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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  498 ratings  ·  91 reviews
The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haun ...more
Kindle Edition, Third Edition, 476 pages
Published June 14th 2012 by DMC
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Nickle Love
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Nov 14, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Review originally featured on Bookluvrs Haven

This YA novel was a little different than what I am used to.

1. It is set in the 80's which is actually my favorite era. Throughout the novel I forgot that it was set in the 80's, to be honest. But there were a couple of mentions here and there that brought that back to my mind.

2. Told from a male POV. Not the first YA that I have read told solely from the male character's perspective, but those are few and far in between for me so far. Not unpleasant.
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Oct 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
First I would like to Thank FMB Blog Tours for allowing to read and review an ARC of Savage. I have to say that this book was good. I love the cover and the premise of the story was very good but there was just something missing for me. I am not sure what it is but as I was reading I found myself wandering at times and lord knows anyone who knows me knows I LOVE TO READ anywhere anytime and anyplace. So it bothered me that I was wandering in the beginning. With that being said I will say this LO ...more
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Nov 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This one took a completely different path than I had expected it would or even hoped for. But yet I still find myself loving it.

The year is 1983 and Micheal Jackson reigns supreme on the radio. Christian comes to Florida from Denmark to finish Med School. It's his first time ever being in the States, but he's looking forward to this new experience. His father sets him up in a nice house with a wealthy family and thus his adventure begins... With a near death experience his first night in Florida
Feb 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting story with great potential I'm looking forward to reading more this was my first book by Willow Rose but I doubt it will be my last I had trouble putting Savage down it kept me hooked from beginning to the end. ...more
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Aug 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Review of Savage by Willow Rose
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5 stars

“Savage” is a truly unusual story, interweaving more than one paranormal element and delivering a tapestry that intrigues, inspires, and delectates. Set against a background of well-delineated characters (even the seemingly shallow individuals dredge up depths), our protagonist undergoes a coming-of-age type of journey—really more of a “vision quest”—unlike any I can remember reading.

Natalia Bona
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow... Im a little stunned right now to be honest.. because the lovely Willow Rose has actually done what I didn't really think was possible anymore. Stun me so much that I actually have to think about the message of the book, which can be summed up perfectly in this quote from the book:

"We don't want to be like other people, like normal people. Life has taught me that unhappiness comes when you try to be like everyone else rather than embracing the unique person that you are"

Christian, the mai
Melissa Levine
Oct 12, 2012 rated it did not like it
I found this story to be kind of boring. I mainly scanned looking for the action.

There were several things that stood out to me:

1. The writing style. The dialog was too robotic. There was way too much inner dialog and explanations, I guess you could call it. When they're explaining about jaguars on the TV, it just went on and on. It was like reading a school report or something. Because of this writing, I didn't feel connected or 'into' the story like I usually am. I could have cared less what
Rebecca Graf
Oct 27, 2012 rated it liked it
I've read books on vampires and werewolves. I have never read a book about were-jaguars until now.

Willow Rose brings a unique paranormal romance into Savage when she introduces Christian from Denmark into southern Florida. A rich and snotty new family have taken him in. He has an unfortunate meeting with two angry alligators. But to top it off it is saved as he dies by a jaguar. Coming back from the dead, he finds himself suddenly with powers he never had before nor wants now. It doesn't help th
Ron Johnson
I don't read "romance" novels. That's my wife's job, not mine. But this book defies easy categorization. Romance? Yes. Paranormal? Absolutely. Fantasy? A little. It was intriguing enough that I will probably wind up reading the sequel one of these days, when I get time.

Christian is a Danish medical student, living in Florida to finish up his last years of medical school. Living with a well-off family headed by a stern surgeon, with his wife and gorgeous daughter, Heather.

Chris's first day in Fl
Jul 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Nancy Silk
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
"A Very Surprising Story"

Back in 1983, Christian, age 22, leaves his home in Denmark to attend medical school in Florida, staying with a rich family who fully supports his goal of becoming a doctor. One evening while spending time with a few friends, he has a mishap of falling into a swampy stream, naked. He is attacked by two alligators, and is quickly bitten on his arm and leg. But he is saved from possible death ... a jaguar leaps onto the two alligators, killing them both by biting them deep
Keren Hughes
Jun 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Taken from my blog post at:


When I first picked up this book, I was a little taken aback by the fact that an older Christian was narrating the story. I wasn't sure how it was going to work with an older version of him telling us what happened to him when he was younger. But - and this is a very big BUT - it worked perfectly. After just a chapter, I had settled into his narrative and was looking forward to him taking me on a journey.

That, is exactly what hap
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it!

This book spent a great deal of time introducing and rounding out the characters. Love it when an author understands the importance of characters you "feel" for. Although the story basically follows a Danish teenager who has come to America for a proper education in the medical field, Willow Rose also introduced other characters of different backgrounds,age and sex so there is someone any age reader can relate too( however there is some sexual content so not best for children). Fantasy,
C.J. Santiago
Strange story.....

Christian.....a boy from down under who got an opportunity to come to America to study medicine. His mother died when he was young. His father checked out after that. He stays with a doctor and his family. Heather, their daughter falls for him. Friends party and accidents happen. A black jaguar saves his life. He meets the family across the street. Lots of strange people and situations.

This is a strange story that doesn't for any of my usual reads. It didn't hold my interest mu
Mike Bratek
Mar 19, 2018 rated it liked it

I am not fond of paranormal, but have a fondness for the author and her stories. I must say, this story truly had my attention all the way through. It does end leaving you wanting more, which is good for book 2 in the series. Loved the characters and the story flow. A decent plot as well. A good read!

Nov 12, 2018 rated it really liked it

This is definitely different from many books I've read and for that I highly enjoyed it. It was difficult reading a book set in the past as that's not usually how the books I read are set but i feel it was necessary for the second book in the series. Definitely unique
Ana Oh
Mar 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Good Story, OK Writing

The story is very good, but I am not sure I love the writing style. There is a lot of telling what happens, instead of drawing the reader into the action.

I might read the next book in the series to see if the style changes any. This book is older, and the author may have developed her style more fully.

Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Very good read

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. If you haven't already, you should read this book. You won't be disappointed and it will keep you glued from beginning to the end.
Susan Matthews
May 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Once again Willow Rose wrote a fantastic book that I did not want to put down. She does not shy away from people getting hurt. A fantasy that somehow makes it seem possible. I really enjoyed it.
Sienna S'Zell
Feb 15, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I liked this book, especially the characters next door. Not everything was believable, especially as the main Danish guy started changing, but the actions were believable (well, if you suspended "regular" belief) and the story well-written. Heart-pounding adventure around the hunt. ...more
Karen V.
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Surprises just don't stop.

This is a story of a youth that is very surprising get very enlightening, adventurous,frightening yet enlightening. The mystic aspect of this tale makes it very worthwhile reading. Enjoy this tale!!!
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was ok
Good book

You people should just read this book yourselves and write your own review on this novel yourself and I really enjoyed reading this book very much so. Shelley MA
shelby walker
Mar 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
liked very much hope to get the rest of the series
Feb 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
very good
Kristin Kelley
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Not all that great
May 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Great story line with well developed characters. A little dry in certain spots but a good read never the less.
DeeDee Stone
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Willow Rose is, without a doubt, My favorite author. I love Her imagination. I look forward to reading more of Her books in My e-book library.
Debora  Barnett
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My Heroine

Christian is saved from death by two alligators by a jaguar. He starts to see things and hear voices. He falls in love with the jaguar.
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