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Untamed (The Amoveo Legend #3)

4.03  ·  Rating Details  ·  950 Ratings  ·  117 Reviews
The Amoveo are an ancient race who've lived secretly among humans for thousands of years. They are beautiful and incredibly strong but their race is extremely fragile--each has until the age of 30 to find their soul mate, before their bodies start to die a slow, painful death.
Layla Nickelsen has spent her life running from a mate she didn't choose, until William Fleury fi
Mass Market Paperback, 300 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by Sourcebooks Casablanca (first published November 1st 2012)
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Sara Humphreys
May 14, 2012 Sara Humphreys rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Yes. It's my book and I'm rating it. Why? It's simple...if I don't think it's a fun read then why the heck should you? I hope you'll enjoy Layla and William's story. Dream on...
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
3 Shapeshifting Stars!

I love shapeshifters! And the ability to change into an animal seems so much appealing to me. Sara Humphreys has created a very interesting mythology in the Amoveo series.

So far I've really enjoyed the worlbuilding and all the intrigue. I picked up the book and I was ready for a Purist/Loyalist faceoff and since Layla knew her legacy I was expecting breathtaking action and.....


For 2/3 of the book we live through Layla's reluctance to mate with (the amazing , I had to add th
Jennifer Wilson
Sep 27, 2012 Jennifer Wilson rated it it was amazing

Ok, I love, love, love this series!! The books just keep getting better. I enjoyed this book, but it has wanting more NOW! The characters are great. I can't wait to see the new additions get their stories. Of course, it is always nice catching up with past characters. Sara Humphrey's is a great voice in the paranormal romance genre. You must read these books. You won't be disappointed.
Secretly Reading
Aug 26, 2012 Secretly Reading rated it really liked it
This is book three in the Amoveo Legend series but I hadn't read the first two and didn't need to. This world of shifters who have other energy abilities is well conceived and presented in an easily understood manner. I like this unique world and know other paranormal readers will too.

I also like the characters. William and Layla appear on the outside to be opposites. Layla is a free-spirited photographer and William is an uptight attorney. But they balance each other beautifully. Since this is
Scooper Speaks
Oct 28, 2012 Scooper Speaks rated it liked it
Favorite Lines: “You can’t make me fall in love with you and expect to get away with it.” (p. 301, e-galley)

Have you started reading Sara Humphreys’ Amoveo series yet? I did a while back and I don’t regret it either. It’s a predestined mate, shifter style romance series that sometimes is just what I want. Untamed is book three in the series. I think it can be read as a stand alone.

Imagine shifters living in the same world as you and I. As with most cultures/peoples there are those who are con
Oct 12, 2012 Shauni rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Book Three of Sara Humphreys Amoveo Legend Series takes us out of the Bayou and into rural Maryland. Where we find that it's not all small town hicks.. (please people don't think this is a dig on small towns as I am currently looking for the perfect small town to move to) This book shows the sultry side of the south..

William Fluery, the oh so sexy man in control. Everyone knows that when William is around he is in control. An attorney for the Council, a man in a brooks brothers suit (ok doesn't
Sep 18, 2012 Delphina rated it it was amazing
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How have I not read this series before?!?!?! It was so amazingly yummy and fun. I was a bit concerned that by reading a book part way into a series that I might not be able to completely "get" the story. That was not the case. From chapter one, I was incompletely hooked on the amazingly developed characters and intriguing story line. I am sure I would have understood some of the subtle nuances better if I read the first books in the series, but I really felt this book was a complete story in and ...more
Lucy Dosch
Nov 04, 2012 Lucy Dosch rated it really liked it
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William Fleury is one uptight shifter. He was not nicknamed the “iceman” for nothing. So how does he end up with a mate who is such a free-spirited, fly-by-the-seat-of-her-pants kind of girl?

Layla Nickelsen knew she was half human/half Amoveo and she feared the day that some neanderthal Amoveo would come to her door, beating his chest and screeching that she was his mate, and thinking he was going to be dragging her off by her hair to do as he says. Oh, hell no!! Especially, not after her mothe
Sep 17, 2012 Visionary rated it really liked it

Third installment of Sara Humphreys's Amoveo series. Sort of had a hunch that Willie and his lady would be next. The way he kept "disappearing" on business in Untouched clued me in that his "mate" was near.

So happy that my guess/hunch proved right. William aka Willie as a friend likes to call him, we met in previous books; however in Untouched we meet more of his character, got to interact with him.

Layla - we got to meet her character but not enough to know her personality. Not as much as Will
Lynda Scott
Feb 13, 2013 Lynda Scott rated it really liked it
by Sara Humphreys
Sourcebooks, Casablanca
November 2012

Layla has dreaded the day her Amoveo mate would find her. But as fate would have it, he shows up on a photographic shoot in New Orleans. Before he can claim her, she flees to the one place she's always been safe, her small hometown in rural Maryland and the farm where she spent most of her childhood.

After experiencing her mother's mental instability and being put in foster care, Layla has serious trust issues. When she finally ends up a
Vicki Rose Stewart
Nov 11, 2012 Vicki Rose Stewart rated it it was amazing
In recent months, I have taken to calling Ms Humphreys "Sara The Great", and after reading the latest release in her Amoveo Legend series, "Untamed", I know that she is living up to that nickname everyday!
Ms. Humphreys is still fairly new on the author scene but with her sexually charged and incredibly mesmerizing Amoveo clan, you would think she's been an author for ages. Ms. Humphreys can draw a reader in from the very first paragraph & before you know it, you'll be every bit as addicted
A.R. Von
Oct 26, 2012 A.R. Von rated it really liked it
I found out after I read this that it was the third book of a series. I had no clue! I’m a touch sad that I did not know so before hand and did not get to read the others. But I’m not that worried and plan to get the first to books soon. With that being said and you all knowing this is the first time I’ve read from the series. I LOVED IT! I was not lost; I loved the flow of the story, its originality, the excitement, sensuality and the fact that it has quite a few hot paranormal's in it (those A ...more
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I love this series that Sara has created...of all different shifters coming together and mating together.
"Untamed" definitely had a lot going on with it, especially towards the end. Oh boy...that was a doozy ending. =) LOVED IT!
Layla Nickelsen has always known she's different. Her brother and sister are hybrids and have already shifted to their animal. Layla though has not shifted, except in her dreams.
She is back home with her brother Rafie and the person
KindleJo Jo
Nov 12, 2012 KindleJo Jo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, paranormal
This is a 4.5 star book!

This third (fourth if you include the short story) installment in the Amoveo Legend picks up right whereUntouchedleaves us. William is going after his mate, Layla knows that her mate has found her and is horrified to be tied to someone just because destiny says so. You can truly understand her fears based on the knowledge that she has been given regarding the Amoveo species.
William is patient and understanding. Their chemistry burns off the charts. There were some twists
Dec 11, 2012 Sandie rated it really liked it
Layla has always known that she was a hybrid. Born of a human mother and an Amoveo father, she has never felt that she belonged to either camp. Raised by a loving foster mother with two other hybrid children, she returns to the homestead when she encounters a stalker in her dreams. The stalker is William, and he is destined to become her mate, or at least that's what the Amoveo world would have her believe.

But Layla isn't sure she wants to agree. When William follows her to the farm, she realise
Rexanna Ipock-Brown
Aug 16, 2015 Rexanna Ipock-Brown rated it it was amazing
As always, Ms. Humphrey's books are well-written, entertaining, and have the best happy endings. In this one, the language also stood out for me. The author's use of words and phrases added a texture to the story that made it even more pleasurable to read.

Her world of shifters who mate with different species is built with care and precision, which makes the quirks even more surprising. Layla and Williams story is full of heart and hot sex. I chose Ms. Humphrey's work forever.
Michelle the Romance Witch
Layla and William’s story was an awesome chapter in the Amoveo story for so many reasons. The overall plot including the vast changes caused during the group’s confrontation with the purists is beginning to take the series into a bit of a different direction I think. The love story between these two flawed and apprehensive lovers was rich and full of human emotion and the scars that the past can cause and overcoming them. And of course meeting new characters that will allow for future books in t ...more
Rebecca Whaley
Jan 24, 2015 Rebecca Whaley rated it really liked it
I really liked this book! The characters were great if somewhat aggravating. The heroine was very stubborn and closed off which is valid considering her background. The hero was starchy but he mellowed quite nicely. The storyline was well thought out and flowed great. This series gets better as you go along. I highly recommend it!
Lisa Borbeck
Jan 27, 2013 Lisa Borbeck rated it it was amazing
I can't formulate the words to explain to you how totally epic this book is... first book was amazing, second book was incredible and now? This third book? Takes the story to a WHOLE new level... I am officially jealous of anyone who hasn't read this because they get to experience this brand new for the first time... I highly recommend that you take a week vacation so that you can completely dedicate the time for reading this series because you will not want to do anything but read until the end ...more
Jun 10, 2013 Stacie rated it really liked it
A good read. William is known as a very uptight guy but when he meets Layla he knows instantly that she is Amoveo mate. He has been meeting her in his dreams but she always hides from him. Layla wants true love not just someone who HAS to be her mate. William has to convince Layla that she is the one for him and that it is not just due to the bond that they share.
Mar 12, 2015 Bookmom rated it really liked it
We’d met Layla as a photographer in the last book, but didn’t get to know anything about her. So it’s a little surprising to discover that she’s William’s mate and not only already knows she’s a hybrid, but grew up with two others. She’s independent and not at all trusting of anyone outside of her family. We know William as an uptight stick-in-the-mud and boy does he have his work cut out for him.

When starting this book I thought William would be the one fighting against change, but I was wrong
Dec 03, 2012 Cathy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow, when is the next book due? I loved William and Layla. I also like the way we are kept updated on the previous books. LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!
Mar 20, 2013 Pam rated it it was amazing
I love William!
Mar 25, 2016 Sammie rated it really liked it
It was pretty good ,I loved William from the start of the series ,he just seems so stiff uptight it was fun to see him loosen up a bit :)

William is awesome ,underneath his suit he's really kind and just a great guy ,I felt like Layla was being a complete bitch to him for no reason at all ,he wasn't trying to carry her off like some cave man she kept thinking he was and it get really old how she treated him .

I wasn't a fan of Layla ,she wasn't nice at all to William ,and that's how it goes for mo
Sep 06, 2013 Dianne rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I can't make up my mind which I liked best Unleashed or Untamed! William and Layla's story was so well written and set the scene perfectly for the battles ahead between the Purists and the Loyalists.

There were moments within this book that Layla annoyed me. I can understand her being hesitant at first forming a relationship with William, however once she got to know him she should have jumped at the opportunity. Any sane woman would jump excitedly into a relations
Amanda Croley
Nov 16, 2012 Amanda Croley rated it liked it
Well 'ol stick in the mud William has finally found his mate. Too bad she wants nothing to do with him. In the last book William disappeared a bunch and I was a little worried about where he was going. I should have known it was Layla, his mate keeping him preoccupied. Layla knows that she is hybrid, unlike the three before here. She also wants nothing to do with the rest of the Amoveo. Her mother was human, and desperately in love with her Amoveo father. When he revealed to her what he was she ...more
Amanda P
So I have not read the first two books of this series. I don’t really feel as though it was necessary to have read the first two books. The author does a good job of summarizing what has happened to date so I didn’t feel lost and picked it up the new world pretty quick.

This take on shifters was pretty easy to pick up and was pretty interesting. In theory I liked the concept. When you find your mate it makes you stronger, better more whole. However, if you don’t find your mate or if your mate di
Nov 24, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
OK, so this is a PNR series I have been really digging! I found out about the Amoveo Legend series through a booktuber, Gail Nichols, when she did a vlog on romance books she was loving. After listening to her describe the series I knew I wanted to try it. So, I snagged all the books in the series I could find. I flew through the first two and the novella in like two days… (I LOVE PNR y’all, especially when shifters are involved!) When I went to searching for the next in the series I was excited ...more
Karen Roma
Sep 21, 2013 Karen Roma rated it it was amazing
Who doesn’t like to see the stuffy character get their feathers ruffled? And in William’s case, ruffled feathers is a literal condition too.
William Fleury, like all Amoveo shifter’s, is keen to find his mate. However, William is not prepared to find out that his mate has deliberately been avoiding him and has no desire to be shackled to this overbearing, pompous male.
Layla, unlike many other Hybids, is well aware of who and what she is, and has absolutely no inclination to be forced into a matin
Dec 02, 2012 Kayla rated it really liked it
It seems like this lovely book just fell from the heavens into my arms, because that is how perfect this whole situation happened. Upon receiving Untamed I could stop staring at the cover. Gah, who could? With William on the front shirtless... and that tattoo. (SWOON INSERTED)

I found out that this was the third in a series and that it could be read as a standalone also. I am usually one to read books in order but something about this book called to me. Man am I glad it did. I absolutely love sha
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Sara Humphreys is the award winning author of the Amoveo Legend series. The third book in the series, UNTAMED, won two PRISM awards--Dark Paranormal and Best of the Best. The first two novels from her Dead in the City series have been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award. Sara was also a professional actress. Some of her television credits include, A&E Biography, Guiding Light, Anot ...more
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“Fate or imprinting, or whatever the hell my people want to call it – none of that can make me love you.”
“I love you, Layla. I love your stubborn streak, the way you love Rosie, Raife, and Tati. I admire you desire for independence, and Lord knows, I love your moxie.”
“Fate didn’t make me love you… you did.”
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