Force of Temptation Audiobook by Suzanne Wright (REVIEW)

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Review of: Force of Temptation Audiobook
Suzanne Wright

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On July 10, 2017
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Force of Temptation Audiobook

By: Suzanne Wright

Narrated by: Jill Redfield

Published by: Brilliance Audio 12/13/16

Force of Temptation Audiobook by Suzanne Wright

3.5 Hearts Rating Image- Hot Listens

Mercury Pack #2

11 hrs and 37 mins

genre: paranormal romance

Force of Temptation Audiobook Sample

Force of Temptation Audiobook

3.5 Hearts

First, I will say that though this is book two of the Mercury Pack series, I think it is best when read as part of the Phoenix Pack series. They changed the series name based on the focus of the different group, but you don’t know the other characters. You could probably read this as a standalone, if you’re okay with not knowing the characters as well. There is a full story here.

This story follows Jesse Dalton, an enforcer for the Mercury Pack. Harley Vincent is now in danger from shifter extremist (Harley is a margay, a type of cat shifter). She has been living out in the human world and likes it that way. She has freedom to roam. He does convince her to come back to the pack to keep her safe.

The pack is having it’s own issues. There is a guy who bought land next to theirs and he wants to put up a resort on that land. He keeps trying to buy the land from the shifters. The potential buyer isn’t above using shady tactics to get Mercury Pack to sell.

Jesse lost his fated mate when he was still a child. He’s had a thing for Harley for a while, though he did play the field some too. One of those girls is convinced that she will be a better mate for Jesse than a cat shifter. There is a ton of drama around this part of the story. Not to mention the angst about Harley not being the fated mate. It made me really not enjoy this romance.

Overall, I still enjoyed the story, but I wish there was more about pack issues than all the angst and drama surrounding Jesse. I liked both Jesse and Harley, but I didn’t enjoy their romance. One thing that never bothered me with previous books, but really did with this one, the language. I’ve never had an issue with the language in this book (everyone gives new meaning to ‘cursing like a sailor’), but it got a little old. I don’t know if the other angst and drama got me a bit down, so it brought out the other flaw in my mind more, or what.

Force of Temptation Audiobook Narration

4 Hearts

I continue to love Jill Redfield’s narration of this series. She has no problem with the constantly growing cast. She has to voice not just Mercury Pack, but also Phoenix Pack characters, as they both show up in the other’s series (another reason, this should just be one series in my mind).

Author Suzanne WrightSuzanne Wright lives in England with her husband, two children, and her bulldog. When she’s not spending time with her family, she’s writing, reading, or doing her version of housework – sweeping the house with a look.

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Narrator Jill Redfield

Narrator Jill Redfield broke into the Audiobook scene with big success with  Silvia Days’ Crossfire Series. Since then, she has also narrated other successful series like, Phoenix Pack.  Her level of expertise leads me to believe this a pseudonymous …I’ll keep searching! Until now I haven’t come across with a similar voice in all my romance listens. It could be that she narrates other genres besides romance.


I like to thank Brilliance Audio for providing me with a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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ML Simmons Reviewer

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Melanie Simmons
I’m Melanie and I live in Ohio. I have two horses and a dog. I’m an animal lover, avid book reader and audiobook listener. I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and listening to mostly fictional books in the paranormal genre, including Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance and Horror. My favorite paranormal creatures are shifters, doesn’t matter the flavor.


    • They change the name of the series based on which pack is the focus of the story, but they still overlap a lot.

  1. I wonder why they changed the series name? That seems confusing to the reader.

    • They name is based on which pack is the focus of the story. But they overlap so much, I wish they would just include it all the same series.

  2. You had me at shifter. I can deal with angst when I enjoy a series as long as the angst isn’t a huge part of every book.

    • I’m the same way about shifters. I just love them. I do wish there was less angst, but loved the rest of the story.

  3. At first I understood the Mercury Pack as a spin-off but after book 1 there’s so much intermingling with the Phoenix Pack that I think it should’ve stayed. I actually loved Harley’s character and the supporting characters she brought to this world by Wright, Jesse’s character was sort of hit and miss with me through this read.

    • I liked the characters, just not the romance between them. I really like almost all the characters in this series.

  4. I understand the name change with the people in it but too bad they don’t add both names to the description (I’ve seen authors do that before), it would make it less confusing that way. Thanks for the heads up! It looks like a fun series and I’m glad they are each full stories. I would definitely have to read them in order.

    • I’ve seen both series added too (like Psy-Changeling and the new Trinity series).

  5. Thanks for the recommendation on the other series first. Ha- I love the dedication. It made me grin

  6. I hadn’t heard of this one before. Thanks for letting us know about this one. It sounds quite good.

  7. Jill Redfield really is a phenomenal narrator. She’s nailed every book I’ve listened to from her.

    I really want to love Suzanne Wright’s books, and I did the first few, but I feel like, for this series, it’s been regurgitated story lines and the same female character in book after book. They all act alike, and it really frustrates me. I think (and hope) I’ve finally convinced myself to let these series go.

    Great review. I hope the romance in the next is better for you.

    • I’m not loving this series as much as the first few either. I think you might be right and I just haven’t thought about it much. I have the next Phoenix Pack book. I will try to pay more attention that and see.

  8. Another author I’d like to read or listen but I haven’t gotten there yet. Anne

    • I highly recommend the audios. Jill Redfield does a great job with this series and the Phoenix Pack series. I love her narration.

  9. This sounds like a good one with a lot going on. That’s too bad there was a bit too much angst at times. And that happened sometimes that you like both characters and their romance doesn’t work for you. Great review!

    • Thanks. It was still a good story, just not as much as I would like.

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