Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Book Review -- Untouched by Lauren Hawkeye

Untouched (Florence, Arizona #1)Untouched by Lauren Hawkeye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

The story is set around Alexa, who is trying to cope up with the trauma of a jarring car accident. Her instinctive self-preservation makes her block the scenes out of her mind, but nobody escapes from memories, as Alexa finds out. When she learns of a half-sister, Alexa decides this is the life break moment that would do her good in terms of a change in locale and a discovery about her own past. When her mom objects vehemently, Alexa is left to wonder if her mom is holding out more than Alexa knows. Determined even more to unlock the secrets, Alexa heads out, only to see that her half-sister needs to rush away on a family emergency, dumping the family's business on Alexa's shoulders. While the bewildered Alexa tries to come to terms with the sudden turn of events, she encounters Nate, a soul she finds more broken than she is. Nate is fighting his demons and has trouble shutting out the image of his partner dying in his arms. While the two are drawn towards each other, will they both be able to surmount their woes and baggages and support each other? Does Alexa manage to find out the reasons behind her mother's apprehensions? These are the questions that the story answers for us.

I loved the characterisation in this book! I specifically loved the way the author managed to keep narrative aesthetically and visually impactful, in line with the fact that Alexa is an artist. As the story is mostly told from her point of view, the narration takes on colourful and artistic hues. But the plot got lost somewhere in the efforts of building up the characters, and does get a tad predictable. Nevertheless, this was still a good read.

I recommend this book to lovers of romantic suspense-filled dramas.

My rating for this book: 3.5 stars

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