Monday, January 19, 2015

Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

Title: Tame a Wild Human
Author: Kari Gregg
My Rating: B+

Genre: Erotic Romance (m/m)
Series: -
Main Characters: Wyatt and Cole
Release Date: January 2015
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
Drugged, bound, and left as bait on the cusp of the lunar cycle, Wyatt Redding is faced with a terrifying set of no-win scenarios. Best case: he survives the coming days as a werewolf pack’s plaything and returns to the city as a second-class citizen with the mark—and protection—of the pack. Worst case: the wolves sate their lusts with Wyatt’s body, then send him home without their protection, condemning him to live out the rest of his short life as a slave to the worst of humanity’s scorn and abuse.

Wyatt’s only chance is to swallow every ounce of pride, bury his fear, and meekly comply with every wicked desire and carnal demand the wolf pack makes of him. He expects three days of sex and humiliation. What he doesn’t expect is to start enjoying it. Or to grow attached to his captor and pack Alpha, Cole.

As the lunar cycle ends, Wyatt begins to realize that the only thing to fear more than being sent home without the pack’s protection is being sent home at all.

My Review:
This is a different world than the one we live in now. For three days every month, the werewolves run wild and normal humans stay locked in their houses where it's safe. Wyatt is a lawyer with a good normal life, but a jerk of a brother who's decided that Wyatt isn't giving him enough. So he drugs Wyatt and drops him gagged and bound into wolf territory where he will most definitely be used as the wolves plaything for the three days of the full moon. Once that happens, Wyatt's life is over. He will be used and abused sexually for three days and then thrown back to the human world where he'll be reviled and rejected...unless he can cooperate enough to earn a "token" which puts him under the protection of the wolves for the rest of his life. 

It's not an easy book by any means, but it was really interesting especially the way that the author twisted the world. On the surface, Wyatt is "abused" by the wolves...BUT they do it in a soft caring way. Besides just the humiliation of the entire ordeal, they are actually really careful with him and not to hurt long as he cooperates. This is the complete opposite of the human reaction to him. The story provides an interesting dialogue to human behavior.

It's most definitely a dark story, but it's not all. Wyatt is smart and resourceful. He's a lawyer. He knows how to think on his feet even when he's bent over and terrified. The way that Kari Gregg wrote the story worked for me and I did enjoy it. It definitely followed a certain style in writing that she always uses. It's funny. I never remember her name, but I most definitely recognize her writing style once I start reading. (I'm a sucker for wolf shifter books and tend not to even pay attention to who the author is when the blurb sucks me in.)

Warning...this book is not going to be for everyone. Like most of Kari Gregg's wolf-shifter books, this features some sexual violence that isn't always easy to read.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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