What if you suddenly discovered your own powers were beyond anything you'd ever imagined...
Samantha Logan's childhood home had always been a haven, but everything changed while she was away. She has a gorgeous new neighbor, Malcolm, who introduces her to the amazing world of the dream-walking, shapeshifting Amoveo clans...but what leaves her reeling with disbelief is when he tells her she's one of them...
And shock turns to terror as Samantha falls prey to the deadly enemy determined to destroy the Amoveo, and the only chance she has to come into her true powers is to trust in Malcolm to show her the way...
Sara Humphreys has taken a fresh approach to shapeshifter paranormal romance in UNLEASHED. Her world of the Amoveo race is unique. There are ten Amoveo clans of shapeshifters, including wolves, bears, foxes and eagles. Not only do they shapeshift from human to animal, they have other special abilities like telepathy. The Amoveo live unnoticed among humans, except for one group called the Caedo. The Caedo are their ancient enemies set to destroy them all.
The author did a wonderful job introducing the reader to the Amoveo world with Malcolm and Samantha's story. Malcolm knows that among his kind, he is predestined to have one mate. If he does not find her, he will never have offspring, and he will die young. He knows that Sam is his mate, yet she has no idea that she is a hybrid, half Amoveo wolf, half human. He visits Sam in her dreams, hoping to open her mind to his world.
UNLEASHED started a bit slow, but really picked up about half-way though. Sam and Malcolm were likable characters that I could easily connect with. Malcolm wasn't overly "alpha" in his behavior, which I think is what Sam needed to accept the situation. In addition to the romance between Malcolm and Sam, there is a mystery too. Someone is trying to kill Sam, and it's up to Malcolm to keep his mate safe. I enjoyed trying to figure out who was out to get her. It was not who I expected at all!
UNLEASHED is a solid start to a new and original PNR series. With ten different Amoveo clans, there is great potential for this series to really take off. I give UNLEASHED 3.75 out of 5 stars!
I received my copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.