Echoes of Fire (Mercury Pack, #4)
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, Brack is feeling alive again, thanks to the heady scent of this independent feline. Convincing her that they’re meant for each other is going to take more than branding Madisyn’s beautiful neck. She’s not interested in joining an unfamiliar pack, much less answering to an alpha. But when threats from both their pasts take shape, their unexpected destiny may be the only thing that can save them.

Echoes of Fire (Mercury Pack, #4) Details

TitleEchoes of Fire (Mercury Pack, #4)
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseDec 11th, 2018
PublisherMontlake Romance
Rating
GenreFantasy, Paranormal, Shapeshifters, Romance, Paranormal Romance

Echoes of Fire (Mercury Pack, #4) Review

  • Val Shameless ⚓️ Steamy Reads ⚓️
    January 1, 1970
    5 Gazillion StarsI'm a little torn on how exactly to review this...I don't want to be so heavy on the gush that I give people unreasonably high expectations, leading them to subsequently not love this as much as I did...But alas, at the end of the day, I can only be true to my own feels.And, as per my favorite scene in the new Jumanji movie (if you haven't seen it yet, go...go now), says...Yas, Queen!AKA, yas, Suzanne Wright!I've said it before, I'll say it again...I am 100% biased when it comes 5 Gazillion StarsI'm a little torn on how exactly to review this...I don't want to be so heavy on the gush that I give people unreasonably high expectations, leading them to subsequently not love this as much as I did...But alas, at the end of the day, I can only be true to my own feels.And, as per my favorite scene in the new Jumanji movie (if you haven't seen it yet, go...go now), says...Yas, Queen!AKA, yas, Suzanne Wright!I've said it before, I'll say it again...I am 100% biased when it comes to this author. But, what can I say?I love her stories, her writing style, her characters. Everything. ALL the things. I have literally read everything Wright has written and this series and the series from which it was spun (The Phoenix Pack series) are some of my favorite PNR series of all time. Her Dark in You series is probably legit my favorite PNR series......ever. That said, in the author notes at the end of this book, Wright mentions that she wrote this at the same time as Embers (the most recent Dark in You release).And it showed.In the best way possible. The whole time I was reading it, I couldn't help but think that Bracken was...edgier...darker intense somehow than previous male leads of the series. When I saw that she had written this hand in hand with Embers, it totally made sense...it was like Bracken had a little bit of Knox in him. Which - being that Knox is my number one book husband - was scrumptious. This book followed the Wright pack book formula to a certain extent...but it also didn't. Which was awesome. The way Bracken and Madisyn come together is completely different than any previous book...the way their "mating" comes about is completely different...All in great ways. Also notable, this book apparently takes place a little bit longer after the previous books than other past installments. Some stuff has happened between this book and the last that greatly affected Bracken and the landscape of the series in some way.All of which, again, was great. Fans of the series will love this book and I can't wait for you all to get your hands on it so we can gush together. Or so you can throw proverbial tomatoes at me for leading you astray. But whatver. This book rocked. And I'm already reading it again. And, how about that cover? *drool*
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  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    January 1, 1970
    5 Pretty Kitty Stars Let me start this review by stating that I am a die hard Suzanne Wright fangirl. She is one of my favorite paranormal romance authors. She always gives me what I want in a book. Now that being said I wasn't super excited about Bracken's book. I didn't dislike Bracken or anything he just didn't stand out to me in previous books. So going into this read, being a Suzanne Wright book I figured I would like it, but didn't plan on loving it. OMG I Freaking loved it. Bracken blew m 5 Pretty Kitty Stars Let me start this review by stating that I am a die hard Suzanne Wright fangirl. She is one of my favorite paranormal romance authors. She always gives me what I want in a book. Now that being said I wasn't super excited about Bracken's book. I didn't dislike Bracken or anything he just didn't stand out to me in previous books. So going into this read, being a Suzanne Wright book I figured I would like it, but didn't plan on loving it. OMG I Freaking loved it. Bracken blew me away. Who knew Bracken would be a yummy, sexy talking, panty melting beast? Bracken Slater totally wowed me. He was super sexy, protective, a little damaged and at times dark, but still sweet. He also kicked major ass all over this book. Losing his whole family has changed him forever. I love that he not only fought his demons, but that he was open and honest about them to Madisyn. He had me madly in love with him 2 chapters in. Madisyn was perfect for Bracken. I love how Suzanne Wright takes these animals I know little to nothing about makes them her shifters. She shines a light on these unique and endearing animals and writes some of the cutest, kick ass, shifters I have ever read. Madisyn was no exception. She was a Pallas Cat, which I had never heard of till this book. A number of Youtube videos later and I'm in love with the cute little pallas cat. I love how Madisyn was strong but didn't stomp all over Bracken's fears or let him rule her. God but I loved her sass. And to say she kicked ass would be an understatement. She was amazing heroine. I think I have a bit of a girl crush. Bracken and Madisyn were burning up my kindle. They had a smokin' hot connection and like I said up top Bracken was a beast. Smexy time had me feeling hot flashes. I enjoyed the plot very much, and I always love getting to read about my favorite couples from past books. This book had me cracking up from the start to finish. I mean cackling like a mad woman. I loved this book, I love this series, I love all of Suzanne Wright's other series and I just love Suzanne Wright. If you have never read any of her books you should give it a try! https://jessicasoverthetopbookobsessi...
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  • Aisling Zena
    January 1, 1970
    5 starsReview now posted 12/12/18Do any of you save chocolate or a good bottle of wine(whiskey) for a time when you'll really need it? I do. I also tend to do it with books. I do it so much with books that if they were actual physical copies and not ebooks I'd be on an episode of Hoarders. If ebooks were not invented I think my probable cause of death would have been "Accidentally buried alive under avalanche of books in her home".I hoarded this book too. I pre-ordered it and then I requested at 5 starsReview now posted 12/12/18Do any of you save chocolate or a good bottle of wine(whiskey) for a time when you'll really need it? I do. I also tend to do it with books. I do it so much with books that if they were actual physical copies and not ebooks I'd be on an episode of Hoarders. If ebooks were not invented I think my probable cause of death would have been "Accidentally buried alive under avalanche of books in her home".I hoarded this book too. I pre-ordered it and then I requested at NetGalley and then spend weeks looking at it on my kindle app with my brain doing a fair impression of Gollum whispering "My precious" every so often while simultaneously thinking that I must save it for a truly, rainy day. I couldn't hold out anymore, I caved and here I am after reading and loving it, my book slump feelings gone and my need for a good book satisfied. I knew Suzanne Wright would do the trick.See, the brilliant Suzanne Wright took a pallas cat and mated it with a wolf and it was wonderful! I said it before the woman can make awesome mates out of anything. If she decides to mate a flamingo and a wolf I'll still read it and love it.Madisyn Drake is a lone shifter. After being orphaned and shipped around she finally finds a place at the shelter along with Makenna. If you have been reading this series and Phoenix Pack you'll remember Makenna as Ryan's mate. (If you haven't please go read the first book from the Phoenix Pack series, trust me, you are missing out!) After teasing us in the previous books we find out pretty early on that Madisyn is a pallas cat shifter. They are cute and fluffy and absolutely vicious.Bracken Slater, an enforcer in the Mercury Pack has been through hell. He lost his entire family including his baby nephew in an extremist attack. The book picks up after some time has passed. He is still dealing with grief and guilt but not to an extreme level. Everyone in the pack is concerned for him and rallies around him but he feels lost and contemplates roaming for a while.By chance he's called to pick up Madisyn following an altercation of hers at a shifter bar. Though the two of them aren't chummy,they are attracted to each other and Bracken appreciates that Madisyn still treats him the same way she did before the tragedy. With goodnatured sass, zingers and lots of bitchiness. "Someone ate a full bowl of Bitch Flakes this morning.""Dude, I ate two."[...]"I've eaten chicken breasts that were bigger than your tits.""And I've worn heels that are longer than the dick you appear to be packing." Albeit, a tiny part of the bitchiness is down to Madisyn being touch-hungry and irritated and in pain with it. When Bracken realizes, he takes it up on himself to help but soon loses control and brands her. He decides he's through ignoring his attraction to her and he will be the only one satisfying her from then on.There was not a thing that I did not enjoy in this book. Not a single moment where I thought "Why can't the nincompoop open his mouth and say it?" or "My God, why are you so stupid!". None of that. There was not a word out of place. I loved all of it start to finish. SW has this winning formula she follows and I'm a sucker for it. I loved that we didn't have to wait ages for them to realise they are mates. Their relationship was build with honesty and communication. And of course scorching hot sexy times. The dirty talking hit epic levels and sealed the 5 stars from me. The Mercury Pack embraced Madisyn and made her feel welcome, well mostly. And almost unbelievably Greta wasn't annoying. SW build a world I have completely fallen in love with. She created these two packs and made them into family. "A family who argues but resolves any conflicts. A family who supports each other and works as a unit to keep it strong." A family I can't stop reading about. And as long as she writes about them I'll keep reading. I want to read about all their kids growing up and finding mates. Cain and Cassidy, and Harleys cousins! If you love paranormal romance and shifters, then this is the author for you.Prior to reading29/10/18Omg!Omg!Omg! I got approved for an ARC!**ARC kindly provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Sabrina
    January 1, 1970
    NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKIf anyone ever asks me for a PNR recommendation Suzanne Wright is always my answer because I am obsessed with her shifter series. Every book just sucks me in to this world as if I'm living with the Packs, and it is an amazing experience. Echoes of Fire was no different and I instantly felt connected to the characters from page one. It's crazy how realistic Ms. Wright can make her books feel and yet it's the most unrealistic genre's out there. When she started bringi NOW LIVE!Amazon US * Amazon UKIf anyone ever asks me for a PNR recommendation Suzanne Wright is always my answer because I am obsessed with her shifter series. Every book just sucks me in to this world as if I'm living with the Packs, and it is an amazing experience. Echoes of Fire was no different and I instantly felt connected to the characters from page one. It's crazy how realistic Ms. Wright can make her books feel and yet it's the most unrealistic genre's out there. When she started bringing in different types of shifter's into her books I was a little apprehensive since wolf shifters are my go-to reads and what I like the most. But after reading this book I am firmly on the different-breed's side. Pallas cats are bad ass and definitely hold their own against the wolf shifters. Bracken surprised me only because his character was so different in his own book than when we were first introduced to him. But the changes were completely understandable and I loved the emotions he brought to the story. Dealing with such a tragic loss was really hard on him and I was so happy to Madisyn with him when he needed someone like her the most. She didn't coddle him or try to pity him in anyway, instead she just acted like things were normal and as the book moved along the change in Bracken because of that was evident. I loved these two together and also I just have to say Madisyn is one of my favorite heroine from this author. She was crazy and bad ass and a complete loon sometimes but it was so fun to read about. Hands down, one of my favorite stories from this author and one I can't wait to re-read. ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    “I won’t be pushed away,” Echoes of Fire is the fourth book in The Mercury Pack Series. As each shifter meets his mate, I get more enthralled with this wonderful world! Madisyn Drake and Bracken Slater are like oil and water OR fire and gasoline. They have known each other for a while and yet neither had any idea that they were mates. When Madisyn finds herself in a heated situation it is broody and overbearing Brack that lands himself in the middle of her mess. It is in the middle of the mess “I won’t be pushed away,” Echoes of Fire is the fourth book in The Mercury Pack Series. As each shifter meets his mate, I get more enthralled with this wonderful world! Madisyn Drake and Bracken Slater are like oil and water OR fire and gasoline. They have known each other for a while and yet neither had any idea that they were mates. When Madisyn finds herself in a heated situation it is broody and overbearing Brack that lands himself in the middle of her mess. It is in the middle of the mess that they discover that they are mates. Although the two are complete opposites, the passion and intensity of the mating bond become too much for either to run away from. When Brack and Madisyn give into the bond, they become an unstoppable force. “I’ll want everything from you. Actually, that’s a lie. I’ll demand it.” Told in multiple POV, Echoes of Fire is another stunning addition to the Mercury Pack Series. Suzanne Wright is a Master Storyteller and everytime another shifter finds his mate, I am always ready and waiting to read. With action, suspense, passion, and complex characters, Echoes of Fire is an absolute must-read for anyone who enjoys a smoking hot paranormal romance! *ARC graciously provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review!For more reviews/reveals/giveaways visit:
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  • Wendy
    January 1, 1970
    I am so in love with this "Mercury Pack" and the "Phoenix Pack" series, that I am actually scared they will come to end one day ... I think I literally screamed when this one landed on my kindle :PAs much as I want to read Dominic's story, I was also very curious about Bracken...especially since we found out in the last book what happened to his family. My heart broke for the big dude...Thankfully there is this awesome feline around, who is making him feel like himself again...Madysin and Bracke I am so in love with this "Mercury Pack" and the "Phoenix Pack" series, that I am actually scared they will come to end one day ... I think I literally screamed when this one landed on my kindle :PAs much as I want to read Dominic's story, I was also very curious about Bracken...especially since we found out in the last book what happened to his family. My heart broke for the big dude...Thankfully there is this awesome feline around, who is making him feel like himself again...Madysin and Bracken have been bantering together for a very long time and both of them are shocked when in a moment of vulnerability they find out, they are actually true mates...I love Suzanne Wright's heroines...they are strong and awesome and I definitely had a little girl crush on Madisyn. Damn.. but she kicked some ass !!! Thankfully the men in these series also love strong women, and so even though they are very protective...they are also very supportive ;)I would not advise anyone, to read these books as stand alone's. All the characters are reoccurring and the two series also cross over. Take my advice and read them in order...all of them, you won't be sorry.I for one can't wait until the next one comes out... I am greedy like that :P My reviews are posted on Wendy's Wycked Words Follow me   My reviews are posted on DirtyBooksObsession
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  • Maya
    January 1, 1970
    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.It's no secret that I'm this author's fan. I adore her PNR books, from great plots to great characters. It's a full package. So when I had the chance to get my hands on this book, I was stoked. I knew I was in for a treat. And once I started reading the story, I simply couldn't put it down. I even believe I finished it in one sitting. And if that doesn't convince you to read this book, the characters sure will. I adored both main characters and of co ARC received in exchange for an honest review.It's no secret that I'm this author's fan. I adore her PNR books, from great plots to great characters. It's a full package. So when I had the chance to get my hands on this book, I was stoked. I knew I was in for a treat. And once I started reading the story, I simply couldn't put it down. I even believe I finished it in one sitting. And if that doesn't convince you to read this book, the characters sure will. I adored both main characters and of course also the characters from previous books. There was no unnecessary drama between Madisyn and Bracken. They knew where they stood as individuals and what they had to do to make their relationship work. Both had to overcome their past demons and there were ups and downs, like in any other normal relationship and that's what made me fall in love with them. Their love was believable, since they didn't rush things and thankfully you didn't get the insta-love that is so common in PNR books. Sure, at times it's fun to read about that type of love but for this story I don't believe it would've worked. As per usual, you also get a healthy dose of action, so there's no chance for boredom. All in all, this is a nice addition to The Mercury Pack series.
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  • Bev
    January 1, 1970
    Suzanne Wright has a unique way of writing real, flawed characters in a genre where nothing is real and once again she excelled at it with Echoes of Fire.Madisyn is a take-no-prisoners Pallas Cat shifter. I’m not familiar with cat breeds so had to google it and SW puts a whole new spin on cute, yet evil when challenged with Madisyn. I’m totally fan-girling on Madisyn, I so want to be her when I grow up. She’s strong, feisty, quirky ,and has no filter. None whatsoever! I laughed so hard at the st Suzanne Wright has a unique way of writing real, flawed characters in a genre where nothing is real and once again she excelled at it with Echoes of Fire.Madisyn is a take-no-prisoners Pallas Cat shifter. I’m not familiar with cat breeds so had to google it and SW puts a whole new spin on cute, yet evil when challenged with Madisyn. I’m totally fan-girling on Madisyn, I so want to be her when I grow up. She’s strong, feisty, quirky ,and has no filter. None whatsoever! I laughed so hard at the stuff that came out of her mouth. She’s a lone shifter and so, is not a fan of people getting too close. And this is where SW nailed this story for me, nothing was rushed. Instead SW gave Madisyn a mate that was struggling to cope in a world where he had pretty much lost everything when his family was killed in an earlier book. Bracken is everything Madisyn didn’t even know she needed. Be still my beating heart! Bracken is cold and closed off, simply existing in a world he doesn’t want to be in until BAM! He recognises Madisyn is his mate and …. Let the fun begin.I loved that they both accepted their fate and worked TOGETHER at a pace Madisyn needed. Yes, Bracken is an OTT possessive and protective alpha male yet he understood what Madisyn needed and he gave it to her. Can you say swoon?!Wolf shifters have always been my go to paranormal read but …. but … Pallas Cats! Love that SW introduces different shifters into this series and hands down, Pallas Cats are my new favourite!Arc provided by Netgalley for review.
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  • Carol
    January 1, 1970
    5 stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟FABULOUS. I simply cannot even try to be objective or unbiased here as I just love this authors writing so much. She rocks!!! 🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤This is the 4th book in the Mercury Pack series by the extremely talented Suzanne Wright and as always I am in total book-heaven while reading these amazing, romantic and sexy "wolf-shifter" stories.Thank you, Montlake Romance for this ARC. Full review to follow shortly and yes I will probably continue to gush and babble some more. 💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘💘
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  • Mindy Lou's Book Review
    January 1, 1970
    Bracken Slater, wolf shifter and enforcer within the Mercury pack. Bracken hasn't been the same since the anti-shifter extremists gunned down his family at the drive-in. He has made a name for himself when he went after every extremist involved and took out his revenge. Madisyn Drake, pallas cat shifter with no pack, works at the lone shifter shelter. Madisyn helps hide lone shifters into a new home when needed. When the alpha from a bear clan sent people to find out where she hid a bear shifter Bracken Slater, wolf shifter and enforcer within the Mercury pack. Bracken hasn't been the same since the anti-shifter extremists gunned down his family at the drive-in. He has made a name for himself when he went after every extremist involved and took out his revenge. Madisyn Drake, pallas cat shifter with no pack, works at the lone shifter shelter. Madisyn helps hide lone shifters into a new home when needed. When the alpha from a bear clan sent people to find out where she hid a bear shifter named Daisy that he meant to kidnap into his clan, Madisyn's life is threatened when she refuses to give up Daisy's location.Bracken and Madisyn have known each other for a few years. While they are both attracted to each other, nothing has ever come of the attraction until Madisyn was threatened and Bracken's wolf urges him to protect. I like how the author brought us a mate story where the couple didn't fight the pull and yet still gave us a slow burn love. Bracken knows he's still messed up over his family. Madisyn's shifter nature has a natural independence and struggles with trust. Due to this, Bracken knows he must move slowly but that doesn't stop him from staking his claim immediately. This book provided a lot I love and enjoy in my books. The protective and possessive alpha, the independent and sassy heroine, and side characters that add to the overall storyline. I'm enjoying this series and look forward to the next couple.
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