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Born To Be Wild (The Others #15)

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  2,580 Ratings  ·  120 Reviews
Josie Barrett brings out the animal in men. Literally. As the local veterinarian in a town that's approximately seventy percent Others—mostly shapeshifters—Josie deals with beastly situations all the time. It's practically part of her job description. But when the werewolves of Stone Creek, Oregon, start turning downright feral, Josie smells a rat—among other, more dangero ...more
ebook, 336 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published February 27th 2010)
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Laura the Highland Hussy
4/5 stars This latest installment of Christine Warren's "Others" series was much different from her previous books. This one takes place in Oregon, and deals with a small town vet named Josie, and the local sheriff, Eli, who just happens to shift into an African lion. But the real difference from this Others book is that there is a viral outbreak that affects the lupine shifters only. Once infected, the lupine cannot shift from wolf form, eventually becoming more and more feral, until he is all ...more
Apr 25, 2016 Megan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sad face :(

This book didn't fit at all with the series. I was a bit confused as to why it was added on. It was extremely slow and the FMC was annoying. I hate women that can't let men help them out. She got so freaking mad when the MMC told her to run when there was danger. She was a human and if she was shot, she would die. If they shot him, he could change to his lion and heal. It's the logical thing to do. She would just have been a distraction for him. I absolutely can't stand when women are
Apr 17, 2010 Cindy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting setup - what would today's skinheads do after the 'unveiling' of the 'Others' among us? Yeah, no surprises there - they have a brand new minority to hate. The hero, Eli, is a shifter and Sheriff of a small Oregon town populated with humans and others. The heroine, Josie, is the only vet in town. They meet over a wounded wolf - actually a Lupine in shifted form - Eli brings in. Since the human doctor isn't available she tackles the case but something is seriously wrong, the wolf is no ...more
Okay but not as Good as Others in the Series, March 3, 2010

This book was okay but I didn't enjoy it as much as others in the series, all of which I've read. Josie is a vet in a shifter community but she doesn't treat shifters. Eli is the local sheriff and is a African Lion shifter. There was a bit right at the front where he tells her about waking up in odd places and that he once woke up in a kennel with a bunch of sled dogs. How did that happen? Did someone think that the african lion was a
I am definitely a fan of Christine Warren but I found this book to be somewhat of a disappointment after reading Walk on the Wild Side (The Others #5). The story was strangely unfulfilling, don't get me wrong there was a plot and there was mystery but it just didn't jive for me that the story was about one lone Lion-Shifter in a town full of wolf-shifter and the story focused more on what was happening to the wolf-shifter pack versus Sheriff Eli Pace (the main male character). In Walk on the Wil ...more
2.5 Stars

I recently finished reading Drive Me Wild which was very good. I love the h/h an the book was very sensual. Drive Me Wild was published after Born to Be Wild (so I read out of order). This was not a good thing. Don't get me wrong, Born to Be Wild can be read as a standalone; however, it falls flat in comparison to Drive Me Wild. Had I read this book first MAYBE I would feel differently about this book.

First let me start with the H/H, Eli and Josie. I really liked them individually. Eli
Apr 27, 2010 Cindy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Christine Warren's series, The Others, follows the lives of paranormal beings after their "unveiling" (when they formally make themselves known to the non paranormal world). For the most part these books are light reading, fun and laced with humor and romance. They have the prerequisite alpha hero pursuing, and of course catching, the spunky heroine. They very lightly touch on "interspecies" relationships, which would be a modern day metaphor for interracial and intercultural relationships. Howe ...more
Jun 17, 2013 Ada rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is was a pretty interesting read. My first book of Novels of the Others. I'm not too sure how they all connect as it didn't seem to bring up much from previous books other than the world knows of Others and that there was an Unveiling.

As a standalone, I enjoyed it. It was about the town of Stone Creek, Oregon, a place known for having a large number of shifters. The town vet Josie Barrett has grown up with them although she's only dealt with the actual pets in town.

That changes when the loc
Aug 18, 2010 Ally rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, 2010
I was expecting more from Born to be Wild than I actually got but it was still a good story.

Josie Barrett brings out the animal in men. Literally. As the local veterinarian in a town that’s approximately seventy percent Others mostly shapeshifters Josie deals with beastly situations all the time. It’s practically part of her job description. But when the werewolves of Stone Creek, Oregon, start turning downright feral, Josie smells a rat among other, more dangerous critter. Teaming up with the f
Laurie Garrison
This book just didn’t do it for me, it's nothing like the rest of the series. If you have never read any of these books in this series and just picked up this one and didn’t like it, please try the others. On one hand though some of you may like it better because it doesn’t carry the high level of sexual content as the other books do.

I really liked Eli and Josie characters, it was the story I couldn’t handle, it didn’t have that excitement as the rest of the series, it seemed to take forever fo
Feb 01, 2012 Kyndall rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-the-fence, ok
This was my first book from this author. Let me say that I love Josie, I love the way she stands up to the sheriff, not letting him boss her around like so many other alpha shifters in this genre. Her dialogue was always great, and always entertaining. At about the 75% mark (can you tell I read this on my Kindle?) this took a big turn, and not for the better. First of all, the sheriff is really under developed, and as the book goes on you really don't learn anything significant about his persona ...more
Silver James
Born To Be Wild took a deeper look at the human/Other politics of Christine Warren's Others world. I enjoyed this book--the human vet and the werelion sheriff had some real chemistry but Josie seemed to lack a little knowledge, especially for someone who grew up in a small town where Others make up 70% of the population. Eli was definitely an alpha male. Overall, I liked the twists in the plots but I had a couple of problems with the storyline. First, two normally highly-intelligent and focused ...more
Dec 05, 2009 Lynne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 04, 2012 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nothing groundbreaking for a romance novel or even particularly memorable. and frankly a little too syrupy sweet for my taste but I can't underscore it because while it didn't really inspire much interest out of me it is a well written novel. I liked the both of the love interest for being well characterized and no non-sense especially considering this is a para-romance which as we all know has considerable leanings towards the just plain silly.The author is also not only wrote a plot but even w ...more
Megan Sewell
I enjoyed the story, liked the characters, my only problem with it is that it ended quickly. There was all this lead up, and then nothing. The basic idea of the story is someone is trying to get rid of the Others(paranormals) and they have created biological "warfare" that can possibly kill off the Others. So you spend the whole book trying to figure out who it is and what is going to happen and then bang in five pages you find out who did it and the book ends. So the book was good, but the endi ...more
I liked it okay, but this will probably be my least-like book of the 'Others' series. I felt it was missing some of the elements that make her stories so unique. It also felt like the author was rushed. I get that this will be a continueing line of a story (she introduced to many new mateless characters for it not to be), but I felt like the suspense part of the plot was incomplete. Don't worry Christine Warren. I'm still going to read everything you put out.
The ending SUCKED!!!! It was like the editor realized it was too long and did the shortest, lamest action scene for the ending. I had to double check that the last few chapters and/or epilogue weren't ripped out. This book would have been great if they hadn't squished the ending into nothing. Nothing to show that things worked out, etc. Very very disappointed!!!!!!!!!! None of her other works are like this.
Jul 09, 2010 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't care for this book as much as I did the others in her series. It is more of stand alone, and though it takes place in the same world, it doesn't feel connected to it. This seemed more like a thriller type book that just happened to have shapesifters, where as her other books have been more paranormal in nature. The end seemed kind of rushed as well and it just wasn't as fun as her earlier books.
Jul 10, 2011 Denise rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 6-dec-2010-2011
I've come to enjoy the Others series, but I found this book to be disappointing. The characters were interesting, but nothing seem to flow - it was either dragging or forced. I hope the next book is better. I'm wondering why, too, she went away from including characters from other books in her more recent ones. I liked the wolves (i.e., Graham) and the NYC setting.
Feb 27, 2017 Brittany rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
This book confused me cause it was set in a different town with no related characters and just seemed to come from left field. The plot and characters were all good but I just kept feeling like I missed something for there to be a jump from East to West coast and no similar characters.
Mar 21, 2017 Holley rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well written, humorous dialogue, and a strong professional heroine. However, if you have a passing knowledge of science and/or medicine, it will be a tough go. The author obviously did a lot of research but didn't understand the material. The flaws in the science were glaring and hard to ignore since the author put in so many (wrong) details. Oh well, the story of the cat who drank a spilled bottle of Irish Cream was amusing.
3 stars only because the beginning managed to entertain me. *Spoilers*

I had an issue with them never even knowing the other existed after living in the same small town together. It's later noted they've must have bumped into one another countless times yet, no attractions until he comes barging into her clinic with a bleeding wolf and he manages to quickly take note of her assets. I dredged onward, still not thwarted and was still intrigued. Josie seemed knowledgeable, independent, level headed,
May 25, 2011 Crystal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vamp-were, traded So we have some human supremacist group covertly lead by some scientist who has developed a variant rabies virus that only works on Lupines and they're testing it out on the local "wildlife". And they have a version that works on felines.

What sort of lame ice idea is this?! Even if it does prove effective, did it not occur to them that a rabid large feline or canine can do a whole lot of damage to the human population before it dies/is killed? Didn't they watch Cujo?

And we're even more p
First off that cover, while not the most beautiful in the Others series, unlike One Bite With a Stranger, On The Prowl and Hungry Like a Wolf, is still rather pretty. I feel like I really shouldn’t judge a book by its cover but I also feel like the ones with the beautiful covers have really made an impression on me. Although, Big Bad Wolf doesn’t have an extremely beautiful cover and I absolutely loved that one.

Now then, on with my actual review.

Not my favorite but it was a good book for the mos
Contemporary shape-shifter fantasy romance story with a vet and the shifting Sheriff of a small Oregon town where lots of shifters have taken haven after they 'went public' about their situation.
Vet doctor Josie Barrett loves animals and her little practice in her tiny rural hometown but doesn't have much a social life for an early thirties pretty lady, but that all changes when the Sheriff comes in late one Saturday night with a bleeding Lupine (female werewolf) who she patches up, but there is
Lynda Tatad
Dec 29, 2011 Lynda Tatad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Josie Barrett is the local veterinarian in the town of Stone Creek Oregon. When the local sherriff (why hadn't she noticed how sexy he was before this??) brings in an injured wolf after hours at her clinic, her examination revealed that this wolf was a lupine female. Normally lupines shift back to their human form to heal up an injury like this, and she wasn't healing as fast as an Other normally would.

Stone Creek is an unusual town in that the human population has lived comfortably with their
Josie Barrett brings out the animal in men. Literally. As the local veterinarian in a town that's approximately seventy percent Others—mostly shapeshifters—Josie deals with beastly situations all the time. It's practically part of her job description. But when the werewolves of Stone Creek, Oregon, start turning downright feral, Josie smells a rat—among other, more dangerous critter.
Teaming up with the ferociously sexy Eli Pace, a full-time sheriff and part-time were-lion, Josie tries to contain
Oleta Blaylock
Jan 05, 2013 Oleta Blaylock rated it really liked it
Well this book was a little bit of a surprise. It isn't set in New York City or Las Vegas. It is set in a small town in Oregon. The book also leaves a number of questions unanswered. I am hoping that I find those answers in a future book. Stone Creek, Oregon is a haven for Others. They live peacefully with the small human population and are very happy with the arrangement. I liked all the characters, both primary and secondary. It was kind of sad that two of the Lupines had to die though. The pr ...more
Oct 31, 2013 Margaret rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't worry about it being the fifteenth in the series! It is just about the same topic as the others in the series. The characters (I believe) are different. I found this in Dollar General since I had nothing else to do until the Post Office opened. I even ended up enjoying it despite the sex scenes. Yes, there were quite a few (3 or more I think) in the book but it didn't change my love for the book.
I loved this book so much! Sure it was a bit slow in parts and the arguments were so weird (no
Mar 16, 2010 Maria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 9th book in "The Others" series by Christine Warren. The heroine of the book is Dr. Josie Barret, the town vet in a small town in northern Oregon. The hero is Eli Pace, the town sheriff, who also happens to be a were-lion shifter. Even though they have known of each other's existence, neither Eli nor Josie has really looked at the other person. Trying to solve the mystery of why a lupine was shot and is not healing like she should be, Eli realizes that Josie is his mate and sets abou ...more
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“Now that I've met you and spoken to you and felt you and tasted you, I'm done. That's it. You're the end for me.” 25 likes
“You should probably know right now, Eli Pace, that I do not appreciate being treated like an imbecile, nor do I appreciate being ordered around like some kind of subservient human being. If you want me to do something because you're concerned for my safety, tell me you're concerned and then ask me to do what you believe is necessary for me to preserve that safety. Don't turn into a raving barbarian, because all that's going to do is piss me the hell off.” 11 likes
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