Title: Untamed: A Love Story
Author: Erica Zavolta
Original Publication Date: December 21st, 2013
Original Price: $15 (Paperback)
Number of Pages: 578
Starkiller Rating: ★★✫✫✫
Quick Synopsis: Sam and Tara were best friends. After one drunken sex filled night, they became much more.
So this is going to be short. I liked the story but I could not, for the life of me finish this book. I’ve been trying for at least a month and just can’t. Zavolta did have an interesting story on her hands, which gets her two stars. However, it was not executed well at all. There were typos, misspellings, and grammatical errors on every other page. The dialogue seemed so forced. So unrealistic. It was like old CW sitcoms where people just don’t actually speak like that. It wasn’t fluid.
The chracters were not the best either. Sam and Tara were in a terribly abusive relationship. They fought every flashback. He was a “player” and she just kept going back to him. Even in the present when she has a good, nice, decent man in her life, she can’t help but think about Sam. It’s gross. Also, in the first like twenty pages there were three sex scenes that were much less than sexy.
This read like a first draft of a story one of my friends wrote. An interesting story that just did not live up to what it could have been.