Unbound (The Amoveo Legend 5.5) by Sara Humphreys-Review and Release Day Blitz
About the book: Release Date January 6, 2015
The forces that bind them can also tear them apart…
Zachary McKenna is a warrior shapeshifter from the Lion Clan, trying to catch a break in the sun and surf of Mexico. Mai Tais and scantily clad beach beauties are just what he needs after his last battle. But the fun doesn’t last long before a beautiful young woman is mugged on his doorstep and Zach is pulled right back into the fray.
Zach has no idea of the danger Annabelle has unwittingly brought to his doorstep, until he discovers that losing her will almost certainly destroy him.
REVIEW: UNBOUND is the latest installment and novella in Sara Humphreys’s adult, contemporary The Amoveo Legend paranormal romance series .
SOME BACKGROUND: The Amoveo are an ancient race of telepathic, dreamwalking shape shifters who hide their identity behind a human façade. If a male Amoveo has not found his mate by the time he has turned thirty, he will begin to lose his ‘animal other’ and live out the rest of his life as human. The Amoveo’s continued war with the Caedo family and the Purists finds the Amoveo seeking refuge at the Royal compound where shifters and their mates are protected from the outside world. This is Lion Clan shapeshifter Zachary McKenna and Annabelle’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ storyline.
Still in recovery from their recent battle with the Caedo family, twenty five year old Lion Clan shifter and guardian Zachary McKenna is in need of some R&R but dreams of what can only be described as his reluctant mate have Zachary hoping that the tales about Amoveo’s and their soul mates are untrue. Zachary is an Amoveo warrior and a man who loves many women, and in this he hopes to spend his down time in Mexico for a little sun and sex. What Zachary had never expected was to find his mate the victim of a robbery and a woman who hides her true identity and her past.
The attraction between Annabelle and Zachary is immediate. Our couple recognize one another from their dreams but Annabelle continues to keep Zachary at arm’s length. Annabelle has a secret; one that could harm her building relationship with Zachary, and in this Annabelle believes to keep Zachary safe, it is best if they separate for good. Zachary knows that Annabelle is his mate; their psychic connection is strong. Annabelle’s own powers are becoming stronger but she is a woman who refuses to accept the inevitable.
UNBOUND is a fast paced, erotic romance novella about two unlikely lovers that does not end on a happily ever after but a happily ever after-for now. The predominant focus of the storyline is Annabelle and Zachary’s building relationship, and the secret that Annabelle refuses to reveal. The reader is very much aware of Annabelle’s secret and the impending threat to the Amoveo, but it is Annabelle’s refusal to acknowledge the threat that places Zachary and the shape shifters in immediate danger. When the Caedo family track Zachary and Annabelle to Mexico, Annabelle will sacrifice herself to save the man with whom she has fallen in love. The secondary characters include a few of the previous storyline shifters as well as Annabelle’s father and controlling family.
The Amoveo Legend series is intense, provocative and emotional. The male shifter knows that his time is limited-without a mate, he will lose his ability to shift and spend his remaining years as a human male. There are moments of passion and staggering wonder in a world controlled by man-a world full of jealousy and hatred against a shapeshifting species whose only sin is to be different.
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Reviewed by Sandy
Sara is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. Her initial career path after college was as a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Another World, As the World Turns and Rescue Me.
In 2013 Sara’s novel UNTAMED won two PRISM awards–Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. Sara has been a lover of both the paranormal and romance novels for years. Her sci-fi/fantasy/romance obsession began years ago with the TV Series STAR TREK and an enormous crush on Captain Kirk. That sci-fi obsession soon evolved into the love of all types of fantasy/paranormal; vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and of course shape shifters.
Sara is married to her college sweetheart, Will. They live in New York with their 4 boys. For a full list of Sara’s books and reading order, please visit her Website.