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The Untouchables

(Ruthless People #2)

4.46  ·  Rating details ·  9,548 ratings  ·  715 reviews
One Secret. Multiple Casualties.

Everything Melody Callahan has ever been told about her past is a lie. Her father lied. Her husband lied. But like all secrets…they come out. Not only is her mother, Aviela, alive but she won’t stop until she tears down everything Liam and Melody have spent the past year building.

With a new target on their back and the media now focused on
Kindle Edition, 387 pages
Published January 22nd 2015 by NYLA
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★★★★★! The Untouchables, book 2 of 4. Liam & Mel’s continued tumultuous & blood-filled quest for world domination!

The Ruthless People trilogy follows the merger, through marriage, of two mafia families, The Callahan’s (Irish) and The Giovanni’s (Italian), with the intent of maintaining wealth and world domination through mainly drug trafficking and corruption by a.n.y. m.e.a.n.s. n.e.c.e.s.s.a.r.y.!

Books in series should be read in order:
Book 0.5: Declan + Coraline
Book 1: Ruthles
I love this crazy-ass couple! Melody and Liam are such scary, but completely captivating, characters. I never know what to expect from them. This second book in the series proved to be as exciting as the first.

It's been a while since I read 'Ruthless People', so I did have to refresh myself on all the players. Mostly, I needed a reminder on which brother was married to which woman, etc. once I had that straightened out, I flew through this one. If I had read the book instead of listening to the
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
3.75 Stars

I was a Callahan. God help whoever stood in this family's way.

The Callahans are back and they're as crazy as ever. Ruthless People was one of my favorite books from last year, but it's definitely a book that's either for you...or not. There's not really a middle here. Melody and Liam are borderline psychotic, violent, ruthless, and their volatile relationship pretty much mirrors that. If the first book wasn't your cuppa, I don't suggest you read this one. If you were like
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 this shit just keeps getting better and crazier STARS

“Just as I had suspected, something was coming out of Hell and straight towards us. And it was coming fast.”

Is it wrong that I would label The Untouchables as the funniest book I have read in a long time? 'Cause it really is. Hilarious and oh so wrong, but so damn right at the same time.

Here we go again, suspend your disbelief, unless you have no morals or empathy to begin with I suggest you read on with an open mind.

The second i
EDIT (22/12/2018): I still love this series very much. It's so much to read over and over again. However, the more I read it, the more I see that it needs serious editing. Not only for typos but for consistency. Sudden changes in how the scene is described, what they are wearing. Those are small things, but they chip on an otherwise great book!

And what I said after my last re-read of the first book. The Italian sentences are wrong! It really seems like Google translate sentences. Please, please,
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I am not even sure where to begin this review. First, this book is amazing. I am not talking "ah what a cute story" or "wow that was intense" - I am talking this book will blow your freaking mind!

It is no secret I absolutely loved Ruthless People, but Ms. McAvoy truly outdid herself here because there are not enough words to convey how much I loved The Untouchables and how highly I recommend it.

"We were all fakers; lying to people who were lying to themselves.”

The Untouchables
★★★ 3 Stars ★★★

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Book 2 continues a year later with Liam & Mel ruling the newly merged family with an iron gun. Like the first book, it's told in multiple POV's so it's more of a book about the family as a whole with several storylines running at the same time. Still as crazy and ruthless as before, the great banter and outrageous behaviour is still a theme throughout this instalment.

Happily married, a spanner is about to be thrown i
5 can't touch this stars
Great love only equaled great pain...

Melody and Liam, are picking up the pieces from the blow the family received, trying to find the one responsible, the one who thought they could fuck with them and live to tell the tale. But as the secrets of the past come undone piece by piece, one thing is for sure, there are old-aged rules to live by and by not knowing, or more like not caring about them, they have upset the balance in the underground world they strive
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts

The Untouchables is the second part in a three part Mafia series about Ruthless People, their family and their enemies.

When on point, The Untouchables, for me, is an entertaining read. I love Liam and Mel, their relationship, their banter and their general demeanour with each other. They light up the page, especially Mel with her feisty, no nonsense, and fierce nature.

Despite my love for the main characters, important elements within the story didn't quite work for me, hence the 3 stars.....

Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 "OMG-You Did Not Leave Me This Way" Stars

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Murder, Corruption, Deception, Sex, Lies, Love and Family. The Untouchables begin pretty much where Ruthless People ended. Melody and Liam are both head of the Callahan Family and very powerful. They rule with an iron fist and they want the White House. They have set their sights with Olivia's father, Senator Coleman. But the one hiccup in their plan is Mel's mother, Aviela DeRosa. There are so many twist and turns to this story. There really is no
S.M. West

Well, I liked going back to the crazy mayhem of the Callahans but I did have a hard time remembering some of what happened in book 1 and who was who. There's a lot of these fantastic yet psychotic characters, each with their own issues, angles and agendas...

There were multiple POVs and side stories going on and while entertaining, I found it distracted from Liam and Melody (yes, I'm in it for the homicidal duo) and at times, I really didn't care.

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Jacqueline's Reads
Dec 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 4-star-books

I love this series and I loved loved loved Ruthless, so when I found out there would be more Liam and Melody, well I WAS ALL OVER THAT!

The Untouchables reminds me a lot of Consequences, in the sense, there’s so much that goes on. So many players are involved and EVERYONE is connected and you just want to figure out who is who, who is loyal, who is a rat and who will die.

I was taken aback by the tone and pace of this one. It’s a little slower and more detailed. I’m still
destini mia
Dec 01, 2014 rated it really liked it

Pretty much me while reading The Untouchables.
I wasn’t sure what was coming, but I knew it was coming straight from hell.

Everything Melody Callahan has ever been told about her past is a lie. Her father lied. Her husband lied. But like all secrets…they come out. Not only is her mother, Aviela, alive but she won’t stop until she tears down everything Liam and Melody have spent the past year building.

With a new target on their back and the media now focused on their family as the
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia-men, favorites
I don't know how it's possible but this book was better than the first one and the ending totally rocked my world!


Before you dive in this one you have to read the first book in this series and if that one is to much for you then it's guaranteed that you won't make it to this one. But no worries...this series isn't for the faint of heart or the ones that can't stand a little (imaginative) blood :P


The Untouchables picks up a few months after the ending of the first novel and everything is going
Oct 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
How can i even start this review? What can i really say about this book? What can i even write about J.J. McAvoy's writing skills?
Will it be enough? I don't think so.

The book i just finished was in critical terminology, a "mindfuck". Dear God, i hope for an ARC, of the American Savages, because i'm not sure i can survive the waiting, until March 19th.

The plot is as breathtaking, stunning, flamboyant, extreme and a little spine-chilling, as in the first book. Only in this one, everything is bette
~Stéphanie's Journal~
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: buddy-read
Welcome back in Crazyland. Welcome back in Liam and Melody's world where everything and everyone is insane. Prepare to buckle up for the ride of your life.

The Untouchables picks up where Ruthless People ended. I have to say after nearly seven months I had some problems to return into this world. It was hard to remember all the people and their interactions with each other. During the first 15%, sometimes I had no idea who was who and what they were talking about. Thanks to Rebecka in our BR with
Kelli C
NOPE! Did not want a cliffhanger on this one….so now I sit and wait for HEA…be it bloody, swear infested, and morally corrupt…I want it, so I wait!

Well, let’s just say the crazy Callahan’s are back. The combining of the Italian and the Irish powerhouses gave us Melody Giovanni and Liam Callahan in all there dark glory…Now united in mind, heart and “soul".

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“Our troubled journey so far all seemed to be just a series a mistakes and unfortunate circumstances.”

Stronger than ever? Can no one stop t
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Sep 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review Updated - 17th November 2015

What the fuck just happened? How could you allow to this happen Liam? Dammit!!! Last pages of the book just made me insane.. Too much tension, too much action... But I freaking loved it 'cause J.J. never disappoints me. :)

If you haven't already met Liam & Bloody Mel. Well you should start read the book (1st book of this series - Ruthless People) right in this minute. Because this series will give you more than you can imagine. 1st there is a great story in here
May 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-e-reader
Can I give this more than 5 stars? I think it deserves it.

I have...absolutely no words for how I am currently feeling all

Holy fuck...this book was insane. I thought the first book couldn't be topped. I was apparently lying to myself. This one was so much more violent, and awesome. I loved every page!! There were a lot of things that had me second guessing myself. I've never read anything like this series before. This series is seriously amazing.
My poor emotions were all over the place.
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
So good!!
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Jul 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

“You love me, you hate me, make up your damn mind, wife. I’m getting whiplash.”

Melody and Liam are baaaack and they’re back with a vengeance!!! You know when you love the first book in a series? When it knocks you on your arse with how much you enjoyed it? Then you wait patiently for the next book excited but worrying if it will live up to your expectations? Well, we were like that with The Untouchables. We wondered if the momentum, excitement, high energy, passion, mayhem and sheer crazines
Sasha elle a.k.a. Mrs. Liam Callahan!
*365,000 tones of Nutella jars*

it has been exactly2 weeks, 2555 hours, 2 minutes and 43 seconds since I finished the untouchables and I still haven't gotten out of that head space. It took me awhile to collect my thoughts on the book and quite literally I have failed miserably, this book for me is a lot more then some words on a piece of paper it's like a life support. As a reader you dive into certain characters and stories and they just stick to you like a fond memory or a irreplaceable
If it ain't good I don't read it !
Seeing as I haven't even read the first book yet :)


Fuckin A That moment when you go from excited to super excited. That's right I read the book bitchs
#speechless #boss as bitchs #ratchet ass moms #shit just got real.
I need this book today. Now.
Carla ☺Did I Say That☺
4.5 ***insert gif below here*** Stars!!!!

***Review To Come***
Lo Bookfrantic
Jun 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Untouchables Stars

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Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
In book two of the trilogy Liam and Mel’s story continues with some twists. The mother that she once thought dead has resurfaced, but it isn’t a loving reunion that she appears to be after. A contracted marriage was supposed to merge two families to the top of the mafia world, but is now threatening to be the very thing that can destroy them. Just as the Callahan’s finish one mafia family off, they have another one to battle. The Callahan’s rise to power is nearly complete, the white house in re ...more
Jul 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆


The Untouchables was a great follow up from bk1. Set in a world filled of cunning, ruthless, and vindictive people, Melody has now sealed her fate as the wife of Liam and is feeling the full effect of what her (and his) choice entails.

Author J.J. McAvoy really revvy’s up the stakes as a lot is going on in this book, including-- a delicate marriage on the line, characters withholding key information, hidden mot
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
♦ 5 "Win and Lose" Stars! ♦

To read my FULL REVIEW of the whole Ruthless People series CLICK HERE.

moonlight ☾
Jul 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-faves
5 stars

Melody and Liam are *chefs kiss*. They're such a badass couple and I'm in love. 💖
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