Sunday, July 6

Review: Untamed by Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese

Title: Untamed
By: Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese
Series: Untamed #1
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BookWhisperer's Review:

Rich, beautiful, and wild, Reagan McKinley has everything she needs...but nothing that she wants. That is, until she spends one hot night in the arms of sexy, unbridled Dare Wilde.

She's a girl trapped in a rigid world she desperately wants to escape, and he's an untamed artist with an attitude, hell-bent on freeing her—body, mind, and soul. But Reagan's life is not her own, and Dare is not welcome in it. She can't include him in her carefully-controlled, extremely public lifestyle...and yet she cannot give him up.

Will a shared passion for art—and, increasingly, each other—be enough to keep them together? Or will it be the thing that ultimately tears them apart?

When I first started this book, I didn’t like Reagan; in fact, I didn’t like her at all!  There was something about her that made me want to roll my eyes at her poor, pitiful, rich-girl problems (I know, that sounds mean.)  Her family is beyond rich, completely fake, runs Reagan’s life, and has no amount of love whatsoever for anyone besides money and power.  This makes Reagan crave numbness and the only way she knows how to feel numb is to drink, do drugs, and have sex and when she locks eyes with Dare one night at a club, Reagan knows he can take that numbness away. 

However, Dare is different.  He has an entirely new outlook on life since his past has been so screwed up.  Reagan and Dare’s multiple encounters start showing Reagan that there is more to life than the feelings that drugs, sex, and booze can give.  Dare’s presence makes her start feeling more real and that is when Reagan’s character really starts to show. Reagan also realizes what it is like to live in the life of Dare; what his past was and what his future is haunted with.  She sees that he struggles just like she does, but in a completely different way.  Dare gives Reagan stability, love, calmness, and his protection while Reagan introduces Dare’s art to the public. 

Green and Reese took a character that I was starting to despise and turned her into a solid, growing character that I started to root for.

And then it happens…Green and Reese went and broke my heart.  Now I have to read the rest of the series in hopes that they can help mend it back together.

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