Savage - Tracy Lorraine
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Ethan has the perfect life, or so it seems but a shock revelation from his father results in his world crashing to his feet. A new arrival sends his anger and need for justice spiraling out of control. Can he accept his new reality and what he really wants or are his actions going to cause too much pain?
I’m not quite sure why, but I wasn’t chomping at the bit to read another Rosewood High book (I did um and ahh for a little while before pressing request on Booksprout). I think it is all the angst and teenage men acting all hard and tough. However, once I started reading ‘Savage’ Ethan, and Rae won me over. Ethan is really struggling with the changes in his life, and he is angry at the world and everybody in it. Including his new housemate Rae. Rae is the daughter of Ethan’s dad’s new fling. His dad has moved them in, and she finds herself starting yet another high school. This one is a lot tougher than she is used to as she has made enemies before she even starts. Ethan attitude at the beginning of the book was somewhat shocking. It made me feel quite uncomfortable. Usually, when these macho men are acting all alpha and tough, it makes me roll my eyes, but Ethan was very menacing. I really liked Rae’s feistiness. She didn’t let anyone bother her and even got a lot of the barbs in before anyone else could. She also didn’t give in to Ethan’s charms straightaway. Yes, there was a physical element going on, but she did manage to stay emotionally detached for a large chunk of the book. The author has advised that this is the longest book she has ever written. At first, I did feel like it was too long, but once I was past the 50% mark, I couldn’t put it down. By the end, I was chomping at the bit for more of the Rosewood High saga. I’m really hoping we get Shane’s story soon. He seems very dark and mysterious, and I’m hoping he isn’t just all anger like the other three we have read about so far. It would be nice to see a different male emotion other than fury and hatred towards a woman. Overall, a tantalisingly good read and I was glad I requested it in the end. I would have kicked myself if I hadn’t have read this as it was a very enjoyable and emotional read.
- Date Started
- 12th May 2020
- Date Finished
- 14th May 2020
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