Just that word - Uncivilized - goes a long way to tell us how utterly hot and naughty the whole concept of this book is. Then the cover will strike us down for good.
From a totally fictional and dreamy point of view, how can we resist a man bent on submitting a woman to his pleasure? A man that comes right from the Amazon jungle and has to relearn social rules, civilization's restraints? Hardly.
And harder still it is to teach him manners in the bedroom. Though there's no bedroom for him. Only our knees on the floor, his hand on our back. Then... total oblivion. Torrid eroticism. Tempting controversy.
Mind you, this novel is not only hot reading material (which is pretty obvious for that brain-melting cover), it's also a good story with a well-developed and emotional plot where the main characters shine.
Zach was lost in the jungle after his parents' accident. When his godfather finally finds out his whereabouts and proposes his return, he's led back to Chicago accompanied by anthropologist Moira. Their class is instantaneous, and highly explosive. It was amazing!!
I really enjoyed the alternating chapters with Zach's and Moira's perspective. They show their distinct ideas and expectations, and each relate different scenes that are dripping with interesting angles and, especially, hotness. So much wild, sexy hotness.
Because as soon as their eyes meet, a challenge is born.
He wants her to yield to him, she wants to help him adjust to the world. The fun is all in how they try to get what they want without giving in.
Even though the sexy games and challenge are wonderfully arousing, and at times hilarious, I also relished all the details about Zach coming back to western society. It was fun but also sweet, and enlightening. Like his reaction to You Tube or how he remembers something special about his lost childhood with his dead parents. He has to learn many things, his natural curiosity leading him to the most intimate topics such as varied ways of kissing. And other things...
On the other hand, Moira is a warm woman. She appreciates the pleasurable implications of her liaison with this erotic man, but she also craves some feeling in their intimacy. It was painful to see how she battles her growing feelings for him while considering what's best for Zach in terms of his nature and his adjustment. I wanted them to connect so badly!
Yes, I enjoyed how Zach struggles with his memories of his old home, how he resists bonding with his godfather or his lack of control over Moira. The episode where he reminisces his upbringing with the caraican tribe in Brazil is very touching.
To me, it was all very interesting, believable, and well interspersed with the steamy scenes which grow in meaning every time they happen with scorching detail. And it was amazingly frustrating when tragedy strikes and their relationship seems doomed.
Actually, Uncivilized is a beautiful, deep, meaningful romance that touches on many aspects on how two completely different people fall in love and the challenges they have to face to be together.
A fantastic read, I loved it all the way to the fulfilling end. Dear Sawyer Bennet, you have an unconditional fan in me now!
About the Author
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a
nominal amount of milk chocolate.