I can't say that I love this book -- but it was entertaining and would make for a decent companion on a long trip. The premise started out interesting and I was looking forward to some hot action with perhaps a bit of action and suspense thrown in. There certainly was a lot of action, but I never really felt drawn into the story or the characters. Partially because I found it really hard to relate to how Jessy and Kevin fell so easily into having sex in front of people who were threatening to kill them, especially when Jessy had apparently been lusting after Conrad for the longest time, and partially because I never quite understood just why Larry was so fixated on kidnapping them. The way the story was split up into three sections broke up the flow quite a bit, and I thought the titling of the sections was a bit gratuitous. I'm not even going to go into how everything just suddenly seemed to fall into place afterwards in terms of Jessy's career smacked of too much deus ex machina. 

Still, it was a pleasant read and passed the time. I liked how it was a really long novel, it seems that many authors are going the route of the short story or the as-short-as-it-can-be-and-still-be-a-novel novel and I liked how I could just sink into it and not come out for a while.

Book Blurb for Animals

Genre: Erotic Suspense

Length: Novel Plus

Humans are animals.

When three biologists are captured in the remote woods of northern New Hampshire and forced to make pornographic videos, they are surprised by their own response—biology overrides fear and inhibition and primal desire takes over. When they escape and resume their normal lives, they find the animal passions they conjured are not so easily forgotten.

Even though it was the young intern, Kevin, that Jessy was forced to be with during their captivity, it’s Conrad she’s crazy about, and has been since he took over the job as the fisheries crew foreman. After a summer of watching his gorgeous 6’5” body keep a cool distance, Jessy hopes the abduction has opened his eyes. Maybe he'll finally be ready to give a relationship a try.

But their kidnappers are not happy with the way their three porn stars ran away. Just when Jessy’s aimless existence seems to be finding focus—on Conrad—she finds herself the target of more dangerous games.

Humans are animals. And sometimes...they're prey.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable. Dubious Consent, ménage in dream sequence, violence (included attempted rape), voyeurism. 

Night Owl Reviews Oct, 2009 3.00