What it’s about
The spotlight doesn’t only shine. Sometimes it burns.
Being the bad-boy bassist for the world’s hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife, Anna. The one thing it hasn’t brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, that his talent will win out. But Griffin is through waiting for permission to shine.
Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he’s caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos. One that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Anna has always found his unpredictable behavior sexy, but lately he’s seen an ache in her eyes–and it has his soul in knots. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers…
This is a difficult review to write. It was incredible to catch up with all the characters from the Thoughtless series, which despite all it’s drama and dysfunction STILL remains a favorite series of mine. However, Griffin’s personality proved to be just TOO MUCH for me to handle for an entire book.
Untamed picks up right where things left off after Reckless. Anna and Griffin are happily married with a baby and another baby on the way. The first half of the book consists of descriptions of Anna and Griffin’s incredible sex life and descriptions of Griffin’s mad love for himself. Untamed is written through Griffin’s perspective, and his arrogance, immaturity, and over the top behavior just proved too unattractive for me to see him as a hero of ANY book, including his own.
I enjoyed catching up with Kiera, Kellan, Anna, and the adorable little ones that have blessed these couples. Kellan Kyle will always remain a favorite rock-star hero for me, and sadly Griffin just doesn’t even come close (despite his transformation near the end of the book).
The real hero of this book is Anna. She is an amazing character! She stands by her man, but also pushes him to be his best self. It was Anna whom I leave this book with the greatest appreciation for. Griffin was just plain annoying.
If you are a die-hard fan of this series and/or a big fan of Griffin (in spite of his personality quirks), this book is worth the read. If Griffin annoyed you in previous books, this book will be more of the same. He does undergo somewhat of a transformation, but you’ll read through quite a bit of bad behavior before ever getting to the new and improved Griffin.
*A copy of the book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley*
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