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Untamed

Untamed

Written by Elizabeth Lowell

Narrated by Anne Flosnik


Untamed

Written by Elizabeth Lowell

Narrated by Anne Flosnik

ratings:
3/5 (9 ratings)
Length:
11 hours
Released:
Apr 20, 2008
ISBN:
9781423332213
Format:
Audiobook

Description

A hero of the crusades, Dominic le Sabre has returned in glory and in triumph to claim his reward: the beautiful Saxon bride awarded to him by the conqueror king. But Lady Margaret of the Blackthorne cannot yield to the bold Norman invader. The beloved daughter of a sacred tribe of the Celtic mystics, she fears an ancient curse that could bring further turmoil to her battle-scarred land...and sorrow to her marriage bed.

With a word, the lady could turn her wedding into war. But there awaits in the noble knight's embrace a promise of passion unbound - and a love that neither violence nor treachery can tear asunder, a love both invincible and...untamed.
Released:
Apr 20, 2008
ISBN:
9781423332213
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell has more than eighty titles published to date with over twenty-four million copies of her books in print. She lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband, with whom she writes novels under a pseudonym. Her favorite activity is exploring the Western United States to find the landscapes that speak to her soul and inspire her writing.


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  • (1/5)
    This is the story of Stanton Rourke, a mercenary, and his childhood friend, Clarisse Carrington. Amnesia, some suspense when one of the characters is targeted to be killed, and reconnecting with familiar characters in Jacobsville, Texas are all elements of what could have been an interesting story. Unfortunately, poor writing with a lot of repetition made this a book I did not enjoy. Review based on an ARC received from NetGalley.
  • (2/5)
    Untamed by Diana Palmer is a 2015 HQN publication. I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Wow! Diana Palmer has some ungodly amount of books under her belt and I have read some of them over the years, but this one was not very good. A lie drove Rourke and “Tat” apart once, but when the truth is revealed it opens the way for them to finally find happiness, but a dangerous mission robs Rourke of his memory, and once again he pushes Tat away. It looks like all is lost for them star crossed lovers... This one has a romantic suspense element to it which was why I requested it from Netgalley. There were some interesting and tense moments of danger, but the plot was too sudsy for my taste and Rourke was such a jerk for so much of the book, I couldn't feel the love between him and Tat no matter what their history was. As I said before, I have read books by this author in the past, and she does have a tendency to cast her heroes in a very heavy handed way, making him mean almost to the point of cruelty, which was a trend way back in the day, but frankly this guy's language and initial treatment and accusations toward Tat bordered on emotional, mental, and verbal abuse. But, I did try to keep in mind that this has been a trademark for this author for many years, and tried to keep from taking it too seriously. Although there were references to current day technology here and there, the book has an old school, or dated feel to it, almost like it was a reissue, although I know it's not. I don't mind plot twist where the lovers get together at lost last , but are once more torn apart, if it's plausible. In this case it was an insult to my intelligence and while I disliked Rourke in the first part of the book, in the second part, it was Tat who caused my irritation. So, over all I was not a fan of the characters in the book, the plot was overly dramatic and implausible. The writing, especially for a seasoned author, was terrible. Lots of repetition, and while I realize this is an ARC, it seemed like this book has not been to see an editor at all. So, unless you are a huge and loyal fan of this author, I would advise you to give this one a pass.
  • (4/5)
    All the things I love in a book, medieval setting, strong characters, little bit of magic. Very well written, yet the "taming" of the heroine was an element that I could have done without
  • (1/5)
    A weak story with unlikable characters.
  • (4/5)
    A nice little piece of fluff. I found some story lines a bit weak (the main male lead is supposed to be a master tactician, but to win the love of his wife he decides to gentle her like a hunting falcon with sexual seduction, rather than just get to know her, find out what she really wants/likes/needs, and give it to her) but they were necessary to add the spice to the story. I liked both main characters and enjoyed their story. I will continue with the series, but then I normally do.Under the name Ann Maxwell, Lowell wrote some of my favorite books (Fire Dancer & Timeshadow Rider). While this book was a fun little read/listen, it is far from that caliber.
  • (3/5)
    Untamed
    3 Stars

    For his bravery during the Crusades, Dominic Le Sabre, a Norman Knight, is rewarded with a Saxon bride and the land that comes with her. Lady Margaret Blackthorne is willing to do her duty to keep the peace but fears that she will never have her husband’s love.

    While the plot and romance have potential, both suffer from the writing tropes and norms typical of the 1990s. Lowell uses flowery descriptions and euphemisms, which put a damper on Meg and Dominic’s sexual chemistry and the falcon metaphor results in Dominic coming across as imperious and overbearing rather than sensual and seductive.

    Dominic and Meg are engaging overall, although Dominic’s obsession with having a son grates on the nerves after a while and Meg is much too good and sweet to be a truly interesting heroine. Moreover, the identity of the Blackthorne traitor is obvious from the start.

    Nevertheless, the secondary characters are fleshed out nicely and it is actually my interest in Duncan and Simon’s stories that had me re-reading this installment in lieu of continuing with the series.