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Untamed

(Rejected Mate Academy #1)

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4.20  ·  Rating details ·  1,562 ratings  ·  243 reviews
Welcome to the school for shifter rejects…

Unwanted.

Dismissed.

Cast away by their mate, the renounced are directed to attend university together by the Pack Council to salvage what’s left of their shattered lives. The objective? Reform, impress, or get the hell out.

There’s no room in the packs for wolves who don’t conform. Who can’t breed future heirs.

With living feral, a.k.
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Kindle Edition, 372 pages
Published April 12th 2021
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Kayla Hensley
Apr 15, 2021 rated it did not like it
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⭐Toonasa⭐ •Romance Book Lovers' Haven•
5 -Different in the Best Way- Stars⭐
A Shifter Fated-Mates (Wtf rejected?!) Enemies-to-Lovers Story Which had me crying many times but was a breath of Fresh Air. I got Twilight Series vibes! With So many Feels, High Sexual Tension, Slowburn & Banters, Misconceptions Cleared, Truths exposed, Romance & Hotness, Edgy Action & a Swoony HEA.
I've Never Read a Rejected Mate book, I mean why the hell would you reject your Fated mate? That doesn't makes sense. Even more as the one who Rejected is the Hero
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Dew
Apr 21, 2021 rated it it was ok
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The Romantic Rush Blog
Apr 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-2020
I was so intrigued by the premise of this take on the trending reject mate trope- and I was not disappointed. In this world, once rejected, the cast away mates are whisked away to the equivalent of a reject mate reform school where they confront the “issues” that caused them to be rejected in the hopes that their true mates one day accept them. If not, they are forever banished, cursed to live as Ferals. Of course, we come to find that being rejected isn’t always about the mates themselves- pack ...more
Serial Romance Librarian
*** Book Q & A***

* How did the book make you feel?: I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t super angsty, but it was entertaining.

* How do you feel about how the story was told?: We get to see the FMC’s POV. The Rejected Mate Academy is very unfair and degrading. It was easy to feel sad for the pupils there.

* What did you think about the main characters?: I enjoyed both of them. I liked how the H showed remorse and did everything in his power to stand by his mate.

* Which parts of the book stood out to
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Sabrina
Jun 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
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I thought this book took a unique spin on the rejected mates trope and I found it to be pretty interesting. I do wish there was more groveling on the Hero's part and some added angst but even without it I found myself liking Jonah easily. Kinsey was also a very likable character and I really enjoyed that she had a backbone and fought the system a little bit.

Overall, I definitely recommend this book for anyone that loves a good rejected mates story. I do think th
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Vicki
4.25 ⭐️
This had the rejected mate plot I’ve been wanting for a long while, that I wish there were more of. Hoping the series continues to have dynamics like this. Also happy they are interconnected standalones. First book by this author for me but definitely won’t be my last.
Aplis
Jul 06, 2021 rated it liked it
I was hoping for this book to "wow" me, but that did not happen. This book is the first of a series of standalone novels.

The story had an interesting concept, although I didn't personally like it! All rejected mates from every single wolf shifter pack are sent to this "academy" to learn how to become better so that their mates will eventually accept them because not being accepted means that the rejected shifter has to leave pack lands and has to learn to live alone, where survival rates are rat
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Reyne Clark
Apr 13, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Untamed was the first Paranormal Romance that I have read by EM Moore, but it definitely won't be my last. This was a fantastic read, choked full with angst, sass, and a perfect storyline! Please note: this is book one in a Series. If you love great world building, a feisty, bada$$ heroine, a wonderful Alpha, rejected mates, and a great shifter fantasy, grab this one and settle in! 5 Stars! ...more
✿❀ Lauren, aka Coffee and the Bibliophile ❀✿


𝒢𝑒𝓃𝓇𝑒 | 𝒯𝓇𝑜𝓅𝑒𝓈: PNR, Rejected Mate
𝒫𝒪𝒱: 1st, FMC
𝒮𝑒𝓇𝒾𝑒𝓈: Rejected Mates Academy, Book 1
𝒮𝓉𝑒𝒶𝓂 𝐿𝑒𝓋𝑒𝓁: 🔥🔥🔥

This was exactly what I didn’t know I needed at this moment in time. A unique twist on the rejected mate trope where a “reform” academy, of sorts, tries to help rejected fated mates figure out how to be with each other. There’s lots of little tidbits, rules, and consequences and I really loved the world building. The plot was also a bit shocking and thrilling with that twist!

But the romance betwe
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Nat Smithy
Aug 01, 2021 rated it it was ok
Disappointing. It started off really good, but went downhill fast. For a rejected mate book there wasn't enough angst. The h gave in way too fast for my liking and the H was a dick who didn't deserve her. The storyline could have been a bit better. ...more
A Little Nerdy
May 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-star-fantasy
Yes!!!!
Laura Jackson
Apr 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Seriously Jonah... be still my poor dead heart!! I am so in love with him .. he’s the perfect mate.. And Kinsley, I couldn’t believe how much I fell for her.. I devoured this book and I couldn’t believe it was over. I am so excited for the next one. There are so many characters I want to see get a story.
I have to say this was a totally different kind of shifter book for me.. this academy sounds like a sad place and with everyone’s fear of it being the last stop before being forced to become fe
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Cheria
This is a standalone rejected mate MF shifter romance with HEA at the end. Series planned as interconnected standalones.

*WIP Review*

This is a story about finding acceptance and family, with a FMC who hasn't had much of either, in a place with some effed up societal norms.

The story is told from FMC POV, and starts off with her being sent to the academy for rejected mates, within hours of her first shift and discovering her true mate bond with another wolf in her pack. FMC has dueling feelings b
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Lola Glass
May 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Fun!

Fun read from a new-to-me author! Some of the MC’s experiences struck too much of a chord, bringing back high school feelings I’d prefer to keep buried, but it’s been a long time since a book other than my own made me feel so MUCH. I have to applaud the author for that!

TBH having lived some of the heroine’s experiences, there’s not a chance in heck that I’d have ever considered the main love interest, though the supernatural fated mate stuff definitely plays a role for our heroine.

Anyway,
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Living a little by Anna
Rating : 2,5 or 3/5 ... interesting idea but the romance ... meh

Review in french : cliquez ici

Review in english : I liked the concept and the author so I decided to give the rejected mate academy series a shot. While looking at Goodreads, I realized that this book had a lot of conflicting opinions. Basically, you either love it or you hate it.

Well, I'm going to be a little more measured in my opinion than some readers. I didn't hate it, but I didn't love it either :

→ The concept of the series i
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Rambling Reader
Apr 17, 2021 rated it really liked it
As a very frequent reader who's been immersed in the RH world for a while now, I can say that I don't know too many RH authors who have tried or succeeded to bridge the gap into M/F romance. But E.M. Moore is one who has definitely made that leap and landed on both feet. This is the second (off the top of my head) of her M/F projects I have read, her recent trip back into the Heights world being the first), and I really appreciate her ability to create both contemporary and paranormal worlds tha ...more
Shawna Jimenez more.books.forever
First I absolutely be a shifter book and then throw in a rejected mate trope and I’m hooked. I have been on a rejected mate kick for a few weeks now and let me tell you this was one of my favorites, not only because it’s a favorite trope of mine but Erin’s writing is spectacular and you get all the feels. Her writing has a way of having you go through each emotion that each of her characters are going through. For me that speaks volumes to the caliber of writing and story telling! Jonah and Kins ...more
Ashleigh
Mar 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
So this was my first rejected mates book, I’ve read books with shifters in before but none quite like this. Since I’m already a huge fan of this author I figured I could trust her with adding a new trope to my collection.
Untamed I’d the first in a series of interconnected standalones. And it follows Kinsley and the mate that rejected her, Jonah.
In this book you’re introduced to lots of characters but my favourite has to be Ms Ebon, as much as I love Kinsey’s friendship with Mia I kind of want t
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Jade Adams
Apr 03, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Left me wanting more!

E.A Moore certainly knows how to get a reader hooked from the 'get go'!

I absolutely love 'shifter stories' and this one did not disappoint. The author has written from a different view of the normal 'shifter' romance in that it wasn't the normal 1.'Alpha finds mate! 2.Throws said mate over shoulder! 3.Your mine!' type story.

The story opens as you follow the main character Kinsey Walker who is a rebuffed, rejected and fated mate of Jonah Livestrong. She is on the way to a T
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Michelle The Outgoing Bookworm
A little different spin on the rejected mate trope.

The story focuses on Kinsey who is sent to Greystone Academy when she’s rejected by Jonah her mate. But the Academy isn’t what she expects as she finds allies in fellow students and instructors. To confuse her even more, Jonah doesn’t act like he rejected her. And though the academy may be a safe haven, her hometown remains Hell on Earth as their are those who question their mated bond and her family’s place in pack society.

I loved the fact tha
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Daphne
3 STARS

This story wasn't what I expected it to be. It was a pretty bad start to the series honestly. Basically the hero rejects heroine and she gets sent to this school for rejected mates to get reformed. It's up to the mates who rejected them if they're worthy enough to make a life with again after all the education their soulmates went through.
The idea is good not gonna lie. But the reason he rejected her was so stupid. And the heroine is so starved for his affection that she doesn't even let
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Missy Brown
Apr 22, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you are into rejected mates, like me, this is a book you must read. I have been so into the rejected mates, if it is done right, and this has to be in the top, if not the top one I have read.

Kinsey is a great female lead who is of course rejected by Jonah. She had not fit in with her pack for reasons. She does not wish to be a part of the pack and Jonah cannot be with her because of it. So not to give a lot away, this is them trying to work through things. This journey is what makes EM such
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Nikki Wesley
Apr 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
Let me start off by saying that this is a good shifter book. I enjoyed reading it and it captured by interest. But, I was slightly confused about it being a Rejected Mates book. I didn’t get that part of it at all 😬

Kinsey and Jonah start of rocky. Kinsey is a pretty formidable new shifter who has had a tough upbringing in the pack, always on the outside she’s just tried to harden herself to it all. I loved her as the FMC. Jonah however has turned her treatment in the pack, back around on her and
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Charlotte
Apr 12, 2021 rated it it was amazing
A clever twist on the rejected mate genre. In this book rejected mates are signed away to Greystone Academy to be so called be retrained to how mates want them to be. In Kinsey's (FMC) case shes hated by her own stuck up pack and her mate - Jonah. He thinks shes anti social and doesnt want to be involved in their pack. Oh boy i really wanted to punch Jonah with his narrow minded attitude and how blinded he was to how the pack was treating Kinsey. Kinsey was just a great character. She strong wil ...more
Imee Benzon
Apr 19, 2021 rated it it was amazing
***THIS IS SO GOOD***

I know this trope is the in at the moment *rejected mate* and I thought I was getting same story as the others but omg I was so wrong this is different from the norm and in the best possible way. I loved how Kinsey fought for her right to her mate even if Jonah didn't have much trust and belief in her. And the ending is fantastic I would have liked Lydia to have suffered more but I can't be greedy lol I loved this book it's brilliant. And I hope it's Mia's story next.
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Lisa Maher
Apr 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This is the book that I didn't know I needed. It is so beyond good! I love the twist on rejected mates. Most times there is no redeeming them, but this book offers redemption of a sort. There are so many twists and turns in it that make it addicting. I couldn't stop reading it once I started it and I love that it is a standalone so that I am not waiting for the next book. I cannot wait to see what this author comes up with next. ...more
Mandy’s Book Reviews
Jul 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2021-arc-read
I absolutely love the rejected mate trope so obviously when I heard Erin was writing this book I had to read it and omg did she nail it ! This is a unique take on the rejected mate shifter romance trope and I’m so here for it I absolutely loved it the writing the characters the attention to detail this was so brilliantly written and I want more no I need more! The emotions flew off the pages and gripped my heart the angst the pain this story was amazing and I can’t wait for the next book!
Wenderline Castin
Jul 10, 2021 rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
This was good and a different spin on the whole rejected mate thing that i haven't seen before but the Academy felt more like a prisoner more than anything.

In short the Academy is BS. Heroine goes out for a wolf run and runs into her mate and she crosses the academy borders and they play, argue, kiss, fight and then she leaves. I understand her getting in trouble for disobeying the rule to not go outside the borders but it was confirmed she was with her mate. Then her punishment is not being ab
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Barbara’s Booknalysis
May 09, 2021 rated it really liked it
I was intrigued by Untamed before I had even started reading, as my imagination was captured by what I think is a really unusual premise for a paranormal story. The plot is set in an academy for rejected fated mates. Makes you curious, right?

I struggled at the start to find that moment in the story that really caught my attention and it took a while for it to happen. It didn’t help that I really didn’t like our main man, Jonah. There really is nothing in the way of redeeming attributes, at all,
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