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Savage Hunger

(Savage #1)

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  424 ratings  ·  42 reviews
The man who vows to protect her may be her biggest threat.

Savage, Book 1

Being the daughter of a world-renowned scientist, Sienna Peters has struggled to carve out her own career in the field. But her world is sent spinning when she discovers a secret species being held in the lab where she works, and the horrible things being done to them. Compelled to do more than hand
ebook, 344 pages
Published April 3rd 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Feb 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
Another book that i probably would never have known existed had it not been for goodreads!

An enjoyable shifter romance...good story, good action/suspense, good romance with a few sexy scenes and a couple twists i did NOT see coming! I will def. be following this series! :)
Sadie Forsythe
This book has a cool cover (that really doesn't represent the book at all), but that's about it. I suppose a lot of it comes down to personal preferences in the books we read, but this one made me grind my teeth. Everything from odd uses male and feminine as descriptors. For example: "...but instead a surge of confidence at the feminine awareness in her eyes." What the hell is "feminine awareness?" Or when the characters say, "I love the way you feel,” she murmured. “So hard. So…male.” Which was ...more
Mar 14, 2013 rated it liked it
This book just pop up out of nowhere in goodread and after seeing the cover, I just have to read it. After I'm done with the book, I felt that the cover don't really represent the book. I thought I will get something like 'Hitman' or 'MIB', since in the cover the lead character had the same posing and all. But is not.

Savage Hunger started in the middle of action with Sienna trying to free the prisoners in the lab that she worked in. Meanwhile, Warrick and his team also being assigned to the same
Heather andrews
Aug 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Next book in this series please, I am so going to love it. Sienna that girl is not a shy thing, she has some brass balls and isn't afraid to tell you how she feels, "but you can eff whomever strikes your fancy in the meant time. Human, shifter, or whatever else might be out there," she replied bluntly. Crudely. And felt his reaction as his erection jerked against her panties." I mean the girl has no damn filter, "yes. You totally freaked out at my lack of experience, destroying the possibility ...more
Feb 03, 2013 rated it liked it
This story reminded me a bit of Lora Leigh's Breed series but this one had a few twists and turns that were really surprising. I really did not like the h. She came off as an annoying brat instead of an adult. The H was ok but nothing to brag about. The memory erasing thing bothered me because at first she doesn't want it, then she is being forced to have it, then she wants it. It really took me out of the story and was unnecessary. There were a lot of names to remember which made it difficult ...more
Aug 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
The style of the writing is pretty good,
The star is for my personal experience..
Its gag worthy, i found myself skipping pages, well its just me who wasn't in the mood for 'intense attraction' 'stupid impulsive crybaby heroine' and 'oh we have communication issue' and another 'i cant trust you yet i desire you' theme
Jun 24, 2013 rated it it was ok
Didn't love it. Won't be reading the next one.

There, short and to the point :)
Nov 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Sienna and Warrick have known each other since they were young. She always loved him, but it morphed into something more as she grew older. Warrick could never date his best friend’s little sister, but after years of being apart, they are thrown together by circumstances. He struggled to stay away from her and she struggled to get closer. They definitely have chemistry.
It took him a while, but they find their way.
Clare McKay
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Secrets, lies, and love

Shelli Stevens has created a contemporary world where the preternatural exists alongside the human world, mostly unseen and unknown. And into this world she drops two strong, stubborn, and sexy characters who have known each other almost all of their lives but each has secrets that threaten the fierce attraction growing between them. Savage Hunger is a great read, and I'll be buying the next book in the series immediately.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: pnr, favorites
I really enjoyed this book. the action gripping and the characters intense. I loved that they still held onto to their childhood love for each other it made their reunion that much more passionate.
Glenda Bettin
Nov 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good start to this series
Jennifer DeCuir
May 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every time I think I'm over werewolves and shape shifters someone drags me back into that world and reminds me that I need to own my guilty pleasures.
This time it was author Shelli Stevens. Her big-bads were the good guys... and they were delicious!
I loved that she managed to tie in the theme of racial inequality with the paranormal with full blooded weres looking down on "half-breeds". It made these mythical creatures that much more real and easy to get attached to.
WARNING: Do not read in
May 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Savage Hunger introduces us to Warrick Donovan and his team of PIA (Preternatural Investigation Agency) agents. He and his team are on a mission to free captive shifters when he spots Sienna Peters, his childhood best friend's younger sister, traipsing around the compound in an evening gown. Sienna has only just learned that the lab she works for, in hopes of putting her biochemist degree to use, is experimenting/torturing shifters. Not only is her employer's behavior a shock, but even more so ...more
Jun 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to E. by: Karen Erickson
Shelves: paranormal
"Savage Hunger" by Shelli Stevens is book one of her `Savage' series and features Sienna Peters as she discovers that her company is hiding frightening and barbaric experiments that involve shape-shifting beings. Warrick Donovan definitely does not expect to discover the younger sister of his friend interfering with his hostage rescue mission. His work for the Preternatural Investigation Agency (PIA) is loosely associated with the government and is designed to limit human knowledge of shifters ...more
Krystal M
May 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I haven't read a paranormal book in quite a while. I've come across other things that have peaked my interest but this was a good one to ease me back into paranormal.

We have a story about shifters that focuses on shifters but doesn't have all that much shifting. A lot of "shifts" used, i know. This is focused on the treatment if wolf shifters and how these characters are working to free and save them.

Sienna has gotten herself in some trouble and Warrick, a childhood friend, knows all about it.
This is a book that was hard to put down. The author was very good at getting you to connect with the main character. The stresses that the main character goes through had me on edge throughout the book. Not knowing who could be trusted had me setting down the book and taking a couple of deep breaths.

So that said, my observations:
1) Sienna's struggle with who to trust and the decisions that she came to, seemed reactionary instead of well thought through as in a lot of books. I though this was
The Smutty Kitty
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing
As posted on The Smutty Kitty

5 out of 5 Licks

This book sucked me in from the first sentence! I couldn't put it down until I was finished (and this is no novella)! And I freaking loved it!! Sienna just wants to help the poor people trapped in the facility she worked for she had no idea the true dangers that lurk behind the door. Warrick had no idea he would run into Sienna when he was on his mission to free the shifters. He's known her for quite sometime and seeing her right then wasn't exactly
Aug 12, 2014 added it
Shelves: dnf
Seems to be hitting all of the usual shifter tropes (many of which I don't care for to begin with) without really doing much to explore them. For once it's the male protagonist who hits my TSTL button--there was no reason the female protagonist should have been able to conceal a cell phone or flash drive from a team of professional law enforcement people (who are also shifters!) for more than a minute. And yet when I finally quit reading around the 50% mark, they still hadn't found the flash ...more
Aug 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Sienna actually saved her own life in the end, not her prince on a white horse, Warrick.
And I knew that Quinton is her father from the place where he questioned her on that path to the river.
And I pretty much suspected that either Agents Rafferty or Larson were the traitor, more Rafferty, though.
And when I started this book I didn't know it was about shapeshifters so it was a suprise, because I thought that it'd just be about some kick-ass agent falling for a helpless heroine. So I was pleased
BK Blue
Jan 31, 2015 rated it it was ok

The heroine was too annoying for me, and frankly, kind of dumb. I just couldn't enjoy it because of her. I only read it through to see if I had guessed all the "twists" correctly. And I did, of course. It's been done before. Nothing new here, folks.

There weren't too many grammatical errors, so there is that.

If you don't mind a cry baby, innocent little virgin heroine and a "soul mate" type of romance, then hey. Go for it. I've read worse, after all.

This just didn't do anything for me.
L Bongiorno
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great cover. This shifter series is underrated. I really enjoyed reading this story even though I saw 'most' of the conclusion coming a mile away. That is the reason it is not a 5 star, still maybe 4.3? I was really caught up in the telling of this story and look forward to reading more in this series:)
I thought their mating rule was retarded. It doesn't even make since when their numbers are so low and then to be throwing people out because of who they mated...
Jun 28, 2012 rated it liked it

3.3 stars.... I just finished savage hunter & thought it was pretty good. I would have given it more stars if I wasn't annoyed with Sienna the 'heroine' most of the book. Her dumb actions put too many people in jeopardy throughout the whole book. I did love the hero Warrick, he is my kind of man!! The cover of this book gets 5 stars. Very sexy & made me buy this book!
Holly Bargo
Story improves as it progresses

Story improves as it progresses

In the beginning and for several chapters, the heroine, Sienna, is an idiot. Her actions are stupid enough that I debated continuing to read the story. But she finally started thinking and acting with some sense and the story improved. As for the hero, Warrick satisfies.
3.5 Stars.

This was a pretty decent read, but I felt like it dragged in a few spots. The mystery and sexxy times were pretty good and when it had my attention, it kept it! But the slow parts were pretty slow. I love this author and the series has piqued my interest so I will definitely read the next one to see how it goes!
Allison Gill
Aug 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
I really liked this book. From the very first line I was hooked. I did think it had a few flat spots, but they led you into a false sense of security, and then bang the bad guys were at it again.
Jun 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book! Great start to a new series and really look forward to book 2!!!
Aug 07, 2014 marked it as tbr-lost-interest  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Unaware of each others motives Sienna and Donovan are trying to help some shifters undergoing experimentation.
Aug 31, 2014 rated it really liked it
Was not what I expected. definitely found a new author to read
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Shelli is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author who read her first romance novel when she snatched it off her mother’s bookshelf at the age of eleven. One taste and she was forever hooked. It wasn’t until many years later that she decided to pursue writing stories of her own. By then she acknowledged the voices in her head didn’t make her crazy, they made her a writer.

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