Savage Yearning ~ M.Corchis
My Rating: 5
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romantic Suspense, Erotic Romance
Published: May 3, 2017
Read: May 4, 2017
POV: First-person multiple character perspectives
Series: Wolf Essence: #1 Alpha Claimed; #2 Ritual Bonding; #2.5 Turning Colton;
#3 Savage Yearning
Savage Yearning: Wolf Essence 3
Dane James has always lived in the shadow of his older brother. Even though his upbringing taught him to rise above, take care of his Alpha & Pack. Dane is somewhat of a slacker with a laid-back, easygoing nature.
That is, until recently.
Now he runs The Howl full-time, a bar in the small town where the pack resides. And hey, running the bar has its perks, namely women and lots of them.
Dane is a player & never lacks for female companionship. Such as it is, there are always gorgeous women on his arm & in his bed. But, his reckless abandon gets him in a bind & he soon finds his lax-a-daisy lifestyle spiraling out of control.
The one woman he has pined for…is the one woman he could never have. Oh, make no mistake she is his ‘True Mate.’ Vivienne is the sister-in-law of his close buddy, Marcus. He made Dane promise is leave the sweet girl alone. One thing about Dane James is, he honors his word whole-heartedly.
Women that are ready & willing are the only kind Dane wants. But there are rules…& he lays out the score before he beds them.
1. No sleepovers
2. One night only
3. No married women
4. Keep your eye on the prize
5. Don’t get distracted
6. ☆My heart belongs to one woman even though I can’t have her.
Viv isn’t even his type, yet she is the only woman that is constantly on his mind, in his heart & burrowed into his soul.
Viv has more curves than should be legal with a wicked intellect.
She has mad it abundantly clear that she wants him, & just as things heat up between them…everything falls to pieces.
James men are complicated & wild…the one thing they all desire is their ‘True Mate.’
This is Dane’s story of heartbreak & redemption on the rocky road to True Love.
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My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 Stars to Savage Yearning: (Wolf Essence #3) by M. Corchis.
So going into this book I had yet to read the prior books in this series. That was my mistake. But also my fault because I didn’t make any inquiries. As a result, I had many questions by the time I was well into the book. I still enjoyed it but I was confused sometimes. It was obvious to me very early on that I had missed out on some substantial events. I’m sure there are many readers that will enjoy this book as a standalone, but I believe reading the prior books in this series will give a better reading experience. There is a lot of situations going on that kept me engaged despite my questions. And I obviously loved this book given my 5 star rating.
That said one of the focuses is on the relationship of Dane and Vivienne. But since there are multiple perspectives told by several of the series’ characters, you can guess there are other circumstances happening. That said, Dane and Viv do have a HFN ending which I was happy with despite the major plot conflicts unfolding. The conflict has yet to be resolved and this book does end in a cliffhanger.
I don’t know where to begin with this review given the fact there are so many characters and I don’t want to confuse you. I’m going to focus on Dane and Viv right now. Dane is a wolf shifter, a man that is definitely troubled. I hate to call him a jerk even though he did many things that made me angry. I felt his pain, I believed Dane didn’t like himself at times. He also makes many of the pack members angry and disappointed in him. But there is the fact that he is trying to change to prove to his mate that he wants only her. Dane has a terrible reputation of a man-whore and as a result he really has to work hard in his fight for Vivienne.
Vivienne is the perfect balance to Dane’s gruff arrogance. She is sweet and innocent. Vivienne is quiet and respectful. She is loyal but unfortunately she is easily taken advantage of. She has always loved Dane but because of his past and recent behavior, she is ready to give up on him.
The second half of the book picked up speed. There was drama, anxiety and even more mystery unfolding. By the last chapters I was frantically turning pages on my Kindle.
I admit I was not thrilled about the cliffhanger at first. Anyone who knows me knows how much I hate them and I have been known to avoid a book knowing it ends that way. However, because I didn’t read the prior books in this series yet, the cliffhanger wasn’t as torturous. I know when I back read the prior books I will get the answers I need about all the characters. I seriously can’t wait to read them. By the time the next book is released, I’ll be ready.
Published: May 3, 2017
Read: May 7, 2017
POV: First-person multiples character perspectives
Series: Wolf Essence: #1 Alpha Claimed; #2 Ritual Bonding; #2.5 Turning Colton; #3 Savage Yearning
*I voluntarily read and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book. My opinions are honest and unbiased.*
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