Savage Love by Riley Storm – A Book Review

Posted May 11, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reviews / 1 Comment

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Savage Love

(House of Canis – Book 1)

by Riley Storm
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Paranormal Shifter Romance

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

A bit mundane, not to mention confusing in places, but overall a good shifter romance.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Things are spinning wildly out of control for wolf shifter Lucien and House Canis. With the old clashing against the new, the time to choose sides has come. Lucien is confident he’s on the right side, but the battles ahead will test his strength, his conviction and his willpower. And it will leave him beaten, bloody and half-unconscious on the doorstep of the woman he wants to claim as his mate.

Alison Eaton never expected to see Lucien again. Now he’s appeared at her door in the middle of a storm, barely clinging to life. Letting him into her life again won’t be easy for a woman used to hardening herself against abandonment. Although he might have been a workplace fling before, as soon as she drags him inside, it becomes clear things are different between them. Very different.

What Alison doesn’t know is that by opening the door to Lucien, she will also be opening a new chapter in her life. One where she’ll be forced to forget her past, open herself up to others, and—for once in her life—trust they won’t abandon her. It’s tough, and full of surprises, but is it worth the risk? Because for every man like Lucien who believes in a cause, there’s another who’ll follow any orders, including ones that will put Alison directly in harm’s way…


I’m on the fence. I liked it, but the FMC annoyed me a bit too often and the MMC did too. 🤷‍♀️ Maybe it was just me though, and maybe reading the other books set in this world would shed light on this volatile political situation – THAT was confusing as all get out.


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type

HEA within series.


NC-17 (You know…. the supposedly REAL rating of X-Rated fare….)


  • Decent third person with generous and well placed use of multiple POV.
  • Interesting enough to keep going.
  • Side Characters steal and hold the show.


  • Very confusing in action and world building.
  • Did they meet in a previous book?
  • I get her past, but damn, that is one insecure and whiney woman.
  • Some editing issues. Who’s Jessica?
  • Memory plot device….. ugh, no. Just no.


3.5 out of 5 Stars

It has it’s issues, but this is still a decent shifter romance and perfect for those already enveloped in this complicate world via a previous series.

Published April 12th, 2019

316 Pages

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