Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Love Untamed by Pamela Palmer

They are called Feral Warriors—an elite band of immortals who can change shape at will. Sworn to rid the world of evil, consumed by sorcery and seduction, their wild natures are primed for release . . .

The newest member of the elite Feral Warriors brotherhood, Fox is eager to prove himself on the frontlines of battle against the Daemons. When paired with the legendary Ilina warrior Melisande, he expects the fierce beauty to quickly fall under the spell of his quite considerable charm. Instead, he finds himself spellbound by a woman who's his match in every way.

Beneath Melisande's brittle exterior lies centuries of pain and a violent hatred of all shape-shifters—a hatred that slowly crumbles after she and Fox are caught in a deadly and cunning Mage trap and she glimpses a surprising depth in her far-too-seductive partner. Their survival demands unconditional trust—and their salvation surrender to a wild, untamed love.

A Love Untamed is the 7th book in the Feral Warrior series, it was released just a few days ago on December 26th. If you are looking for a great paranormal romance series this is a great one to read, I would suggest however that you start at the beginning and not here at #7 :O)

Pamela Palmer shows off her talent at world building in A Love Untamed as well as her ability to take a somewhat unlovable character and turn them into the romantic heroine of her book. Melisande makes a return appearance as said heroine in A Love Untamed. We are given background into why Melisande is the way she is. I was able to get past my dislike of her from previous books and was able to embrace her as the damaged soul that Ms. Palmer shows her to be.

Fox or Kieran before he became the Fox Feral Warrior, is a player big time. Kieran has seen love come to nothing but pain for those involved and he wants nothing to do with it. Prior to being marked as the Fox shifter he worked as a trainer with the Therian Guard and is able to take on his role at Feral House with little fuss.

The problem arises when the 17 trapped shifter spirits mark Therian's and what seems to be a gift turns out to be a trap used by the Mage, they have infected the new Feral's with dark magic and are using them against the original Feral Warriors. We are soon taken into a strange world of magic, attraction and hidden pain when Lyon's mate the Feral's Radiant is kidnapped and Fox and Melisande end up working together to return her.

Ms. Palmer touches on some very real issues that people who have been assaulted face and I find the way she has Fox work with Mel to get past the destructive feelings and the distrust she has is done well. The sexual tension builds but the overall heat or sex scenes if you will are not really explicit, the romance is there but the sex scenes come across to me as hurried and unnecessary. I think that perhaps in an effort to not break the flow and tension of the rescue of Kara they were kept short however I would have liked a little bit more when it came to these scenes so they didn't feel like they were just shoved in.

I enjoyed A Love Untamed a great deal, even when I started out skeptical of Melisande being the romantic heroine.
I give this 4 out of 5 flowers


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