Monday, May 7, 2012

Untouchable (Untouchable #1) Review

Untouchable by Lindsay Delagair

Book description...
  Picking a boyfriend can be murder, but for Annalisa Winslett, it might end up being the literal death of her. No one at Pensacola High School suspects the girl they know as Annalisa McKinnis to be a wealthy heiress in hiding, but things begin to unravel when two new guys enroll. Both guys are gorgeous, and both are trying to win her over. The only problem is that one of them has a million dollar contract to put a bullet in her. This book is the beginning of a wild ride in a trilogy that will make you wonder if the power of love can truly conquer all. When her pure and innocent heart is offered to him, will this cold and empty hitman fall, or will he remain untouchable?

First of all I need to start off giving my girls Sam and Jenny big shout outs for recommending this book to me.... Well I guess technically they didn't actually recommend it as much as I saw them talking about it and decided to butt my booty into the conversation and download one heck of a great book!

Annalisa or as she is called in the book Leese is an absolutely beautiful character.  She's extremely smart for a 17 year old, she's loving, loyal, and very in touch with her relationship with God.  Normally I'm a little turned off by all of the references to God and NOT because I'm not religious because I am... in my own way... but quite frankly I get enough of the religious speak between my Mom and the many different people that knock on my door... that I seem to be too nice to actually shut the door in their face... and end up listening to them tell me all about how I should switch to their religion... to be honest, it's quite exhausting.... So as I said she's very in tune with her relationship with God, but it's not overbearing... it's fairly subtle.. subtle enough that it didn't bother me at all.  As much as I loved Leese I also have to agree with my girls when they were talking about HOW wonderful she is...
Sam: "She is almost too perfect, I wish she would have a flaw."
Jenny:  "yeah I got that from book one! I was like - lighten the hell up!"
Maybe Leese will have a flaw in book 2?  Or maybe having no flaws is what makes up for the flaws in her man?  Sigh.... Her man!  Wow, so I really can't even tell you exactly who her man is because then I'll be giving it away... Although, it's a bit predictable and I was not surprised when I found out I still felt the shock of how Leese found out... what happened... and then how she responded...
Jenny:  "OMG Lori!!! I just found out which one, which I knew, but how it came about - holy effing hell! I actually gasped out loud! So I think I will be wanting to go straight onto book 2"
 It was pretty shocking, I honestly thought for about half a second that it was all going to be over at that point... but then it wasn't... and then it kind of slowed down... slowed down enough that I was able to put it down for a little while before... BAM... something major happened and everything just sort of started happening in like super high gear.   It kept me on the edge of my seat... literally... I mean like so on the edge of my seat that when my kids started telling me they were hungry I looked at the time and realized dinner time had passed and they should have eating 30 minutes ago.... so with Luke in my hand (Yes, I totally kept the kindle in my face) I threw together the quickest meal I could come up with that was still nutritional just so I could get back to my reading.... Yeah I know... so not getting Mom of the Year!

Once everything started happening I started to really fall in love with Leese's "man".... he was obviously struggling with his decisions and his moods seemed to change as much as I change my underwear but I couldn't help but just fall head over heals for him... because... well, when he wasn't struggling to keep the facade going, he was really sweet and made me sigh a lot... I know, I'm corny Smiley but seriously... he had that whole bad boy, life of crime, struggling with his feelings for a girl for the very first time... thing going on and I can't help but find all that endearing.

So you know how I'm always talking about asking my girls for spoilers on books that they've recommended?  Once I finished Untouchable I was struggling with what I wanted to read next so I thought I'd feel my girls out and see if they could help me make up my mind over reading Unforgivable (#2 in the Untouchable Series) or if I should start Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan (Which I have been anxiously waiting for... for like a year or something) by asking questions about the next book.... Yeah... well as usual I was totally shut down....
Me:  "Sammy WTF is wrong with David though.... that whole thing that happened with the drinks, is he just jealous? Please tell me he redeems himself!"
Sam:  "David is a shit, but he does get better.  And I am not telling you anymore.  So there. Read the book. :)"
See?  They totally know me... those 3 sentences and then the smiley face.... were all different comments, one right after the other.. in like rapid fire... because she so knew what I was going to ask for next.... tease.... LOL, that's okay though because I totally love my girls!  They're always there for me, whether it's to cry because my 6 year old just threw the mother of all fits or it's to cry because the book I'm reading has me feeling completely emotional and vulnerable... We may come from all over the world but quite frankly these 7 girls have  become some of the best friends a girl could ask for ♥!

Untouchable by Lindsay Delagair is definitely a book to check out and Lindsay is an author we need to watch out for... she's got talent and I see this talent taking her to amazing places.  Her writing style was consuming and left me ready for more!

Happy Reading!