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Savage Awakening

(Alpha Pack #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  3,765 ratings  ·  210 reviews
A group of former Navy SEALS, the Alpha Pack is a top-secret team of wolf shifters with Psy powers combating the greatest dangers in the world. But sometime those dangers are more intimate than they bargained for…

After a mission goes wrong, Aric Savage is taken prisoner. Half-dead and despairing, he makes a stunning discovery: his Pack mate Micah Chase, who was reported d
Paperback, 323 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by NAL/Signet Eclipse
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Pam Nelson
5 Savage Awakening Stars

I love Savage aka Aric! Now normally I would be like dude really, really you’re going to be all macho man and not give all the facts. Butttttt, on the other hand, I respect his choice.

Ok so lets’ backtrack a little Aric was taken and experimented on, and that was freaking HORRIBLE! But him being taken lead them to Micah and not to get all woo-woo or anything but if he hadn’t been the one they wouldn’t have found Micah as they did or have his sister come to the compound.
Deea (Andreea)
May 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: my-audiobooks, pnr
Not bad for shifters/romance/PNR fans, but I need more kick in my books. More back story, more depth, twists and turns, layers, character development, original conflict, you know, the hard stuff. The core idea of this series is awesome (I mean, hello! black ops badass shifters, secret compound, kickass powers, supernatural evil creatures, gun blazing missions etc). Still, I couldn't help but feel like something was missing. An enjoyable read, but I needed more to keep me invested and glued to th ...more
Angela Carr (Under the Covers Book Blog)

I'm totally kicking myself for not getting to this book soon enough.
OMG...It's one of the best shifter books I've read!

Ms. Tyler, you effin Rock!!!
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved Aric and Rowan's story... this series is already getting to me!
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
This review was posted at Under the Covers

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite shifter series! Packed full of alpha males that are funny and arrogant and so full of themselves it's endearing. The men in this series can make any girl melt, and of course Aric is not the exception. If you like your heroes with a full head of beautiful long red hair, a lot of attitude, a good dose of humor, and magical talents, then Aric is the shifter for you! And when I say magical talents that goes for his
Hmm... Well I went right to this from the last as I had the first two books on my shelf and figured I might as well see if this one was any better. Well a bit but not much. The characters might be slightly more fleshed out so slightly less flat but certainly not rounded. The plot, very formulaic and followed the first book almost to a T both in the romance and the action.

You get a little more of who the bad guy is and we get two chapters on Kalen and his story which should be in the next book,
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: pnr
This was a bit of a disappointment.

I had hoped this would be a hot, romantic, paranormal read.

I got about one and a half out of these three.

So... The scenes between Rowan and Aric were hot, no doubt about that. But the romance was no where to be found. I really didn't get why they fell for each other and even the mate trope wasn't convincing enough in this case. It just felt like two people seriously in lust, but not in love to me.

Then there was the paranormal part of the story. Aric is a shifte
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good second entry into the latest Alpha Pack series.Frankly,I do not remember the 1st book very much,but I do remember thinking that this was much better than the prior entry.This book has Aric ,the H being held captive along with the h's brother Micah.H/h meet when the h ,along with the rest of the Alpha Pack rescues them.Rowan,the h,is a totally kickass cop from the East LA.There is an instant attraction between the two and the "mating"instinct begins,though Aric begins to fight it.He does not ...more

Love triangle? (view spoiler)
Cheating? (view spoiler)
HEA? (view spoiler)
Any Descriptive Sex w/OW/OM/Ex? (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? Maybe, but not for now.
Rating: 4 stars


I like this one much better than the first one. H is such a sweetie, the only thing I did not like about him is that he's feeling so unworthy of his mate (view spoiler)
Mar 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Enjoyable and fast paced read. Somewhere just over halfway I felt like I lost connection with our couple, though. The first part of the book felt like we were going to get one story from the romance and then it took a left and we got something different.

The driving plot of fighting the baddies was solid though and I'm looking forward to the continuation of Mac and Kalen's story.
Jul 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
So good! This series is addicting. I can not wait to read Kalen's book.
Michelle Tempted By Books
And the plot thickens. I really enjoyed the overall story arch changes. The romance was pretty good as well. I like this series.
Jul 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Best offering in the series so far!
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review [by LITERAL ADDICTION’s Pack Alpha - Michelle L Olson]:
I thoroughly enjoyed Primal Law and was incredibly excited for the release of Savage Awakening. The day it arrived on my Kindle I settled in for the ride…
Save Awakening picks up where Primal Law left off, with Aric Savage kidnapped and held hostage by Orson Chappell and the NewLife mad scientists along with another missing team member, Micah Chase, who disappeared and was originally presumed dead six months earlier.
Micah’s sister
Carolyn  Storer
Originally published on - 3.5 Stars

Savage Awakening is the second instalment in the Alpha Pack series and Aric’s story. It opens a few weeks from where Primal Law ends and Aric Savage is being held captive by the same people who are killing shifters. He’s being tortured and abused and is very near to losing his mind because of the pain he’s had to endure.

Meanwhile, when our heroine, Rowan Chase, LAPD cop, kills a man in the line of duty, she takes some time out to clear her
Aug 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing

The book picks up where the previous books ended. Aric Savage was taken captive by his evil witch of a step sister in the first book. We pick up with him being tortured by her. Once she is done he is taken and experimented on and then thrown in a cage and see's that a team mate they thought was killed in the beginning of the first book, Micah Chase is in the cage next to him near death.

Rowan Chase is a tough LAPD officer who works in the gang infested East Side. After having
Christi Snow
Jul 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My Review:
Last week, I determined that I was going to read one of the many, many books that I've bought and are languishing in my huge TBR pile. (I've pretty much spent all my reading time the last couple of months on review books.) This was the one that I chose....and it was the PERFECT choice. I haven't read any of the other books in this series. This is #2 and there is the first book and a novella that come before this, but I decided I wasn't going to let that put me off (although I swear I h
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Bookswagger Danielle: Four Crowns. I was pleasantly surprised I actually enjoyed this book. I haven’t found a lot of books about wolves I have liked. Either the characters don’t fit or it’s the same concept. However, in Savage Awakening I didn’t have either one of these problems.

The males were strong just like I’d imagined a werewolf would be. Even the females were strong and for that I’d like to commend the author. I hate when authors make the females weak so the males can come in and save the
Vanessa theJeepDiva
Dec 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
The Alpha Pack continues their struggle to find the mastermind behind NewLife Technology. Considering the atrocities they perform in the name of science the Pack knows that there is a sinister puppeteer pulling the strings of the scientists and doctors employed there. There number one goal is to bring this person down so that no more innocents are harmed in this sick goal of creating an indestructible super being.

Rowen knows her brother is still alive. She has called in every favor she can to g
Apr 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, erotica
3 3/4 stars
“Savage Awakening” by J.D. Tyler is the second of her ‘Alpha Pack’ series and centers around Pack member Aric Savage and Rowan Chase, sister to fellow SEAL and Pack mate Micah. Aric’s imprisonment and torture has made it difficult for him to use his powers of telekinesis and fire and he is unable to achieve freedom for himself and the others he discovers being experimented on, including Micah. L.A.P.D. police officer Rowan Chase has always had a mysterious tie to her brother and refus
Dec 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Savage Awakening starts out with our hero, Aric (love that name, btw--very original), chained up and being tortured by his stepsister, Beryl. He suffers great pain and is at the point where he struggles against the desire to give up...but he discovers that he is not alone in this 'motel of hell'. Micah, his teammate and Alpha Pack buddy who has been thought dead, lays huddled in a cage beside him at the brink of death.

Rowan Chase is hell bent on finding out what exactly happened to her brother
4.25stars really
For the second full length series installment Micah's sister Rowan takes a leave from her position with LAPD to find Micah and is lead to the team's secret compound in Wyoming. Meanwhile this was a busy installment with quite a few highlights, including: Nick's concern that some of his visions are about to come to fruition; Kalen realization that his teammates like and accept him and his concern over the events of Black Magic coming to a head; Sariel contributed to the team in a
Heather andrews
Oct 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I think I enjoyed Aric's story more than Jax's. Aric he's just all man, "already he hated her being away from him. Where he couldn't get to know her. Touch her. Eff her against the wall." He has this outside macho thing going on but where Rowen is concerned he's all big teddy bear, "that's not what you told me a little while ago." Leaning so close his breath fanned against the shell of her ear, he affected a falsetto. "Oooh, eff me harder, wolf-man." And when he thinks someone is gunning for his ...more
I'm really liking this series, I highly recommend it for those who love sexy, alpha male shifters. I do recommend reading them in order including the Novella that comes before this book.

With the first book I saw the potential in this series, with the novella I fell in love and this is another strong installlment in the series. I'm really enjoying getting to know not only the main couple but the surrunding characters as well. there are some distinctive personalities showing through that I can't w
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
Better than expected! I wasn't sure what I had when I found this book in my stash. I'm not even sure when & where I got it.

This was the first book in the series I've read, so I missed the first one. You do not need to read the first one to get this book at all, but there is a lot of reference to the first book.

This is a good series about a group of people who keep all the other paranormal creatures in line. They are all wolf shifters & the back story of their creation was retold in this book, s
Apr 16, 2012 rated it liked it
I liked this one, not as much as the first. I was happy to see Aric's story so soon, sometimes author's like to introduce you to a character and make you want their story and then wait until the end of the series. I think the disconnect for me was with Rowan she wasn't as likable a character for me. And Aric seemed tough, so the self hatred he seemed to feel was a little out of left field for me, like I wanted/expected him to be more manly. But it was def good enough to where I still will be loo ...more
Feb 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Really enjoying this series! Still have the same group of yummy former SEAL shifters, there was good action/suspense, steamy sex and this one had more emotional drama and angst than the first book..loved it!

**fyi...the story line in this series is on-going so it's highly recommended that you read these from the start and in order.
Laura (Kyahgirl)
3/5; 3 stars; B

I liked this book better than the first one in the series. There are a lot of interesting characters. Unfortunately, there is a bit of 'cut and paste' feel to parts of the book but all in all it was a pleasant read.
Jamie ~ Bad Boy Inspector
I needed a shifter fix and this did the Aric is sexy as hell with a wicked smart mouth and Rowan is a bad as hell LAPD officer. Their chemistry was great and the story was full of action. Just what I needed. I can't wait to jump right in with Kalen and Mac next.
Sep 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 stars. I am so looking forward to Kalen and Mac's book!
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