Thursday, March 22, 2012

Untouched (The Amoveo Legend #2) by Sara Humphreys

The Amoveo are shape-shifting animal clans who live secretly among humans and must find their pre-destined soul mate while avoiding the enemy that seeks to destroy them all.  
Beautiful plus-size model Kerry Smithson appears to have it all, but inside she harbors a crippling secret and avoids all physical contact. Until she encounters gorgeous Dante Coltari, an Amoveo shifter. In her, he believes he has finally found his life mate. But how does he convince her...and keep her safe?

HA! Just when you thought I wouldn't do it again... I did it again. I read out of order. I didn't realize that it was #2 but with this book, I wasn't lost and I could connect with the characters easily. I think that has mostly to do with each book presenting a couple within the Amoveo legend. However, I do want to read the first so I'm introduced properly with everyone.

This book is Dante and Kerry's story. Kerry has a gift or as she sees it a curse. She has only been able to get close to a couple of people her entire life. Otherwise she is inundated with feelings and images from anyone she touches. Plus, it hurts her physically. Sam, her best friend is the only one she is willing to touch because it doesn't hurt. She is surprised when it happens again, this time with the smexy Dante.

The story of Dante and Kerry seemed to move a bit too fast for me. I enjoyed their back and forth but the romance seemed a bit rushed because of Kerry being so crippled by her past experiences. However, I still found the two a lot of fun to read. I think that is mainly because Kerry was no shrinking violet.

There is a lot of action and a bit of a mystery as to why and who is trying to come between the two of them. You also know that this vendetta goes beyond just the couple and encompasses all the couples. It involves prejudices because the couples are "mixed". Not exactly in race, but species. Kerry and her best friend Sam are not full-blooded Amoveo, but mixed with human DNA. I kinda liked that twist in the stories.

I give this book 3 1/2 stars. It is a fun PNR and the men are quite smexy. I am looking forward to the next (and the first) installment of the Amoveo Legends.
I was given this eARC from Sourcebooks and NetGalley. No compensation for my review was given.


First book:
Amoveo Legend #1
Unleashed
What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...

Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...
 
And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...

15 comments:

  1. Okay, this reading out of order business must stop! You know they put them in sequence for a reason!! Just kidding. If you can follow the story then more power to you! He certainly is smexy. Please make him your book boyfriend. I'd love to see what you come up with for him this next week. Between you and Missie and Jenny I could drool all day! This is a unique sounding race. Sorry it was a homerun (no puns intended) but at least it was pretty good. I suspect they'll get better as they go!

    Heather

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    1. They put them in sequence so I know where to start... in the middle! ;)

      Hm... have a couple of candidates for bb. A twofer?

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  2. A plus-sized model? Unusual enough but especially in this genre. I'm so glad to here this.

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    1. She still read thin to me. Curves, but thin. *shrugs*

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  3. You are so funny Melissa, you end up in the middle of a series more often than anyone else I know. It's uncanny really. Glad you weren't as confused by this series as you were the one from yesterday!

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    1. Na, I think it was because each pairing has their own story. Luckily for me. ;)

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  4. you make me smile when I read your first sentence. It's easier with paranormal romance I think. Hopefully! I hope you'll enjoy the first one as well. I think the synopsis sounds more appealing. thanks for the review!

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    1. *giggles* Yep, you are right... easier with PNR. I think the first will be good. Even though I already know what happens. :D

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  5. That is the great thing with pnr, you can start in the middle and not be lost :)

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  6. I thought you hadn't done that for a while! Still Blodeuedd is right, it usually doesn't matter too much with paranormal romance books - glad you like the book - I not heard of it before...

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  7. Yeah, I didn't expect your reading out of order nonsense to stop. Glad you didn't let us down. :P

    Good thing that it worked this time, but how will you ever learn if it keeps working? *sighs* I'm going to have to go talk to those book people. They are encouraging you! LOL

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  8. You and this reading out of order. But it works for you too! Well, most of the time. lol. Glad you enjoyed this one. :D

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  9. How did I miss this series? I want to have those books for the covers alone!

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  10. Hmm,I totally into shape shifting creatures leaving amongst us humans! IT sounds great., And good to know that you didn't get confused!

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  11. I love that the heroine is plus-size...I'll try not to hold the fact that she's a model too against her :)

    You're on a reading out of order roll!

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