REVIEW–Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

Book Title - Tame a Wild Human

Author - Kari Gregg

Stars - 2

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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 love a dark, brutal story, usually. This book isn't so much bad as it is too short to tell the story better. I am not squeamish, so the non consent aspect wasn't where I had issues. Kari introduces what could be a very interesting take on werewolves. I am all for it, but it dropped the ball by not taking enough time to explain the why of things. How does the whole "kept" human thing work? Why haven't they fought back? Why take a random person? Why not go for the wealthiest of them to earn more money? Why are the humans so horrible? If you get in a fight with someone, do you bind them up and leave them for the wolves as well? Too many of the things as to how the world she created don't make sense and/or are not explained enough to make it plausible. Okay, so letting go of reality and just dealing with the story- it is kind of hard to connect to the characters because for the most part, all they do is rape Wyatt after his brother drugs him and dumps him for the wolves. A couple of lines about tracking Andrew down, then back to the sex. For the most part, Wyatt's life is over. If he doesn't secure protection from the wolves, he will be a slave to the humans and a second class person. If he secures favor, all his earnings will go to Andrew. That system is messed up. I mean, you survive, the wolves claim you, but it doesn't matter because now you work for free and all your wages go to someone else? Why would anyone not jump off a bridge? Why wouldn't everyone who is taken just provoke the wolves to kill them? Too much of the story just doesn't make sense. It could have been a brilliant take on werewolves if there was just more to it. I wanted to love this. The blurb was great, drew me right in. It just needed to be fleshed out more. I liked the little twist at the end with Wyatt's dad, but this book needed at least one hundred more pages and then you might have had a wonderful book. If you just want to read about the sex, this book did that very well.

Heidi Ryan gives Tame a Wild Human

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