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Savage Awakenings (Lost Shifters #3)

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An outcast among his own kind, Rat has always withdrawn from others and lived life by his own rules. Rejected and shunned so many times, he’s resigned to the fact that he’ll always be alone and almost convinces himself that he’s happier that way. That all changes in one instant when he receives a call from a lost shifter named Keegan. Scared and on the run from Ravens, Kee ...more
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Published February 15th 2010 by Extasy Books
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Erotic Horizon
The good thing about letting a series pile up or finding a series after release is that you don't have to wait until the next one is released, if you time it right. I was soon nose deep into SAVAGE AWAKENINGS – and if there was one book I was wanting to read, it would be this one - because it was Rat’s story.

Rat is a saint and a sinner all rolled into one, depending on who you ask. For me, he was the best thing in this series, Rat is the techy of the outfit and dresses like a Goth and has a mout
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Kelly H. (Maybedog)
I love this series because I am a sucker for brothers. This time I even understood why people were upset with the romance of the two. There was a lot of danger and action and angst, got to love that stuff.

But there were issues.
I hate the sexism. Just because this is M/M doesn't mean there can't be equal woman. For example, the assumption is that Cassie is going to cook. Even though she fights alongside the guys, and is kick ass, and a terrible cook, in order to get away from her cooking, they o
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Ami
One character that stole my attention since the first book of this series was Rat. I really like his wise-ass remarks and I know that there are more to it than meet's the eye. Especially when he opens up to Jacyn about the reason behind the name "Rat". So I'm really happy to know that book #3 is about him -- especially when I read the summary about who is supposed to be his mate: Keegan, one of Mitchell's younger brother. This will be fun :)

And FUN it is. I love it that Keegan; though younger th
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Christy Loves 2 Read
'Savage Awakenings' is the third book in Stephani Hecht's 'Lost Shifters' series and, frankly, I couldn't wait to get to this one. Rat had intrigued me from the moment I saw him and it kind of caused a little twinge inside me that he's a shifter who can't hold his shift. Thus, it stood to reason that in his world he would be viewed as defective and less than the other shifters. The fact that Rat taught himself some mad computer skills didn't seem to matter to some shifters, although I was glad t ...more
L-D
Once again, this book falls into the same formula as the first two.
1. Shifter is on a mission to find/rescue/retrieve another shifter
2. Shifters fall into lust/love at first sight
3. Shifters elude bad guys to return home
4. Shifters somehow feel they are undeserving of the other's love.

Okay sure - a little formulaic, but I keep liking each story better than the last. In this book we learn more about Rat. Rat has been in the last two books and is antagonistic and confrontational at best. He trust
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Serena Yates
This third volume of the "Lost Shifters" series really tore at my heartstrings.

"Rat" has been despised by most shifters because he can't hold his shift. He was abused by his parents, and even his name reflects the disdain his fellow shifters carry for him. I loved how his mate, Keegan, broke through his protective walls and even starts calling him by his real name, Carson. Of course, they have issues to deal with as well, but the overall message of hope for even the most misunderstood character
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Heather C
I didn't like this book as much as the previous two in the series. It just seemed to similar in my opinion. Two shifters fall in love while traveling across the country together. Blah. Blah. Blah. Same. Same. Same. Once I made it to about 40%, it did get more interesting and didn't take me much longer to finish it. I still like this series and plan to continue reading it.
JenMcJ
The third book in the series is starting to follow a predictable pattern. Change the names and the descriptions and this book is basically the same as the past two. Witty and likeable characters though.

The editing is terrible. Many missing, duplicated and misspelled words. At one point the Alpha leader, Mitchell is mispelled as Michelle!

✼Danielle✼
Carson (Rat)
Keegan Adams

Read: 26/10/14
Rating: 4 stars
DaisyGirl
2.5 Stars

Rat (aka Carson) is an outcast. Unable to hold his shift as a cheetah, he has been disowned by his family and shunned by other shifters. When no one would even give him the time of day, Mitchell - the leader of the feline shifters - took Rat in. Rat is a computer geek and a hack of the first degree. Unflinchingly loyal to Mitchell and his kin, Rat immediately goes into rescue mode when he receives a distress call from Mitchell's brother, a lost shifter named Keegan. On the road and flee
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NannyOgg
I little harder to keep the suspension of disbelief in this one, so not as much fun. Also, same pattern as last two books. While it was fun, in this book it just got boring.
I still want to see how the main plot plays out though, so I'll keep reading...
Christina
As always I never start a series from the first book, so I started this series with the 3rd one.

Unfortunately it didn't interest me enough to continue, plus there were some things that irked me like the fact that the shifters would shift back with their clothes on. So the clothes magically dis/appear? Or they become a part of their coloring? I know that this is fantasy but it doesn't have to be so out there.

Plus I read a couple of the Wayne County series by this author also and they are practica
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CoffeeTimeRomance andMore
at is a Cheetah shifter and computer tech guy. He is also one of a small group of shifters who cannot hold his shift.

Keegan is one of the lost shifters, although he does not know it. That is about to all change when he is attacked by the Ravens.

When Keegan is attacked by the Ravens, a group of shifters who can shift into ravens and who are the mortal enemies of feline shifters, it is only through the help of another feline shifter called Seth that he survives. But then Seth disappears and Keegan
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Phaney
May 21, 2014 Phaney rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: m-m
2014 Re-read:

Matters of timing really don’t match up with the information that Carson is only twenty-seven. (Thus only two years have passed since he was cast out – and there’s rather a lot that’s stuffed into that timeframe.) I think I just have to ignore that claim of age entirely because nothing else that is mentioned meshes with it.

This is another one in the series I really like, despite issues that should have been caught in editing. (Such as lots and lots of instances where the past partic
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Kath
so the falling in lust (love) at the first sight or by just looking at each other in a picture, travelling over country thing... is becoming a habit... i was expecting a bit more than that from this book, its a bit to similar to the previous one...
in the other hand it was a nice read, a fit of sarcasm here, a bit funny there, sweet words and cuteness in other areas... just i hope this series isn't heading into the 'i love you' 'you love me?' are cause its gonna frustrate me. i mean is not that i
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Natsroshan
Really 4.5 stars bumped to 5.
I love this serie, can't wait for the next one!
Katrina Passick Lumsden
Stephani Hecht is a terrible writer. I don't feel like pulling any punches here, because to do otherwise would be a disservice to my fellow readers. These books are awful, but have their own compelling pull. I wanted to carry on to see what happened next, even though the writing was making me insane, the characters were all the same, and the sex was becoming incredibly redundant. It wasn't until I got to the third book based on Shane (seriously, again?), that I finally hit a wall and couldn't re ...more
Tam
3.5

This is a continuation of the Lost Shifter series and is Rat’s story. He’s the gothy IT expert who can’t hold his shift if he gets nervous, scared, etc. so is looked down on and generally harassed by everyone which he counters by being a snarky asshole. Love it. They are still looking for the lost children when he gets a phone call from one of Mitchel’s brothers whose rescuer has disappeared and left the phone. There seems to be an info leak so rather than tell anyone Rat goes to fetch him pe
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Sarah
Book 3 in the lost shifter series is Rat's story - he's the abrasive cheetah shifter that runs the coalition's computer systems. He gets a call from Keegan, one of Mitchell's missing brothers - Seth (a tiger shifter) had gone to rescue Keegan from raven shifters, but has gone missing. The coalition has been having problems with leaks so rather than risk another one Rat goes to rescue Keegan himself.
I really enjoyed this - I liked Rat from the start; yes he's sarcastic and abrasive, he's also ver
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Chimney
Original review can be found at Inconceivable Book Reviews

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May contain spoilers for the first two books

Savage Awakenings, the third book in this series of novellas, I enjoyed the least. I had a hard time with identifiying both Keegan, one of the missing brothers, and Carson, also known as Rat. Keegan has a photographic memory and a hard life where people, including his family, constantly thought he was going insane due to his memories of being amongst the shifters before he was kidna
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Charly
Lacks a cohesive conclusion and contains countless errors

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 5/10

PROS:
- In a lot of romances, the characters have unrealistically adoring views of every little idiosyncracy their partner has. It’s nice to read stories like this one that show the guys getting annoyed with each other and not suffering from the “he’s perfect”s.
- Hecht develops Keegan’s eidetic memory well, including tiny details with each description of a n
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Jimmy Hanson
"4.5"
The further into this series I get, the better the couples are. Rat is a unique character of his own, but I have to say I loved Keegan, and the pair of them together are just awesome. I like that Keegan isn't just a pushed aside pansy; he may be young and somewhat innocent compared to the others of the family, but he has courage in spades [even if it's the stupid kind of courage! lol].

I also liked the fact that Keegan showed a lot more passion about defending Rat and sticking with him even
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Kerry  sullivan
Well this was so worth the wait, I love Rat in the first 2 books and rushed to get this one. Both men have trust issues because they were rejected by their parents in some way and both are looked at as freaks with in their peer group so the fact they fit together is no surprise. The story is passionate and powerful and for me a little short, but only because I wanted to know why the other young shifters were shifting early and violent with it. I know all will be revealed in another book but I ca ...more
Trisha Harrington
Not as good as the other two, but not bad either. It's more 3.5 rounded down because it wasn't as good.
Shelley
*review to come*
Candice
Keegan and 'Rat'! Man, I loved them!
Paws
Summary for series review;

Seth has found Keegan. One of the lost brothers. But disappears while out getting supplies. Keegan uses Seth's phone to call for help and Rat answers. Ray/Carson packs up and heads out to bring Keegan home.

Question; why would the wolves to a body cavity search of Jacyn, when he ends up wearing every weapon known to man? Did they not have a problem with the weapons, and were searching him for drugs or something?! :D
Lily
I enjoyed this story quite a bit but I've got to say that the editing was terrible in this one. Lots of misspelled words and some sentences that had to be read more than once to make sense took away some of my enjoyment. Aside from that I liked Rat a lot in the previous books and was happy to see him get his own HEA story. His snarky comments and tough guy attitude has been hiding a vulnerable side and in this one we get to see it.
Nightcolors
2.75 stars.
I read this series for the fun factor, and Carson's story wasn't bad, but the series is getting too predictable. So I didn't enjoy this book as much as I did the last two in the series. A guy goes on a mission to find another guy, ends up rescuing him and they fall in love before they make their way back home. Oh and the ravens show up, now and then.
I'll still be reading the next book in the series. :)
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Stephani Hecht is a happily married mother of two. Born and raised in Michigan, she loves all things about the state, from the frigid winters to the Detroit Red Wings hockey team. Go Wings! You can usually find her snuggled up to her laptop, creating her next book or gorging on caffeine at her favorite coffee shop.

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