20 April, 2011

Book Review: Untamable by Becca Dale

Published: January 2011

Series: none
Source: Author via Book Lovin' Bitches E-Book Tours, no other compensation given for an honest review

From Good Reads:
Eight years ago Lily Swanson left Havashaw County with a broken heart. Now circumstances have brought her back to the cowboy who still drives her crazy. Seeing him again stirs erotic memories, but the pain of his betrayal refuses to be soothed with a sexy smile.

Lily left him. That inescapable fact drives Thor Hanson to succeed more than any other. Her return to Havashaw triggers anger, lust and regret, but when she reveals the truth behind her leaving, he's determined to rein her in and show her that what they have is more than a memory.

Neither can deny their passion, as untamable as the broncs Thor trains. But will it be enough, and can Thor convince Lily she's right where she belongs?

My Review:
UNTAMABLE is a short novella that packs a pretty big romantic punch. One of my favorite type of romantic plots is that of the couple that breaks up, then finds their way back together after both mature a little, and perhaps figure out what they want out of the relationship. This is that type of book. Becca Dale starts the story off with the two main characters, Lily and Thor sharing space again after a disastrous break-up where misunderstanding and misconception play a big part.

What drew me into the story is the amount of emotion that Dale wrote for both characters. Both of them have never really given up their feelings for the other, even while thinking that the other person was at fault for the heartbreak. And, while much of their attraction is shown in sexual terms, I liked how there actually was a discussion about the misunderstanding that had led them up to the point. And also, how both characters had to share the blame; Lily for walking away without a fight, and Thor for being young and stupid.

UNTAMABLE was a good spicy read that was infused with sexual attraction, as well as soul-deep love. The story of Thor and Lily played out in a well-paced manner, and never felt rushed or abrupt. The end left me feeling that I had been privy to a peek at a small portion of the two characters lives. Can I say how much I loved the rodeo setting?!

4.5/5 for plot
4/5 for characters
3.5/5 for language

My Rating: 12/15 (3.5 stars) Highly Recommended

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  1. Lillie, as a Nook owner, can we buy eBooks from Amazon? Can we put them on the Nook? I'm interested in this book you just reviewed.

  2. Victoria,

    There's a way to convert files using the Calibre program, but I admit to being a little lazy about that. Usually, if a book isn't available at B&N.com, I'll look for it at AllRomanceEBooks.com, Smashwords.com or the independent e-publisher site. Most will sell in multiple formats, and Nook users can download either pdf or epub.


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