Reviewed by: Amy
Rating (out of 5): 4 stars
Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book in the series. If you haven’t started yet, check out VBC’s review of book 1, Desire Untamed.
After the battle at the end of Desire Untamed we were left with a few loose threads. Vhyper is gone, along with the Daemon blade, and Tighe’s clone is on the loose. Obsession Untamed picks up shortly after with the team split up between those looking for the clone and those looking for Vhyper and the blade. Tighe’s clone is on a killing spree and in order for Tighe to continue to live the clone must be killed so the rest of his soul can be restored to him.
FBI Agent Delaney Randall is determined to bring down “the D.C. vampire,” but she comes close to losing her life when she shows up at a crime scene and is attacked by the clone. Simultaneously across town Tighe starts inexplicably having visions of the clone’s latest attack and assumes the woman was another casualty.
When Tighe’s visions are suddenly no longer linked to the clone, but to Delaney (who miraculously survived) he knows he has to find her in order to find the clone and get his life back. What he doesn’t expect is to feel a connection with a human. He doesn’t even want to go down that road. On Delany’s side she’s disgusted with herself for being attracted to a man who she believes is a murderer and later learns is his “twin”. Regardless of this, she soon finds herself becoming very protective of Tighe.
I liked where Obsession Untamed picked up. Pamela Palmer set things up pretty good for this continuation. Tighe stood out in the first book as seemingly good-natured and fun. Here, he’s lost some of that lightheartedness because his soul’s been split so long. I missed that side of him but it also felt very natural for him to open himself up to Delaney the way he did.
I found that I liked Delaney more than Kara. Kara’s situation was completely different from Delaney’s, but I think, with her FBI background, she had a different strength than Kara. Obsession Untamed felt more violent than its predecessor. Delaney is a heroine with a physical and mental strength that was much needed. I liked how Tighe handled the situation with Delaney, unlike Lyon with Kara; many times if he couldn’t give her a straight truthful answer he wouldn’t say anything. There were very few partial explanations. The reason for this is probably due to the fact that the Therians are unknown to humans (and therefore Delaney) and they intend to keep it that way, so the less he says to her at first, the better.
Palmer does change things up a bit with a few chapters focusing on Paenther and Foxx and their hunt for Vhyper. She uses this time very well for setting up what path the story will take in the next book.
Obsession Untamed allowed me to get to know and better understand the warriors. I think this was something impossible to do in Desire Untamed for various and obvious reasons, mainly to do with their souls being split. In a series like this, there are always those characters that you get interested in and can’t wait to find out their story. Here, I am ready to learn what is in store for Paenther.
Sexual content: Graphic sex