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Sunday, March 9, 2014
ARC Review: Feral Heat by Jennifer Ashley
In other paranormals, humans hunt or avoid shifters. This is a different twist by making them involved with the paranormals by trying to control. They treat them like animals. I was surprised the shifters would allow themselves to be collared. They could kill the humans en mass. I didn’t find the process believable. The animals represented are wolves, lions, and bears. In real life, these strong and combative animals would have to be tranquilized to be tagged.
Jace should be more of an alpha. He lives by the rules instead of defying them. He chooses Deni and waits for approval. Even leaving her behind in a dangerous situation. Deni starts strong, but backs away when she should step up. She is part of the search party to find Jace, but still hesitates. There is no suspense or intrigue. With shifters, there is usually a hierarchy, but these are uncertain times. A perfect opportunity for both to step in and assume leadership duties.
Jace and Deni are not an engaging or interesting couple. No building tension or love blossoming between them. The other characters add little to the story. In an effort to write a different story, the author omitted the shifters’ power and allure.
**ARC provided by Publisher**
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