Madisyn Drake is a rare shifter, a Pallas cat known to be a loner, wild
and distant. She isn't about to get mixed up with another man, but
something about Bracken Slater gives her little ECHOES OF FIRE that she never expected.
Bracken has had his own painful sorrows, but the scent of a feline
forces him to think that living might be a good thing. The contrary
feline doesn't want to join his pack and certainly dos not want to be
involved with a wolf. The timing couldn't have been better for Bracken,
because Madisyn is suffering from "touch hunger" and he is more than
willing to help her out with that problem, but then she wants to freeze
him out again. It'll take an act of the gods to bring them together or
maybe their pasts rearing its ugly heads will do the job.
ECHOES OF FIRE is really an
amazing read. I love it when an author brings in a new breed of shifters;
I had never heard of a Pallas cat and had to look them up. This was the
perfect choice for Madisyn! Pallas cats are about the size of a domestic
cat but have round pupils and while they have fewer teeth than other
cats, their canines are longer. They are clearly made to fight, and
Madisyn is definitely fierce. She is exactly what Bracken needs, even if
he doesn't know it. I really loved that while the men of this series are
alphas, they are supportive of what the women in their lives are doing.
You have to love a man strong enough to stand back and let his woman
do her thing... even when things get dangerous.
Author Suzanne Wright knows how to add flaws, emotion, and intrigue
to her characters and make them feel real. That's hard to do with a
person who turns into a cat, wolf, or even a bear! While reading you feel
for these people who have lost and loved and continue to move
forward. I also liked that Bracken, who had lost his entire family to the
extremist, wasn't "cured" immediately, but had to work through
everything in his own time, with Madisyn lending support.
ECHOES OF FIRE will lead you
down an emotional road filled with bantering, fighting, intrigue, danger,
of course with fire in the name and a book with shifters there must be
steamy added to the mix and the heartwarming moments will have you
sighing and wanting more. A must read!
They may not be made for each other, but animal instincts
are impossible to ignore.
Madisyn Drake is a rare breed of cat shifter…a loner,
unpredictably wild, and emotionally distant. A recent
betrayal has left her ready to sharpen her claws on the next
man she sees…until a prowling wolf with steel-gray eyes and
a brooding dark edge challenges her distrust. No matter how
fully he satisfies her touch-hunger, Madisyn’s not ready to
open up again, even if it is oh so gratifying.
Bracken Slater has earned his reputation as an indomitable
predator. Once broken by grief and guilt, he is feeling
alive again, thanks to the heady scent of this independent
feline. Madisyn isn’t interested in joining an unfamiliar
pack, so convincing her that they’re meant for each other is
going to take more than branding her beautiful neck. But
when threats from both their pasts take shape, their
unexpected destiny may be the only thing that can save them.