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★★★★★ Felicity Nichols Reviews @ Amazon.com “Natasha has another HIT!”, August 22, 2014
Natasha Knight has left me breathless. His To Breed is unlike anything I have read by her. It is much darker but more realistic at the same time. I usually don’t read stories like this because they don’t catch my attention. They tend to be slow and lack story line. His To Breed does the exact opposite of that. While there is spanking involved, there is so much more to this story.
Rowan is considered a Breeder. A woman who is fertile and able to produce children. This is her sole purpose. Rowan is a more defiant breeder not willing to take peoples crap. When she is given to Silas and he has to watch her get prepared to leave with him, Silas finds himself already preparing for trouble. Immediately Silas takes the caregiver role despite what he tells himself he will do. Rowan is determined to do what it takes to not get pregnant even if that means risking her own life.
Silas is a man on a journey that is sure to bring surprises. He intends to use Rowan to give the commanders what they desire. He is not prepared for Rowan though and the spitfire attitude she brings.
I love that Silas and Rowan both are defiant characters and right off the bat we know that Silas has a soft spot hidden deep down. The story line is strong and keeps you intrigued from page one. I couldn’t put this down and knew I wanted more. The punishments are firm, the love soft, and the fight strong. Another winner for Natasha Knight ladies and ‘gents.
★★★★★ Julie Kijek “One of her BEST books yet.”, August 22, 2014
Natasha has outdone herself this time! This is set in a future time where females can no longer reproduce unless they are born with a special gene. Only 10% of all females have this gene. Kept in a special colony, Rowan, is given to Silas, or savage, to bare 2 children. I really do not want to give to much away as the reader should experience the story as it unfolds. This is one SMOKIN’ HOT book. There is some intense medical play (which I just Loved). Lots of HAWT sex (written as only Natasha can) some tender, some not. A very believable plot and lots of action to go around. Oh yeah, did I mention spankings? It wouldn’t be a Natasha Knight book with out spankings! Well done, my friend. You really hit it out of the ball park with THIS one!
★★★★★ Laurel @ Amazon.com “Natasha tops herself, Awesome”, August 22, 2014
This review is from: Given to the Savage (Kindle Edition)
Natasha does it again. Rowan is given to Silas to have two children which will be taken away and she will be forced to return to the colony where she will be used and abused . Only a few women are able to have children after a plague caused most woman to be unable to have children. This is such an awesome story with wonderful character development. There are sexual scenes, medical play, spanking, romance and a HEA.
★★★★★ Adaline @ Amazon.com “Not the warm and fuzzy you are used to but absolutely draws you in from the very first page,” August 26, 2014
I have to start out by saying I never give Breeder books a chance. Ever. The snippets I’ve read in the past were harsh and cold and the women seemed to show no emotion but when Natasha Knight shared her excerpt during the Sci Spanks hop something strange happened. I HAD to know about Rowan. Why was she being punished so harshly? How could she stand to be publically humiliated? What made her tick? Who was this girl?
Rowan is one of the few women who are able to make babies to carry on existence but is treated worse than a slave. Her only responsibility once she comes of age is to get pregnant and deliver more breeders. Don’t think on the heart wrenching trauma of having your baby ripped out of your arms in eight weeks because breeders don’t have feelings. They are not real. They don’t have emotions. At least that is what this world is taught.
Enter Silas. Gruff. Mean. HUGE. (And after a while kind of sweet but shhhh! You have to scratch that top layer of grime off the top to see the polish below) I admit I played the, do I like you this chapter game with him but he won me over. Yes, he confused Rowan for most of the book but we find out it’s because he is very conflicted about his sense of duty to protect his village versus his need to protect Rowan as his. Once you start to see his motivations you side with him even more unless you can’t get past his exterior and a few harsh punishments. One of my favorite scenes (aside from the waterfall – brilliant!) is in the very beginning when you see him wrestling in his mind with how Rowan is being examined and treated with the stories and information he has been told about breeders. This is the start of it all. He locks his eyes on hers and knows there is more to her.
Rowan is an incredible character and I don’t have enough words to explain her depth. I love the descriptions of her physical self including her eyes as well as her resolve. She has a sense to do the right thing even if it places her life in danger or goes against an order. She constantly tests Silas but in a more curious type of fashion as she has never had positive attention except for very early in her life. I draw this only from the brief descriptions of the time with her mother and special moments with her friends (other breeders) Her sense of values, morals, the way she plans, paired with her vast knowledge of herbs and such make her very well rounded even with the unfortunate situations she gets caught in.
I sincerely hope we will see her again, I truly felt like I was with her every step of the way, letting her know things would be okay, and she would get through it. The environment is drawn perfectly for you and draws you in so you can’t help but feel everything going on. This is the good (eating fruit, intimacy, sexual moments, ect) as well as the bad (punishments, exams, and so on) If you have ever considered reading about a world where breeders are the norm but have been turned off in the past this is the book for you. Natasha paints a view through Rowan’s eyes that captures you all the way until the very end. I also loved the HEA that balances out the terrible struggles and challenges both Rowan and Silas endured. Five strong stars for a very strong story.
Please note this is not the warm and fuzzy you are used to by this author but this is real and deep and absolutely gripping. I hope we see a similar theme very soon from Ms. Knight.
★★★★★ Tara Finnegan @ Amazon.com “Given To The Savage – A gripping read,” August 22, 2014
I want to start off with a warning – This book is not for the faint hearted. But if you like BDSM/punishment/humiliation on the darker side then you will LOVE it.
In a post apocalyptic world, most humans have lost the ability to breed except for the chosen few. The chosen few, although valuable chattels become little more than slaves to the authorities to be used and abused. It is believed that their ability to breed somehow makes them devoid of emotion.
Rowan, like the other breeders does feel, very deeply and we get a wonderful connection with her thoughts, feelings and fears.In spite of her awful lot in life, she is spirited.
As a punishment for a crime she didn’t commit, she is subjected to the most brutal and humiliationg of punishments, then given on loan to a “savage’.
After a bad start, the savage proves to be way more humble and humane than the establishment, and Rowan’s future is in his firm but loving hands. A gripping read.
★★★★★ Megan Michaels @ Amazon.com “Don’t Miss This One,” August 24, 2014
I was so excited for this book to come out–what an amazing book. We, avid fans of Natasha Knight, count down the days to her books and when one comes out–everything is put on hold until we can finish it. This one was no different. I couldn’t put it down!! Natasha did not disappoint with this book. It is HAWT!!! The medical play was amazing and done so well. The spankings are what we expect from her–hot as hell!! I love dark novels and this one did not disappoint. I am hoping she will do more along this line, she definitely has a talent for weaving a dark story that draws you in and makes you fall in love with the characters.
I loved Rowan, despite the torture and ill treatment she had a spunk and fire to her. Her spirit was strong in spite of everything. Silas was firm, but he had a very soft side of the savage is wonderfully shown.
Absolutely wonderful book. Here’s to hoping for more like it from Natasha!!
★★★★★ Kristin @ Amazon.com “spanking, action and sexy savages,” August 24, 2014
Wow! I think I have read every single one of Natasha’s stories and I think this one is one of my favorites. I read this book in a little under six hours straight. It was that addicting! I was hooked from the first page. Rowan is someone we can all relate with but what she goes through is something spectacular. It’s a whole new world that Natasha created perfectly.
The chemistry between Rowan and Silas is explosive. They both had their own reasons for everything happening and in the end well… I won’t spoil it for you but there are quite a few more explosions in the story as the breeder and the savage get to know each other further.
I loved this story and would LOVE to see more of Rowan and Silas. Natasha sets fire to the pages of the story as it heats up with intense spankings and sexy scenes. Fantastic story! Highly recommend for those who love action and sexy savages who want to spank you.
★★★★★ SH @ Amazon.com “Click and buy, you will be so glad you did :),” August 23, 2014
I read a ton of books and I have a very select list of authors that I know, without a doubt, will provide me with a fantastic reading experience with a well written book with a plot that will intrigue me and keep me turning the pages and Ms. Knight is in the top 5 on my list. It is a well deserved place and if you read this book you will definitely understand why I feel so strongly about this. I absolutely loved everything about this book….I mean really… who wouldn’t love an action packed, steamy HOT romance with strong, memorable characters and a well executed plot with so much detail you feel as if you are observing not just reading?! Quit reading here and buy the book, you will regret it if you don’t! I received this book from Stormy Night Publications as an Advanced Reader Copy.
★★★★★ Renee @ Amazon.com “Absolute homerun with this book!!! Best one yet.”, August 22, 2014
This story was wonderfully engaging and gripping. Ms. Knight’s books just continue to get better and better. The battle that Silas had with himself over Rowen and his feelings was so well described that you almost felt like you were watching it happen. The descriptions of the breeders life was detailed, gritty and real feeling (even though we know it is a fictional story). You could almost feel her embarrassment and shame. Loved the fact that both characters were rebels at heart. Their defiance against the accepted way of their world built in a lot of intrigue and interest. This was a story that I could not put down. A must read if you like Natasha Knight’s work or are looking for a darker, bdsm story with a hea.
★★★★★ Lynn H @ Amazon,com “A great new book by one of my favorite erotic romance authors!”, August 22, 2014
Natasha Knight did it again with Given to the Savage. (His to Breed). If you are a reader that likes intense public punishment scenes, medical examinations and intimate relationships between complex characters, you will love this book. Both characters were thrown together with so much out of their control. They not only made the most of it, but it was fun to see their relationship grow closer. Great, hot read with a fabulous HEA for characters you find yourself rooting for from the first page.