Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Review of Untamed by Brenda K. Davies

UntamedUntamed by Brenda K. Davies
The Vampire Awakenings Series #3
Publication Date: December 27, 2014
Genres: Paranormal, Romance

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His entire life Ethan has been keeping his more violent urges a secret from his family. They all think he is just antisocial, what they don’t know is that every day he struggles not to give into his growing desire to kill. Looking to escape for just a little bit and hoping that a change of scenery will help him, he agrees to join Isabelle and Stefan in Bermuda.
What he doesn’t expect is for Emma to walk into his life and change it in ways that he had never anticipated. Just when he finally begins to find some peace in his life, a dangerous threat from Emma’s past arrives. Ethan is willing to do anything to keep Emma safe, even if it means giving into the brutality that he’s spent his entire life fighting against. Giving in a little though, may mean giving in for forever, if he is unable to bring himself back from the darkness that has always enticed him. ***Due to mature content and language this book is recommended for readers 18+*** The first book in this series, Awakened, is free. Each book in this series is a stand alone novel.

My Review: 3 1/2 stars
Emma is the typical American college student faced with a good-looking vampire Ethan who offers her a choice; mortal life without him or immortal life with him as a soul mate.  There’s a bad ex in the mix too, so Emma’s faced with danger and having to make a quick choice.

When I started reading this, I thought I’d read it before. Then I realized it was part of a story arc belonging to Passionate Bites: Hot Tales of Vampire Romance which is listed as a book by this author under a different name.

There’s a lot going for this story: it’s nicely written, the characters are engaging and there’s a workable plot.  If I were 18 I think I’d love it.  As I’m not, it was a bit too full of teenage angst for me.  Parts of it really dragged and I found myself skipping a lot of kissing scenes.

All in all it’s a fun story, nicely crafted, and I’d recommend it as an afternoon’s read. I’d give it a 3.5 so I’ll round up.

Also In the Series...

Awakened Book 1Destined Book 2

About the Author

Brenda K. DaviesBrenda loves to write adult paranormal and historical romantic fiction. When not with family, or out with friends, she's happy at home in Mass. with her husband, and energetic puppy Loki. She is currently working on the third Vampire Awakenings book and has a historical romance coming out later this summer.

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