Series: Phoenix Pack, #1
Published by Montlake Romance
Published on February 19th 2013
Genres: Comedy, Paranormal, Romance
When female wolf shifter Taryn Warner first encounters Trey Coleman, an alpha male wolf shifter with a dangerous reputation, she’s determined to resist his charms. After all, Trey—who was only fourteen when he defeated his own father in a duel, winning the right to be alpha of his pack—can’t have anything to offer the talented healer besides trouble, or so she thinks.
Taryn finds herself drawn in by Trey’s forceful demeanor and arctic-blue eyes, and she eventually agrees to enter an uneasy alliance with him. If the two succeed in convincing their respective packs that they’ve chosen each other as mates, Trey will win valuable political allies, while Taryn will escape an odious arranged mating.
But there are a lot of potential pitfalls to this plan—including the very real possibility that the wolf shifters, overwhelmed by their growing attraction to each other, will be unable to maintain the clear heads needed to pull off the deception.
3 1/2 – 4 stars
This was hot, carnal, and pretty freaking hilarious!
Feral Sins is about two alpha shifters, Trey and Taryn. Taryn is the daughter of an alpha pack leader and is in a really bad spot. Her father has arranged for her to be mated with an alpha of another pack all for his own selfish reasons. Taryn wants nothing to do with Rosco and being the dominant female she is, has no intention of letting this happen.
This is where Trey comes in, he is an alpha alpha, I don’t know how else to put it. He is extremely dominant and closed off. Other shifters fear him because he is a total wildcard and has been known to go feral in his wolf form. When he approaches Taryn with a plan to mate with him instead to get her away from Rosco and in turn give him an alliance with her father’s pack, she jumps at the chance to improve her situation. While this was supposed to be a temporary arrangement, their inner wolves and eventually their own feelings get in the way of that and make things much more complicated.
“Love is giving someone power to completely destroy you, and hoping that they won’t.”
This book was really interesting from the very beginning because Taryn is such a spitfire. She is throwing insults or sarcastic comebacks around left and right.
“She was a sarcastic bitch and when she was pissed off the sarcasm took on a life of it’s own.”
The push and pull between Taryn and Trey was awesome. In and out of the bedroom. The sex was HOT and frequent (although a bit repetitive at times with certain descriptions), but overall I loved it and I thought it was well done.
They challenged each other, fought for dominance, had to learn how to let the other in, and eventually find a balance.
“When I fuck you Taryn-and make no mistake about it, baby, I will fuck you-the only talking you’ll be doing is begging me to let you come. And don’t doubt that I’ll make you come. Not just the once. You’ll come over and over again, until I decide you’ve had enough. Until I decide that I’ve had enough.”
I honestly didn’t have any expectations, good or bad for this book and I’d say I was happy with it overall. It was definitely what I was looking for and delivered some steam without a bunch of unnecessary drama. And I enjoyed the shifter politics of it all. I was entertained the whole time and just went along for the ride. It was repetitive at times, and a bit too long in my opinion, but don’t have any major complaints. My first wolf smut experience was a good one!*On a side note, the narrator for the audiobook, Jill Redfield, is fantastic! She also narrated the Crossfire books and she can really read a sex scene! I mean, she gets REALLY into it! *I went back and forth between reading a paperback and listening to the book – minus the infamous ménage scene, but I did read the scene separately at the author’s website. Honestly, I think the scene in general was good, but I don’t think it fit the story or the couple and I’m glad it wasn’t in my version.