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Untamed

(Untamed #1)

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4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,489 ratings  ·  180 reviews
Rich, beautiful, and wild, Reagan McKinley has everything she needs...but nothing that she wants. That is, until she spends one hot night in the arms of sexy, unbridled Dare Wilde.

She's a girl trapped in a rigid world she desperately wants to escape, and he's an untamed artist with an attitude, hell-bent on freeing her—body, mind, and soul. But Reagan's life is not her own
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ebook, 216 pages
Published April 15th 2014 by Turning Leaves Press (first published April 11th 2014)
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Jinsey Reese Hi, Amanda!

We don't know where it says this book is a short story because it's decidedly not. :-) When Victoria Green and I started writing this…more
Hi, Amanda!

We don't know where it says this book is a short story because it's decidedly not. :-) When Victoria Green and I started writing this series, our plan was to write novella-length books...but you know what they say about the best laid plans, right? Despite our intentions to keep it short, each story took on a life of its own and they ended up being novel length instead.

Each book in the series is a complete story--with a beginning, middle, and an end--and leads right into the next book. They are structured like episodes of your favorite TV drama show, telling a complete part of a much larger, epic story.

If you decide to read them, we sincerely hope you enjoy!(less)

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Laura
{3.8 stars} I'm on mobile, sorry.

Guys, we all gotta pick our fights.

When a book is this short, we know it's gonna be fast-paced. The author has to make us care about her characters, the plot and also want to read the next book. And this is what happened here.

I picked up this book randomly, not knowing what to expect and, well, a lot of things were thrown at my face in the firsts paragraphs of chapter one so you know what you're getting yourself into.

Poor little rich girl with a past and no cont
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Rich, beautiful, and wild, Reagan McKinley has everything she needs...but nothing that she wants. That is, until she spends one hot night in the arms of sexy, unbridled Dare Wilde.

She's a girl trapped in a rigid world she desperately wants to escape, and he's an untamed artist with an attitude, hell-bent on freeing her—body, mind, and soul. But Reagan's life is not her own, and Dare is not welcome in it. She can't include him in her carefully-controlle
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Pam
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Pam by: * Meli Mel *
***Get your FREE copy from Amazon today ***

4.5 stars
“All the most beautiful pieces of art have flaws. Sometimes that’s exactly what makes them priceless.”


 
Reagan McKinley is young, wild and trapped…She lives in a world where the only control she has is what drug to take, what drink to chase it down with and what guy can give her a few seconds of release. She is a McKinley and with is comes the ridiculous expectations of her father and mother. How fucked up is it that even though she does wha
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* Meli Mel *



♥♥♥ 4.5 Amazeball Stars ♥♥♥



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'I didn't trust love. It had never done anything for me but give me false hope, mask manipulation, and break me(...)I was living a pretend life, all artificial happiness and forged feelings. And no one even noticed.'

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WOW...this novella was way more awesome than I had anticipated. It had me pretty much from the start until the very end. And after that cliffhanger, I
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TeriLyn
May 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-favorites, arc
** Untamed generously provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review. This review may contain spoilers**

5 Wilde Stars

Untamed poignantly portrays a contemporary, Romeo-and-Juliet-esque love story between the affluently oppressed Reagan McKinley and the lover boy hailing from the wrong side of tracks Dare Wilde. A society princess meets the burgeoning artist determined to make it on his own volition – two people destined to meet only to be ripped apart. Reagan seemingly possesses everyt
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Taryn

This review is posted at My Secret Romance.

HOLY.
SWEET.
MOSES.
I AM IN LOOOOVVVEEEEEEEEEEEE!

Serial romances are not my thing. AT. ALL. I steer clear from those as much as possible. Most of the time I won’t even given them a second thought when someone recommends them to me. I don’t see the point in serials and think they’re a bit of a waste if I’m being honest… until I read Untamed.

I was skeptical about reading Untamed to the point where I actually downloaded the sample first, which is something
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Kelly (and the Book Boar)
Jul 07, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: read-in-2014
Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/

Yesterday was a shitty day. Sometimes on shitty days I drop what I’m really reading and opt for something mindless. Something a little . . .



The storyline was oh so familiar – Reagan is a poor little rich girl with a traumatic past that has turned her into a pill-popping, booze guzzling supertramp as an escape . . .



Dare (seriously – gotta love porno names) is a reformed bad boy with a secret – he’s a talented artist . . .



Reagan
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Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4 1/2 Stars

Review to come!!
Yomi M.
Jun 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Rating Clarification: 4.5 stars

I honestly didn't expect to love it as much as I did. Both Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese did such an amazing job portray Dare and Ree. I cannot wait to read the next part of their story.
Jena
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Untamed is one of the best novellas I have ever read. I seriously could not put this story down. It literally starts off with a sexy bang and the drama and hotness continues all the way through. You get all the best of everything...romance, tension, family drama, art, friendship, and complete hotness in Untamed. Couldn't have loved it more. Definitely an untamed emotion of all the feels!

At first I was a little worried with Reagan, thinking why is this gorgeous model-esque girl getting into all t
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Sarah :)
May 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
FREE ATM ON AMAZON, DON'T MISS OUT!!

Loved it, now on to the next :D
Jennifer Kyle
Jun 19, 2014 rated it liked it
3.25 Stars
Justin
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book is definitely one hell of an amazing way to kick off a seven part series. Even though it’s considered a novella as far as the length of the book, you’re still getting a huge amount of content for it only being the first book out of seven. Granted there will be focus on other characters in the other books, I am sure each set of characters will have their stories completely wrapped up by the end, which I feel will be a lot of fun to follow throughout the series. Both authors did an amazi ...more
Jolene Haley
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Untamed is a sexy, smart read that will make you laugh, blush, and desperately want more.

Hands down, Untamed is the best novella I have ever read. The pacing was excellent, the dialogue was smart and witty, and Dare Wilde melted my panties off within five seconds of meeting him.

The characters are multi-dimensional and yes, though it is a romance, it’s so much more than that. It’s not like the normal romance novels I’ve read where I want to gouge my eyes out halfway through. There is no stupid d
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Rustys
May 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I cannot tell you how much I loved this novella and to know there will be five more to follow makes me as happy as a kid in a candy store.
Reagan McKinley comes from a family of wealth and stature in the community.

Powerful and unyielding they have set a course for her life even if it’s not what she wants. Art is Reagan’s dream, but that’s all it is a dream not one worthy of the McKinley name.
Her escape; alcohol, drugs and one-night stands.
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Dare Wilde invades her life and turns it upside down, in
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Vintage
Aye, yon YA is McAngsty.

Too many YA/CA tropes for this ole girl.

Alternating POV (a personal pet peeve)
Monologuing
Not a standalone
Angsty wazoo
Bad parents
Snotty siblings
Insta-lust
Sex is the cure
Sex, drugs but no rock n' roll

The h is the daughter of a career politician with the overdrawn smarmy family from hell all the way from mom and pop to siblings. I know families like this exist, but surely there is one decent kid in the bunch? No? The h deadens the pain with prescription pills provided by mum
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I'd like to thank Sarah for recommending this book to me.

4.5STARS

I'll have to say that I could not stop reading. I literally had to wonder about Reagan and why she was going through all the mental issues she has. Sex, drugs was her way to being normal. Then she meets Dare.

I love how they connected, and it didn't feel rushed in a way. Reagan making the moves and Dare turning her down. Nice change for once.

I'm glad that this novella is worth it. You kind of will be surprised and curious but fill
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Josie
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**Given by author in exchange for a honest review**

Did it have to end so soon????
I know it was a novella but it was just so amazing, I hate that it ended already! I already added book 2 to my TBR list.

This is such a wonderful, emotional, romantic with a bit of suspense kind of story, it was way more than I expected!
I think it was greatly written with a awesome storyline! This is the 1st story from this author I have read and I'm already itching for more!

I think it definitely deserves all 5 st
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Erin
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: for-blog-review
This 5-part serial by Victoria Green and Jinsey Reese brings us the story of a mis-matched pair who were both broken by life. Sometimes, living the life of privileged daughter in a richer-than-God family just isn’t what it’s cracked up to be, and never was that more evident than in Reagan McKinley’s case. Sure, her parents are crazy wealthy and powerful, she’s had the best education and any material wishes she ever wanted. But her life has lacked pretty much ANYTHING other than these superficial ...more
Jessica Leonard
May 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review

I seriously need more than five stars to rate this book as I absolutely LOVED it! When I was asked to review Untamed I was told it was part 1 of a 6 episode series. That each book should be read as an episode to a TV series and that was the perfect way to read it. As the book played out in my mind I could totally see myself cuddled up on the couch on a Saturday night catching one of my favorite shows.

There are very few books tha
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Ange
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
Untamed was a brilliant start to what promises to be an unforgettable series! It managed to pack a punch from the get go. Starting with a nightclub, shots and drugs to chase away unhappiness, it was an eye opener for me.

Reagan McKinley is a disappointment to her family. She's the daughter of a wealthy mayoral candidate, who expects nothing but perfection from his children. She's a college student who'd rather be majoring in Art than in Legal studies that has been dictated to her by her father. I
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The BookWhisperer
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
When I first started this book, I didn’t like Reagan; in fact, I didn’t like her at all! There was something about her that made me want to roll my eyes at her poor, pitiful, rich-girl problems (I know, that sounds mean.) Her family is beyond rich, completely fake, runs Reagan’s life, and has no amount of love whatsoever for anyone besides money and power. This makes Reagan crave numbness and the only way she knows how to feel numb is to drink, do drugs, and have sex and when she locks eyes with ...more
BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
May 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As you start reading Untamed you will find yourself wanting more.

This is a story where you will love some and really hate others. But at the end you will find yourself wanting to be with Dare!!!!

Meet Reagan McKinley, a 19 yr old rich girl with a very influencial family. The only thing she wants to do is to live her dreams without her family telling her how to live her life. To her family she is the black sheep, just because she wants to be normal.

Dare Wilde, a young man with a bad boy image. Com
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Ajs  Book Reviews
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
**We were provided a copy by the author in exchange for an honest opinion**



This is part 1 of a 7 part series.



Reagan has been told how to act and what to do her entire life. She hates it. She just wants to be free. She meets Dare and her world starts to change.



Dare is carefree. He has been dealt a crappy hand. He helps take care of his siblings and mother.



Let me just say, that this book, completely blew me away. It may be a short read, but I certainly didn't want it to end!! The authors capt
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Ivi
Apr 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
"They're like two parts that come together to make a whole story. Two parts one whole.Two very different pasts one presents .Like us"

Untamed was; WOW....great and passionate read and I loved!!!!Yes, I love it so much that it took me one mooring and few hours to finished.The only problem I had with this book was age of Reagan and Dare( somehow I couldn't imagine them so passionate and with so many problems with that age so in my mind they were older, although I can see that in next book they wil
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Helen
Apr 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this novella! The chemistry between Ree and Dare was off the charts, and I really loved both of them as characters. Dare had a tough upbringing, a broken family, and the biggest heart -- he'd do anything for the people he loved, including Ree. But Ree came from an even more broken family -- rich and powerful and completely dysfunctional -- and she succumbs to their power over her until she meets Dare. But will he be enough for her?


There were some really great lines in here too
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Beth Jones
Apr 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Where should I begin describing this Fanfreakingtastic book! Two broken people who found one another to make themselves whole only to be forced apart.
This could be considered a tragic mess and I heart it so HARD! Reagan a rich college student forced to live the life her parents have planned for her. Dare a broke artist, son of a junkie & druggie/murder. Dare doesn't fit into Reagan's parent's plan. Reagan has lived her life popping pills and drunk to cope with her life until she meets Dare
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Hooked On Books
Apr 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Where should I begin describing this Fanfreakingtastic book! Two broken people who found one another to make themselves whole only to be forced apart.
This could be considered a tragic mess and I heart it so HARD! Reagan a rich college student forced to live the life her parents have planned for her. Dare a broke artist, son of a junkie & druggie/murder. Dare doesn't fit into Reagan's parent's plan. Reagan has lived her life popping pills and drunk to cope with her life until she meets Dare
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Tricia Bartley
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
oh my goodness..HAWT book right here! I want more Dare and Ree...goodness..he spots her in a club..she spots him toooo and it's on..he is from the wrong side of the tracks and she is from money and she has to decide how she can keep him in her life..I can't wait for book 2..this is a series of 7 stories..I'm excited..get on board = )(less)
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Jena Charles
May 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I could not put this down. addictive, emotional, heart breaking, page turning and unbelievably hot hot hot
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