If you like your heroines snarky, funny, filled with one-line zingers, and happy to rearrange someone's face for them free of charge, Echoes of Fire would probably be right down your alley.
Madisyn might look adorable in her shifter form, but she *will* use your eyeballs to sharpen her claws if you get in her way, and there's just something very fun and soothing about knowing that the heroine is completely able to take care of herself.
Bracken's got a tragic backstory and so he's the usual grim, stoic, "I will rip out your spine and beat you to death with it" sort of hero.
If you see a trend here, then you have a good idea of how this book is going to go. Echoes of Fire is the standard Suzanne fun-time. Mating instincts, finding found family, unique types of shifters that surprise and entertain, settling old scores, making sure no one messes with the happy ending you're trying to achieve, and all that good stuff. Bracken is a complete squishy sweetheart when it comes to Madisyn, and most of the conflict is external, which I find soothing.
This is the Mercury Pack book 4, but the good news is that it stands alone fairly well. No need to read the previous books in order to appreciate the gut-busting joy (sometimes literally).
I can't wait for the next book to come out, hopefully with a fun new kind of shifter.
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.