Author: Sara Humphreys
Release Date: Nov. 6, 2012
The Amoveo Legend #3
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.
Enjoyed – strongly recommend (A-)
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