Review – ‘Untamed’ by SC Stephens – Griffin takes center stage of this book


Format: e-book, paperback

Format read: e-book

Series: book 4 of Thoughtless series

Rating: 18+ sexual content, language

Genre: New Adult/ Romance

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We get a new book by NY Times best-selling author, SC Stephens as she brings us a book that dives into the world of Griffin Hancock. We had met him in the Thoughtless series as he is the bassist in the band with Kellan Kyle. Tired of living in his shadow and being held back, he makes a rash decision and quickly sees that he had the world in the palm of his hand. He desperately tries to get it all back, but did he burn a bridge that can’t get rebuilt?

Griffin was like his normal ole self that we came to know in the Thoughtless series but it’s taken up to another notch as we only get his point of view. There are times when he is as frustrating as he was in the first book, but there are moments that we see the layers of Griffin. That he is more than just sex and rock and roll. It’s those moments that I like him the best.

I did find that I liked Anna’s character more in this book. In the Thoughtless series, it felt like she was just a female version of Griffin and I couldn’t see any comparisons to Keira. I understand that they are two different people, but siblings are similar at times, but Anna and Keira were basically opposites. I like that in this book, we got to see that while she is definitely a lot more confident than Keira was, she still had insecurities too. I liked see that other side of her and above all I liked how she stood her ground with Griffin. That is what he needs. A woman with a strong back bone to keep him in line.

The book is definitely a lot more of the ‘romance’ part then the other three books. There were only touches of them in the series, but this one is filled with it, which should not be surprising considering its Griffin and Anna. If you blush easily at some romantic scenes, you may want to make sure that you are reading this in the privacy of your home because there are going to be some scenes that will have you blushing.

***At this point, there will be spoilers ahead, so you have been warned.***

I didn’t really care about how the book ended. It’s not that I don’t like that he got reconnected with the rest of the band, I just don’t like how it was done. A reality show where they pick the bassist? I just feel that may have been a bit farfetched, even for a book. I liked it better when they just had auditions and I had expected that would be where Griffin would reunite with the band. I get what she was trying to do with this, she wanted the rest of the band to see that Griffin is going to work hard and that he’s going to contribute, I just couldn’t get on board with the whole reality show thing.

Overall, it was a great addition to the series. We get to see Griffin break through his Peter Pan-syndrome and grow up to be the person that Anna and the D-bags needs. He learns that he needs to appreciate what he has because nothing in this world is guaranteed and we get to join in with him as he changes.

Rating: B-
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Amazon |Barnes and Noble | Amazon UK

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Amazon UK

Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Amazon UK

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