Monday, November 16, 2015

Blog Tour, Review by Marina & Giveaway: Untamed by S.C. Stephens





UNTAMED by S.C. Stephens (November 3, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback; Thoughtful #5)
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






This book is a fantastic edition to the Thoughtless series!
The d-bags are a fictional band that I adore!! I kinda wish they were real!!

Griffin is the bass player in the band! He is hitched to Keira's (Kellan Kyles wife) sister Anna and I just love their relationship!
They have this insane connection and then there is the hotness factor!!!! They can certainly turn the heat up! They are both as insatiable as each other!

When Griffin has doubts he veers off course and things get incredibly rocky, both between him and the band and him and Anna!  Oh boy, I really wanted to smack him about the head for being so stubborn!! But I think he really needed to grow up and learn to appreciate what really matters most to him and what happened, really opened his eyes big time! It made him see how incredibly valuable he is to those around him!

I love reading the male POV! His perception of his family, the band, Anna and throughout it all, I found, even though Griffin would think Kellan had all the glory, Kellan was incredibly humble through it all. 

In the end really all I wanted was to hug Griffin and tell him it will all work out!
I loved this book and the way things turn out for everyone!!!
I love the sense of family, the way the girls all rally together in support! 

Excellent work SC Stephens! I cannot wait to read more from you!!
Brilliant work as ever!!!! 
Netgalley ARC received for an honest review.







When Anna came back into the room, I was my usual self—just a half chub was 
trying to poke through my jeans. But even that faded when I saw the little miracle in my 
wife’s arms. “Daddy!” Gibson tossed her hands my way and leaned so hard in my direction 
that Anna had to struggle to hold on to her. Gibson’s little face scrunched with annoyed 
concentration while she fought against her mom. Then, with a pout that only a little kid 
could make adorable, she turned and scowled at Anna. “Want Daddy.” She said it as a 
command, not a request. Gibson was only around a year and a half, but she already knew 
what she wanted, and she fully expected to get her way. She was so much like me, it was 
scary.
Anna rolled her eyes but stepped closer so Gibson could reach me. When her little 
hands touched my skin, they suddenly became razor-like talons. Like an eagle securing a 
fish from the sea, Gibson clamped onto my forearm with a surprising amount of freakish 
strength. “Ow, shit! Relax, Gibs. I’m right here.”
Grunting, I pulled her into my side and examined what was left of my arm. I half 
expected to see a mutilated flap of skin hanging off the bone. Instead, all I saw were bright 
red streaks where she’d raked me. Anna winced. “Guess I need to cut her nails. Sorry.”
I shrugged. “The day isn’t truly awesome until a gorgeous girl has scratched me up. I 
wear my war wounds with pride.” Looking at the design she’d left behind, I added, “I might 
actually get this one tattooed on me. How cool would permanent shred marks be?”
Anna smiled, then shook her head. “No, if you want claw marks to tattoo, I’ll give you 
some good ones. Then every time you look at them, you can remember how you got them.”
“Damn…yeah, that’s a much better plan. Fuck, you have the best ideas.”
Gibson grabbed my nose and pulled my attention her way, where she liked it. Girl 
had a jealous streak a mile wide. Looking at her was like looking at a miniature version of 
me, if I were a girl. She had the same light blue eyes, same blond hair, although hers was a 
pristine platinum color while mine was a little dirtier. As it should be. She gave me a smile 
full of shiny white teeth, then spouted, “Fuck.”
Anna crossed her arms over her chest, but her expression was more amused than 
annoyed. “I think we’re at the point where we need to start watching our language.”
I looked past Gibson to Anna. “Watch my language? You might as well ask me to hop 
on one foot while reciting the alphabet backwards. I can’t police myself like that twenty-
four-seven. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.”
Anna swished her hands at Gibson. “Well, she’s starting to copy you, and if we don’t 
put a stop to it now, she’s going to start calling people cocksuckers soon.”
I started laughing. “That…would be so awesome.”
Anna put her hands on her hips; true irritation was starting to edge out her 
amusement now. “No, it wouldn’t be.” She smiled. “Well, yeah, it kind of would be, but as 
parents, we have to put a stop to that kind of stuff.” She sighed. “Well, we should try 
anyway.”
Looking back at Gibson, I frowned. “I suppose I could try.” Even though I was sure 
she didn’t have a clue what we were talking about, Gibson laid her head on my shoulder, 
wrapped her arms around my neck, and patted my back like she was encouraging me. Yeah, 
if it would help Gibson, I would try to control my mouth. There wasn’t much I wouldn’t do 
for that little girl.




About the author:
S.C. Stephens is a #1 bestselling author who spends her every free moment creating stories that are packed with emotion and heavy on romance. In addition to writing, she enjoys spending lazy afternoons in the sun reading, listening to music, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and family. She and her two children reside in the Pacific Northwest. 




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