Also in this series: Unleashed, Untouched (The Amoveo Legend, #2)
Series: The Amoveo Legend #3
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on November 6, 2012
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting
Source: Self Purchased
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...
Untamed is the third book in the Amoveo series. I have been meaning to read this series, I fell in love with book one over five years ago but when the series became freebies last year, I grabbed them all up because YEAH I am not going to resist that temptation. And I keep forgetting about it, but this series is just perfect to read around this time of year and after getting into Untamed I just knew that I needed to delve more into this world of the Amoveo Legend. Every time I read it, I just fall more in love with the way these books are written and so much plot development to make your head spin—in a verra good way of course.
Untamed starts out with our hero, William Fleury, who has a mate and he has been seeking her out in the dream realm which is normal for their people. He knows that she is gifted with a camera and a runner because she is running from him and she knows what she is which is not the norm for those that are considered to be hybrid. But William isn’t one to give up on something as special as a mating and only want to show his mate that there is nothing to be scared of.
Layla Nickelsen, is a special photographer that prefers scenery to people. She has a special gift, one of them include being able to sense emotions and impressions when she photographs people and it can sometimes be too much for her at times. But now her mate is trying to come to her in dreams and she fears the mating bond and so she returns to her home where she was raised. But she never planned on her mate following her to her home and endearing himself to her family. But William is stubborn and determined and refuses to give up on Layla. But William also wants Layla for more than a simply biological urge, he wants her heart and her mind. But there is an enemy that wants to destroy Layla and any hybrids out there in the world, but will revealing enemies prove to bring about a more dangerous plot?
I have to say that this book proved to be everything that I was hoping for and more. I just adored everything about it, and boy the plot that surrounds the romance is delightful. We learn so much more about the Amoveo world, the purists and their hatred for the Hybrids and a civil war that is brewing among their kind. I found this section of the book to be so fascinating and it only made me want to read the next book because WOW!!
“Fate or imprinting, or whatever the hell my people want to call it – none of that can make me love you.”
“I love you, Layla. I love your stubborn streak, the way you love Rosie, Raife, and Tati. I admire you desire for independence, and Lord knows, I love your moxie.”
The romance that develops between the two is slowly built within the story. I simply enjoyed the way that this author wrote this book. Layla needs the time to trust in William. She is a runner, and she is used to it. But her family makes her realize that she needs to face up to her fears and reservations and “take the bull by its horns” as it were and face up to the mating and give William a chance. It’s a slow turn around, Layla is used to living in a certain way so having to change take time for her to do it. But William is patient and good-humored about everything and considering he is a lawyer and prefers his suit and tie to a pair of jeans ….he has to learn some things too including how to live on a ranch and relax a bit more.
These aren’t super long books though, so they read pretty quickly and might not have quite as much depth (with only 300 pages) as say a 400-page book, however, this author writes these books so well that you rarely see the lack of depth at times. I really love how engaging the book turned out to be and I stayed up half the night reading it because I was engaged. I just couldn’t get enough of the plot lines, the characters that steal your heart and the swoon filled love story that jump out at the reader.
Overall I found Untamed to be a sexy filled page turner that has suspense, mystery, a civil war on the horizon and all the romance to satisfy any reader!!