye on Harley since their night together & he has decided that she is his, and she is not leaving again.
I read my first Suzanne Wright book 2 summers ago (give or take a few months) and at that time I had not really ventured into the paranormal/shifter romance books. This is the second book in the Mercury Pack series which is closely linked with the Phoenix Pack series. When I first stumbled across this author, the first 3 books of the Phoenix Pack series were out and we had just met the Mercury Pack wolves. I have been hooked on her writing (and the genre itself) ever since; her books always have steamy sex, but more so, they always have some suspense to them. None of them end on a cliff hanger – but they will often hint at more to come (there are quite a few characters that I am anxiously – with an effort at patiently – waiting to be published. She often switched between Jesse & Harley’s point of views and I’m always a fan of authors that do that. I like to know what everyone is thinking throughout the story.
This author writes the perfect combination of sassy females & dominant males and this one was no exception. The chemistry between Jesse & Harley is very intense, and there were quite a few times that I was either laughing because of Harley’s mouth, or gasping in shock at Jesse’s. I was excited to see that this couple was not a true mate couple; all of her other books in this (and the Phoenix Pack series) have talked about imprinting & true mates, but all the couples had turned out to be true mates. Also, this is the first main character that was not a wolf. That was exciting to read – also I’m a huge cat person so I was excited to see that Harley was a margay. I honestly don’t think I can run out of good things to say about this book. If you haven’t read it yet, then you should just go get it – if you are a Kindle Unlimited user, it can be found there for free! Each book could be read as a standalone, but if you want the full effect you have to start with Feral Sins (book 1 of the Phoenix Pack series). You will not regret it 🙂