“Suddenly, I know, everything that came before doesn’t exist any more. He’s not my first, but he’s the first to matter. The first to make me feel this way. And that’s all I’ll ever need.”
I loved Hunter and Brit so much in Unafraid; their story was hot, passionate and full of love and longing. So when I heard we were getting more from them, I was excited to say the least! It is a prequel so I’m still holding out for more from their future but this was a little hot bonus nonetheless.
I read Untamed Hearts after already falling in love with Brit and Hunter so I knew their back story and most of their first meeting therefore I would suggest you read this novella first. I didn’t gain a lot of new information as the first half of the novella is covered in Unafraid although we do get to witness it through Hunter’s eyes this time around so I liked that aspect of it. What we get extra is the fade to black we missed in Unafraid and let me tell you it was sweet, hot and poignant. Brit and Hunter are older than their 16 and 18 years respectively. Brit has had to grow up too fast and Hunter has family pressures raining down on him so for one night they let every restraint and barrier down and they gave their self to each other. It was quite simply romantic.
“And then it isn’t a choice any more, it’s gravity. As natural as the waves still crashing before us on the shore, as perfect as the sliver of silver moon hanging in the midnight skies. I lean into her, my lips searching until they find their rightful home; capturing her glorious mouth in a kiss so sweet, I never want it to end.”
I love Melody Grace’s writing, that is no secret. Her words are beautiful and she always makes the connection between the couple come alive. As I was highlighting some quotes I thought to myself this is romance, not in a mushy, over the top way but in a classic heart warming way. The type of writing that makes you smile and allows you to truly escape.
“I wanted him more than I’ve ever wanted anything. Just a taste of his perfection, a glimpse of what it felt like in the safety of his embrace. Just one night to believe in the dream I knew I could never have. One night. Just one night, that was all I wanted. But what would happen when morning came?”
Untamed Hearts is a great little addition to the series and well worth a read.
“Brit sways into me, and then she’s mine. Heat and softness, tender and true. And I know, deep in my bones, I’ll never be the same again.”
Melody Grace is the USA Today bestselling author of UNBROKEN and UNTOUCHED. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach-lover, she spent years with her nose in a book before deciding it was time to write them for herself. She loves bad boys, good books, and pistachio-flavored ice-cream.
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