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This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
by Kele Moon
Released: 31 March 2015
Series: Untamed Hearts #2
Published by Loose ID
“I feel a little deflated after reading it, I set my sights too high and I was inevitably a bit disappointed” ~ Under the Covers
Chuito and Alaine have been neighbours and friends for years, and in love with each other for almost the same amount of time. But Chuito has a violent and dark past; a past that he can never escape. His time in Garnet, with Alaine, is just temporary pilgrimage from his real life in Miami. He refuses to drag Alaine, the preachers daughter, down with him, so no matter how he feels, he is determined that their relationship remain platonic; even if he has to live off cold showers. However, Alaine isn’t ready to give up the man she has loved for almost 5 years and she isn’t going to give him up without a fight.
This is the second book in the Untamed Hearts series, a spin off from Kele Moon’s Shattered Hearts series. It’s also the installment I have been looking forward to since I first saw Alaine and Chu together many books ago in the Shattered Hearts series. So as you can see, it has been a long time coming. Maybe that’s why I feel a little deflated after reading it, I set my sights too high and I was inevitably a bit disappointed.
That isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy reading The Slayer, I did but I found Alaine and Chu finally getting together a bit anticlimactic. Although, there were definitely some climaxes going round, Chu certainly knew his way around the bedroom! I just found myself losing interest in Alaine and Chu’s relationship fairly quickly, despite their history in the books of both the Hearts series; I just didn’t feel the connection with them I expected.
I found my attention was more diverted by Tino and Nova, Chu’s friends and part of the Italian Mafia, their intensity, big personalities and story line over shadowed the love story between Alaine and Chu. However, it has made me eager to read the next book to see where their story leads and meet the women who will be taking them on.
I did enjoy this book, despite the background of violence and drugs, the love story between Alaine and Chu is actually quite sweet. But what I liked more was seeing more Nova and Tino, especially with the way Kele Moon ended this book, it’s not quite a cliffhanger…barely.
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Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?