Reviewed by: Amy
Rating (out of 5): 5 stars
Note: While this review will be spoiler free, it will reference the previous book in the series. We suggest starting with Desire Untamed.
Passion Untamed is Paenther’s story and picks up after he was enthralled by the Mage at the market in Obsession Untamed. His capture brings back memories of being enthralled hundreds of years ago by another Mage. He was held and tortured for months until he was able to escape with help from Vhyper, who had also been taken.
His feelings for Skye become complicated because it’s difficult not to associate Skye with his past based upon what she is: the Mage that enthralled Paenther at the market.
Pamela Palmer hits her stride with Passion Untamed. Paenther and Skye are perfectly matched. They both have dark things that happened to them in their pasts and it’s about each of them overcoming those things in order to be together. Paenther’s inner conflict with trusting Skye is completely valid. His image of all Mage is skewed because of the abuse he suffered by their hands. Couple that with the Mage talent of enthrallment, and what the entire feral house went through with Zaphene, and you can see that Skye’s got a tough road ahead of her. I liked that even with Paenther’s uncertainties about Skye he stood up for her and defended her against the others. He saw past her Mage heritage to the kind soul she truly is.
I liked that Skye, with all her gentleness and kindness, not to be confused for weakness, knows that she’s a good person despite all the evil she’s been raised around. She doesn’t have to validate herself to the Ferals. She does everything in her power to help, but she’s also completely honest with the fact that they may not want her help. While she values her life, even with the uncertainty of where she belongs, she understands that the future of her life is held in the Feral’s hands should they choose to end it, and she doesn’t flinch. She’s suffered far worse under the Mage.
There are a couple of story threads that get tied up in Passion Untamed and through those ties new plots are started. Pamela Palmer shows she’s not above taking risks, and I’m interested to see how one of those plays out for everyone in the house. This is a series that definitely gets better with each book and I’m ready to read more.
Sexual content: Graphic sex, references to rape