Saturday, June 29, 2013

Anne's Satin Sheets Romance Review of Untamed (Duty Bound Series Book 3)

Title:  Untamed (Duty Bound Series Book 3)
Author:  J. S. Marlo
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Length:  338 pages
Shaped by tragedy. Bound by duty. Driven by justice. Avery trusts his instincts, not the law, to protect a deaf woman and her young son.
Posted in the heart of winter to a remote detachment in Newfoundland, Constable Avery Stone is a freshly demoted Mountie with a rogue streak. As he looks into the death of a disgraced officer, he stumbles onto a plethora of unresolved crimes. His troubling investigation throws him into the path of Hannah Parker, the feisty deaf mother of a young boy.
To escape her past, Hannah moves into her grandfather's secluded cabin. She catches a glimpse of his killers in the woods, but her credibility is damaged by recanted accusations. The birth of a fatherless son further tarnishes her reputation, and hinders her ability to trust. When shadowy forces threaten her family, Hannah is forced to rely on Avery.
Tangled in a web of deadly deceit, Avery seeks to protect Hannah and her son while desperately trying to retrieve the crucial evidence locked inside their minds. Can Hannah recapture her past in time to save her only child and the man she's come to love?
 Anne’s Review:
Untamed is the third book in the Duty Bound Series and can be read as a stand-alone.  Constable Avery Stone has been demoted and sent to a remote detachment in Newfoundland.  While investigating the death of a disgraced officer he meets the feisty single mother Hannah Parker.  Hannah, who has been deaf since a teenager, has moved back to her Grandfather’s cabin with her son Rory to escape her past.  After an attempt is made on Hannah and her young son’s lives Avery vows to protect them while piecing together the unsolved murder. 
For me the love story between Avery and Hannah was very realistic and believable.  I liked that Hannah’s being deaf was not used as a weakness and I fell in love with her little boy Rory and the dog Snowflake. The suspense was good and kept you guessing until the end however, there were times when it became hard to follow the story and it moved slowly in places.
Overall it was a good read with good character development but in my opinion could have been better.  



  1. Is this review posted on

  2. Charlene yes it should be on Amazon. Thank you.