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  1. Jacob Proffitt Jacob Proffitt says:

    I really enjoyed this book Which is a complete shock as it s one of her earliest works published in 1983 Roberts first book was published in 81 and I generally find her 80s novels a bit hard to take Before anybody gets too happy about it, though, I have to acknowledge that my enjoyment is probably idiosyncratic and unlikely to match general tastes.My favorite part of the novel is that although Keane is one of those demanding alpha types, he doesn t get things his way Jo actually stands up I really enjoyed this book Which is a complete shock as it s one of her earliest works published in 1983 Roberts first book was published in 81 and I generally find her 80s novels a bit hard to take Before anybody gets too happy about it, though, I have to acknowledge that my enjoyment is probably idiosyncratic and unlikely to match general tastes.My favorite part of the novel is that although Keane is one of those demanding alpha types, he doesn t get things his way Jo actually stands up to him when needed and his own sense of honor prevents him from pushing or taking advantage of her when he could very well have done so once she acknowledges her own feelings to herself Further, he doesn t even attempt any of the emotional manipulation so common to the era Hawkeye Pierce playboy stuff, if you know what I mean.And I liked Jo s personality She s a great blend of fierce, open, and na ve that makes sense to her background She s brave as opposed to fearless both physically and emotionally and loyal to a fault.And this is where I m going to diverge from popular opinion, but it s all about the ending, so, sadly, it s spoiler time view spoiler I particularly liked the ending Yeah, it flies in the face of feminist dogma because it is Jo who makes the sacrifice, giving up her life as a lion trainer in the circus in order to be with Keane trust me when I say it doesn t feel as cheesy as it sounds when reading the book The fact of the matter is that Keane is right that there is no adequate compromise possible for him He cannot take that she puts herself into life threatening danger every day something Jo wouldn t bother to deny because it is literally true and that fact was clearly killing him A lot of readers are going to see that as controlling or inappropriate, somehow The thing is, actual equality in a relationship isn t about who compromises or who gets their way Equality in a relationship is achieved by both partners working as a team to figure out a solution that works given their respective resources and or limitations In such a situation, Jo is perfectly reasonable to do what she has to in order for the relationship to work because they both want it to work It isn t about gender, it isn t about who is stronger, it isn t even about what s right It s about working together to overcome an obstacle and finding the solution together And that s exactly what they do Keane doesn t demand it let alone expect it , Jo offers because she knows she can and it will solve the problem keeping them from being together hide spoiler So yeah, revoke my feminist card if I can find it , but I found the ending not only reasonable, but a strong choice.There is enough melodrama to keep this from an unqualified five stars, but it s a pretty solid four.A note about Steamy Note, there is no steamy tag on this review That s because there is no steam Well, there s a passionate grope or two, but nothing to signify


  2. Chitra *CJ* Chitra *CJ* says:

    Untamed is the story of Jovilette and Keane.This passionate story is a lustful dance between a fierce lion tamer, and a defense lawyer Our h is a circus performer who spends her days training lions, and her evenings keeping the troop afloat When the owner passes away, handing over the reins of the circus to his estranged son, she instantly dislikes the unknown man However, she finds herself attracted to him when they eventually meet, and the attraction is mutual Thus begins a watchful cour Untamed is the story of Jovilette and Keane.This passionate story is a lustful dance between a fierce lion tamer, and a defense lawyer Our h is a circus performer who spends her days training lions, and her evenings keeping the troop afloat When the owner passes away, handing over the reins of the circus to his estranged son, she instantly dislikes the unknown man However, she finds herself attracted to him when they eventually meet, and the attraction is mutual Thus begins a watchful courting between a possessive H and a vivacious h I think this would have been a GREAT romance if it was longer I cried buckets at Ari s death, and absolutely loved the h for her strength That being said, I felt that the end was very rushed and out of the blue I wanted to see the ends tied up muchneatly before the HEA Nevertheless, a great read Safe4 5


  3. Lyndi W. Lyndi W. says:

    2.5 starsGod, grant me the serenity to finish reading this Nora Roberts collection without wanting to kill somebody.I ve wanted lighter reads lately because I m having to stop reading so often to deal with the baby So these earlier Nora Roberts books have been kinda perfect It s a straight up romance with flowery prose and melodramatic statements It s very clear to me that Nora Roberts has improved, polished, and explored her writing her recent romantic suspense novels are gritty and intens 2.5 starsGod, grant me the serenity to finish reading this Nora Roberts collection without wanting to kill somebody.I ve wanted lighter reads lately because I m having to stop reading so often to deal with the baby So these earlier Nora Roberts books have been kinda perfect It s a straight up romance with flowery prose and melodramatic statements It s very clear to me that Nora Roberts has improved, polished, and explored her writing her recent romantic suspense novels are gritty and intense I wouldn t have believed the writer that wrote this book would be able to also write novels like The Witness or The Search Anyway, this one was pretty alright Maybe it s just bad luck, but the last couple female lead characters I ve read have been ridiculous The stories, fine The male lead characters, so so The females sweet baby Christ, stop I m so tired of these women now.I ve got a fewin this Nora Roberts collection and then I m trading them for something else Something violent Maybe something paranormal I must cleanse the palate of this sugary sweet romance and stupid females


  4. Krissy Krissy says:

    The audiobook narrator, Lauren Davis, did not fit the story at all She sounded extremely young Like early teens young.


  5. Lisa Kay Lisa Kay says:

    Audiobook was well narrated by Kate Rudd.I was debating whether to give this book 3 or 3 stars and then came the ending blows raspberry I see why I didn t read NR way back when She is much improved, so much so that I m seeking out her new stuff.


  6. Sarah Campbell Sarah Campbell says:

    It was just well crap


  7. Alaina Alaina says:

    I ve lost count of how many books I ve read by Nora but I feel like I ve only really loved one of them so far Untamed was another book that was on my audible romance package Color me shocked guys It was a pretty short and quick audio which is the main reason why I picked it It also worked for a certain challenge, so eh two birds one stone In this, you will meet Keane and Jo They were an okay couple. but nothing really wowed me Jo was an okay character She kind of annoyed me every I ve lost count of how many books I ve read by Nora but I feel like I ve only really loved one of them so far Untamed was another book that was on my audible romance package Color me shocked guys It was a pretty short and quick audio which is the main reason why I picked it It also worked for a certain challenge, so eh two birds one stone In this, you will meet Keane and Jo They were an okay couple. but nothing really wowed me Jo was an okay character She kind of annoyed me every now and then Especially when she would just randomly start talking about nothing She was also a bit weird too which I kind of like in characters but she was just rubbing me the wrong way the entire time.Besides her, Keane was eh Again, I felt nothing for these characters or their relationship It didn t matter to me if they ended up happily ever after or if a random dragon came into the picture and ate them I just went with the flow and waited for this audio to end.Overall, it was eh More meh but hey I listened to the entire thing


  8. Maura Maura says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The book started out pretty well It takes place in a traveling circus the heroine Jovilette is a lion trainer and Keane has just inherited the circus from a father he never knew There are plenty of misconceptions and assumptions that get in the way of these two to start and they overcome them pretty well The hero goes through what seems an irrational asshole phrase since we don t get his POV we have no idea why he s acting like that but we get to experience the angst through the heroine The book started out pretty well It takes place in a traveling circus the heroine Jovilette is a lion trainer and Keane has just inherited the circus from a father he never knew There are plenty of misconceptions and assumptions that get in the way of these two to start and they overcome them pretty well The hero goes through what seems an irrational asshole phrase since we don t get his POV we have no idea why he s acting like that but we get to experience the angst through the heroine And it all goes pretty well The insights to the circus were interesting and the characters were likeable enough even Keane, because we just know he s being an asshole for a good reason, right Then the ending All I could think was, WTF That s not how to end it It was rather unsatisfying And I ll give a spoiler endingjust in case you d like to know view spoiler So he was an asshole because he realized he couldn t be with her She couldn t give up the circus and he couldn t stay with the circus and watch her risk her life every day So she gives it up for him Sweet, really, but when we look at how she s spent the entire book arguing that the circus is her life and that through it she builds dreams and miracles, etc and then she just gives it up like it meant nothing to her She was all ready to be pissed if he would have sold it, but she can just quit And do what exactly She s been in the circus her whole life she s not qualified to do anything but sit on her ass There could have been a compromise Like, maybe she agrees not to train the cats, but she still works with the circus or something It just felt like a crap ending hide spoiler


  9. LaFleurBleue LaFleurBleue says:

    It is indeed a short book, even for an Harlequin For such a short format, it was not so bad Characters disclosed themselves progressively, well mostly the hero The storyline was compact but well managed around the encounters between Keane and Jo What I likedthan I thought was the rather realistic view of the way a circus works and tours.Honestly the main problem was Jo s character First I hated her first name, Jolivette, until I realized it was the name of a birth control pill Her ch It is indeed a short book, even for an Harlequin For such a short format, it was not so bad Characters disclosed themselves progressively, well mostly the hero The storyline was compact but well managed around the encounters between Keane and Jo What I likedthan I thought was the rather realistic view of the way a circus works and tours.Honestly the main problem was Jo s character First I hated her first name, Jolivette, until I realized it was the name of a birth control pill Her character did not seem real to me she started as a blabbermouth telling everything to Keane, as if she were a young kid of 5 or 6 trying to impress an adult Then there s a scene in which she spoke her mind in very harsh terms to Keane I read the scene 3 times to try to understand why she kept flogging herself about how she had been unfair and cruel to him I did not get it, nothing she said there was over the top to me, the tone might have been too hard, the words were not And this is just the perfect introduction for the horrible and to my opinion totally unrealistic ending view spoiler after just a few weeks, she decided to stop her contract as a circus performer, to be Keane s wife and have a family with him, without having finalized the training of the new guy to take over the care of her animals which supposedly were so important to her and like her family hide spoiler


  10. Renata Renata says:

    Awhile ago I got a book that collected 2 older Nora Roberts romances The book was Spotlight Untamed Dance of Dreams but I m logging each book separately because I have an ambitious reading goal to meet Anywayyy I love Nora but this was originally published in 1983 and it shows This is about a badass lady who grew up in the circus and LOVES being a lion trainer sooooo much and then like, almost immediately gives it up when a handsome man appears who wants her not to do lion stuff any bec Awhile ago I got a book that collected 2 older Nora Roberts romances The book was Spotlight Untamed Dance of Dreams but I m logging each book separately because I have an ambitious reading goal to meet Anywayyy I love Nora but this was originally published in 1983 and it shows This is about a badass lady who grew up in the circus and LOVES being a lion trainer sooooo much and then like, almost immediately gives it up when a handsome man appears who wants her not to do lion stuff any because he s worried about her Also there are a lot of contrived arguments that got on my nerves Nowhere near as good as herrecent stuff


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