Published by Montlake Romance on December 13, 2016
Genres: Paranormal, Romance, Adult
Harley Vincent is resigned to life in the human world. Sure, being a margay shifter is half her nature, but life among humans gives her the freedom to roam and do as she pleases. That is, until anti-shifter extremists target her, putting her life in immediate danger.
When an old acquaintance and onetime fling, Jesse Dalton, shows up to offer the protection of his pack, Harley hesitates. She may have feelings for Jesse that go beyond their one-night stand, but life among shifters means giving over her independence to the needs of pack. Plus Mercury Pack has its own threat to face: a rich half-shifter is determined to claim their territory at any cost.
Jesse, who lost his true mate as a child, has wanted Harley since their night together, and he’s not letting her go again. They may not be destined for each other, but he knows she belongs to him and with his pack. Even if he can convince her to join him now, can he convince her to stay?
Force of Temptation is book #2 in the Mercury Pack series by Suzanne Wright. It is also a spin-off from The Phoenix Pack series.
You cannot go wrong with any of Suzanne Wright’s books. I love the spin-off series just as much as the Phoenix wolves because they are one big happy family and we get to keep in touch with all of our favourite characters from both sides. Win Win!!!
I love Jesse’s character! It was really fun getting to know him on a more personal level. He lost his “true mate” as a kid and after suffering for a long time was able to snap out of it just from one indirect encounter with a young Harley. Her advice to her friend resonated with Jesse and saved him.
I must say as much as I love all of the characters it took me a bit longer to really connect with Harley though. I know I know…. what is wrong with me? I don’t know what it is. I like her okay, but she didn’t grab me the way all of the previous female characters did. She is growing on me though. It might be the whole cat shifter thing. Maybe my wolf is not as accepting as all the other wolves. *wink wink*
Either way I still loved this book. I love the fact that Harley plays violin and how she has to practise alone to perfect her craft and won’t let anyone listen in. True artist quality right there. I was a little wary of Harley and Jesse not being true mates though. What happens IF Harley runs into her true mate down the road? She has to turn him away? It made me wonder though if it was possible that Jesse IS Harley’s true mate even though she wasn’t his? Something to think about.
I love Nick and his anti-social ways, but I love even better Shayla’s way of manipulating him into anything. It is so freakin’ hilarious!
Another great book in this series and a great addition to the entire two-series group. Keep bringing them and I will keep reading! I’m in love!