Title:Untamed (Heath & Violet)
Author :Callie Harper
Release date:23rd May 2016
Rating : 3 Stars
Thereâs a massive, ripped mountain man named Heathcliff. Heâs brooding, bearded, and sexy as hell. Then thereâs city girl Violet, a TV producer hungry for a hit show. Youâd best not get in the way of her Louboutin heels or make her chip her nails. They both have secrets theyâre trying to hide. Theyâre having even more trouble keeping their hands off of each other. When Violetâs reality show “Hot Off the Grid” starts filming in Heathâs tiny Vermont town, what could possibly go wrong?
All I want is life out of the spotlight. Iâm up here in my cabin in the woods and I like it that way. No one knows who I am and no one cares.
Then she shows up, strutting along in heels with her long, sexy legs, tossing around her silky, golden hair and smelling like vanilla and honey. It should be easy to ignore her. Sheâs exactly the high-maintenance, gold-digging type Iâve steered clear of my whole life. The only problem is the blisteringly hot sex. Melt down the cabin, end winter and start spring sex. Other than that, I see no reason that my life is going to change at all.
Where even is Vermont? When I got the call to scout the location for our networkâs next reality show, I seriously had to pull out Google Maps.
When I first got there, I was counting the hours until I convinced those country bumpkins to sign away all their privacy for the next six months. Funny thing about these rural places, though. They grow âem big. Crazy big, if you know what I mean, ladies. Thereâs this guy. Just thinking about him, Iâve got to stop for a second and fan myself. Iâd tell him to get lost only I canât seem to form words around him other than âyes,â ââmore,â and âIâm going toâ¦Oh!â It must be the orgasms melting my brain. Heâs nothing like the type of guy Iâm after, believe me, and once Iâve wrapped up this deal Iâm never looking back. At least thatâs what Iâm telling myself. But each time he touches me I canât remember my name, let alone my sales pitch. And Iâm starting to realize that if I seal this deal and get my big win, we might both have a lot to lose.
Before I read Untamed (Heath & Violet) by Callie Harper I already read âUndoneâ by this author so I knew I would most probably like her writing style. And I was right on that account.
But in direct comparison to Undone I feel that Untamed was missing out in transmitting the feelings to the reader. In order to like a book I must be able to feel alongside with the leading characters and this is where I was facing problems with this book.
The story itself is solid and well written so there are no complains on that matter. The characters are interesting and well developed so this was also not the problem. Recognizing this I am left with my missing connection and no way to explain it.
Diving into the story I could already tell that the authors attempt to introduce Violet as âmisplacedâ Heath surrounding might lead to a problem with me, because I am kind of fast making up my mind (3 chapter rule is what I call it) and I do not like the type of woman she was introduced as.
When a book starts of with a character feeling off to me â it really needs hard work to get the story back on track for me.
Heath on the other hand was not really brooding or a mountain man in my eyes, he was by far to nice and open for that in the beginning â¦ So I guess â looking back it was my first 3 chapter rule that mad up my mind about this book.
Actually the story gets more ârealâ as it continues and the reader can start getting a feel out of both of them â and from the middle to the end it becomes quite good. But for me and my very personal opinion the beginning is (together with the end) on of the most important points in a book and if that does not draw me in â¦.
As I liked the other books by this author I will naturally pick up her next again if the blurb appeals to me because not every book is for every reader even though he likes the author.