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Monday, October 31, 2011

Book Review and ARC Giveaway: Unleashed by Sara Humphreys

I like strong shape shifters and sexy, cherishing men - this fits the bill! 

by Sara Humphreys
  • Mass Market Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca; Original edition (October 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402258437
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402258435
     Genre: Paranormal
     My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0
Book Description:
What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...

Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...

And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...

Get swept away into Sara Humphreys's glorious world and breathtaking love story...
Review:  I was interested in this book although I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.  I really liked the characters and the story kept me interested.

Samantha, “Sam”, struggled as a waitress in New York while hoping to have her artwork bring success. Then she begins to experience vivid dreams of a mysterious, faceless man calling to her. The dreams draw her home to her grandmother’s house in Rhode Island where she discovers a gorgeous man living next door. 

Malcolm is a member of the Amoveo shape shifting people. He shifts into a magnificent golden eagle with sharp yellow eyes.  He has reached an age where he is weakening and will die if he doesn’t find his mate.  He knows that he has found his mate but he doesn't know how is he going to explain to Sam that she is his mate and on top of that she is half wolf.

Sam is attracted to Malcolm but doesn’t want to be overwhelmed. She has just gotten away from one overbearing, arrogant and controlling boyfriend. She is not ready to have someone step in and try to control her. Yet there is something going on as she begins to hear Malcolm’s thoughts in her head. Then there seems to be danger that not only interferes in her life-like dreams but is stalking them in real life too. Can Malcolm protect them both? Can she trust him with her life and her heart?

The characters are very strong and warm. Malcolm is particularly yummy as a gorgeous man who can fly, teleport and communicate telepathically. All that plus he is prepared to cherish Sam. It may be hard for him to adjust, but he is willing to do what it takes to win the beautiful and feisty woman whom he knows is destined to be his lifelong mate.

The story reads very quickly. There is enough action and danger to keep it interesting and the romance is sexy without being unpleasantly graphic.  I felt there could have been some tighter editing to eliminate repetitive words and phrasing. Although I noticed this, it didn’t diminish my enjoyment in the entertaining read. If you like different shape shifters and a quick active read you should try this. I look forward to the next book in the series with Sam's best friend and another Amoveo cousin. No doubt there will be continuing danger from the unexposed enemy.
Thank you to Sourcebooks for this book to read and review.

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1 comment:

  1. I enjoyed reading Sara's biography. I greatly admire the way she has always put family ahead of her various careers.
    I have not had the pleasure of reading her works yet but they are on my list of must reads now.
    Wishing Sara continued success!
    l_k_hunziker AT hotmail DOT com


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