Review: Savaged by Mia Sheridan
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When wilderness guide, Harper Ward, is summoned to the small town sheriff’s office in Helena Springs, Montana, to provide assistance on a case, she is shocked to find that their only suspect in the double murder investigation is a man described as a savage.
But the longer she watches the man known only as Lucas, on the station surveillance camera, the more intrigued she becomes. He certainly looks primitive with his unkempt appearance and animal skin attire, but she also sees intelligence in his eyes, sensitivity in his expression. Who is he? And how is it possible that he’s lived alone in the forest since he was a small child?
As secrets begin to emerge, Harper is thrust into something bigger and more diabolical than she ever could have imagined. And standing right at the center of it all, is Lucas. But is he truly the wild man he appears to be? A cold blooded killer? An innocent victim? Or a perplexing mix of all three?
Harper must find out the answers to these questions because the more time she spends with him, the more she risks losing her heart.
Savaged was a great read. I love how this author writes these characters that you can't help love and since you do you hurt for them and what they go through.
Savaged is the story of Jak and Harper and everything they went through to get to where they are today. These two were perfect for each other. I loved how Jak thought about Harper, how he knows she is for him. How he grew up pretty much alone in the wilderness so he doesn't always know the words for things, he doesn't always know how things are done, but he is incredibly intelligent and picks up things so fast. The way he figures out what new words are when others are speaking was so fun to read. He also has this great innocence to him even given everything he has been through. He feels things deeply, he knows right from wrong and can tell when someone is good or not. He has relied on his senses for survival for so long he can sense things others cannot. He was really wonderful to read even though my heart ached for him. I wanted nothing but wonderful things for him.
And Harper has had her share of hardships in her own past. She is searching for closure, but unable to find it. Then Jak comes along and he speaks to her. She understands him. How lonely he must be as she is lonely. How wonderful he is even though he has been alone most of his life. How incredibly smart and capable he is. She is a wilderness guide which is why they meet - when there are some murders in town and the person investigating needs help to search the surrounding areas and they ask Harper for help. She knows it best, but as the investigation goes on things start looking crazier and crazier and Jak seems to be right in the middle of all of it. As the murder victims are investigated more sinister things come to light and I wasn't expecting where it all went. Or why. It was fun to watch it all unfold while seeing these two fall for each other and figure out how to move forward.
This was a great read and if you are already a fan of the author I am sure you will enjoy this book as well. Harper and Jak were wonderful and I liked the addition of the trying to figure out who the killer is and exposing everything that is going on. Really it feels like there could be more stories to be written in this world as it would be interesting to see what others experienced.
*Note: I received a free copy of this book for voluntary review consideration