Untamed by Sara Humphreys
The Amoveo are an ancient race who’ve lived secretly among humans for thousands of years. They are beautiful and incredibly strong but their race is extremely fragile–each has until the age of 30 to find their soul mate, before their bodies start to die a slow, painful death.
Layla Nickelsen has spent her life running from a mate she didn’t choose, until William Fleury finally confronts her. Normally stoic and unemotional, William finds himself befuddled by Layla: his growing feelings for her and his driving need to protect her. And Layla has to admit that William might be everything she’s always wanted after all…
Untamed by Sara Humphreys is the third book in The Amoveo Legend series. While I enjoyed this book, I didn’t enjoy it as much as the other books. There were a couple of reasons for that. The first and main reason i sthat one of the loose threads in Untouched is not resolved. In fact it’s not even mentioned and to me it’s a fairly big deal because it involves a main secondary character from the first two book. The second is that I just could not connect with the heroine, Layla.
There is no doubt that Layla has had a hard life. Her father was never in her life and her mother was a drug addict who couldn’t stay clean for her daughter. Layla was in and out of foster care until she luckily landed in the care of Rosie. This makes Layla very sensitive to her ability to make her own decisions. No one makes decisions for her. Just imagine what this whole pre-destined mate thing does to her. I can understand this whole scenario and how Layla might be a little touchy about someone making decisions for her. What I don’t understand is Layla’s over the top reactions to everything! She wore down my nerves quickly.
William was a bit of a sissy but I could see where he was coming from. He did anything he could for Layla to make her happy and she continually threw it in his face. Layla spent so much time in her own pity party that it never occurred to her that William may not want her either.
The Amoveo storyline progresses and there are some startling revelations made. William and Layla’s story was certainly not my favorite in the series, but I still look forward to the next chapter in the series.
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