Savage Transformation:
Savage Australia #2

Savage Transformation
Savage Australia, book two
Published September 28, 2010 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN13: 9781609281984

She thought she had a life—until being hunted shows her she’s never really lived.

Jacqueline Huddart has spent her entire adult life on the run. Not from the law, or even a jealous lover. From herself—and what she is. That strategy works for her until a funeral demands she return to home ground, and her best friend disappears. Finding Delainie means Jackie must confront the truth…and accept the help of a mysterious, sexy-as-sin Texan.

Marshall Rourke isn’t the only one flying under the radar. He’s on an off-the-grid quest to track down a rogue ex-partner who hunts paranormal beings for the joy of the kill. Convincing the unexpectedly feisty Jackie to trust him isn’t easy, but there’s no better way to lure the hunter into the open than to dangle as unique a target as Jackie—the last Tasmanian Tiger shifter in existence.

Trouble is, Marshall hadn’t counted on Jackie’s brutal right cross. Or the fact that her simmering sexuality calls to his inner wolf on every imaginable level. And that the killer is about to use their desire to add them both to his trophy case…

This is not a review. I don't know what this is, maybe a rant, all I know is that I have never been so disappointed.

Savage Transformation has been on my shopping list since Lexxie Couper first announced it and I've been laying in wait for its release, which was Tuesday. Got my hands on it that night and opened it up Wednesday- the same day I closed it.

The beginning was very promising. There's even a very informative and interesting snippet right when you start about the history of the thylacine (the extinct Tasmanian tiger of Australia) and goes on with a really great prologue featuring Marshall Rourke.

Then we meet Jackie and Delanie and it snowballed from there. Nails on a freaking chalkboard. I've never had characters that rubbed me in such harsh, agitating way. Friends may be hard to find but there's no need to be desperate. Why anyone would keep putting themselves in a place to be dependent on someone as flighty as Delanie I just do not know.

Lexxie Couper is a great writer, and I have enjoyed her work in the past. This one is just not for me. More power to those who read it and come to love it. I couldn't even make it to the smut. And the one time I thought I had a reprieve from Delanie, since she gets herself kidnapped and all, the damn story followed her. Whatever happened to having a supporting character get lost in the shadows? Sometimes it's just necessary for that to happen.

No rating. DNF.

Other books in this series
- Savage Retribution

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