Untamed (Vampire Awakenings #3)
Genre: M/F, Paranormal Romance
His entire life Ethan has been keeping his more violent urges a secret from his family. They all think he is just antisocial, what they don’t know is that every day he struggles not to give into his growing desire to kill. Looking to escape for just a little bit and hoping that a change of scenery will help him, he agrees to join Isabelle and Stefan in Bermuda.
What he doesn’t expect is for Emma to walk into his life and change it in ways that he had never anticipated. Just when he finally begins to find some peace in his life, a dangerous threat from Emma’s past arrives. Ethan is willing to do anything to keep Emma safe, even if it means giving into the brutality that he’s spent his entire life fighting against. Giving in a little though, may mean giving in for forever, if he is unable to bring himself back from the darkness that has always enticed him.
***Due to mature content and language this book is recommended for readers 18+***
The first book in this series, Awakened, is free. Each book in this series is a stand alone novel.
Excerpt 1: 18+
A small mewl of protest escaped her when he pulled his mouth away from hers. He caught her hands pressing against his chest, lifted them above her head, and flattened them against the door. Her breath came in rapid pants that caused her breasts to push temptingly against him. A seductive smile curved her mouth as she pressed her hips invitingly against his.
She would be the death of him, but he would welcome that death if she was smiling at him like that. Unable to resist her, he brought his mouth back to hers and kissed her with a deliberate slowness that allowed him to savor in the honeyed taste of her. Her hands jerked in his grasp but he didn’t release her and she didn’t try to pull away as he left a trail of kisses across her neck and down to her collarbone. His tongue swirled over her rain-dampened skin as he tasted her. He could hear and feel the rapid beat of her heart but he stayed away from the tempting vein that beckoned to him.
“Ethan,” she gasped when she felt the press of his fangs against her flesh. The sensation of his fangs scraping over her skin caused her to quiver with anticipation. That was when she knew that she’d completely lost her mind, and that she didn’t care. His eyes were burning embers when they came back to hers, his fangs clearly visible as he stared at her. “I want this.”
He released her hands and seized her face in between his palms; he stared at her as he waited for her to change her mind, but she had no intention of doing that. When she didn’t tell him to stop he kissed her so ardently that he stole the breath from her completely. She jerked a little when one of his fangs pricked her lower lip but it wasn’t an entirely unpleasant sensation and he kissed away the sting of the bite.
A rumble of satisfaction escaped him as his tongue licked up the trickle of blood that flowed into her mouth. Blood that was as deliciously sweet and magnificent as he’d known it would be. Even that small bit of blood caused strength to seep through his system as it filled him in ways that no other’s blood could have. He almost bit down on her lip to get more but he knew it would hurt her and though he would cause her future pain, he was going to do everything he could to minimize it now.
Her fingers curled into his back when he broke the kiss but before she could protest his heated mouth was on her neck and his fangs were pressing against her skin. The breath she’d just managed to take rushed out of her again when his fangs sank deep into her flesh. Her body jerked against his as he took possession of her vein. The sensation of his teeth piercing her skin was like a pinprick that was gone almost as soon as she felt it, and once it was gone there was only endless waves of delight as he held her more firmly against him.
My Review: 5/5 Stars
Emma and two of her friends are on vacation, they just finished college and are ready to sit back relax and live their life. When Emma meets Ethan she is drawn to him. She’s nervous when they first meet, but that doesn’t stop her from spending time with him. Only she doesn’t do one night stands and she knows she shouldn’t hope for more from Ethan, but that is exactly what she wants from him.
Ethan needed to get away from his family. He needed to find a way to control the beast that is living inside of him, who wants to kill every human they come into contact with. Until he meets one human while visiting his sister and her mate. It doesn’t take long for Ethan to realize that Emma is his mate, but he doesn’t want to condemn her to his life style.
When a psycho ex comes to the same place they are, Ethan may not have a choice.
Ethan… OMG…. Ethan is my new favorite in this series or maybe it’s a tie between him and Liam. Ethan pulled at my heart stings. That vampire is a force to be reckoned with. Though he is afraid he will lose the battle with his beast, that does not stop him from protecting what he consider his, even if that means walking away from her. I mean seriously what woman wouldn’t want a man or vampire that would do anything for her, but when it comes to her, he’s a big fierce teddy bear?
Emma is the strong silent type. When her ex went crazy on her the first time that stop her from living her life and when he came back she didn’t run and hide and she also stood by Ethan when it counted the most. When she was indecisive about their relationship, she still worried about and tried to comfort Ethan the best she could.
I seriously hope there is more to the series and I have my fingers crossed for the Stooges to get their own story if not a novella. I would be content with that, I promise.
Vampire Awakenings Series
“And I’m his obsession.”
“You are,” he confirmed.
“And what am I to you?”
Words tumbled through his mind so fast that he didn’t know what to say. There was so much that he had to explain to her, so much that he had to tell her, but he wasn’t sure where to begin or how to start to make her understand what she was to him. In the end, he settled for the simple truth. “You’re my everything.”
Brenda loves to write adult paranormal and historical romantic fiction. When not with family, or out with friends, she’s happy at home in Mass. with her husband, and energetic puppy Loki. She is currently working on the third Vampire Awakenings book and has a historical romance coming out later this summer.
*** An ARC copy was given to me for a honest review.