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Until You Find Me

(Untamed #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  197 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Amber Hart pushes contemporary romance to its wildest limits in this heart-pounding novel, the story of a girl who travels to Africa to protect the legacy of one man . . . and stays for the love of another.
Raven Moore, a twenty-year-old college student from Michigan, feels out of place in the beautiful, treacherous jungles of Cameroon, staying in the habitat where her f
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Published November 11th 2014 by Random House Publishing Group
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Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

4.5 Beautiful Stars

Raven’s dad has spent most of her life in Cameroon working to rehabilitate apes, after poaching attempts. Her dad has been asking her to come visit for the summer, but hasn’t told her why when he is killed by an ape attack. Raven decides to move there for the summer and try to find out why her dad wanted her there in the first place. Within weeks of arriving Raven is in the jungle and attacked by an ape. She is seriously injured an
Claire Robinson
4 - I am a collection of broken pieces. Stars!

I absolutely loved this book, if you are looking for unique characters, in an unusual setting, with a writing style that borders on lyrical, then you are really going to enjoy Until You Find Me. Amber Hart is a new author on my reading list, but after reading the first part of Raven and Jospin’s story I am pretty sure that won’t be the case going forward.

She is different where everything else looks the same.

I didn’t really have any expectations going
Wow! This book is absolutely gorgeous! Everything from the writing, the characters and the storyline just pulls you right in. Raven is an American who goes to Africa after the death of her father. Her father ran a habitat to save gorillas from poachers and was killed. Raven doesn't like the apes and is upset that her father chose the habitat over being with her and her mother. While out in the jungle, she meets a hunter, Jospin. They form an unlikely friendship that develops into more. There is ...more
Paula  Phillips
Oct 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Going through my Kindle, I have been trying to clear the old ebooks off it and I came across Amber Hart's Until You Find Me. I remember reading her Before & After series and really enjoying it. Until You Find Me takes us into the African Jungle as Raven's father has died supposedly by the one thing he loved most in the world besides her. Raven's father had a desire to save the gorillas in Africa and started up along with his friend Chloe, a Habitat for the Gorillas. Just before he died, he calle ...more
*I received a copy of this from the author in exchange for an honest review.
*Review can be found here.

I really, really enjoyed Before You by Amber Hart, so I was super stoked about reading this! I love that multiracial couples are an integral part of her stories, because you don't find many of them in books (or maybe I'm just reading the wrong ones). I think it's a good thing, indeed. And this was so good!

Rating: 4 Wild Stars!

This book was told in double POVs, which I absolutely love when it com
Lustful Literature
Nov 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing

I am not even sure how to describe what I am feeling after reading this book. It was powerful and the topic discussed is a topic that is real today. I wasn’t prepared to feel all these emotions while I was reading this book. Yes I read the blurb but it doesn’t prepare you for what you are about to read. The author did an amazing job with the plot and characters in this story. I actually felt like I was in the African jungle and experiencing and feeling the same t
Genesis Sheli (Whispering Chapters)
Full review at GenGen's Book Blog

I received an eARC in exchange for my honest review
I found a new love: gorillas. This story isn't only about finding love in a jungle. It also includes how gorillas interact with humans and what they are capable of doing and I really enjoyed reading those scenes.

Raven travels to Africa to find answers about what had happened to her dad. She lives in the habitat where dad worked and one day in the jungle, she meets Jospin and he offers to show her how to throw kni
Oct 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
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I received an ARC from Random House Flirt via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Anyone that reads my reviews knows that the new adult genre is my guilty pleasure reading. I have to say that Until You Find Me breaks the mold a little bit. You will not find a college dorm setting with brooding students and pasts that create angst and drama. Instead you are dropped into an African rainforest and introduced t
 Lori (Ficwishes)
Oct 19, 2014 rated it really liked it

This was an incredibly grown-up NEW ADULT book. I have read quite a few N/A books lately that have just made me feel old with the way the characters talk and act. UNTIL YOU FIND ME is unbelievably mature and intelligent. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but I was pleasantly surprised with what I found.

Raven finds herself in the jungles of Africa searching for answers as to why her father literally gave his life for the gorillas who took it from him. Raven is only in Africa a few days when she
nick (the infinite limits of love)

When I discovered that Until You Find Me would be set in Africa, I was thrilled because most of us are always on the look-out for more diversity in books. Then the cover came out and I knew I was going to read it because it had an interracial couple in it. While I enjoyed Until You Find Me overall, there were some elements that I wish had been more developed. For one, the characters. We do get to know the two main characters in the book quite a bit, but part of me wanted more. I wanted to be abl
This ARC was graciously provided to me by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I feel honored to have been given a chance to have read this book. The chemistry and the relationship between these characters was so dynamic and real. I loved the challenges that each of them had to face as well as what they had to face with eachother. The dual POV’s made this book even more amazing as well as the flashbacks. I really loved how this author made you see both sides to each argument. Such as when
Oct 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
What a great adventure! I always appreciate when a New Adult book breaks from the norm of college dorms and frat parties, and this one did just that. It takes place in Africa, in the middle of the jungle. A young, naive girl from the states meets a local dangerous boy, and their intensity is off the charts. It starts out innocent, just spending time together learning about the jungle but the heat between them is hard to ignore. They keep their secrets from each other until it all comes to a head ...more
Haley ~ YA-Aholic
Jul 22, 2014 marked it as to-read-i-own
OMG, this book could not sound any more epic even if it TRIED! CANNOT wait for this release!

Merged review:

OMG IT HAS A COVER!!!! Seriously CANNOT wait for this to come out, it sounds sooooooo so good! (:
StephanieThe BookHooker
Nov 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Until You Find Me by Amber Hart
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Expected Release Date: November 11th 2014
Print Length: 270 pages
Format: Kindle eArc
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Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

***Warning Cliffhanger***

This is a book that breaks away from the New Adult norm, it’s a very different and very unique story. Sometimes I read so many books with similar themes that some of them just start to blend together and I was in the mood for something different. I really needed a book like
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Until You Find Me is an electrifyingly exquisite thriller that will run away with your heart and keep you on the edge-of-your-seat. This story touched my heart in a very remarkable way than any other book ever has. It drew me in with its raw pain, held me captive by its ravishing passion, and won me over with its stunning beauty. This is not just another romantic suspense story. It is a soul-searching journey of two disillusioned and hurting people who find themselves locked into an existence th ...more
Aug 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book was so good and so unique among the New Adult genre that I am not sure I can do it justice. I really loved everything about this book. It begins with Raven being attacked by a gorilla in the jungle of Cameroon. She has come to Cameroon at her father’s request. He founded a gorilla habitat to save and rehabilitate gorillas that are shot by poachers or abandoned when poachers kill the parent. The 20 year old college student can’t understand why her father asked her to join him for the su ...more
Nicole M. Hewitt
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

I was immediately drawn to Until You Find Me because of the multi-cultural cover and the African setting. I love to see diversity in books and this seemed like a really interesting New Adult read – very different than anything else that I’d ever seen! Well, thankfully it lived up to my expectations!

What I loved:

The setting.
This book took place in the jungle! (Do I really need to say anything more than that?) I mean, w
Christie72 (Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews)
~I was received a copy from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.~

Until You Find Me is a brilliant, beautiful, heart-wrenching, suspenseful love story. I truly don’t think there are enough stars for this book. It is in the top 10 of all the books I have EVER read, not just this year….I literally mean EVER!. There was laughter, tears, and a couple of curse words as the story unfolded. I am not sure anything I write can do this magnificent book any justice. It was AMAZING!!!!

Raven has left
Nov 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
*ARC courtesy of NetGalley and Random House Publishing*

Review also at JustOneMoreBlogAboutBooks

pleasepleasepleaseplease tell me the sequel will be released tomorrow!!!!!!!! PLEASE!
I really can't wait for an unspecified time in 2015 to read more about Raven, Jospin, Clovis and Leahcim!!

As you could guess, I really loved Until You Find Me. This book is original, sweet, intriguing and its characters are really interesting! At the beginning Raven's motives to go to Cameroon aren't quite clear even t
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was ok
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I requested this from Netgalley because I was intrigued by a New Adult book set not on a college campus, but instead in Africa, and with a cross-race central romance. Unfortunately, Hart's book is more melodrama in the jungle than moving romance, with as many plot and logic holes as an old sieve. White college-aged Raven is living at Heart for Habitat, a rehab center for injured apes in Cameroon. Early on, she's attacked by an ape and spends time recovering from major in
Obsessive Book Nerd Lauren
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. To read more reviews like this one, check out Obsessive Book Nerd! My full review of this book will be posted on 11/11/14.

Right from the start I was hooked. The first chapter started out extremely descriptive, detailing the African jungle. It was also very intense, It quickly got my heart pumping and I did not want to put this book down.

Raven has easily become one of my favorite book protagonists.And I really enjoyed the scenes
Dirty Dayna
Oct 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided via netgalley and the publisher for an honest review
5 find me stars.
Seriously wow I loved this freaking book. This author paints imagery the best I have read this year. This book is surrounded by mystery, death, multicultural, multiracial concepts. There are two characters that give their story in POV Raven whos father died suddenly in the Cameroon and she meets a boy after her horrific gorilla attack named Jospin. Jospin is the son of the greatest poacher .
I loved the interactio
Cliffhanger ending

This is not my favorite Amber Hart book. I've read Before You and After Us, both I preferred to this book. Amber writes books that revolve around forbidden relationships. Until You Find Me takes place in the jungles of Cameroon where Raven has arrived at the request of her late father to a gorilla habitat that was near and dear to his heart. Raven hopes to understand her father's mission. She meets Jospin, a local guy who she forms a bond with before knowing the truth about his
Jul 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
*Recieved and eARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Raven moves to Cameroon after her father's death. He used to help saving the gorillas but her grief and hatred doesn't allow her to see thebeauty of the endagered spieces. Everything changes when she meets Jospin, who harbors secrets of his own.

Firstly, I liked the fact that the author wrote the book about the gorillas; they are one of many endagered species and the plot surrounds this fact. The romance blooms between the cha
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent book, but I wish there was a sequel

Very good book, but I really wanted to know more about the story, i hope there is a sequel. Recommended
Elicia Cheah
Aug 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Detailed review soon to come! But it was beyond amazing!
Lisa Bentley
Nov 18, 2018 rated it liked it
Until You Find Me is the story of Raven who has set off to a world completely different to her own to try and find out the truth behind her father’s death.

Raven has come to an animal sanctuary deep in the jungle. She isn’t particularly a fan of animals, in fact, she holds them responsible for the disappearance of her father from her life. Raven grew up in America whereas her dad left to work in the jungle. They kept regular contact but now that he is dead she holds the jungle and its inhabitants
Apr 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
ARC received from NetGalley
I really liked this one and how different it was from everything else I was reading at the time. The love story is sexy and hot, surrounded by an incredible setting that's so well written you feel transported to the jungle. The gorillas were a plot point that worked incredibly well so I never saw it coming when the sequel bombed as bad as it did.
Fabianny Navarro
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Just amazing!
Love u Jospin *-*
Nov 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Super duper love this book. 😍 Worth the time, effort, money and giggles :)
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