Publication Date:November 03 2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
#1 New York Times bestselling author S.C. Stephens brings us the next book in her Thoughtless series!
The spotlight doesn't only shine. Sometimes it burns.
Being the bad-boy bassist for the world's hottest band has earned Griffin Hancock some perks: a big house, a fast car, and most importantly his incredible wife, Anna. The one thing it hasn't brought him is the spotlight. Anna tells him to be patient, that his talent will win out. But Griffin is through waiting for permission to shine.
Without warning, Griffin makes a shocking decision and takes the gamble of a lifetime. Suddenly he's caught up in a new level of lights, cameras, and chaos. One that pushes his relationship with Anna to its limits. Anna has always found his unpredictable behavior sexy, but lately he's seen an ache in her eyes--and it has his soul in knots. Just as the recognition Griffin seeks is finally within reach, the thing he loves most in life could be slipping through his fingers...
Untamed is the book where Griffin grows up and unfortunately for me where most of the things you thought you knew for the D-Bags fell apart. I will try to keep thing spoiler free for you. Before you continue you should know that I always love the Thoughtless trilogy (now series) and I felt blessed when I got this book. I was very excited about reading this book, but it didn't work out for me and you will read why below.
Griffin is the only person I know who is so full of himself. I really tried to be sympathetic for him, but I just couldn't. I got why the guys kept shutting down his ideas, but just wished they had done it in a more easy to accept way. What I don't get is why everyone price was holding them back and won over the bond the D-Bags had developed over the years. I hated that Griffin missed an important event in Matt's life and the words Matt said to him.
I always thought Griffin and Anna had an understanding and a unique relationship with each other, I realized that Griffin wasn't satisfying Anna a lot in the emotional department. He didn't appreciate Anna as he should have. I don't think that griffin appreciated anything before everything that happened in this book. He was selfish, self centered and an idiot. It was very frustrating when people had to tell him five times the same thing in order for him to not forget it, but in the end he always did and managed to ruin things. Whatever people were telling him was going to his brain throughout his one year and got out of the other
Griffin proved me wrong when I thought that he had changed in Reckless. I liked him then. Now even though he has grown up a bit I am not able to remember the good things. It makes me sad. Maybe I needed more time with grown up Griffin. I have to give him points though, because he always showed his love for his children.
For the first time in ages I wanted to cry tears from frustration. I hated how the guys moved on and the whole Liam situation. Everything that is about Liam and the D-Bags is hated by me. I don't get why it had to happen and ruin everything. After Derek in Grey's Anatomy this happens (and no one dies in this book, accept my soul). How can I go back to the original three books and re-read them? I can't! I need therapy.
I started to appreciate Anna more while reading Untamed. It takes a strong woman to put up with Griffin. Kiera makes a move that will make her more likeable to all the people who hate her. The sisters did a great job in this book. I thought that Kellan would act a lot more in the situation and he would try to fix things. For some reason the Kellan I read about in this book is not the same Kellan I fell in love with in the previous books and that's the greatest disappointment in the book.