Tao doesn’t trust lone shifters, especially ones so guarded—and tempting. But the sexual tension between them is making them both come undone, and vulnerable to more than desire. All Tao wants is for Riley to stay with him and to trust him with the truth of her past.
As Riley’s mysteries come to light, so does a danger that threatens not only her life but the safety of the entire pack. For Tao, keeping Riley safe means keeping her close—forever—as his mate.
Riley is a raven shifter who we first met when she was protecting orphaned shifter children in the shelter. When they needed somewhere to live, the Phoenix Alphas didn't hesitate and now Riley along with Dexter and Savannah have somewhere to call home. Well, it should be perfect except Enforcer Tao has been anything but welcoming! So, imagine my surprise when this book started with well, what I'm tempted to describe as a 'bang'! Oh yes, Ms Wright throws this couple straight into a sticky situation which just gets worse when Riley's past catches up to her!
I'm loving that this author is exploring the possibility of different species of Shifters. We've had margays, vipers, cheetahs, and now we are introduced to a flock of Ravens. What's even more amusing is the fact that just like the Phoenix Pack, the Ravens too have a resident bitchy character but rest assured no one outdoes the vitriolic Greta! The Ravens, to my mind, just didn't feel quite as involved with each other as the protective Wolves do, although as a non-predatory species perhaps that's why.
Fierce Obsessions is firmly about Tao and Riley opening up and accepting each other. I won't lie, Tao admits freely he's an asshole (his words not mine) and he is very dominant and tries so hard to get Riley to drop her defences and let him in. They are so different and seeing them come together felt right. Raven has immense sadness in her past and still struggles to cope with grief so definitely prefers to keep others at arm’s length.
There are a couple of subplots going on throughout this story which brings danger to the Pack's front door and keeps the reader guessing right up until the end. However, for me it's the characters, their dynamics and of course, the cute cubs that kept me reading.
So, a hot and spicy romance with lots of snark plus cuteness overload as young predators show their fangs and claws and it left me very happy indeed. Proof indeed that opposites do attract!
This voluntary review is of an ARC I requested from NetGalley and my thoughts and opinion are I believe fair and honest.