Friday, May 27, 2016

Blog Tour: "Untamed" by Callie Harper





There’s a massive, ripped mountain man named Heathcliff. He’s brooding, bearded, and sexy as hell. Then there’s city girl Violet, a TV producer hungry for a hit show. You’d best not get in the way of her Louboutin heels or make her chip her nails. They both have secrets they’re trying to hide. They’re having even more trouble keeping their hands off of each other. When Violet’s reality show “Hot Off the Grid” starts filming in Heath’s tiny Vermont town, what could possibly go wrong?










Excerpt

I drew myself a bath when I got back. I’d finished off more than a few long, crazy work days with a nice, long soak in a tub. But tonight, the bath didn’t settle me down. I had a different current pulsing through me, and it had nothing to do with the typical reasons. Tonight, I was all fired up and raring to go, but it wasn’t because my mind was racing with unreturned calls or memos I needed to draw up and send before sleep. 


It was Heath. The way it felt to stand next to him, his huge presence, the heat radiating off of his body. He’d worn a simple long sleeved waffle shirt, nothing trendy or showy, but the way it fit him. The rounded muscles of his shoulders stretching the cotton, the definition of his pecs. I hadn’t even seen him with his shirt off. It wasn’t fair to tease a woman like that. 



One hand drifted lazily down my body in the warm water. I closed my eyes and let myself sink into the fantasy, imagine if the night had gone differently. Imagine if he appeared at my door, every giant, glowering inch of him, and backed me up against a wall in seconds flat. He’s press me there, trap my hands up over my head. 


Maybe I’d just have emerged from the bath, all pink and rosy and naked under my towel. Then there’d be nothing between us, towel on the floor, he’d spread my thighs and touch me with his thick, rough fingers. He liked talking dirty to me, coaxing it out of me, making me tell him how much I wanted it.





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About Callie Harper


Callie Harper writes contemporary romances so hot they may melt your ebook. You’ve been warned.
She is powered by coffee, wickedly sexy bad boys, and all things funny, intentional or otherwise. She is the author of OFF LIMITS to be released 12/15 and the BEG FOR IT series which will start being released in January 2016.
She lives in the gorgeous Bay Area with her family.


Connect with Callie at:
Twitter: @CallieHarperBks
GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/callieharper



Before I read Untamed (Heath & Violet) by Callie Harper I already read “Undone” by this author so I knew I would most probably like her writing style. And I was right on that account.

But in direct comparison to Undone I feel that Untamed was missing out in transmitting the feelings to the reader. In order to like a book I must be able to feel alongside with the leading characters and this is where I was facing problems with this book.

The story itself is solid and well written so there are no complains on that matter. The characters are interesting and well developed so this was also not the problem. Recognizing this I am left with my missing connection and no way to explain it.

Diving into the story I could already tell that the authors attempt to introduce Violet as “misplaced” Heath surrounding might lead to a problem with me, because I am kind of fast making up my mind (3 chapter rule is what I call it) and I do not like the type of woman she was introduced as.

When a book starts of with a character feeling off to me – it really needs hard work to get the story back on track for me.

Heath on the other hand was not really brooding or a mountain man in my eyes, he was by far to nice and open for that in the beginning … So I guess – looking back it was my first 3 chapter rule that mad up my mind about this book.

Actually the story gets more “real” as it continues and the reader can start getting a feel out of both of them – and from the middle to the end it becomes quite good. But for me and my very personal opinion the beginning is (together with the end) on of the most important points in a book and if that does not draw me in ….

As I liked the other books by this author I will naturally pick up her next again if the blurb appeals to me because not every book is for every reader even though he likes the author.