But a girl doesn’t exactly need special powers to know that Derren Hudson despises her entire kind. Disdain practically rolls off the Beta of the Mercury Pack . . . disdain mixed with a healthy dose of desire. And no matter how much the ruggedly handsome male appeals to her, this is one call of the wild she’s determined to ignore.
After one betrayal too many, Derren doesn’t have much use for Seers — except for Ally.
Forced into acting as her protector, he finds himself intensely and passionately drawn to the woman who incites his primal instinct to claim.
And when enemies target the pack, Ally’s gift may be just what the Mercury Pack needs.
Can he put his distrust aside, or will he force himself to turn his back on the one woman who makes his inner beast howl?
Coming September 29, 2015...
Derren is Beta to the Mercury Pack and an honourable man who is loyal and always keeps his word. So much so that when an old friend calls in a favour, even though it's against all he believes in, Derren agrees. Ally is the bone of contention. She is a Seer but recent events in her Pack are putting her in danger and so reluctantly she travels to the Mercury Pack seeking a temporary home. Ally is most definitely not made to feel welcome but as the Mercury Pack get to know her; slowly but surely she proves her worth. Derren may not trust Seers but he just can't seem to ignore Ally and more importantly neither can his inner wolf!
Ally is a bit of a nomad and lost her family and Pack when young. She has a powerful protector in Cain but as the story starts he is not in the position of being with her and so the grumpy and very serious Derren is brought into play. Derren has good reason to distrust Seers but Ally is a whole new ball game. Ally is very brave, quite self-contained but with a good heart. I liked that she stood her ground and has a great way with words, but most of all I emphasized with this young woman who is treated as an outcast.
I love Ms Wright's work and she also has a fabulous vampire series worth checking out. As for her shifters, in Spiral of Need, there's no instant love or mating frenzy but a believable relationship that builds up into a steamy romance. Ally and Derren just seem to fit and I loved when Cain and his brothers finally showed up as it leaves the way open for more to follow.
If I had a slight criticism, it would be that all the male wolves seem to be written as young and virile; and yet we again get a token older and snippier female wolf. That aside, I adore this author's writing style and the way each book builds upon the story line. Characters from older stories appear but it's still a fresh read. It does work as a standalone but I think reading the previous books would really explain so much about these characters. A truly entertaining book and recommended to those who enjoy paranormal stories
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.