Book Review

SAVAGE AWAKENING
by J.D. Tyler

Genre: Paranormal/Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

In a genre with werewolves aplenty, Savage Awakening leads the herd with its strong character development and intensity. The story is well told, with powerful, dominant characters. Dark and sexy, it’s hard not to fall in love with the Alpha Pack.

A group of former Navy SEALs, the Alpha Pack members are wolf shifters going head to head with some of the most dangerous enemies out there. After a complicated mission, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half dead, he realizes his pack mate, Micah Chase, still lives. The Alpha Team goes into full combat mode to recover them both. LAPD Officer and Psy Dreamwalker Rowen Chase only cares about her brother’s recovery. Even as she is drawn to Aric in a primal way she’s never experienced before, she pulls away. Until Aric’s life is in danger once again, and Rowen must decide what she’s willing to give up for the man who would be her Bondmate. (SIGNET ECLIPSE, Apr., 352 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Terri Dukes

Publisher: SIGNET ECLIPSE

Published: April 2012

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4 Stars

Average Rating: 4 Stars
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LITERAL ADDICTION's Review of Savage Awakening

Submitted by MichelleLOlson on October 5, 2012 - 1:43pm.

Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L Olson]:
I thoroughly enjoyed Primal Law and was incredibly excited for the release of Savage Awakening. The day it arrived on my Kindle I settled in for the ride...
Save Awakening picks up where Primal Law left off, with Aric Savage kidnapped and held hostage by Orson Chappell and the NewLife mad scientists along with another missing team member, Micah Chase, who disappeared and was originally presumed dead six months earlier.
Micah's sister Rowan, an officer with the LAPD, continues to search for her brother believing in her heart that if he were dead, she'd know. When she gets a tip about a hidden facility in the Shoshone that may lead to news of her brother she heads out for answers. What she encounters is more than she ever bargained for, however.
Thrown into a whole new world full of things she only thought were nightmares, but knowing that seeing is believing, Rowan joins the Alpha Pack to find and rescue not only her brother but their missing Pack brother, Aric.
When a lead finally pans out and they rescue Aric and Micah, the true adventures begin...
Aric is damaged in Savage Awakening. Not only physically, but mentally as well - torn between hating Jaxon for his part in his ultimate kidnapping and torture and his own actions prior to that which led to the Event and the traumatic experiences beforehand. The snarky red wolf that we came to know and love in Primal Law is back, though he's continually finding himself hiding behind his snark as a coping mechanism, and when yet another twist is thrown into his mix in the form of a mate he never thought he'd meet, he almost takes the easy way out. Arik has a huge heart and high insecurities and they get him into major trouble. He makes poor decisions thinking that it's the best for everyone, when in reality; it's not good for anyone.
Rowan is Aric's perfect counterpart. She's tough and witty like he is, but she also has a huge heart and puts everyone before herself; even when it puts her own hide in danger.
Aric and Rowan's story is somewhat predictable, following very closely the exact path that Jax took with Kira in Primal Law, but it's still very enjoyable and the rest of the story in Savage Awakening is gripping.
Kalen's story unfolds further, as it's revealed who the `Big Bad' is that is after him. We learn more about the mysterious Hammer, a secret is revealed about A.J, and Nick is yet again tortured by his prescient visions and his inability to interfere with fate.
Sariel plays a large part in Savage Awakening as well and while I already loved him in Primal Law, I adore him now and cannot wait to find out more about him and have him get more and more involved with the Alpha Pack and their mates.
LITERAL ADDICTION gives this book 4 Skulls and would recommend it to everyone who loved Primal Law and Black Magic, as well as Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, Magick and Shifter lovers far and wide.
Savage Awakening isn't as fast paced, action packed and chock-full of `stuff' as Primal Law was, but it's a captivating and enjoyable read and a nice addition to the series.
Bring on Kalen's book J.D! After the ending of Savage Awakening and the events that took place in Black Magic, I CANNOT wait to find out how you deal with all of the drama. I am beyond excited! :)