The great quotes from traditional proverbs speak about the eyes being the window into the soul and confesses the secrets hidden deep in one’s heart. In her latest novel Undone, Sara Humphreys taps into the strength and discernment of those profound phrases. Ms. Humphrey’s polished writing style brings another fantastic and spellbinding read of love, intimacies, courage, trust, compassion and hope to the reader.
I found this installment of the Amoveo series intoxicating. The pacing, character development, dialogue, mood and settings bounce rhythmically on the sensory neurons of a reader who relishes the allure of a well-balanced paranormal romance. Ms. Humphreys' Undone possesses the sizzle and breath-taking suspenseful action, mind blowing loving that touches all of emotional investments I appreciate. Her books seamlessly reflect consistencies from one book to the next demonstrating an author with tremendous savvy.
Undone spirals the characters through various challenges bringing about a deeper trust and devotion; the spine of strong, unshakable relationships. Undone has fragments of reality in our human society with its older ideas of bigotry. It subtly shines light on the impact and direction when progressive members of a society rise up against social injustice with boundless courage.
The characters in Undone are attractive, magnetic, sexy, smart, and astute. They are easy to relate to and champion. The secondary characters come from different backgrounds and shape-shifters of various clans: Bears, Hawks, Fox, Leopards, Coyotes and a critical foundation for the main characters and the dynamics of the story and the Amoveo series.
Marianna Coltari and Pete Castro are familiar to each other because of their relationship with Dante Coltari. Marianna is Dante's sister and Pete, his partner in the personal security protective agency.
Pete has been assigned to protect Marianna in New York City from the Purist of the Amoveo elders.
Hayden and Artimus are members of the Purist Order of the Amoveo culture. They forbid and resent intermarriages or inter-mating. The Purists believe that pure bloodlines must be maintained in order to strengthen their culture and Marianna is a critical part of the Bear clan.
There is a special need hidden behind the velvet curtain that Marianna and Pete share. However conscious differences may hinder the discovery of the mystery. They are conflicted but the soul, subconscious mind, and the heart possess a better understanding of this magnetic energy between them. Fear of the unknown often blocks the quest to demystify the puzzle. Can the true discovery of who Pete and Marianna are to each other be their undoing? Would crossing the lines of society divide and conquer two people? Would it be viewed as a form of betrayal, culturally and personally?
It is my honest opinion that Undone is a captivating read and will fulfill the hunger left after Untamed. Undone has plenty of action, paranormal influences and romance to satisfy your appetite. Being sated but greedy I am waiting patiently right now for the next Amoveo adventure.
The book Undone in my opinion is worthy of a standing ovation and five stars.
The Amoveo are shapeshifting animal clans who live secretly among humans and must find their pre-destined soul mates while avoiding the enemy that seeks to destroy them all.
Party girl Marianna Coltari is an unmated pureblood Amoveo who wants nothing to do with the ongoing war that took her father's life and continues to consume her brother Dante's. But when she is targeted by one of the clans, she has little choice but to run and hide in a cabin with Pete Castro, a retired cop from her brother's security firm. There, Pete and Marianna explore an intensifying attraction between them until danger is at the door and there's no escape.