Characters are flat and iconic. The dialog was trite and unimaginative. The story was an afterthought and the erotic scenes were shifted into without warning and at inappropriate times. These things were compounded by an unemotional and dry reading.
I have read better fan fiction, most of which is horribly written, but at least it's free! The plot is formulaic and paper thin, as are the characters. The sex is crude porn, which might be OK if the main character didn't come off like a 16-year-old girl. Oh, excuse me, a "feisty" little thing that learns how to be a "good girl" and "take it" (while shouting "no" and calling her man every curse word the author could think of). To add insult to injury, Wright constantly insults the reader's intelligence by saying Taryn's a strong, independent woman.
If you're after base, unimaginative sex with heavy male dominance and a side of fantasy, I guess this book is for you. Ditto if you're a regular paranormal romance reader/listener who wants to try something more hardcore. If you have any interest in plots, action, love, character development, romance, strong female characters, or engaging dialogue, keep looking.
30 year old bibliophile. I love a good love story.
i found the emphasis on the heroine being a domanant wolf equating to out and out unpleasentness and rude behavior didn't work for me. also all of the sex scenes were vaguely "rapey" with the heroine screaming profanity during their interactions i never felt like the two characters worked for me. The creepy one liners by "pack mates" was off putting and I really didn't like any of the characters
no probably not
i found the characters all so unlikable that I can't say any of them. it was not due to anything lacking is ms. Redfields preformance but rather the authors work
dissapointment and and overall ick factor
I Wouldn't recommend it to anyone I know.
Let me just say, I finished this, despite the incredibly gross and graphic sex in this book. I was pulled in enough by the story being told that I kind of just endured the sex, but seriously? As much as I enjoyed Taryn and her awesome smart alecky, sarcastic comments and her feistiness, and the hotness that is Trey, 'm going to return this book. There's no way I can hear all of that sex again, and it's sex in any possible form. It really was pornographic. If this kind of thing doesn't bother you, you'll love the story, I did, but if you, like me, think that sex should stay between the couple and behind closed doors, AVOID this book, you won't like it. I'm sad to have to give it such a mixed review. :(
Humor. I seriously loved all of the crazy comments, particularly from Taryn and Dominique. Soooo funny!
Reading is a must-have ESCAPE...
Wright hooks the reader right from the outset! Taryn Warner, a latent alpha wolf shifter, finds herself forced between a rock & a hard place by her father until Trey Coleman offers her an alternative. The two hatch a plan that offers each a beneficial boon. Don't want to detail too much... but suffice it to say, the chemistry between the two alphas along with key characters within the pack were quite entertaining. The intimate moments are both written & delivered with the clear intent on arousing the reader. With so many similar books flooding the genre, "Feral Sins" clearly stands out. Expect to put this one on your re-read list.
Jill Redfield delivers a masterful audio interpretation. Redfield personifies both Taryn and Trey with equal measure as the book is written from the perspective of both alphas. Fun, fun, fun reading!
Thank you previous reviewers - paranormal has never been my romance sub-genre of choice and if you all hadn't raved so effusively about this book I NEVER would have bought it. And I would have missed out on one of the best listening experiences I've had. This book is fantastic, so is the narrator. I love the story, the characters, the humour, the narration. The Tarren character is a bit too "full on" for my tastes but it doesn't detract from my total enjoyment.
I've already downloaded the second book and I haven't quite finished this one yet but every now and then you come across a book that you just don't want to end.
Thanks again Audible reviewers - you really know your stuff :)
I adore mysteries, science fiction (hard core) and paranormal (such as the Greywalker series). This definitely was not one for my tastes - predominately sex with werewolf as basis for kinkier sex. Not much story.
makes me very cautious in looking for books in the fantasy category
she was amazing - particularly given the text she was reading.
personally not but that is because romance novels are so not my cuppa
Didn't need the Smut!
Narrator was great
Had a great story, didn't need the XXX rating
Why does a good story need to have so much sex and so little story?
this is one of my favorite books so far that I have bought from here. I have never heard anything like this before I couldn't get enough. I want all the books in this series and given the money I'll have them soon.
I loved everything about this book if you asked me to choose I know that I couldn't make that choice.
For Paranormal Romance with some seriously hot bedroom scenes this is the way to go. As long as you don't mind some foul language - the main character drops it like it's hot with 4-letter words but it was all good with me. Super promising start to a series.
It always tricky with romances not to sound too hard or too soft. Total Goldilocks, just right moment.
I'm not a huge fan of the Scarlett O'Hara kinds of characters, so while this main character is strong-willed, it wasn't to a level of stupidity or un-believability that kept me from enjoying the story. And seriously, them is some steamy ace sex scenes. I had to listen with my earbuds on even at home when I was all alone. It was like that.