I received this ARC of Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Anthropologists Moira gets the opportunity to work with an individual who will need to assimilate into a culture that has been lost to him. Zach has lived among an Amazonian tribe for years and doesn’t know anything else. Moira is hired to bring Zach back to the states and introduce him to the unknown, but Zack rejects anything that is different. He tests Moira at every turn, unwilling to give in.
Zach and Moira’s relationship quickly becomes intense. There is an attraction between them, which sizzles throughout the novel.
I really thought the concept of the novel was very original and I was intrigued by the idea. I felt like it was too convenient that language wasn’t a barrier for Zack. His assimilation into a culture that he has been apart from for years seemed too easy. It didn’t feel like Zach struggled, apart from not feeling like he belonged. It just needed something more for it to be a great story.