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Savage Retribution (Savage Australia #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  121 Ratings  ·  10 Reviews
An animal rights activist is about to get a crash course in werewolves. Lone Irish werewolf Declan O'Connell has lost everything to his arch-rival, Nathan Epoc. The head of an underground werewolf clan and a brilliant scientist, Epoc plans to use Declan to create a super-wolf. Regan Thomas, a determined animal rights activist, rescues what she thinks is an ordinary wolf fr ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published December 1st 2008 by Samhain Publishing (first published February 19th 2008)
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Maria Rose
This is a sexy action packed shifter romance, in which Regan, an animal right's activist discovers that one of the animals she's rescued from a lab is not actually a wolf, but rather a werewolf. Hardly believing that Declan is real, she is swiftly pulled into a world of intrigue and revenge, all while discovering that when in human form, she is attracted to him like no other. I really enjoyed this tale, with its combination of super steamy scenes and action between two warring Wolf clans. Declan ...more
Sep 27, 2010 rated it liked it
Good paced, great characters...looking forward to Savage Transformation
Jul 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
Too much alphholishness and a stupid heroine. Unlikeable characters.
Debbie Turk
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Engaging, Sexy & Fast Paced. This is not your typical shifter romance, it's much more!!
(I didn't like the sexual violence, hence my lower rating!!!)

Debbie, 1970, UK
Jane Stewart
The focus is the erotic scenes, but I prefer a better story. Some of the character’s actions were not very smart.

Epoc and Declan are werewolves in clans that have been warring with each other for centuries. Declan’s ancestor killed Epoc’s mate. Since then, Epoc has killed all of Declan’s relatives except Declan. Epoc now has Declan in a cage and plans to kill him soon. Regan, a human, is an animal rights activist. She breaks into Epoc’s lab planning to set all the animals free. Decla
Jan 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Argh, I find it frustrating when this site doesn't let me give 0.5 stars!

It's nice to be able to read something you can sort of relate to, even if it's just the familiar city names and settings. Somehow though, I can feel a bit of Americanism seeping through the prose, like the editor's deliberately made moves to "exoticise" (doubt this word exists in the vernacular, but work with me here!) Australia for the alienated audiences. Personally it's cringe-inducing but I guess for others it's pretty
Apr 26, 2009 rated it liked it
An Irish werewolf is on the run around Sydney in Lexxie Couper's Savage Retribution.

High-profile animal rights activist Regan Thomas sneaks into an animal testing facility, and manages to rescue a wolf...but he's actually Declan O'Connell, a werewolf. And the lab owner is Nathan Epoc, a Scottish werewolf from a rival clan. Epoc wants to siphon Dec's power. Dec wants to punish Epoc. And Regan wants to shag Dec...or run away from him, alternately.

This is a fun romp, as long you don't think about i
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: prn, erotic-romance
It quite hard to find paranormal romances set in Australia (Keri Arthur writes some amazing paranormal Australian books, but the ones I've read of hers are set in Melbourne and I'm from Sydney.). Couper's Savage Retribution was a wonderful find and I devoured it in a day. The hero isn't Australian, but a very sexy Irish werewolf with a horrible history and an even more horrible relationship with the villain (I'm beginning to see a trend with COuper's works - her villains are all vile and nasty). ...more
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
This was so good, but yet so different from what I've read of Lexxie's in the past in a good way. It still had her signature sexual tension between the main characters, she's a master at that, but the plot itself was interesting and fun as well. :) I'm looking forward to reading the next book in this series, because I'm curious as to where things are going to go with the cast of secondary characters.
Oct 30, 2011 rated it liked it
I enjoyed the book. It's an easy and quick read. And will be interested in reading more by this author.
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