Review: Untouched

Posted April 4, 2012 by Gikany-Una in 3.5 stars, Paranormal Romance, Rating B, Reviews Tags: , , ,

Author: Sara Humphreys  
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Amoveo Legend #2
ISBN: #9781402258466
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Publisher

About the book:

      From the outside, Kerry Smithson appears to have it all — beauty, brains, money, and fame. However, Kerry harbors a crippling secret. One touch will tell her your deepest secrets and cause her mind-numbing pain. Adept at avoiding even the lightest of touches, isolation and loneliness has become her way of life. However, her world is turned upside down from the moment she encounters the disarmingly handsome Dante Coltari. Little does she know that Dante harbors a secret of his own. One that would change the course of their lives and intertwine their fates, forever.

What G & U are talking about:

      Untouched was a well-woven and nicely paced story.  Gikany and Una enjoyed this second novel in the Amoveo Legacy.  It has some humor and very touching moments.  The action and mystery were a pleasant addition to the romance and we are already discussing whose story is next.
      Dante and Kerry make a wonderful couple.  They are able to laugh at not only themselves but also each other.  There is only one moment that we found frustrating: Dante goes through the mating ceremony without telling Kerry.  Once complete, she asks him what he said…and she finds out they are mated.  This really bothered us. It does, however, go with her snarky comments throughout the story that refer to Dante as a Neanderthal.  We just felt that Kerry should have been a little more upset, or angry about his actions.
      We enjoyed seeing Malcom and Sam again and enjoyed their part in this story.  Although we are not sure of the next pairing, we hope to see more of Malcom, Sam, Kerry and Dante in the next book.  We would love to see Kerry meet Dante’s family.  We would have enjoyed seeing it here, but can understand that it wouldn’t have been able to be inserted seamlessly.
      While looking back at the overall story arc, we thought it may have dragged a little, but we still enjoyed the story.  The twist of the “big bad” and the involvement of some of the new characters were interesting.  The mythology is still very fascinating and enjoyable.  Although the ending is a bit vague and wide open, we do look forward to the next novel in this Amoveo series.

Their Rating:

Liked it – recommend (B+)
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5 responses to “Review: Untouched

  1. Hi Gals–Thanks for taking the time to review Untouched. I’m glad you enjoyed Dante and Kerry’s story. Untamed–the third book in the series- is about William and Layla…the photographer from Kerry’s shoot. She’s a ball of fire and poor, uptight William is baffled by her. Their story will be out in November. Thanks again.

  2. Thanks for the great review! This is a new to me author and I’m going to have to check her out! I’m a bit weird… I have to start at the beginning of series so I’m definitely going to look at Unleased 🙂

  3. Una

    Thank you, Ms. Humphreys! We look forward to reading it (we love William!). It’ll be great to watch him puzzle over her and squirm.

    Erin – it’s very much well worth reading from the beginning. You get a better connection to the characters, especially since they are reoccuring. Hope you enjoy!

  4. […] Posted by Gikany-Una on Nov 9, 2012 in 4 stars, paranormal romance, Rating A, reviews | 1 comment | Tags: Amoveo Legend, G-U Review, Sara Humphreys, Sourcebooks Untamed Author: Sara Humphreys  Release Date: Nov. 6, 2012 Publisher: Sourcebooks The Amoveo Legend #3 ISBN: #978-1402258497 Genre: Paranormal Romance Format(s): Paperback (320 pgs), e-book Book Source: Publisher About the book:       The Amoveo are an ancient race who’ve lived secretly among humans for thousands of years. They are beautiful and incredibly strong but their race is extremely fragile–each has until the age of 30 to find their soul mate, before their bodies start to die a slow, painful death.        Layla Nickelsen has spent her life running from a mate she didn’t choose, until William Fleury finally confronts her. Normally stoic and unemotional, William finds himself befuddled by Layla: his growing feelings for her and his driving need to protect her. And Layla has to admit that William might be everything she’s always wanted after all… What G & U are talking about:       Untamed is the third installment in the Amoveo Legend.  Gikany and Una feel it is the best book so far in the series and eagerly look toward the next books with the cliffhanger ending of Untamed.       The story begins with our uptight hero William (he makes Cameron from Ferris Buller’s Day Off look spontaneous and flexible) trying to reach his elusive mate in the dream realm. However, Layla is not like our previous hybrids.  She knows what she is and, because of her upbringing, has absolutely NO interest in an amoveo mate…especially an arrogant, three-piece suit wearing, stick-in-the-mud William.  However as the story progresses, they find that fate may know exactly what it is doing bringing the stubborn and free spirited Layla and stoic William together.       The most engaging and enthralling aspect of Untamed is the struggle between William learning to let Layla be her own person and Layla having the courage to let someone in. Although there is quite of lot of yes and no, two steps forward four steps back… it still moves and is not as tedious as most novels would be.  The couple, through their dancing, grow both as individuals and as a couple.  There is a true sense of growth and maturation as well as give and take between them. We really respect the pace of their courtship along with the mystery of the person who threatened Layla’s childhood home.       The last and most wonderful aspect Untamed is our shocking cliffhanger ending.  Although the couple’s story arc is resolved (quite wittily and satisfactorily), the overall story are of the Amoveo and the Purists explodes.  Gikany and Una cannot wait to read the next novel, just to find out where the battle lines are drawn.  During the course of the ending of the novel… we are introduced to several other characters.  We have our suspicions of whose story is next… but we aren’t going to spoil you with our speculations.  Gikany and Una would rather have you catch up to us and leave us a message.       While researching for this review, we discovered a novella that occurs during this novel’s time period.  Needless to say, we are going to download and read it.  Please look for our review of it later, as well as the next feature length novel in the Amoveo Legend series.  If you are looking for a very unique paranormal romance series, you should really pick up on this series, it’s definitely worth it. But do yourself a huge favor, do not start with Untamed, but begin with the first novel Unleashed. Their Rating: Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)     Purchase Info: Untamed (The Amoveo Legend #3) Reviews in the Series: Unleashed (Book #1) Untouched (Book #2) […]