Title:Untamed (Heath & Violet)
Author :Callie Harper
Release date:23rd May 2016
Rating : 3 Stars
Blurb :

There’s a massive, ripped mountain man named Heathcliff. He’s brooding, bearded, and sexy as hell. Then there’s city girl Violet, a TV producer hungry for a hit show. You’d best not get in the way of her Louboutin heels or make her chip her nails. They both have secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re having even more trouble keeping their hands off of each other. When Violet’s reality show “Hot Off the Grid” starts filming in Heath’s tiny Vermont town, what could possibly go wrong?

All I want is life out of the spotlight. I’m 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. She’s exactly the high-maintenance, gold-digging type I’ve 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 network’s 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 ’em big. Crazy big, if you know what I mean, ladies. There’s this guy. Just thinking about him, I’ve got to stop for a second and fan myself. I’d tell him to get lost only I can’t seem to form words around him other than “yes,” “‘more,” and “I’m going to…Oh!” It must be the orgasms melting my brain. He’s nothing like the type of guy I’m after, believe me, and once I’ve wrapped up this deal I’m never looking back. At least that’s what I’m telling myself. But each time he touches me I can’t remember my name, let alone my sales pitch. And I’m starting to realize that if I seal this deal and get my big win, we might both have a lot to lose.
Review :

Before I read Untamed (Heath & Violet) by Callie Harper I already read “Undone” 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 “misplaced” 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 – 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 … So I guess – looking back it was my first 3 chapter rule that mad up my mind about this book.
Actually the story gets more “real” as it continues and the reader can start getting a feel out of both of them – 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 ….
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.
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