Force of Temptation

Force of Temptation

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, Harl...

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Title:Force of Temptation
Author:Suzanne Wright
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Force of Temptation Reviews

  • Val ⚓️ Shameless & Bitchy Skanky ⚓️ Steamy Reads Mrs. Danvers-Tate-Snow
    May 03, 2016

    So, I am rating this super high.

    Perhaps too high.

    But homie don't care.

    Because homie is one happy camping homie.

    Is it be because I am hopelessly biased when it comes to this author?

    Because I fucking just adore this series?

    These characters?

    Guilty.

    As.

    Charged.

    On all counts.

    Seriously though, I just love Suzanne Wright.

    I feel like we would be best friends if we ever met.

    Or perhaps just stared at each other .

    Or said completely inappropriate and inadvertently rude things to each other, b

    So, I am rating this super high.

    Perhaps too high.

    But homie don't care.

    Because homie is one happy camping homie.

    Is it be because I am hopelessly biased when it comes to this author?

    Because I fucking just adore this series?

    These characters?

    Guilty.

    As.

    Charged.

    On all counts.

    Seriously though, I just love Suzanne Wright.

    I feel like we would be best friends if we ever met.

    Or perhaps just stared at each other .

    Or said completely inappropriate and inadvertently rude things to each other, being that Wright describes herself as socially awkward and I have the uncanny ability to offend everyone I meet within five minutes.

    What can I say...sometimes hypothetical moments are just too magical to properly comprehend.

    Anydreamdate, I just love Wright's writing style. The tone, the flow, the underlying sarcasm and fantastic one-liners?

    Soooooooo my jam.

    If you are a Wright fan like me, you will love this book.

    And if you aren't, you are seriously missing out and should rectify that mistake immediately by snagging

    , a quiet reading corner, and an extra set of underwear.

    Stat.

    This book takes us back to Mercury Pack territory.

    We get to visit with all of our favorite Mercury Pack-ers, which was simply delightful.

    It's so delightful it makes me sound like my grandmother by describing it as "delightful," that's how delighted it fucking makes me.

    I will say that this book is different than all the other books in this series.

    And in a way that might not work for some people.

    In fact, this...caveat is something that usually irks me to no end; however, I felt that Wright truly outdid herself here and took something I usually can't stand and made it into something great.

    I will include a spoiler tag here as we get closer to release day.

    Other than that, all I can say is:

    Find me at:

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  • Lisa
    Nov 01, 2016

    by Suzanne Wright is book two in her series, The Mercury Pack. This is a spin-off from her series entitled The Phoenix Pack. I will state that I highly recommend reading The Phoenix Pack series first as you may feel a little lost jumping into this book without having read the four books in the series that started it all. I have loved and adored this author’s PNR books right from the moment I dived right into my first book by her. Ms. Wright pens funny and seriously

    by Suzanne Wright is book two in her series, The Mercury Pack. This is a spin-off from her series entitled The Phoenix Pack. I will state that I highly recommend reading The Phoenix Pack series first as you may feel a little lost jumping into this book without having read the four books in the series that started it all. I have loved and adored this author’s PNR books right from the moment I dived right into my first book by her. Ms. Wright pens funny and seriously sexy paranormal tales that are packed full of gorgeous alpha wolves who will do whatever it takes to claim what is theirs. Picking up a new book by this author always leaves me glad to be back in this shifter world full of horny wolf-men and the she-wolves that manage to capture their attention!

    Jesse Dalton, an enforcer for the Mercury Pack, has never been the same since losing his true mate as a child. He lived with the pain of his loss for many years until one night changes it all. Or, in other words, one beautiful half-human, half-Margay shifter changes everything for Jesse. Harley Vincent, despite her half nature, prefers to live in the human world. She wants the freedom to do as she pleases without having to commit to the “good of the pack” mentality that comes with devoting one’s life to a shifter pack. When he life is suddenly in danger Jesse shows up to offer his protection. Jesse has wanted Harley as a mate since they spent one lust-filled night together. He’s not about to let her walk away again. She is his and all he has to do is convince her.

    I absolutely LOVED Jesse and Harley. She is one fierce female that I would not want to mess with but, at the same time, she had this vulnerability to her. The banter exchanged between her and Jesse was hilarious and fun as Jesse slowly chips away at her defenses and etches his way into her heart. There was no remaining indifferent when you have a strong, sexed-up, alpha-wolf with a steely determination wanting to stake his claim. There was certainly a different take with this book as this is the first time that this author has written a book about two protagonists that are not true mates. I was a little worried about this. I had nothing to fear. The profound connection that Jesse and Harley shared was just as palpable and real as any of the true mate couples. Our couple gets their HEA and we, as the reader, finish with a deep sigh (or a cold shower). Just saying!

    All in all,

    is another awesome installment to this spin-off series and is just one more reason why I am seriously addicted to the fantastic paranormal books written by this author. Ms. Wright provides us with a wonderful erotic romance perfectly balanced with some action and suspense. I highly recommend this book and am definitely looking forward to more books.

  • Wendy
    Nov 03, 2016

    I absolutely love this author. Everything she writes turns to gold....for me anyways :)

    So we have another book about the Mercury Pack and this time it's Jesse's turn. Now I'm gonna be honest here and say that I didn't remember much about Jesse. He has been a bit behind the scenes, but I was very impressed with his character in this book. He was very much the dominating possessive Alpha Wolf, but he was also really sweet and caring.

    Harley, the female MC was also wonderful....I didn't hate a thi

    I absolutely love this author. Everything she writes turns to gold....for me anyways :)

    So we have another book about the Mercury Pack and this time it's Jesse's turn. Now I'm gonna be honest here and say that I didn't remember much about Jesse. He has been a bit behind the scenes, but I was very impressed with his character in this book. He was very much the dominating possessive Alpha Wolf, but he was also really sweet and caring.

    Harley, the female MC was also wonderful....I didn't hate a thing about her. Which is very very rare. Now this is one of the reasons I love Suzanne Wright's books. She knows how to write a strong, independent, "take no shit" female character.

    One of the reasons I loved this book so much, was because it was a bit different from the others. For one, Harley is not a wolf, she is a margay cat. Awesome creature, which I ofcourse googled :P

    I like that we are getting other species in this series. Not that I didn't like the wolves, but this way things will surely get more interesting.

    This book was also different, because Harley and Jesse are not true mates. This was a very interesting change from all the other books and from right from the start I was very curious about how this would turn out.

    Another great addition to a wonderful series. There are still so many characters that I want to read about. In this series I can't wait to hear Eli's story. But there is also "The Phoenix Pack" and in that series I would love to read about Tao and Dominic.

    That's another great thing about this series. Even though the "Mercury Pack" is indeed a different pack, they are closely bonded to the "Phoenix Pack", so I still get to read about all my favorite characters in that series....like crazy Greta :)

    This one get's 4,5 stars from me and I can't wait for more !!!

    An ARC was provided to me by Netgalley ....

  • Aisling Zena
    Nov 01, 2016

    You know what my problem is with this author? The fact that I'm always left wanting more at the end of the book. Apparently a 300 something page book is not enough for me. No, I want to linger and enjoy her world-building for as long as I possibly can.

    As usual Suzanne Wright sucked me in her book with the first few sentences. Introducing a new type of shifter that's also a person we haven't seen before in the series. Harley Vincent, a margay shifter! I love it when we get someone new a

    You know what my problem is with this author? The fact that I'm always left wanting more at the end of the book. Apparently a 300 something page book is not enough for me. No, I want to linger and enjoy her world-building for as long as I possibly can.

    As usual Suzanne Wright sucked me in her book with the first few sentences. Introducing a new type of shifter that's also a person we haven't seen before in the series. Harley Vincent, a margay shifter! I love it when we get someone new as a mate for the guys we already know and not a pairing between pre-existing people.

    Harley isn't just any margay shifter though. She is half human, living in the human world with no pack or allegiances. A half shifter that's been targeted by anti-shifter extremists because of who her father is. Like most of SW heroines, Harley is a strong, dominant woman that takes no shit and much like her cat part, is indifferent to anything that doesn't keep her attention. I loved how her cat nature translated into several characteristics as a human as well. Her love of books and comfy book nooks completely endeared her to me. She also had the trademark Suzanne Wright sass.

    A very down to earth, pragmatic and gifted violinist, Harley faced some of the same problems that Ally had in the first book. The Mercury pack apparently don't learn from past mistakes. Some of them did not welcome her with open arms. Ally and Shaya are the first to accept her into the pack unconditionally upon meeting her.

    I'll be honest,my memory isn't the best and I didn't really remember much of Jesse other than he was one of Nick's enforcers. Here, we get much more of his background and character. Stubborn, headstrong, knows what he wants but can be closed off and cold, Jesse comes across as a classic dominant werewolf. A determined one, hell bent on making Harley officially his. Sadly, Jesse lost his true mate when they were children. But he has put that loss behind him as well as any feelings of guilt for moving on. That was so refreshing to read. The dead mate/fiance/wife plot can be so hard, not just to depict, but to have a meaningful impact in the storytelling without overshadowing the new couple. And I loved it here. Jesse had dealt with those feelings and re-made himself. He and Harley may not be destined for each other, but he is convinced that they belong together and pulls out all the stops to achieve it.

    Harley always had feelings for Jesse but she's reluctant to plunge into a mating bond with him. I thought that her reasoning was logical and her fears very real. She never came across as irrational and her progression as a mate and a pack member was very nicely handled, for me.

    I was thoroughly entertained by this book and as I mentioned above I wanted more. Also I would love to read a book in this series where the heroine is "weaker" as opposed to the usually strong women, not submissive, just not as strong willed. I would love to see how the author would handle the dynamics of a more vulnerable pairing.

  • Maya
    Nov 01, 2016

    Aaaaand...she did it again! Suzanne Wright is simply amazing at what she does. Her stories are so much fun to read (also re-read), just pure joy. There's a reason Suzanne is one of my favourite authors and this book proves once again why. The story has all the elements that I would like in my book, from the sexy scenes to the mystery and action. We also can't forget her completely alpha heroes that would do for their women abslutely everything. And n

    Aaaaand...she did it again! Suzanne Wright is simply amazing at what she does. Her stories are so much fun to read (also re-read), just pure joy. There's a reason Suzanne is one of my favourite authors and this book proves once again why. The story has all the elements that I would like in my book, from the sexy scenes to the mystery and action. We also can't forget her completely alpha heroes that would do for their women abslutely everything. And no matter how difficult the task, he will live up to it. We also can't forget the heroines, man, they are one crazy bunch but we simply can't help but love them. I adored Harley so much, she's such a strong and reasonable female that will protect her loved ones to her last breath. Totally enjoyed the story, the plot is awesome and the tension is perfect. All in all, I wish the next book will come soon. :)

  • NiCoLeTa E.
    Nov 01, 2016

    This was the second book of the Mercury pack and another one wonderful story about Mrs. Wright's intriguing wolves...

    We already known all these guys from both Mercury and Phoenix pack and we love them fiercely, so every new story is an awesome addition to this beautiful world full of shifters...

    This story was a little bit different because it had to do with a wolf and a margay...

    Strange combination, right??? But very irresistible and intriguing!!!

    This was the second book of the Mercury pack and another one wonderful story about Mrs. Wright's intriguing wolves...

    We already known all these guys from both Mercury and Phoenix pack and we love them fiercely, so every new story is an awesome addition to this beautiful world full of shifters...

    This story was a little bit different because it had to do with a wolf and a margay...

    Strange combination, right??? But very irresistible and intriguing!!!

    Harley has lots of things on her plate, nowdays!!!

    She is half human, half a margay and her life wasn't the best... Her self had split up in two worlds that neither of them accepted her fully!!!

    Now, she is living like a loner and she is playing her violin in human clubs, but unfortunately, the extremists are after her and the same goes for an insistent reporter who demands to find out more about her father and the secrets that he keeps...

    A man is not in the picture at this moment, but her heart and mind never stopped thinking of Jesse, a wolf that she had lots of history with him...

    Jesse is an enforcer in the Mercury pack... When he was still very young, he lost his true mate and from that moment he wasn't the same...

    He changed and he was very hard to be around, especially for a woman... The only thing that is sparkling life inside of him is a little margay who is on his mind for very long time and Jesse is determined one day very soon to make her his...

    And the opportunity is arriving very soon when Jesse is running to save Harley and he is offering her protection in his pack....

    Now, Harley and Jesse are around each other all the time and the passion between them is so hard to be ignored, especially when Jesse is pushing her all the time to become his mate...

    But Harley is scared to believe him because they have bad blood between them and his family would be against this match and not only that, but she is refusing to be the second choice in his life...

    But Jesse is not the one to back down from what he really wants...

    As you can understand, our heroes has lots of things to face...

    I liked very much both Jesse and Harley...

    Jesse was broody and moody, possessive as all those wolves and soooo sexy.... He had built strong walls around his heart but Harley is the only one who can wreck them... Harley was something special for him and he was refusing to back down on her and i liked his insistence...

    Harley was a very tough nut to crack... She and her margay were absolutely awesome and bat shit crazy as well...

    She was so damn stubborn, but i liked her character very much!!!

    She and Jesse together were like a firework!!! Hot and sexy...

    I also liked very much that we saw for once again our favorites wolves from both packs...

    And damn, i really loved Shaya and her wonder about Willow's creepy quotes!!!

    God, i was laughing so much, even though that it was kind of creepy....

    I also loved both pups!!!!

    And I can't wait for the next story....

  • Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)
    Dec 12, 2016

    I REALLY wanted like this one more than I did. I've been struggling to finish it for a few days now. Unfortunately, it pretty much bored me to tears.

    I liked both Jesse and Harley for the most part, but never really felt a connection between them, and I found Harley a little too alpha bitch at times. I also didn't love the fact that Jesse knew he wanted to mate her for three years and kept tabs on her etc, but continued to sleep around with OW. I am generally more picky about that type of thing

    I REALLY wanted like this one more than I did. I've been struggling to finish it for a few days now. Unfortunately, it pretty much bored me to tears.

    I liked both Jesse and Harley for the most part, but never really felt a connection between them, and I found Harley a little too alpha bitch at times. I also didn't love the fact that Jesse knew he wanted to mate her for three years and kept tabs on her etc, but continued to sleep around with OW. I am generally more picky about that type of thing in paranormal books. At least Harley had been getting herself some as well (Although Jesse apparently chased off her men. So I guess what's good for the goose isn't good for the gander?) On top of that, I HATED 95% of the pack in this one. They were horrible, and judgy, and rude, and unwelcoming.

    I also had a problem with them not being true mates. Sure Jesse's is dead and died when they were kids, so it's not like Harley was second best BUT Harley's true mate is still out there somewhere. What is she runs across him one day? How is her imprinting on Jesse fair to her TRUE mate? It's NOT in my opinion, and honestly one of the reasons I just never felt a connection with these two.

    In any case, I think this was more an "ME" issue than a book issue. I love this author's books usually, and my issues aside it was a well-written book with a very low angst and easy peasy relationship between the hero/heroine.So don't let my review deter you from giving this one a go.

  • Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
    Dec 08, 2016

    Force of Temptation the 2nd book in the Mercury Pack series was so damn good! The Mercury Pack series is the spin off series of The Phoenix Pack series. The stories and characters intertwine so much that I don't miss my favorite couples from the Phoenix Pack. I love Suzanne Wright. I have been a fan of hers for years. I've never read a book written by her that I haven't loved. I truly don't know how she does it. But somehow she wr

    Force of Temptation the 2nd book in the Mercury Pack series was so damn good! The Mercury Pack series is the spin off series of The Phoenix Pack series. The stories and characters intertwine so much that I don't miss my favorite couples from the Phoenix Pack. I love Suzanne Wright. I have been a fan of hers for years. I've never read a book written by her that I haven't loved. I truly don't know how she does it. But somehow she writes book after book that just does it for me. Suzanne Wright gots mad skillz!

    Jesse Dalton pack enforcer for the Mercury Pack was a dark and damaged wolf. He lost his true mate when he was a kid and it altered. He was lost in his pain for a long time. He walked around a shell of a person until Harley brought him back to life. Now he will stop at nothing to have the little Margay as his mate. Jesse was everything I have come to expect from SW's heroes. He was pushy, dominate, sexy, protective, and deadly. In other words a yummy wolf shifter that stole my heart. Harley Vincent was a lone half human/ half Margay shifter that lived in the human world. She had tried the shifter world when she was a child and they treated her like shit. All but the one boy, the one she had a huge crush on Jesse. After a one night stand 3 years ago Jesse is back in her life telling her that she will be his mate and that he is going to protect her. Making her kitty want to claw up his domineering face and rub all over him and purr at the same time. Harley was snarky, sassy, loyal, and totally kicked some ass. She was a very likable heroine.

    I was really worried about the fact that Jesse and Harley weren't true mates. That was a totally different thing than what I am use to with Suzanne Wright. All the other couples have been true mates. I worried that Harley would play second place to the ghost of his dead true mate or that Jesse would feel like second place to the true mate out there that Harley never met. But I was wrong. I felt their love and connection. They felt like true mates to me. One of the things I really enjoy about shifter books is when the shifter has animal like characteristics. As an animal lover I enjoy picturing all those cute animal qualities. So to say that I loved every bit of the Harley's cute margay is a understatement. I am a huge cat lover and I was just giddy over the cute little margay's antics. Climbing trees, the purring, sleeping on her mates chest, and riding on the wolfs back omg it was just damn cute!

    I loved everything about this book. I loved the plot. It gave me plenty of action. I enjoyed the cute kids especially Willow and the way she was always quoting lines from scary movies. Tray and Taryn made an appearance. I always love when I get time with Tray and Taryn(all time favorite couple). There was time with the pack mates and it's always good to get to know the pack better. Something is going on with Eli that has me wanting his story next although I wouldn't mind Bracken's story either! Overall this book just did it for me. Another great book by Suzanne Wright!

  • Elizabeth
    Nov 06, 2016

    is the second book in The Mercury Pack Series. It is another fantastic addition to the shifter shelf of goodness from the crazy talented Suzanne Wright. If strong alpha males and sassy heroines are your thing, then you will want to download t

    is the second book in The Mercury Pack Series. It is another fantastic addition to the shifter shelf of goodness from the crazy talented Suzanne Wright. If strong alpha males and sassy heroines are your thing, then you will want to download this bad boy right now! This book can be read as a stand-alone, and yet, I highly recommend reading anything and everything by Suzanne Wright because frankly, it's just that good!

    Harley Vincent has spent her life living between the shifter world and the human world. Her father is a powerful shifter who is serving a prison sentence for murder. Harley has found a sliver of solace with her human aunt, Tessa. As a Margay Shifter, she is strong, sassy, and quite spirited. Although she has never found her true mate, she spent one night with one wolf that she has never forgotten. When Harley's life is in danger by the rebels looking for revenge on her dad, it is Jesse who comes to claim Harley and bring her to safety.

    Jesse lost his true mate when he was young. He has always known that the quirky goth girl who was friends with his little sister was the girl he wanted to make his. He has been patiently waiting for the right time to make his claim. After he convinces Harley to come with him, the mating game begins! Both Jesse and Harley have a pretty hefty load of baggage they are carrying with them, and yet, they could not be more perfectly matched. With the love and support of the Mercury Pack, Harley and Jesse battle their enemies and find a way together!

    Told in dual POV,

    is a perfect blend of sexy steam, strong characters, and a well-developed plot. If you like strong alpha male shifters, then Jesse will be another hero that you will want to meet! Harley was a perfect counterpart for him with her strength and sass. Another happy delight with this read was seeing some of our favorites from the Mercury Pack and the Phoenix Pack. The thing about this series and the Phoenix Pack Series is that once a shifter and their mate are introduced you fall in love with them, and their presence in future books in the series only further enhances your reading experience! There are a few elements about Jesse and Harley's story that were slightly bothersome for me (only because my heart hurt for them both). Although they worked through their issues the road wasn't easy. Still, Jesse and Harley's story is not one to be missed.

    Overall, I cannot recommend this entire series enough.

    is another stellar read for Paranormal Romance Fans. Even with the dash of angst, I still enjoyed every single solitary moment between Jesse and Harley. Suzanne Wright remains the Queen of Shifter Romance! Bravo, Ms. Wright and Encore!!!

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    Dec 14, 2016

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    Oh wait...did you need more than that quote to convince you to read this book? Oh c'mon! *gives you a stink eye*

    Sheesh. Fine. Demanding people.

    Force of Temptation brings more of Suzanne Wright awesome. A sassy heroine, a badass possessive hero, the whole gang of awesome secondar

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    ...

    Oh wait...did you need more than that quote to convince you to read this book? Oh c'mon! *gives you a stink eye*

    Sheesh. Fine. Demanding people.

    Force of Temptation brings more of Suzanne Wright awesome. A sassy heroine, a badass possessive hero, the whole gang of awesome secondary characters that I've grown to love, and a whole lot of sexy times!

    I'll admit, I barely registered Jesse in the previous book but boy did he have my attention here. The man was possessive, protective, and exudes so much sexual potency I honestly broke a sweat reading.

    Harley Vincent is exactly the sort of heroine I love to read about; strong, independent, and with one hell of a smart mouth on her. Being the daughter of the man currently serving a murder sentence and being suspected of being the mastermind behind The Movement makes her a bit of a persona non grata with shifters. Never truly having a pack of her own, she's been living in the human world. She's always liked Jesse. They grew up in the same pack, but she believed that he blamed her for his druggie sister's death like the rest of his pack did. So she left and hasn't seen him since. But when her life is in danger, Jesse is done with watching her from afar and waiting for her to be ready. He may have lost his true mate as a young boy, but he's not about to let the woman he loves get away.

    Full of humor, sexy times, great characters and all wrapped around a fantastic story that I enjoyed from beginning to finish.