Review: Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer ★★★★★

Ecstasy Untamed by Pamela Palmer
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Book seven in The Feral Warriors series
Publication Date: October 25, 2011
ISBN: 978-0061794735
Page Count: 384 pages
My Rating: ★★★★★

Summary

They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .

Shattered by recent nightmarish events, Hawke feels his bond with his animal spirit weakening—and once it breaks, he’s finished. The arrival of Faith sends his life spinning even further out of control, for although she delights him and enflames his deepest primal passions, she’s promised to Maxim, the newest Feral Warrior. Faith is drawn to Hawke from the start, but Maxim holds her in his thrall and has secretly bent her to his malevolent will. Though gravely damaged, Hawke is the only one who can end Faith’s slavery and protect the Feral Warriors from Maxim’s evil designs. But first they both must embrace the wild . . . and surrender body and soul to a forbidden, all-consuming ecstasy.

REVIEW

I have been very excited to get to this, Hawke's book, for quite a while now for several reasons.

Reason one: He has always been such a sweetie-pie in previous books, so respectful to the new females entering Feral House and just an all round nice guy, that I'd developed a bit of a soft spot for him already.

Reason two: I really wanted to know more about him as a warrior since he is the only one of the nine Ferals that isn't a predatory animal. I also wondered if this had anything to do with his slightly gentler nature.

And reason three: The events at the end of the last book. Hawke has only just been freed from a daemon spirit trap and escaped suffering a near severing of his bond with his hawk spirit which is causing him to experience terrible rages in complete contrast to his usual demeanour.

And let me tell you, even going in with these high expectations, I was not disappointed. You may notice the five star rating? Yeah, it was that good.

And what made it so good I don't hear you ask? Well, firstly it was the refreshing change in the personalities of the hero and heroine. Hawke is (usually) a far less aggressive male than the rest of the Ferals- he's more of a thinker, an academic, and has a cheeky boy smile that can melt your heart from a thousand paces. And Faith is a girl that doesn't expect much from life, but has a big, big heart and a desire to help people. She has been helping human street kids for years, drifting from city to city trying and saving the ones that will accept the help. She even dresses like a human teenager- blue-tipped hair, piercings and all- in an effort to win them over. I just thought both characters were refreshing and endearing and I really look forward to seeing them again in future books.

What also made this one of my favourites of the series along with book one, was the amount of new shock twists and turns that were included. There were several events in this book that will impact all future books from this point on and all of the Ferals. Of course, every single one is a spoiler so I can't say more about them, but just WOW!

There is a slight cliffhanger at the end that has me salivating for the next book. I just can't wait to find out what happens next for these sexy warriors.

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