Review: Phoenix Reborn by J.D. Tyler


Phoenix RebornPhoenix Reborn
J.D. Tyler
Gikany and Una
Rating: B-

What We’re Talking About:

Gikany and Una have been looking forward to Noah and Nix’s novel.  We’ve enjoyed Noah’s character and have been eagerly waiting for him to finally be claimed by his mate.  Sadly, Phoenix Reborn fell flat for us.

Nix has been recovering from being captured and tortured by enemies.  Upon his rescue some books back, Nix met his mate Noah, the Alpha Pack nurse.  In the previous novels Nix has adamantly maintained that he is straight and was horrified that his mate is a man.  This has been something we have been waiting to find out more about.  In the previous novel, Chase the Darkness, it was foreshadowed that Noah would be in danger.  When that danger finds Noah only Nix can save him – the question remains, will he embrace his mate or lose him.

We thought that Phoenix Reborn was too short.  Although this is a common feeling with novellas, we thought that Nix and Noah’s journey warranted a full novel.  There were some obvious “skips” where the back-story or another scene was glossed over.  Their relationship needed more time to evolve.  Nix needed more time for his self-reflective journey.  There needed to be more time for Noah and Nix to work out the issues they had.  It felt rushed and we just wanted more for Noah.  The plot of Noah’s capture was short, but did provide an escalation for the new nemesis.

Although we liked the overall plot and journey of Nix and Noah, the execution of it fell short.  We needed more time with them because their story deserved more time.  However, fans of the series will not want to miss this long awaited novella.  We look forward to the next full novel in this series and we can’t wait to see the current nemesis get his comeuppance!

Our Rating:  B- Liked It, but we had a few small issues


About the Book:

Wolf shifter and Firewalker Phoenix “Nix” Monroe has finally met his ultimate Bondmate—Alpha Pack nurse Noah Brooks. Unable to accept his own sexual identity, Nix rejects Noah despite the intense attraction he feels towards him.

By the time Nix realizes he has cast aside the love of his life, it may be too late to save Noah from a terrifying enemy….

Release Date: March 15, 2016
Alpha Pack #7.5
ASIN: # B01071REAK
Paranormal Romance (Military)
e-book, audiobook
Book Source: Publisher/NetGalley

Purchase Info:
Phoenix Reborn (Alpha Pack #7.5)

Reviews in the Series:
Primal Law by J.D. Tyler (Alpha Pack #1)
Savage Awakening by J.D. Tyler (Alpha Pack #2)
Black Moon by J.D. Tyler (Alpha Pack #3)
Hunter’s Heart by J.D. Tyler (Alpha Pack #4)
Cole’s Redemption by J.D. Tyler (Alpha Pack #5)
Wolf’s Fall by J.D. Tyler (Alpha Pack #6)
Chase the Darkness by J.D. Tyler (Alpha Pack #7)

  • He looks so blond, meh, ha

    • UnaReads

      It’s funny because I don’t remember him being blond..

  • I felt the same way. My review will post later. I wasn’t happy with this installment. I thought it went entirely too quickly. I didn’t like that we went from Nix, who had not shown any interests in men to all in with such a short story. I thought it require a much longer explanation. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • UnaReads

      Exactly, they needed more time to develop. The story felt rushed. Looking forward to your review!

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