Sunday, June 1, 2014

REVIEW - Out of Control (Untamed #2) by Jinsey Reese and Victoria Green

Title: Out of Control (Untamed #2)
Author: Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese
Publisher: Turning Leaves Presses
Release Date: 1 May 2014
Series or Standalone: Series
Genre: New Adult

Three years have passed since Dare Wilde walked out of Reagan McKinley's life. Three years of radio silence. Three years of regrets.

But she’s not the same girl anymore. Now, at twenty-two, Reagan has big plans to change her life, and it all starts with a trip to Europe. Instead of heading into Harvard Law like her parents had planned, she’s crossed the ocean to follow her dreams in the art world. Her dreams. For once.

A chance meeting in Paris brings Reagan and Dare face-to-face again, but is it serendipity...or penance? A chasm of unspoken hurt stands between them, but they can’t fight the passion they have for each other. And now that she’s found Dare again—the one person in this world who makes her feel whole—she doesn’t want to let go. Problem is, she may not have a choice.

Two parts. One whole.

Together...they’re out of control.

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My thoughts:
Well played Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese, well played. Another emotional roller coaster of a story for Dare and Ree.

I wasn't sure how I would feel about this story, because I felt so strongly for Untamed I was pretty sure anything after that just wouldn't be able to measure up. Especially after the ending of Untamed (I still want to spork Ree's father in the taint), the followup could have been a bust. But I am happy to report that this part of Dare and Ree's love story has already set itself apart from other serial love stories because with the amount of time that has passed, it's still believable that they are nowhere near able to let go of their feelings for one another.

I liked that Reagan is mature enough to acknowledge what happened three years earlier and that she is set on wanting to make things right for her and Dare; and it's easy to feel all of the turmoil Dare is experiencing once he and Reagan have reconnected. I'll admit that I was a bit peeved with his behavior after the incident at the club, but at the same time I can understand why he acted like he did. I will say that some things are partly resolved, but bliss is short-lived, and while I knew something big would happen to once again tip the scales, I was surprised by the turn of events and the role an old friend played (which is wrong on so many levels).

This series is one I recommend six different ways to Sunday.


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