Reviewed by JustJen
Title: Tame a Wild Human
Author: Kari Gregg
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 80 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: January 19, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: 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.
Review: This was an interesting shifter story. It’s pretty rough, with Wyatt being kidnapped by his own brother and thrown to the wolves.
In this world, which unfortunately, we don’t learn much about, the wolves rule, and during their 3 day lunar phase, they pretty much sate themselves on whatever humans are sacrificed or found in their territory. If the humans gain favor in the form of protection from a particular wolf, they are claimed and safe from other wolves and the humans they return to. Again, we don’t learn too much about what is actually going on in the human side of things.
Wyatt is a successful lawyer, but I was really unclear as to how things played out on that end. Taking it from the point where Wyatt is dropped off and recovered by the wolf pack, things get heated pretty quick. He has basically decided to give in and submit in the hopes he will survive his time with the wolves. He is also hoping to gain favor in the form of a wolf token. His time with the wolves is pretty rough. He is basically raped and treated as a sex toy, until the alpha, Cole, takes a particular liking to him.
Things are pretty hairy (ha!) as the lunar phase passes. Cole gives Wyatt some blood, amping up Wyatt’s lust and senses, they mate while Cole is in wolf form (knotting and all), and Wyatt realizes he wants to win Cole’s favor.
This isn’t a fluffy romance, so I’d say it isn’t quite for the faint at heart. But if you like things a little on the darker side, there is a lot to like. The scenes with the wolves are all very well done. The story reads very quickly and even has a twist here and there to make things a little more interesting.
The biggest issue for me is that I wish it had been longer with more detail given to the world building and a little more drawn out at the end as well.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*