Friday, August 29

Review: The Viper by Kele Moon

Title: The Viper
By: Kele Moon
Series: Untamed Hearts #1
My Copy: Ebook from Author
Book Whisperer's Rating: 

Marcos Rivera is a fighter. A gang member. Someone who has seen the dark side of humankind and survived. He has lost family and gained enemies. He has stolen cars and destroyed hearts, stripping one for money and the other for pleasure. His past is haunted and his future is bleak.

Until her.

Katie Foster is a high school history teacher. Smart, strong, and sexy. She is a woman Marcos shouldn’t want. Shouldn’t touch. Shouldn’t love. He met her in Garnet, a backwards, hick town that’s the last place in the world he wants to be, but he finds himself going back for a taste of the forbidden.

Katie represents all that is good in the world, and Marcos knows he’s nothing but trouble for her perfect life. He fights and he screws. He commits crimes and he breaks the rules. He will never change and he will never escape his gang lifestyle.

Or can he?

What happens when two different people from two very different walks of life risk it all by giving into the passion that threatens to consume both of them? Can a woman who only knows how to play it safe give her heart to a man who lives hard and loves harder?

Will she survive The Viper?

This is the Kele Moon writing that I am talking about!  Marcos was absolutely sexy, raw, and all around perfection.  His late night encounter (no, not that kind – get your mind out of the gutter) with Katie starts off this wonderful ride between the two of them.

Marcos is trouble wrapped up in trouble.  He’s a gang member, a thief, a murder, but he has an innate goodness about him. He’s protective, he’s sweet, and he can kick someone’s butt when needed. When Katie, the sweet high school teacher, tries to contact him after the wreck, Marco comes back to her sleepy town to get her to stop and then he realizes that it is going to be harder than he thought.

Both characters have this wonderful integrity about them, almost honest to a fault.  It was almost like they spoke in pure honestly the entire time.

I loved how Marcos spoke in Spanish when he was particularly passionate about something and I loved that Katie had him translate it throughout the book.  It made me feel as if it was a sweet connection between them.

Moon wrote a darker past than I was expecting with Marcos and his family.  It was quite surprising to find out that this book wasn’t all about the romance; it was about both characters really digging down and fighting for their freedom. 

I hope the next book in this series comes out soon and I am curious to know who it is about…I have my suspicions. 

1 comment:

Kele Moon said...

Thank you!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and took part in the tour!!



P.S. Chuito's book is next!