Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Review: Untouched by Sara Humphreys
Untouched is the second book in the Amoveo Legend series by Sara Humphreys and a Romance from SourceBooks Casablanca.
She may appear to have it all, but inside she harbors a crippling secret...
Kerry Smithson’s modeling career assures her that she will be admired from afar - which is what she wants, for human touch sparks blinding pain and mind-numbing visions.
Dante is a dream-walking shapeshifter - an Amoveo, who must find his destined mate or lose his power forever. Now that he has found Kerry, nothing could have prepared him for the challenge of keeping her safe. And it may be altogether impossible for Dante to protect his own heart, when Kerry touches his soul...
Kerry Smithson has a reputation for being cold and stand offish - she’s not, really - but she can’t stand to be touched. It hurts. Physically hurts.
Even as a small child, when hugged, Kerry would scream with pain and suffer terrible images flashing in her mind. Eventually her adoptive parents stopped trying to hug her and now their relationship is strained to say the least.
What Kerry doesn’t know is that she is a hybrid - half human and half Amoveo. Those flashes she gets when touched is a gift that comes with her hybrid DNA - once she learns to control this gift it will be a huge asset.
Dante is an Amoveo - a fox shifter - and he knew the moment he saw Kerry that she was his mate. But Kerry knows nothing about the Amoveo or her heritage - even though her best friend, Samantha, is herself a hybrid and set to marry her Amoveo mate.
Dante is determined to claim Kerry as his own - but he knows that she needs time. He vows to guard her, keep her safe, until the time is right to tell her about the Amoveo.
Unfortunately, there is a faction of Purist who despise the hybrids and when it comes to light that Kerry is a hybrid - is in fact, Dante’s mate - Kerry’s life is forfeit...and it may take more than Dante’s considerable talents to keep Kerry alive...
Untouched is an enjoyable read. I am fascinated with this world Ms. Humphreys has created and I can’t wait for more.
I give Untouched 4 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (April 3, 2012)