Published January 2015
Series: The Billionaire's Obsession #7
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Lara Bailey isn't in Rocky Springs for the hot springs, the resort activities or the fabulous skiing. She has come to Colorado for one reason and one reason only: to find and get close to Marcus Colter, the eldest Colter brother. Unfortunately, trouble finds her in the form of Tate Colter rather than Marcus. The youngest Colter brother is arrogant, cocky, smart, and tenacious in his attempts to find out why she wants to find Marcus even though she's never met him. Lara isn't willing to divulge that information, and Tate is determined to uncover her motives. It makes Tate one hot, wickedly sexy, adorably dimpled, alpha male pain in her backside.
Lara is really confused when Tate helps her out of a difficult and potentially dangerous situation. It leaves Lara wondering if he really is the cocky, arrogant jerk that he pretends to be, or if there isn't much more to Tate Colter than she'd initially thought.
Tate Colter wants Lara Bailey in his bed...badly. When she completely blows him off and ignores him when they meet, he's even more determined to find out her secrets and get her to submit to the molten desire that radiates between the two of them. The fact that she's one tough female, a woman who can give back exactly what he dishes out, makes her even more intriguing to him.
Sparks fly as Tate and Lara become involved in a battle of wits and wills that will ignite flames of passion and desire like neither one of them have ever experienced. But when deception is discovered and a betrayal takes place, can these two adversaries who are so much alike work together without letting the white-hot passion burning between them incinerate them both?
What I loved about this book:
- The steamy scenes
- The German Shepherd puppy Shep!
What I felt needed improvement:
- The rush connection/insta-love connection between the characters
- The pace was screwed up (all happened too fast)
- The story felt predictable
I am a huge J.S. Scott and Billionaire’s Obsession series fan. Or at least I used to be… because since Billionaire Unmasked, which is the book before Billionaire Untamed, the books in the series have just become week. Unfortunately, this book wasn’t any better.
Don’t get me wrong: it was certainly a nice, enjoyable read, with extremely enjoyable steamy scenes in good old J.S. Scott fashion, but I am afraid the story just doesn’t cut it anymore, if you are – like me – looking for something that will either take your breath away, wake a flurry of emotions in your chest or knock the crap out of you just because it is so unexpected.
As always, J.S. Scott’s characters are endearing: Tate Colter was the wounded yet typical swoony J.S. Scott alpha male that we love so much; and for or once, the heroine was a strong and feisty female, instead of a needy, helpless one. and I even liked the idea of adding a bit of thrill and suspense via an FBI investigation. Yet, at the end of the day, Billionaire Untamed is and will unfortunately remain a good old cliché’d insta-love story. There’s very little chase and the characters, although their chemistry is great and undeniable, just don’t really have to put up a fight anymore to get together.
I was also extremely put off by the timelines. The whole book actually just covered 2 or 3 weeks tops. And a whole lovestory unfolds within that timeframe (and actually even in a matter of days). It all felt extremely rushed but also wrong: Lara is a top notch FBI agent and would never risk getting involved with a suspect’s family member.
So I will keep this review short: I definitely recommend Billionaire Untamed if you are looking to have a good time, but if you’re not a fan of predictable insta-love reads, you might have to go and look elsewhere. I do however have to say that I was intrigued by Chloé’s story (Tate’s brother), so I will probably keep an eye on that book’s release date later this year!
|All the feels|