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Beautiful Grace Paget has no reason not to believe these words. After all, she was kidnapped, spirited away to a remote country manor, and told she is to grant this man his every desire . . . or lose her life. But Grace is no common trollop. So she risks everything to save her virtue by planning a daring escape, even though she finds herself tempted by this handsome man. T...more
ebook, 384 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by HarperCollins e-books (first published November 27th 2007)
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 Danielle The Book Huntress (Angels Weep For Goodreads)
Thank you for writing this book, Ms. Campbell. I loved it, from beginning to end. I am an unashamed lover of virgin heroes, and Matthew is going near the top of my list. Matthew truly was a hero to die for. His passion, his integrity, his intelligence, his innocence, his anguish. Oh, my goodness. I am so in love with this man. And reading his story, and how he meets Grace, was such a wonderful experience for me. Why we love books is so unique to each reader. There is no formula for a perfect boo...more
UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine...
Dec 05, 2010 UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes angst ridden historical romance.
Recommended to UniquelyMoi ... So I Can Shine... by: Ms. Danielle, in whose recommendations I've never been disappoin

***This review contains spoilers***

After reading Claiming the Courtesan, I rushed out and bought all of Anna Campbell’s books and I’m glad I did! Untouched is another unique story told only the way Ms. Campbell can tell them.

Matthew, Lord Sheene is a wonderful man who has been held captive under the guise of insanity by his greedy uncle John since he was 14 years old. Claiming that due to a serious illness Matthew is no longer able to care for himself and is prone to ‘fits’, his uncle was able t...more
Rane
Anna Campbell’s romance books may not fall under any typical romance, her stories drawn you into a dark world sensual world with characters that will pull and rip at your heart strings.

While Claiming the Courtesan was at times a hard pill to shallow for some, Untouched was such a tragic story with a deep sensual level between Grace and Matthew. Still in keeping with the darker side of romance. Untouched kept you at the edge at all times never giving you leave until the ending chapters with su...more
Eastofoz
3.5 stars for this one and a bit disappointing compared to Campbell’s previous stellar novel Claiming the Courtesan.

The dark feel of the Regency Noir is certainly there, there’s some harsh, graphic violence (leaving you wondering if this is a romance novel at all) as well as the stock creepy characters but the main thing that was missing was the emotional connection between the h/h –I for one didn’t really feel it. I also have to say that I don’t like this kind of hero at all so I may not be th...more
Karen
The Marquess of Sheene has been locked away in his country estate by his uncle for 11 years (since the age of 14). His uncle wanted to control his money and the power of the marquisette, and the only way to do that was to control Matthew Lansdowne. To that end, Matthew's uncle captures a loose woman and locks her away with him for his "pleasure". The only problem with that is that the loose woman that they capture isn't that at all, she's recently widowed Grace Paget.

As I was reading this book,...more
Tai the Lioness
Untouched by Anna Campbell: A Glittering 5 star read that will stick with me for a long long time. Poignant and Beautiful


Overall thoughts How do I accurately portray via Review how much beauty this book encompasses. With its intriguing cover and novel description, I decided to give this book a try. I haven't read any romance books in a while, much less Historical, and I needed something good. I had never read anything by this, splendid, author and so I was unsure. Truth is, I didn't have much ho...more
Ronyell
I have been reading historical romance novels for many years now and “Untouched” is certainly the first romance novel I have read from Anna Campbell. “Untouched” is certainly one romance novel that is way different from all other romance novels I have read and it has enough drama, hot sizzling romance and forbidden love to keep any romance fan entertained!

The book starts off with a beautiful woman named Grace Paget who is suddenly kidnapped by two terrible men and was brought to Lord John’s esta...more
Quinn
At 14 years of age, Matthew, Lord Sheene, was locked away as a lunatic by his uncle. After suffering 11 years of isolation, torture and humiliation, Matthew is losing the will to go on. However, in order to retain control of the vast family fortune, his uncle, must ensure Matthew remains alive.

He orders his men to obtain a whore for Matthew in an attempt to reinstate his will to live. Grace Paget, shabbily dressed and wandering alone near the docks at night, is an easy target for the uncle’s men...more
Fani
I liked this book but to be honest I expected more than that. I liked the author's writing style, the dark atmosphere and the tortured hero. Unfortunately, I can't say the same for the heroine. She actualy pouted and finally lashed out like a harpy to the hero, for not satisfying her sexually(!) after their first time together. Her actions and attitude towards the end didn't help with the negative impression I already formed for her.

Besides these facts, the story was original, the plot intriguin...more
Adrienne
I was so looking forward to reading the story of Matthew and Grace and I wasn't disappointed. The relationship between Matthew and and Grace is one of captive and captive, Grace kidapped as whore for Matthew and Matthew as part of a nefarious plot by a relative. At first Matthew refuses to beleive that Grace is nothing more than what he has been told...despite her protestations. Here things could have become very exasperating but Matthew is quick to realize the truth, however, he is quite aware...more
Readdiction
Jun 18, 2008 Readdiction rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Historical Romance Lovers!
Recommended to Readdiction by: Amazon Discussion on Celibate heroes
A riveting romance featuring an emotionally and physically tortured hero trapped in his own home by his uncle's insatiable greed. Also a victim of the uncle's terrible scheme is the undeniably brave and beautiful heroine who is kidnapped to fulfill the hero's every desire when she is mistaken for a prostitute.
The love story is beautifully written and the interactions between the h/h sizzles! What was so endearing was the fact that not only was the hero a virgin (and remained faithful during a ye...more
Linds
Oh, I loved this book. What a great hero, it kept me engaged from the first chapter. Read this! Intense and dark and romantic.

The hero Matthew is a marquis that has been unjustly diagnosed by bribed doctors as a lunatic. He has been in an isolated small manor as a prisoner since he was 14. He's now 25 and it is after a near successful escape attempt. If he escapes his uncle will lose control of the finances so his uncle comes up with a plan: He hopes by putting a woman in with Matthew he will be...more
Alaine
Dec 01, 2008 Alaine rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: lovers of Historical Romance
Recommended to Alaine by: Sheree
This book was a little bit different from the usual historical romance novel. It had an unusual plot and the main characters where not 'typical'. The author really built up the sexual tension between the main characters to fever pitch and their first encounter was more believable than many I've read. I enjoyed the plot, with the main character being locked up and held prisoner for being mad. The setting of the book is Somerset England in 1822. A time period I haven't read much about. The 'hook'...more
Netha
maaf untuk anne campbell, ini buku pertama dia yg kubaca & itupun baca terbitan oak tree jadi aq nilainya dari yg diterjemahkan oak tree dulu ya.
tar deh baru nyoba baca novel aslinya baru aq ngasih penilaian lagi.

novel terjemahan oak tree ini jauh lebih parah dibandingkan liz carlyle yg woman of virtue.
kalo mo jujur nih novel kayak novel stensilan yg dibungkus rapi & dikasih bandrol harga mahal.
mahal & mengecewakan pdhl covernya bagus & menawan.

secara keseluruhan menurutku ke 2 t...more
✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽
Matthew Lansdowne lost both his parents and was under his Uncle's care when he was afflicted with a fever that caused him to go mad. Power and money hungry Uncle, Lord John, took the opportunity to declare Matthew insane and keep him prisoner. For reasons unexplained, the Uncle has his henchmen kidnapped a supposed prostitute and bring her to Matthew to deflower. Grace is not a prostitute but in order to save her life she has to sleep with Matthew.

I just want to thank my friend, Heather C., for...more
Sarita
5 Stars AGAIN!

I think this author's style is either a hit or miss for her readers. I'm a HIT girl so far on every one!!!!

I love these stories!

Untouched is a story about a young man (Matthew) determined mentally insane by doctors being paid off through his uncle. Why? His Uncle is gaurdian and has controll over all the money as long as Matthew stays "unwell".

Matthew is locked up in a cottage on the estate when he is fourteen years old. Guarded and fed by two men and one woman.

He has tried escape...more
Jess
4.5/5 - Wow. I can't believe I let this book sit in the TBR pile for months. I'm not a big historical reader, though I really enjoy Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn's humor, but this book made me forget what genre it was, in the best way possible. The story completely takes over and has it all.

Lots of angst - check.
A tortured hero - check.
The horrible, evil, villain I wanted to punch in the face - check.
An incredibly sweet, touching love story - TRIPLE check.

I simply couldn't put the book down, and...more
Cheryl
I really wish we could give half stars because this one for me was better than a four star but not quite a five star; I rate Untouched a solid 4 1/2 stars!!

There are some very good reviews on this book already so I will only touch on a few quick points.

Matthew, the hero, is fantastic!! He is one of the best heroes ever written in the literary world, in my opinion. He was afflicted with an extreme illness that left him unable to do anything for himself (for a time), imprisoned in a home in the co...more
Dinjolina
Omg....OMG!!!!!
This book was one of the best things I have ever read. And I read A LOT.

So, I wish I could rew it -but any sentence I write could count as a spoiler- and you do not want this to get spoiled!

No go and read it yourself! ^^
Bekah
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Feminista
Rating: 4 out of 5.

Untouched by Anna Campbell

Do you love virgin heroes? Tick.
Do you like tragic heroes? Tick.
Do you like beautiful heroes? TICK!

Grace Paget, a beautiful widow left destitute by her husband’s death, makes arrangements with her cousin to go live with them. Left waiting in a shady neighbourhood by her cousin who was delayed, she gets picked up by two brutes who mistake her for a prostitute. This leads to her being held captive for the beautiful but crazy Lord Matthew Sheene. Beautif...more
Carolyn F.
I loved this book - loved the beginning, middle and especially the end. Very romantic with lots of heartache. I would totally recommend this book. 1st book on March read-on-thon.
Slavena
May 27, 2010 Slavena rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Recommended to Slavena by: reviews
I created a thread in the HR forums about a book similar to Flowers from the storm because I really liked it. My thread was hijacked by someone requesting a tortured hero suggestion, two people suggested this book, so I said well may be I will give it a try it may be as good as Flowers from the storm………not likely, not even close. Untouched is indeed about torture but it isn’t the hero it is the reader. I was so disappointed, I am not sure why people even rated it high, the first 15 chapters were...more
Jessica
Matthew Lansdowne, the Marquess of Sheene, is insane. At least, that's what his uncle would have the world believe, allowing the evil Lord John to control his nephew's estates. In an attempt to keep the Marquess docile and controllable, Lord John has two thugs kidnap a prostitute to service the Marquess. Unfortunately, they instead kidnap recently widowed Grace, who is not a prostitute and has no desire to do any such thing. She is locked away with the Marquess and ordered to seduce him or be ki...more
Dangermousie
I finally found a book version of the popular 'aliens made us do it' trope. Well, if by aliens we mean 'evil Uncle trying to steal inheritance.'

I am currently obsessed with Anna Campbell's Untouched. This, just like Captive of Sin, seems to indicate she is really really into hurt/comfort fantasies extraordinaire (CoS was pretty much one giant h/c fantasy), and thus a lady after my own heart.

In Untouched, our heroine, Grace Paget, a 25-yr-old widow, is having the worst luck ever - she is mistake...more
Katie(babs)
Anna Campbell has written another passionate and luscious romance with two very lonely characters. The main reason to read this book is because of the hero Matthew. Matthew is a true hero in every sense of the word. And when he meets the lady of his heart, watch out because he will not be denied!

The heroine Grace is a widow who has been kidnapped and taken to an estate where there is no escape. She is assumed to be a lady of the night and will be forced to become the mistress to a madman. Poor G...more
Mitzi
I'm not sure why, but I really had a hard time liking this book. The hero, if one can call him that...is a prisoner in his own home for 11 years, when his uncle (holding him captive) has his thugs capture a woman off the streets and brought to his nephew to serve him (hoping the gal will keep him entertained). But the woman his thugs kidnaps is not a whore, but a widow and a lady...and she has more backbone that he does. They fall in love, and he makes her leave and helps her to escape, thinking...more
Juls
i'm so glad a friend of mine told me about this book. i think otherwise, i wouldnt have picked it up.

I really enjoyed this book. You got to see both of the characters POV's and Oh my, when their first love scene was described by Matthew, WOW!! i'm not a man but i dont need to ask a man what it feels like to be inside a woman cuz Matthew was AMAZING in his description of the sensations and the feel of being with a woman. whew! so HOT!!!
I was so happy that Grace had some major connections. That r...more
Heidi
This was my first read from Anna campbell, and I loved it. I will definately be readin the rest of her books.

Honestly I am going back and forth between 4 and 5 stars for this book, but decided to go with 4, because I am uncertain how I feel about the hero, while I liked him, I just couldn't believe that he would be held captive until he was 25 and how he felt so worthless about himself. I want confidence in a hero(which he did prove to have with Grace), thats why I feel it may be worthy of 5 sta...more
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