Review: Untamed by Victoria Green, Jinsey Reese

Untamed (Untamed #1) - Victoria Green;Jinsey Reese

♥♥♥ 4.5 Amazeball Stars ♥♥♥

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'I didn't trust love. It had never done anything for me but give me false hope, mask manipulation, and break me(...)I was living a pretend life, all artificial happiness and forged feelings. And no one even noticed.'

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WOW...this novella was way more awesome than I had anticipated. It had me pretty much from the start until the very end. And after that cliffhanger, I can't wait to continue this series.

Reagan McKinley comes from a wealthy family full of false smiles and where behaving with utmost propriety is of importance. But that isn't who she is. Her only escape, the only way to numb herself is to use drugs, drink, and have sex. This is the part of her she can control and her parents know nothing about. All of that changes when she meets Dare Wilde. The moment their eyes meet there is this sexual tension between them, but it is quickly gone when Dare masks his emotions and shows disinterest towards her. Reagan loves a challenge, she wants him, so she will do whatever she can to have him in her bed...for just one night.

I really enjoyed this novella. I was intrigued by Reagan and how she behaved. It was awesome to read a book about a bad girl trying to get the guy. Their first encounter is intense and scorching hot!! This is what Reagan does, one night stands. But this guy changes things for her. Then there is another night, and another, and so forth. I totally didn't blame her for changing her ways.

Dare was an enigma and I wanted to know everything about him. He was an artist who loved painting and sketching. He was sexy, and alpha and amazing. Reagan is an art aficionado, so after finding something in common that they shared, the more they enjoyed hanging out with each other than just having sex. I loved seeing Reagan slowly fall in love with him. They both changed each other by supporting one another to be better.

Sure, there were a few times that the book was a bit slow for me, but those were very few. I was able to really connect to these characters and feel for the lives they grew up in. They both had their own family problems but together they could forget and build new lives for themselves. I thought the pace was great in which their relationship developed. You would think that because this is a short read that there wouldn't be enough time, but the authors did a great job with that.

I was gutted by the turn of events near the end. I absolutely loathe Reagan's family that I really can't express just how much so. It ended with a cliffhanger, so of course I just HAVE to read the next one. This has become a favourite of mine and if this book is any indication, the next installment will be awesome. I highly recommend this novella. It will be a part of a six novella series that I can't wait to continue reading.

~Arc kindly provided by authors in exchange for an honest review.~