This is my first time reading this author. When I saw Unleashed on Audible, I had to pick it up. I have been wanting to read this series for quite some time now. Unleashed is the first installment in the "Amoveo Legend" series. The series is based on a group of paranormal beings, who can shift into a variety of ten different animal forms. I really like that basic for a shifter romance, instead of just one group of the same animal form. This author definitely turns paranormal up a notch. The story begins with Samantha getting reading the leave the big city "New York" and head back to her grandmothers on the coast in a quaint little town, where she grew up. Samantha is a artist, but her luck hasn't been the greatest in the big city. There is a undeniable urge to return to her roots. Samantha never knew her parents and were raised by her grandparents. After she returns home, she meets a breathtaking gorgeous man who for some odd reason, desires her. Samantha, having bad luck with men, just wants to take things slow. But her feelings for Malcolm, are stronger than she has ever experienced. Malcolm has known that Samantha is his mate, and can't wait to complete the bond. But he also knows that their enemy, is hunting her, and he must protect her at all cost. With their race dying, they need to replenish their numbers. Samantha is living proof that the Amoveo can mate with humans, as she is half Amoveo (a wolf), and human. As the danger draws near, only the powerful bond that exists between Malcolm and Samantha will be enough to save their lives.
Unleashed was a powerfully written paranormal romance that swept me away completely. I can't express how much I adored this book. I wasn't sure what to expect when I first started listening to this audio book, but I have to say it was way too short to satisfy me. Unleashed only lasted 8 hours, and the time went by way too quickly as I read it. I really loved the way the book turned out. I will warn you it will shock you in the end who is actually behind everything, I know I almost passed out while walking in the snow listening to this. The story begins with hearing a bit of background on Samantha, who has no clue that she is half Amoveo and can turn into a wolf. The moment her mate Malcolm reaches out to her, in dreams at first, is when she first starts noticing small signs that something is different. The first meeting between Malcolm and Samantha is classic, sweet and a bit funny and loved every moment of it. The chemistry between this couple is instantaneous, even though Samantha denies what she feels for Malcolm in the beginning. Then Malcolm does the impossible and takes his mate out on a date. For his kind you just claim your mate and live together right? Well Malcolm is going to have to be more delicate with Samantha and actually court her. Malcolm does quite a tremendable job in courting Samantha, and their relationship escalates pretty quickly. This story is probably covered in less than a week, so them falling in love happens quickly but the story never feels rushed, or too slow, it feels just RIGHT!!
The Characters in this story were fantastic and I loved every aspect that they presented. The Main characters Malcolm and Samantha, were so much fun to get to know. There was such a sense of drama at times, but I felt that only added more flair to the story. Malcolm is your typical alpha male, domineering at times, super over protective, and sensual. Samantha was a very unique heroine. I grew to love her pretty quickly, although I think she was over the top when she finds out that she and Malcolm are mates and goes into serious denial. But once she accepts everything, I found her likable and endearing. The side characters were fascinating and I loved how interactive their parts played in the story. The Grandmothers was fun and witty and who couldn't love her? The friends of Malcolm were delicious and I can hardly wait to read their stories.
Unleashed is a sensational paranormal romance. A story filled with tender loving, intense danger and mystery, and some serious paranormal kick that is bound to keep you on the edge!! MAGNIFICENT!!! Worth every penny!!