Wicked Cravings  (The Phoenix Pack, #2) - Suzanne  Wright

5 Glorious Panty Melting Stars!

If you still haven't read [b:Feral Sins|13522957|Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack, #1)|Suzanne Wright|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1331458140s/13522957.jpg|19083644], what are doing sitting here reading this review? Run and read it now! seriously!

Although this can be read as a standalone, it loses so much of the background if you don't read the 1st. All my favorite characters from the past book were in this: Trey, Taryn, and even grouchy ol' Greta

"Taryn gave Jaime a pleading look. “Any tips on how to deal with Old Mother Hubbard here? You’ve known her longer than I have.” Jaime pursed her lips. “Don’t get light in her eyes, don’t get her wet, and never feed her after midnight.”
(couldn't resist)

But I digress...

I had high hopes for Wicked Cravings. I was so scared that this would be a dud since how do you possibly follow up on the pure awesome that was "Feral Sins". So color me surprised and happy when this exceeded my wildest expectations. Suzanne Wright, I might have developed a girl crush on you now, and I am hoping beyond hope that you give us Nick and Shaya's story next.

But I digress again...

Dante and Jaime were fantastic characters. Jaime is now another of my all time favorite heroines. I loved her kick-butt attitude even in the light of her "predicament" so to speak. Dante...dreamy sigh


That about sums it up for me


The story was fast-paced, and had me turning the pages eagerly wanting to find out what's next. Suzanne Wright did not disappoint with the typical snarky humor that I have come to associate with her books. I found myself laughing like a loon for many parts of this book.

Just some of my favorites were:



"...there are just some girls you make a point to stay away from. Glory’s like a bowling ball. She gets picked up, fingered, and thrown in the gutter, and yet she still comes back.”



“Thanks. That really means a lot coming from a backstabbing, rumor-spreading, attention-seeking, black hole of need. But then, I suppose it’s a good thing that you’re spreading something besides your legs.”



“Dante doesn’t go easy. It’s tough.”

“And I can’t do it because, what? Because I’m a female? I’ll have you know that there are plenty of things women can do that men can’t.”

Tao snickered. “Like what?”

“Well, bend over in prison, for one. Multitask, ask for directions, belly flop with dignity, bleed for five days every month yet not die—”

“Have multiple orgasms,” offered Dominic. When Tao turned and scowled at him, he shrugged innocently. “What?”



Taryn in labor
“What?” The word dripped with horror. “Women can shit when they’re in labor? Tell me that won’t happen to me! Don’t you let me shit, Grace!” A loud, lengthy cry signaled that she was having another contraction. Trey’s voice was soft and encouraging. “Just breathe, baby.” “I am fucking breathing! And why does this gas and air make me sound like Darth Vader?” “Here, how about I move it out the way for—” “Don’t you touch it,” she growled at him. “It’s mine. Understand? Mine.” “Okay, okay, you keep it, it’s yours.” “Wanna try it?” “No thanks, baby.”

...
“Push,” encouraged Trey. “I am pushing, doofus.” A few moments later, there was a sob. “Why isn’t anything happening?” “I know you’re tired, baby, but—” “Don’t you touch me, Flintstone, this is your fault! Don’t think we’re playing Hiding Pedro ever again!” Shaya sounded stern yet amused. “Now, Taryn, that wasn’t nice.” “Cut it out of me!” Presumably Taryn was totally ignored, because she growled, “Fine. Give me a knife, I’ll do it!”


Of course what would this story be without the scorching hot sex scenes, and boy did we get them! The scene where Dante claims Jaime...HOLY MOTHER OF HAWTNESS! DAMN! I might have panted a little reading that

I loved almost everything. I wasn't big on Jaime calling Dante "Popeye" all the time. I'd just get this visual
and it would kill my buzz at times *sheepish grin*

But alas, can't have it all and that really didn't have me enjoying this book any less.