Title: The Viper
Series: Untamed Hearts #1
Series Spin Off: Battered Hearts
Author: Kele Moon
Published by: Loose Id LLC
Publish Date: 8/19/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports MMA
Pages: 249 estimated
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall: 4.5 stars out of 5
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch: Mindy
See Mindy’s Goodreads Review Here
Marcos Rivera is a fighter. A gang member. Someone who has seen the dark side of humankind and survived. He has lost family and gained enemies. He has stolen cars and destroyed hearts, stripping one for money and the other for pleasure. His past is haunted and his future is bleak.
Katie Foster is a high school history teacher. Smart, strong, and sexy. She is a woman Marcos shouldn’t want. Shouldn’t touch. Shouldn’t love. He met her in Garnet, a backwards, hick town that’s the last place in the world he wants to be, but he finds himself going back for a taste of the forbidden.
Katie represents all that is good in the world, and Marcos knows he’s nothing but trouble for her perfect life. He fights and he screws. He commits crimes and he breaks the rules. He will never change and he will never escape his gang lifestyle.
Or can he?
What happens when two different people from two very different walks of life risk it all by giving into the passion that threatens to consume both of them? Can a woman who only knows how to play it safe give her heart to a man who lives hard and loves harder?
Will she survive The Viper?
Fantastic story about two people whose lives literally collided with a twist of bad luck. They have an instant connection and neither one can stop thinking about the other. Like night chasing the day, they couldn’t be more opposite. Katie is a history teacher and she lives a quiet normal and scheduled life. Marcos is a gangbanging street thug who lost his shot at professional MMA fighting. He’s been trying to clean up his act but his bad luck seems to chase him where ever he goes. Is it really bad luck for Katie and Marcos or is it fate steering them in the direction they’re destined to go?
“I can’t stop thinking that maybe two negatives might equal a positive.”
LOVED IT! This is my first Kele Moon book and definitely not my last. This series, Untamed Hearts is a spin off from the Battered Hearts series. I just bought all those books and plan to read them soon.
There is one moment in this book that I had to stop and just say fuuuuuuukkkkkk…. I had to slow down my reading and just take it all in. It was so hot and sexy and and and… just amazing. I felt it all the way to my toes. When Marcos knocks on Katie’s door*shivers* best scene in the book for me. Actually each encounter these two have is off the chart hot.
“Im gonna eat you out until you scream, chica.”
“I like to watch. I wanna see your face when I take you.”
This book will make you laugh, horny, get misty eyed and fall in love with all the characters. Marcos is a foul mouthed, dirty talkin’, bad boy who’s got a kind heart that’s caged in a lifetime of wrong turns and bad luck.
My reaction to anything Marcos says and does…
Marcos’ relationship with his cousin Chuito is definitely note worthy. I LOVE Chuito aka Slayer! Chuito plays a big part in this book. I won’t go into details but I cannot wait to read Chuito’s story. *giddy with excitement*
Katie is smart, strong and I love her sassy attitude. She’s not afraid to say “no” and will work to get what she wants. The only annoying thing about her was how she seemed to constantly compare Grayson to Marcos.
“You’re a woman. You got what I want. Use it against me every chance you can get.”
There are several funny moments in this book and I love it when an author can literally make me laugh out loud. Marcos and Grayson’s interactions crack me up.
Overall I loved it. The flow of this book is really good. For me, there were a couple of lull moments, but they didn’t last long. I really liked how the author introduced all the characters and I never once got confused or lost. There was action, steamy hot sex and a good story to back all this up. Even though this is a spin off series from Battered Hearts, you don’t have to read that series to know what’s going on.
Who would I recommend this book to? Everyone with EYES! It’s fantastic and I’m excited to read more from this author.
I received a copy of this book via the author in exchange for an honest review.