“Untamed” Book Review

December 29, 2015 / 0 comments

“Untamed” Book ReviewUntamed by S.C. Stephens
Series: Thoughtless #4
Published by Grand central Publishing on November 3rd 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC, Netgalley
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The spotlight doesn't only shine. Sometimes it burns.

Being the bad-boy bassist for the world's hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife, Anna. The one thing it hasn't brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, that his talent will win out. But Griffin is through waiting for permission to shine.

Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he's caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos. One that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Anna has always found his unpredictable behavior sexy, but lately he's seen an ache in her eyes--and it has his soul in knots. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers...

Liezel’s Thoughts:

The Thoughtless Series has been one of my all time favorite contemporary romances to date. This in particular was the reason why I  didn’t hesitate to read   “Untamed” as soon as it became accessible. I imagined that I would love it just as much as the previous books but I’m sorry to say  that  isn’t so. “Untamed”  was extremely difficult to get into,  to say the least.

“Untamed” features D-Bags’ bassist Griffin Hancock. If you remember from the previous books, Griffin has always been the most out-spoken and overzealous member of the band. And while having Anna as a permanent fixture in his life curbed most of his wilder urges (sexcapades),  it was his ego that was  the current issue.

What was unbearable about the story was the fact that more than half of the book consists of Griffin continuously whining. It felt like it was never-ending. He accused his closest friends that they were doing him wrong. He complains that he isn’t ever taken seriously,  isn’t given equal opportunities,  and says that he is constantly being held back by the others.

Having Griffin narrate his feeling was great in the beginning but when he went on and on  it felt too long and drawn out.  It was blah enough that I was tempted numerous times to just shelve it. Obviously I continued on and eventually understood that the author did this to further highlight his comeback but for me it was too excessive.

The one thing that I did enjoy about “Untamed” was being able to revisit the  characters of the original story but even that plus the attempt to redeem Griffin character,  I felt it still  wasn’t  quite enough to sway my overall opinion. This is why I regretfully rate “Untamed”….

The Verdict:



About S.C. Stephens

S.C. Stephens is an independent author who enjoys spending every free moment she has creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance.

Her first attempt at a full-length novel was Thoughtless. She wrote the angst-filled love triangle in early 2009 and published it that summer on FictionPress. Amazed and surprised by the response, more stories were quick to follow.

Conversion, the first novel in a three story vampire series, was released in the fall. Collision Course, a tragic, yet hopeful tale of love and loss was released in early 2010. The second Conversion novel came out next, along with It’s All Relative, a different take on a one night stand story.

In addition to writing, Stephens enjoys reading other people’s fabulous novels, loading up her iPod with writer’s block reducing music, heading out to the movie theaters, and spending quality time with her children.

My Review At A Glance
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Overall: 2.8 / 5

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