Saturday, September 6, 2014

REVIEW: Desire Untamed by Pamela Palmer

***This book was originally reviewed for GraveTells.***


The Feral Warriors – an elite group of immortals who can change into animals – are on the verge of extinction, and their last hope lies with woman who has no idea who they are or what her future holds. Her small town human life is transformed when a stranger shows up on a rainy night and whisks her away to his home. With their race, their power, their very lives on the line, they realize the depth of the connection that’s bloomed between them. Will they risk their souls to keep that bond and save the world?


This book was such an emotional roller coaster! The story opens up with a short stint with the Ferals, but then jumps right to Kara’s life-changing night, when Lyon shows up and takes her home with him, whether she likes it or not. She’s heart-broken over the life she left, utterly terrified of the unknown before her, and completely addicted to her kidnapper. While Lyon tries to reassure Kara and make her comfortable, he knows how much the Ferals need her to assume her role as their Radiant, and she can’t help but be overwhelmed by their intensity.

As Lyon tries to calm and protect her, he finds he’s unable to keep himself fully under control around her. She’s got him completely enthralled with her more-than-willing attitude and luscious, responsive body. When his beast gets the best of him, no one can tame the raging desire that flows out of him, except maybe Kara. It may just be too late when they finally figure that out.

There are twists and turns along this ride. One minute I’m smiling to myself because a moment shared was so touching and sweet, and the next I’m crushed because of something that happens or that they’re reminded of. Just when you think they’re getting something right and everything will be ok, it all backfires and they’re in even deeper trouble. I also had some laugh out loud moments, such as when the Shaman orders everyone to get laid to rid them of magic. For some reason the song “Sexual Healing” then got stuck in my head *giggle*. There were a few mysteries that I could guess at pretty easily, but there were also questions that were much harder to answer and some surprises that I couldn’t see coming.

We see primarily from either Lyon’s or Kara’s eyes, but occasionally from someone else’s when it’s pivotal to the plot, so we feel the impact of every event that’s experienced, especially the emotions Lyon and Kara feel when together. The book is very well written, and while it’s a romance about animalistic men, Pamela Palmer shows their gentle and caring side, and does it without using any vulgar language (not that it’s a bad thing). However, she does show their animalistic side in their rituals…let’s just say, they’re not shy.

Desire Untamed had me on the edge of my seat and reading into all hours of the night! If you like sexy “alpha” men that happen to change into big cuddly kitties with some very sharp claws, you must read this book! You will not be disappointed!

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