Review: Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

January 20, 2015 Review 7

Review: Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg

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.

Title: Tame a Wild Human
Author: Kari Gregg
Published by Riptide Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: January 19, 2015
Genres: M/M Erotica, Paranormal
Pages: 80
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: five-flames
Kari Gregg

I have to confess – this title totally grabbed my attention.  The blurb piqued my interest.  I was curious, so decided to give it a try.  I was surprised, a little shocked, and definitely titillated.

The surprise – he got sold out by his own brother.  Just how cold is that?  Talk about your brotherly love!  There wasn’t much world building in this, but from what there was, it appears “going to the wolves” is a common thing.  It is expected that people will be “taken” for the three days of the full moon.  Throughout the story, I was left wondering if there were any females in this world.  There was only one brief mention about Wyatt having a girl friend at one time.  Otherwise, it appears the wolves only “take” human males to have sex with.  How do they reproduce?  Guess it was an irrelevant issue in this story.

The shock – Wyatt seemed more afraid of the human reaction to his plight than actually having been taken by the wolves.  In my humble opinion, the only violent “rape” in the story was done by another human.  The wolves took their time and “prepared” Wyatt.  Yes, it was basically non-consent, but other than the gang thing, they really showed more compassion and consideration than the human.

The titillation – okay.  What can I say?  I sometimes have a taste for the darker side of things in my reading.  This was pure m/m erotica.  No romance.  Little story.  Just a lot of dubious sex.

All that being said, the story did end with a decent happy for now ending.  With a little more world building it may have even been a happy ever after.  Hard to tell with what we had though.  Also at the end we were left with a bombshell about Wyatt’s father that was just put out there and left hanging.  Grr!  Arg!

Overall, this was a well written book.  I think I would have liked more story, but what was there was . . . different.  If one looks beyond all the sex, I found a world where the wolves are almost more civilized and humane, in their own animalistic way, than the humans.  Something to think about.


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About Kari Gregg


Kari Gregg lives in the mountains of Wild and Wonderful West Virginia with her Wonderful husband and three very Wild children.

When Kari’s not writing, she enjoys reading, coffee, zombie flicks, coffee, naked mud-wrestling (not really), and . . . coffee!


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7 Responses to “Review: Tame a Wild Human by Kari Gregg”

  1. Kristin (

    The title grabbed me, the synopsis kept me reading, but I don’t know if this is for me. I think there would need to be more to the story for me. Before I even read about the part of females not really being included into the story, I was already questioning if females were extinct. Apparently female werewolves are also extinct? And the fact that he’s more concerned with what society thinks about his impending doom of being gang raped… I’d be more concerned with the whole, you know, gang rape thing. o.0?

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