Untouched by Lauren Hawkeye
Florence, Arizona #1
New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lauren Hawkeye serves up a captivating story of loss, self-discovery, and deep-seated desire.
Some secrets are best left locked away in the past….
Alexa Kendrick has no recollection of the car accident that left her scarred and sent her life careening wildly off course. When the half-sister she thought she’d never meet shows up at her door with an invitation to a new life, Alexa finds herself in Florence, Arizona, a town notorious for being populated with more prison inmates than actual citizens…a town that has done its best to hide its own dark secret.
After Ellie is called out of town, she leaves her sister with the keys to her flower shop and Alexa finds herself swapping lives with her sibling: running Ellie’s business, living in the house left to them both by their absentee father…and forging a smoldering relationship with sexy-as-sin penitentiary officer, Nate Fury—a man with his own demons.
But arranging flowers by day and tangling with the only man who has ever seen her real self by night isn’t enough to silence the mysterious panic that fuels Alexa’s dark dreams. When Nate brings home a book written by an inmate, one describing an unspeakable crime, the shackles binding Alexa’s own lost memories begin to shatter. And as the devastating truth comes to light, she realizes that Nate holds the key to unlocking her past, as well as her heart.
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|4 A Step into the Dark Side Stars
|Untouched is book #1 in the Florence Arizona Series, I was lucky enough to be gifted a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review so here goes…
I just finished the prequel to this book Unspoken with is book #0.5 in the series here’s a link to my review.
Untouched is defiantly on the darker side of contemporary romance and there are aspects that may make readers uncomfortable.
Alexa is a tormented young woman who is haunted by having no memory of a car accident that left her scarred and seriously injured.
Alexa really brought out the concerned mom in me, she is so hurt and scared I just wanted to give her a hug!!
Nate is equally as scared and traumatised but the moment they meet you can see the connection between them.
I love that although Alexa and Nate have a sexual passion for one another, but their connection is so much deeper than that. When they are together they heal the broken parts of one another and sooth each other’s souls.
I don’t want to give away any spoilers but the book!!! God that horrible little book, it gave me goosebumps!!!
I had figured out who the book was about fairly early on but it still made me feel slightly sick when she started to remember. I’m so glad that Lauren Hawkeye didn’t go into graphic details because I’m not sure I could have read it!!
I enjoyed this book, I dip into the dark side but not full blow Darth Vader was good this book gets 4 stars from me.
About with Lauren Hawkeye
Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.
Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!
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