Ethan has been in cougar form for the
past eight years and with good reason. He witnessed the
murder of his foster mother and then was tortured by the
same maniac. After getting used to the solitude and staying
away from other shifters, Ethan is being chased by the local
werewolf pack, but there is no way Ethan will let himself be
caught. In the end, Ethan does end up a prisoner of the
wolf pack, but one of his captors, Bram, strikes something
within Ethan that brings him back to humanity no matter if
it’s against his will.
Bram is at the bottom is his pack,
literally, as the Omega. It’s not a role he feels
comfortable in, but it keeps him safe from the others.
Unfortunately, it also means that he is at the beck and call
of the pack Alpha who loves to make sure that Bram remembers
his place. However, something in Ethan calls to Bram and
makes him want to defy his Alpha – even if it means his
As fate brings Ethan and Bram together
it is up to them to have the courage to grab what they want,
but will they have the strength to keep it?
Feral is a compelling
tale that travels the path from anti-social behavior due to
trauma to reaching out to others, seeking the contact that
grounds them to humanity. Ethan is forced to come back to
his humanity by forces outside his control, but once there
he discovers that there are things that make it worth being
a fragile human. Bram, on the other hand, finds, through
Ethan, the bravery to become more than he has been told he
could be – Omega, forever subservient to others. The
strange and fragile dance that Ethan and Bram engage in is
beautiful to behold making for an enthralling read.
However, while the relationship between Bram and Ethan was
fully developed, the shifter plot felt thin and sometimes
alien to the happenings between Bram and Ethan except when
they overlapped by forceful plot twists. Still, Joely Skye
has penned a wonderful romance that lovers of the paranormal
would be remiss to pass up. Pick up Feral the
next time you go shopping for an unusual story.