Untouched (The Amoveo Legend #2)
SHE SHOULD BE SEEN, BUT NEVER TOUCHED...
Kerry Smithson's modeling career ensures that she will be admired from afar, which is essential since mere human touch sparks blinding pain and terrifying visions.
EVERY GOOD MODEL NEEDS A HEAVENLY BODYGUARD...
Dante Coltari is hired to protect Kerry from those who know who she is--or more importantly what she is--and want her dead because of it. Nothing could have prepared him for the challenge of keeping her safe. But, strangely, his lightest touch brings her exquisite pleasure rather than pain, and Dante and Kerry have an otherworldly connection that might just pull them through.
Since the first book in this series, the wonderfully rich and entertaining world of the Amoveo has kept my attention and interest. Untouched was another wonderful addition to the Amoveo world.
Kerry, a hybrid Amoveo-human, has always dealt with the major downfall or having psychic power: she can’t touch a person without seeing their darkest emotions and thoughts and feeling excruciating pain. The only exception was her neighbor and best friend, Samantha, though Kerry never understood why Sam was unique. Kerry protected herself the best way she knew how, becoming mostly a recluse, and has never been able to have a relationship with any man.
Dante, an Amoveo of the Fox clan who has been searching for his mate for many years, chanced across Kerry while assisting his friend Malcolm as he and Sam mated. At first sight, Dante knows Kerry is his destined and long awaited mate.
When the threat of a new group of Amoveo, calling themselves Purists, come after Kerry and Sam because they are hybrids, Dante refuses to leave Kerry unprotected. Even if she resists his every attempt to have any kind of relationship. Following Kerry to New Orleans as her bodyguard, Dante is determined that no danger will ever get near Kerry. Together they delve into the mystery of Kerry’s hybrid nature, the threat of the Purists, and the dangers lurking around every corner to attack not just Dante and Kerry, but their friends as well.
Passion is never a problem for any Amoveo and Dante is at the height of sensuality. Pursuing Kerry intently, Dante sets out to seduce her and make her accept his love and his touch. Kerry, never having been able to enjoy the touch of another, is awed by not only the lack of pain that accompanies Dante’s touch, but the extreme pleasure that always floods through her when they touch.
Once Kerry begins to accept their connection and learns the truth about her background and who she really is, the story begins to move quickly. The passion between the lovers flares with the power of the sun and the love slowly becomes the binder for the couple and their story. Unfortunately, as the passion between the lovers spikes, so does the danger they face from the Purists. When Kerry and several of their Amoveo friends are kidnapped, Dante throws all caution to the wind and knows that giving his life to save his mate and friends would be a small sacrifice in the long run, but losing his mate is something he can never accept. The ending of this story is full of fantastic plot twists, hilarious sarcasm, and the deep abiding love between Dante and Kerry. Their mating is definitely one for the record books.
I will say my biggest gripe with the story is that it ended rather abruptly. I would have loved a bit more wrap up and maybe a lead in the next story. And of course I really want to know where the hell their Coyote pal is.