Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Jacqueline's review of Primitive Fix by Alicia Sparks

Reviewed by -- Jacqueline Driggers

Book Review of -- Primitive Fix by Alicia Sparks

My overall star rating, from 1-5 --- 2.5

About the book:
PRIMITIVE FIX – Meet two brothers, tiger shifters, and the women who bring out the beast in them. 
Part 1 - Kenyon 
Sage Villalobos has been destined to marry Kenyon Maddux since the day she was born. As the second-born in her wolf clan, she came into this world owing a debt to the family of shape-shifting tigers who rule the Louisiana swamps in the Atchafalaya Basin. Kenyon is the only man she’s ever wanted, the man who sets her blood on fire, but she’s tired of being indebted to his family for something she didn’t do. She wants him to choose her because he loves her, not because he owns her. When Kenyon’s brother, Nik, is taken prisoner, Kenyon turns to Sage for help. Using her unique skills, she knows she can help him free his brother, but there will be a price. If she agrees to do this, she wants Kenyon to release her from her debt. However, the only thing Kenyon wants to do is hold on to her and never let her go. 
Part 2 - Nik 
After months of captivity as part of a roadside attraction, Nik Maddux is finally able to escape. Injured and at death’s door, he makes his way through the swamp only to collapse near Juliette’s home. Juliette pulls the naked man into her cabin and begins nursing him back to health, marveling at the black stripes which cover his body and the feline features of his face. She knows he’s not quite human and realizes she may have found a kindred spirit, someone whose secrets are as deadly as her own. When Nik awakes, his attraction to Juliette is instant. While she heals his body, he wants to heal her soul. But danger is lurking in the swamp, and the longer they stay together, the more likely they are to lose everything. 

**Content Warning: May contain graphic content and sexual situations. Intended for 18+ Audience 

Book creation ratings:
Overall total -- 18 out of a possible 30
-- Story & characters -- 5
-- Cover & title -- 5
-- Editing -- 8
* based on a 1-10 scale with:  1-4, poor; 5-7, good; 8-10, very good.*

My 5 point review:
I got this book on a free download, and it's actually 2 novellas in one book. Both stories leave a lot of things hanging, and I didn't like that. Since I thought that it might be continued in the second book, I messaged the author, and this is what she said:

"There are a lot of questions purposefully left unanswered in the first book. They will be answered in future books but not in Primitive Need, the second book." 

Which I found to be extremely disappointing, and according to the Amazon website, this is book 1 of a 2 book set, so I guess the questions left hanging will just stay that way.

In the first story, the one brother is so set and determined on rescuing his brother; but once the brother is rescued and out, lost in the swamps, the other brother doesn't go after him.  I have a problem with this.

Final thought - It's a decent book, and interesting read since I got it free.  But it's not one I would pay money for.  It's not one I would recommend.  Would I bother with reading more in this series?  No. There are too many other books out there to spend your time on.

Reader Recommendations
Genre -- paranormal
Age recommendations -- 18 plus
Sex content rating -- hot
Violence rating -- intense


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