Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Untouched (Florence, Arizona #1) by Lauren Hawkeye

Sponsored post:I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Lauren Hawkeye, INscribe Digital, and NetGalley.

Untouched (Florence, Arizona #1)Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Untouched by Lauren Hawkeye

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Untouched (Florence, Arizona #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Lauren Hawkeye, INscribe Digital, and NetGalley.)

I was looking forward to this book, but unfortunately I just couldn’t get into it.

Alexa was a girl who had obviously lost her spark a bit, what had happened to her was difficult for her to come to terms with, especially considering her memory loss.

The storyline in this revolved around Alexa discovering what had really happened to her, what her memories were that she had lost, and learning more about the girl who claimed to be her half-sister. This was all okay, but I just couldn’t get sucked into the story, and I just couldn’t stay focused at all.
There was some romance, and a couple of intimate scenes, but again, I just couldn’t get into it.

I was pleased with the way the mysteries were revealed at the end of the story, although we got a bit of a cheesy happily ever after.
6 out of 10

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