Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

I recently was given a copy of Tame a Wild Human from Riptide Publishing through Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  Here is the cover and the Goodreads 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.

I don't understand the draw of stories like this. I'm sorry but I don't see how we, as a people, can continue to glorify rape culture like this. There is no romance or feelings of any kind to redeem this story. I did finish the story but I found that it just generally was not for me. I respect that this story may be someone else's cup of tea but I can not wrap my mind around this. I want to be clear that there are explicit mentions of rape, gang rape and general disregard for consent. Steer clear if those are triggers for you. This book was not for me but I highly suggest that you make up your own mind on it.

You can click here to find this story on Goodreads. You can also find author Kari Gregg on her website.

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