Thursday, January 22, 2015

ARC Review: The Untouchables by J.J. McAvoy

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The UntouchablesRuthless People #2
Publication Date: January 22, 2015
Also in this series: 
The Untouchables
Genres: ContemporaryDarkRomance

Book 2 in the Ruthless People Trilogy.
"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 their family as the Presidential election approaches, Liam and Melody must fight on two battlefronts. Melody is torn between being in love with Liam and wanting to kill him for lying to her. Being in love and showing love are two different things in her world. Liam wants to do anything to protect his family even if that means hurting the people he loves.
Family is everything… but what happens when they’re out for your blood? Everything they have been through is nothing compared to what is coming...
***Warning: This book contains adult language and subject matter including graphic violence and explict sex that may be disturbing for some readers. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.***

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My Thoughts:

In Ruthless People we met Mel and Liam and fell in love with them and the family. At the end, plans were put into place that play a huge part in this next installment of the series. I would encourage anyone to read the Ruthless People first!! There are things that will make much more sense.

The Untouchables was everything a reader could hope for! The cover did not lie. You can feel the love between Mel and Liam (as much as she won't admit it half the time :) ), you feel the betrayal that Mel goes through, and by the end you fear what is going to come next!

This book was a rollercoaster. At times I couldn't stop laughing, but there were other times I was so scared for Mel and Liam and angry at others. While they don't live a typical lifestyle, I still want them to have a happy ending to their story...or I guess one that Mel would approve of. :)

In Ruthless People, Liam really fought for Mel and their marriage, but there are still some underlying issues that have to be worked out. And if you know Liam, he takes those issues head on in his own unique way. I was glad to see the continued growth of their love and marriage, as well as the continued character growth we see when we are inside Mel's head. Which at times is not a happy place to be with everything that is thrown at her. I admire her strength, courage, and how she has made a name for herself in a world dominated by men.

The betrayal...was one of the hardest parts of the book! I thought I saw it coming but I still had hope that things would not go down that road. I wanted to throw my Kindle at the wall, but had to refrain.

The slight cliffhanger has me climbing up the walls for the third book! I absolutely love McAvoy's writing and how she is not afraid to write her characters as they are, not how others think they should be. I have loved both of her books so far and can't wait to see what she writes next.

My Rating: 5 Stars!
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J. J. McAvoy first started working on Ruthless People during a Morality and Ethics lecture her freshman year of college. X number of years later, she is an insomniac who has changed her major three times, and is a master in the art of procrastination. If you ask her why she began writing, she will simply tell you “They wanted to get their story out.”
She is currently working on her next novel . . . so please bug her on Twitter @JJMcAvoy
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