Rowena knows that the tests do not lie;
she is coming upon her cycle. Hoping against hope she
completes the round of testing again to no avail. She is
fertile and there is nothing she can do to stop this vicious
cycle. As a top biologist for Maida, Rowena would like
nothing better than to ignore these symptoms. However, to do
so would mean certain death, hers, unless she is able to
copulate. Then, to top it off, the man she has intercourse
with in turn will begin to show signs of the mating symptoms
so much so that the only relief he will have is through
death. Rowena vows to hide her tests until a later date but
fate is not with her. Her mother arrives unexpectedly after
hearing a noise and sees the results.
Tulon is a Centaur and was captured a
couple of years ago while in stallion form. Unable to shift
to a centaur, Tulon is able to shift to a stallion or human.
Because of this, he was thrown out of his community for being
different. While a prisoner on Maida, he is taken and given
to the ruler of the Supreme High Fertility Councilís daughter
as a mate. Overjoyed to be free from his prison, Tulonís
excitement is short lived when he is told what the
consequences of their rutting would be. The woman sets Tulon
free and shows him the way to freedom. He decides then and
there to take her with him and so picks her up and carries her
The two unlikely lovers meet all sorts of
mythical and fairy tale creatures. What they find most
important of all is love. Now if they can just stay alive
long enough to fulfill their dreams. Not if Tulonís archenemy
has anything to say about it.
Love Me Wild was quite the tale.
I loved the blurb and was very excited to be reading my first
centaur shape-shifting novel. Tulonís magic was not what I
expected. I expected him to be able to change from man to
centaur and be done. Not Tulon. He was able to conjure
clothes and all sorts of wonderful things. Rowena I found to
be a bit wishy-washy. Refusing to couple with Tulon while in
Maida because she didnít want him to die, she had no qualms
about doing him somewhere else. The mythical creatures the
characters came across in the story were interesting, but I
soon tired of the constant conflict of them.
Love Me Wild was a busy book.
Never knowing whom the characters would run into next, I had
to stay on my toes just to continue to understand the story.
I would have enjoyed this book much better with less fantasy
and a bit more romance I think. All in all, not a bad read,
just not one that I, as a reader enjoyed. Since this is the
first book by Renee Field from Elloraís Cave, I look forward
to seeing another release from her. One book doesnít spoil
the author -- I would like to read another novel penned by