June 3, 2013

Review: Tamed by Douglas R. Brown

Tamed by Douglas R. Brown
Publisher: Rhemalda Publishing
Source: Netgalley
ISBN: 9781936850723
Release Date: February 13, 2013

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Werewolves are real.

And they make excellent pets.

Owning one of the legendary creatures is the latest fad. The WereHouse insists their werepets are loyal, docile, and 100% safe, but what happens when these gentle giants turn on their masters?

While on a routine EMS call, paramedic Christine Alt is attacked by a rogue werepet. She escapes with her life, but the encounter leaves her with more than just scars. As her body begins to change, she discovers the WereHouse is hiding a terrible secret, and they will stop at nothing to keep her from exposing them.

Tamed is a werewolf tale with a twist from the author of the The Light of Epertase trilogy.

A werewolf as a pet? Yes. You can even trust them with your children. They are docile and loyal to their masters. One werepet will set you back $250,00 plus an additional $50,000 yearly maintenance fee. I loved them premise of this book as it definitely was a different spin from the normal werewolf book. Usually I'm not a fan of werewolf or paranormal fiction, but this one was different and overall I really like it.

If you are looking for a light, but action filled book then this is the one for you. I'll be honest the first half the book was pretty slow to get through, but once the plot was thickening and the twist on the werewolves started to show I gobbled it up. The book is definitely more action then world building or character development, but it was still an enjoyable read.

I liked the character of Christine. She wasn't whiny, but just your average woman trying to respond to a medic alert. The romance was a little forced and with a little expansion in the book it could have come across as more natural. It just seemed a little sudden for her to met the guy and fall in love within a span of a few hours.

I didn't see the surprise at the end coming with the Steven character and did wonder how he was going to tie into everything in the book. But it was a happy surprise!

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