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Half-shifter Shaya Critchley may hold a submissive role in her wolf pack, but the petite redhead refuses to let an Alpha male interfere in her life. Furious and humiliated after her mate refused to claim her, she runs off to hide among the humans. Why wait around for an Alpha male to love her when he’d obviously prefer to ignore her?

Nick Axton can barely control his urges for Shaya, but the Alpha can never claim her — not if he truly cares for her. His degenerative brain condition will eventually destroy him, and he’s afraid of turning his mate into his caretaker. Yet when Shaya runs away, Nick can’t let her go. He pursues her, vowing to finally claim his rightful mate. And despite Shaya’s spirited and passionate resistance, Nick’s fiery determination just might be the ultimate aphrodisiac.

©2014 Suzanne Wright (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Engaging, sexy, funny

I found myself laughing out loud a lot more in this story than any of the others. It definitely took a lot longer to get to the sexy parts but Shya and Nick and genuinely interesting characters. I enjoyed this book throughly and as with the other books in this series Jill Redfield does a terrific job with the reading.

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really like the narrator and her sense emphasis

loved it, and the way I still read my faves from last books and excited that mercury pack has been created

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****addictive****

An engaging and emotional story of secrets, hurts and misunderstanding, but also it filled with humour and amazing characters that slowly but surely creeps into your heart. Suzanne please write Dominic story next and Trick :) Jill you are excellent as always thank you. xox

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Great Narration. Annoying heroine.

Great Narration. Annoying heroine. Read through KU whilst also flicking and listening to the audible version too. What a great idea to Read and Listen. Very handy using my headphones when doing stuff around the house. I don’t lose the flow of the story. Will be buying all the audible books over time. I have to say the narrator for this book was one of the best with an enjoyable narration. Lots of inflections and I could tell most of the characters apart. BOOK REVIEW Nearly a DNF due to the whiny, annoying heroine. If not for the fact I had read book one in the Mercury Pack and wanted to know the back story, I would not have finished this book. I started off liking, admiring and feeling sorry for Shaya. By the half way mark I ended up thinking she really was an emotionally challenged idiot. Her continual woe is me, everyone leaves me and I’m not good enough for Nick attitude really got on my nerves by the time we were to chapter 8. Her insecurities and Mummy issues carried on throughout the whole story. By the time her head was out of her a** at 95% into the story, I didn’t care and wished Nick could get a different mate. Yes, Nick had been an ass and the fact he still hadn’t told her all the truth about why he didn’t claim her was annoying, but I nearly stopped reading when Shaya was playing with Nicks emotions, by deceptively and purposely going on a date with someone else. Nick really was an idiot in not claiming Shaya but he had semi valid reasons. He at least was really trying to apologise and prove he was serious about claiming Shaya and was quite honourable in trying to not tie her to a sick mate. Shaya has some ridiculous twin loss emotional crap from when she was in the womb and uses the fact her first boyfriend, from 10 YEARS previously, was a complete user/loser to excuse her abandonment and trust issues. She really had no valid reasoning for her behaviour. She then pushes away her TRUE MATE, due to hurt feelings. Thank goodness the other characters and the actual plot were entertaining. We did get some other woman drama which was dealt with too easily and quickly. It was also easy to know what Amber had NOT been doing. The same with the two main baddies. What was the deal with Shaya’s parents, her mother was nasty and neurotic, her father was plain weird. Read through KU whilst also flicking and listening to the audible version too. I started with this author reading the first Phoenix Pack book which was okay. Months later I picked up the 1st Mercury Pack book. I enjoyed that enough to start reading them in the correct order.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-03-2014

Frustrating First Half, but Stick with It

I absolutely loved the first book in this series. I liked the second book a lot. This book didn't quite reach the level of the previous two books, and for me, that problem had more to do with the main female character than anything else.

Shaya is a half shifter, and she has been hurt before. Now her true mate has rejected her. Her wolf is a submissive. She believes that her true mate has rejected her solely because her submissive wolf couldn't handle the role of alpha female to his pack and would be in danger from dominant female wolves who would challenge her position. With the help of her pack, she moves to another town in an attempt to hide away from him.

Nick, the true mate in question, decides that her moving away is unacceptable to him, so he tracks her down and basically camps out on her doorstep. He has his reasons for having rejected her, and they are good ones, but he doesn't want to tell her what they are. He decides he'll just woo her and eventually wear her down.

For her part, Shaya is angry, and she shows her anger by behaving like a jilted teenager. In the first half of the book, I became seriously frustrated with her petulant, childish, manipulative behaviour. Yes, she has her reasons. And Nick, to some degree, deserves a bit of a set down, at least from Shaya's point of view given the information she has about the situation. However, some of the things she does are just, well, childish.

This cat and mouse game goes on....and on....and on... for the first half of the book. Take heart though, because it does get better. There are seriously mean human extremists in the town where Shaya has moved to, and a mysterious pack, and everyone seems to be wondering why Nick, an alpha, is in town. Then Nick's mom and sister show up, as well as the healer from Nick's old pack who has obvious designs on Nick. As the situation comes to a head, the couple confesses their secrets, the relationship drama dies down and the action picks up. At this point, the book gets much, much better.

In hindsight, the book wasn't a waste of my time, but the first half was almost painful to get through. However, the second half made it worth the effort. It still had much of the humour that made the first two books in this series so much fun, but that was tamped down a bit by all the emotional angst in the first part of the book.

The narrator did a very good job. I can't fault her performance in any way.

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  • Falon
  • 14-02-2014

It was more couples therapy then action...

I liked this book the least out of the series, it's like paging Dr.Phil lets get all of our feeling out in the open. The book is about 90% the couple's incompatible issues and the last 10% and the end of the book is actually some action and danger. Even when Shaya was in immediate danger she goes off into like a 5 page internal monologue about her own trust issues, it really wasn't a good time to go off in a self-reflection moment. I was just kinda bummed and disappointed, I hope the next one is a lot better then this one.

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  • Cdarnell
  • 04-10-2016

Same old same old

As I like the overall series, the stories seem very monotonous. It feels like the same story just with different characters.

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  • Mrs
  • 13-02-2014

As good as I had hoped

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

If you enjoyed the first two audio books in this series you will like this book as well. Of course book 1 is my favorite, but I think I like this one more than book 2.

(Unlike other reviewers I won't spoil the plot with a long winded review.)

Who was your favorite character and why?

What does Jill Redfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

There were times that Nick's voice reminded my of Trey, but when they were in the same scene you could definitely tell the difference. Props to the narrator on her many voices!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I did laugh and found myself smiling a lot as I listened to the story.

Any additional comments?

Is it weird that I finished the book today and want to listen to the story all over again?

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  • Teresa
  • 12-02-2014

Beavis never looked so hot.

I loved the first two books in this series and I really liked this one but not quite as well as the first two. I was irritated with both Nick and Shaya because of their lack of communication and they were driving me insane with their stupidity. Of course there has to be some complication to make a book. But other than that the book was great, and I can't wait to see who will be in the next book. Phoenix Pack series will be an instant download for me and now the long wait for the next book commences. This series should be read in order so start with Feral Sins.

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  • Candateshia Pafford
  • 16-02-2014

Better than book 2, not better than book 1

I really liked this one... Although...book 1 was hands down the best of the series so far...

This was way way better than book 2... I felt so sorry for Nick... and I am so glad Shyia didn't take a whole book to get over the fact that Nick didn't claim her... I am glad she left him, he totally deserved it, but she didn't take 3yrs to get over it... She eventually understood why Nick did what he did... It was a great addition to the Phoenix Pack Series...

I so want Dominic to have a book... I hope his true mate is Nick's sister..

Narration was great... I always enjoy listening to Jill Redfield...

Good Credit or Sale..

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  • Stacey Jacobson
  • 20-04-2019

If you like cheating heroines...

I rarely write reviews, and I never write them while still listening to/reading the books, but I just cannot believe that the heroine is as big of a b*tch as she is. I actually really liked Shaya in Spiral of Need, but I can’t believe this is the same character. This book should come with a warning about it including cheating and punishing someone out of spite. They both know they’re true mates but while he’s trying to prove he’s trustworthy, SHE PURPOSELY GOES OUT WITH ANOTHER GUY. And he still treats her with respect after! He’s a great guy and she treats him like sh*t. And then the next morning she had the nerve to be suspicious of him! I kinda wish I’d never bought this book because it has totally ruined my perception of a character I really liked in another book. Otherwise, the narrator is great, like always.

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  • Cam
  • 04-04-2014

Not a gripper for me

I find it difficult to truly express how I feel about this book. It was not bad but it was not a page-turner for me either. A very very soft mixture of BDSM and vanilla sex combined with two very possessive characters was the beginning of a good story that quickly turned flat. Issues were solved and dealt with too easily and as much as I had hoped this book was going to keep me on the edge of my seat, it didn’t.

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  • CAROLYN 🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹🔹
  • 24-03-2014

PARANORMAL PERFECTION

A handsome, charismatic, sexy and demanding Alpha were-shifter gives up everything for the chance to right wrongs and finally claim his true mate. Loved it all, the plot, the narrator, the characters, the pack drama, the villains, the twists, the surprises and the very romantic character development that the H/H both take before they can learn to trust each other again.

It was so well-written with snappy dialogue and hot sex scenes that, when I finally got to the end, I was tempted to listen to it all over again.

Worth a credit? Oh boy YES it would have been but for under $10 (what a bargain) I saved my credit for a more costly, but maybe not as enjoyable, book.

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  • Morgan A
  • 30-07-2017

Good enough

This story was better than the last one but not good enough for me to continue the series. These books are super hot🔥 BUT very repetitive. Also, the narrator using the same voice for all of the lead male characters which is a little annoying. Overall it's just the classic "Alpha male" and " feisty female" the plots are just kind of meh. If that doesn't bother you then they're ok reads. Good if you have down time between your real series though.

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  • Saluki Selfie
  • 30-12-2016

PHOENEIX PACK 3

Would you listen to Carnal Secrets again? Why?

ACTUALLY I HAVE LISTENED TO IT SEVERAL TIMES I JUST LOVE THE STORY .

What does Jill Redfield bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

JILL BRINGS CHARACTERS TO LIFE AND GIVES THEM PERSONALITY'S. YOU WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO TAHT READING .

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I LISTENED TO THIS BOOK AT WORK AND CONTINUED TO DO SO FOR A WEEK WHEN I FINALLY FINISHED IT

Any additional comments?

I HAVE THE WHOLE SERIES AND AM WAITING FOR NEXT BOOK

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-07-2014

Another Good One from the Phoenix Pack

What did you like most about Carnal Secrets?

The slowly developing relationship between Shaya and her mate. Lots of story lines and possibilities.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Carnal Secrets?

When she takes charge in the mobile home

Any additional comments?

This is another book using Characters from the Phoenix Pack - strong story line and characters and explicit sex - I good read that ends correctly. I will definitely read read all three books again.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-06-2020

Brilliant!

so glad I found this series. can't get enough. I've listened to this book 3 times now. Fantastic as always

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  • Brook10033
  • 06-05-2020

Excellent book

This is a great series of books.As number 3 it ,builds the characters, starts a new pack, has plenty of action, steamy sex and humour.

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  • fred jones
  • 16-02-2020

Excellent

A excellent read, good storyline, strong likeable characters, with touches of humour and tragedy. 😁

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  • Franklymydarling
  • 20-10-2019

We knew it would happen!

A great listen for fans of the franchise. As usual there’s a sexy dude and a kick ass she wolf, plus Phoenix pack regulars.

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  • Karen
  • 13-06-2019

Love this book

I love this book along with the others I have listened to in this series, going straight onto audible to buy the next one!! Enjoy.

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  • Jess
  • 22-11-2018

Good

Good story but the series seems to basically be the same just with different characters.

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  • Mrs. C. Hunt
  • 19-09-2018

Carnal Secrets

Another funny brilliant book in the series, whete they fight themselves and then fight the enemy. Great reading by Jill Redfield.

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  • Cliente Amazon
  • 09-07-2018

too similar to the others

i really like this series but there is a little problem...every story is like the other in the love developing of the mate bond SPOILER it snaps into place every time in the and because they are in danger.. it could change it sometimes. anyway i really like all of them so is not too mutch of a problem 😁

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