Also in this series: Unleashed
Series: The Amoveo Legend, #2
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 3rd 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Spooks, Howls and Fangs Readings Challenge
SHE SHOULD BE SEEN, BUT NEVER TOUCHED...
Kerry Smithson's modeling career ensures that she will be admired from afar, which is essential since mere human touch sparks blinding pain and terrifying visions.
EVERY GOOD MODEL NEEDS A HEAVENLLY BODYGUARD...
Dante Coltari is hired to protect Kerry from those who know who she is - or more importantly what she is - and want her dead because of it. Nothing could have prepared him for the challenge of keeping her safe. But, strangely, his lightest touch brings her exquisite pleasure rather than pain, and Dante and Kerry have an otherwordly connection that might just pull them through.
Kerry Smithson’s career as a model is growing and her reputation has been gaining popularity. But Kerry is hiding a painful secret, she suffers from horrible visions and experiences intense pain when touching other human beings. The only time she hasn’t felt pain is with her best friend Samantha. But with recent events surrounding Samantha and her new husband Malcom, Kerry is in danger too. Because of her past and her true identity. So Malcolm’s close friend is to be her bodyguard and protection. Dante Coltri is a Amoveo, from the fox clan. Dante also runs a profitable business and is sent to protect Kerry, a woman he knows to be his mate. His job is to protect her and show her what she means to him without scaring her off. But there is an enemy, within their own people, who views Kerry and Samantha as unclean because they are mixed blood and to be destroyed. Kerry and Dante join forces but their enemy is crafty and cunning and might destroy all of them
Dante Soltari, has been searching for his mate all of his life. He knows that if he doesn’t find her he will die a painful death. He never thought that he would find his mate as a mixed blood but now that he has, he knows he must protect her at all costs. Because some of his people believe in destroying anything that isn’t pure blood. But Dante refuses to let anything happen to Kerry.Dante is of the fox clan, and has his own crafty ways of protecting. I grew to love Dante and I had forgotten how much I loved him in the first book “Unleashed”. But seeing him as the main hero in this book was refreshing. He could be such an alpha male at times but what a delicious and sexy character he was. I really liked seeing the hidden depths to him. He does take his job to protect Kerry to a new level. He could be domineering and stubborn and liked having his own way. But he also could be tender, sweet and understanding and a good listener. He was the perfect match for Kerry, because he could be patient with her but also firm when it was needed.
Kerry has known since she was a little girl how different she was from everyone. How her parents practically rejected her because of her “gift” although Kerry has always looked at it as a curse more than a gift. It has only brought her pain and the loss of touch or affection except from her closest friend Samantha, because she learns that Samantha is just like her. Most people view Kerry as gorgeous but aloof and cold. An ice queen, but hardly anyone knows that Kerry is the exact opposite. She craves passion and to live a life she dreams of. Without fearing pain and horrible memories or thoughts from others. Kerry is a heroine you can like from the beginning. First off, she isn’t stick thin. She has curves but make them work for her in her modeling career. I admire character that use what they have and mold them into a dream and a career like Kerry does for herself. She is driven, independent and willful. But she is a fighting and I loved seeing how she toughs it out with Dante.
Plot and Story Line
In Untouched we have a story that pretty much continues from where we leave off from Unleashed. Now I read Unleashed quite some time ago, but Sara Humphreys touch base with what happened in the first book (so it can be read as a stand alone here) and I realized how much I love this author and the way she has written this world and these Amoveo people. The Amoveo is a large group of shifters, there are many different animal clans here. Our hero is from the fox clan and boy was that neat!! I have never read a shifter romance with a fox so I was intrigued by it for sure. And Dante makes for a sexy fox for sure. What was interesting about this book was the romance here. These two really have to work to get a good balance going in their relationship. I mean, they have some off the charts chemistry. But the intellectual and emotional aspects of their relationship really take some hard work. They both have strong personalities, both are driven and like to have things go their own way. Dante is overprotective (but he has good reasons for it) and Kerry is a bit reckless and spirited. I loved the way that Dante handles her, because it wasn’t too overbearing. He knows how real the threat is to Kerry but I do like that he doesn’t try to push Kerry into a cave and go all tarzan on her. Now what really impressed me with this book was the villain of the story. The author writes one that is mysterious and cunning and you don’t know the true identity until the very end. And I was blown away by the person behind it all. This book had me thrilled, excited, anxious and weak-kneed all at once!!! Another win for this author. I can’t wait for book three!!!
WHAT a cover…I just love it so much. I love the mix of colors with the hunky male…..yummy!!! Love the pecs, abs and tat!!
Untouched is a fiery hot romance that gives the reader a page turner to thrill and excite you from beginning to end!! A romantic stimulant to keep you going all night long.