Taryn Warner is a wolf shifter with extraordinary healing skills - and serious problems. First, her father is determined that she mate for life with a wolf shifter named Roscoe Weston, whom the feisty Taryn can’t stand. To make matters worse, she’s also been kidnapped by Trey Coleman, a dangerous alpha male from another pack. And as much as she wants to resist Trey, Taryn is incredibly, maddeningly attracted to him. When he makes her a tempting proposal that will benefit both of them, the strong-willed healer has to decide whether escaping an unwelcomed bond with Roscoe is worth the risks of mating with Trey, no matter how temporary their allegiance is intended to be.
©2013 Suzanne Wright (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
Phoenix, AZ, USA
I am going to review Feral Sins and Wicked Cravings together since they are both available on Audible right now. Also, they are basically the same story - only the H/h names are different.
I really like erotic romances with sexy alpha males. After reading so many 5-star reviews for this series, I couldn't wait to get my credits so I could get these 2 books. My first listen of Feral Sins was probably a very hot 4-star experience, so I got Wicked Cravings, too.
After listening to each book a second time, I realized that these books are not very well written (in addition to being the same story recycled). The clumsy writing caused Jill Redfield's performance to suffer (compared to her performance in the Crossfire series).
Her performance was hindered by horrendous sentence structure throughout the book. It seemed like she couldn't make sense of what she was reading from time to time. Her recitation was awkward in many places, which made listening to these books a bit unsatisfying. When the sentences don't flow properly, I get distracted trying to figure out what is actually being said. Consequently, I have to rewind and listen to those passages again so that I can stay in sync with the story. This is very frustrating when you listen to an audiobook.
Another thing I noticed about Redfield's performance was that she lost her characters' voices from time to time (especially Dante). She definitely has a good range of voices at her command, so I can only assume that the poor writing was making it difficult for her to stay in character as she was reading.
The sarcasm was a bit too much. It's fine to use some witty snark from time to time, but most of the sarcasm in these 2 books was very childish and got extremely boring. The pick-up lines that Dominic used were also overdone. These 2 issues made me feel like I was listening to books written for teens, which was in sharp contrast to the sexual content of the story.
As for the story line, it was okay the first time around, but when I listened to Wicked Cravings, I felt cheated. It was obvious that Ms. Wright developed a formula (and not a very original one at that) and just changed a few details for Wicked Cravings. Even the "hot, tight and wet" mantra was there in all the same places as it was in Feral Sins. Dirty talk is great, but have some imagination! Change it up from one book to the next.
The characters were fairly well developed. I liked them enough to want them to have their HEA's, but I didn't feel tremendously invested in any of them. It would be a good idea to tone Greta down as time goes by. Maybe even let her die from old age.
I will probably get the next book because I follow the "3 strikes and you're out" policy. Also, I know that if I really don't like it, I can get a refund from Audible.
All of them!
The book is way to predictable, shallow and boring, and there is nothing happening that is worth reading.
Just a lot of profanity, Sex I can handle, Naughty Fifty Shades sex- Oh yes... But F this Sh that Bast**** and Bit***s NO THANKS!!!
over written, just not up ot even poor standards
too bad - could have been a good series
Quite a bit of explicate sex followed by a fairly predictable story line. I was less than impressed by either. I would have had no problems with the sex if it wasn't the only vehicle the author used to present the story or, if the story was unique in any way. Unfortunately neither applied. Suggest Christine Warrens "Others" series or the "Psy Changeling" series for a proper mix of sex and unique story lines.
I would consider buying a book read by Ms. Redfield. I will avoid anything by Suzanne Wright from now on.
There was no real story. Just a weak story strung between crude and vulgar sex scenes. The ending was especially ridiculous.
The narrator was okay. I would probably enjoy her on another book. Her panting and moaning during the sex scenes got a little comical after a while.
The main characters had potential. There just wasn't a story for them.
I have nothing against erotic fiction. I have purchased it on occasion. This was just crudely done.
I'd read good reviews of this book before I decided to purchase the audio version. I'm sorry to say I was sorely disappointed. The narrator does a good job, but the book is let down by a silly story line and a thoroughly dislikable male lead. Far from being strong sexy and enticing, the lead comes across as cruel, perpetually snarling and emotionally stunted. The female lead is in a situation that allows her few options to make autonomous decisions, and on the whole is at the mercy of a bunch of men who do not have her best interests at heart. The way she is treated throughout is demeaning and 'the' sex scene didn't do anything to change my perception of that. I couldn't bring myself to finish this.
If the audible system would allow for skipping back
THIS IS NOT A REAL BOOK. It was merely an excuse for the author to act out rape fantasies mixed with a good dose of beastiality. The story would have been decent if the ludicrous, ridiculous, VIOLENT, and completely unrealistic sex had been removed.
No one. This book isn't worth listening to.
DO NOT READ THIS BOOK.
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