Untouchable by Sam Mariano

Posted April 3, 2019 by Debbie in Book Reviews / 0 Comments



Sam Mariano

4 Stars


Senior year was off to a rough start: lube in my locker, panties on my front porch, unimaginative name-calling. See, I got a player suspended from the football team for harassing me, and in my small Texas town, you don’t mess with the football players—even if they mess with you first.

I didn’t care if it was an unpopular thing to do; I stood up for myself… and in doing so, opened Pandora’s Box.

I never dreamed I would attract the attention of locally worshiped star quarterback, Carter Mahoney. Never imagined his coveted attention would turn out to be such a nightmare. Beneath his carefully constructed façade lurks a monster, a predator looking for the perfect prey to play with. Now, since I’m the girl no one likes or believes, I guess I’m the perfect target for his dark games and twisted desires.

After surviving my first encounter with his casual depravity, all I really want is for Carter to leave me alone.

But all he seems to want is me.


~ My Thoughts ~


Warning: This book is provocative. It is categorized as DARK ROMANCE for a reason. It will not be for everyone. If you are a reader with certain triggers or sensitivities common to the dark romance genre, please heed the author’s note at the beginning of this book ~ Read the warning …. when you’re finished read the book …..

I want to say that the author’s talent is breathing life into the characters she writes, or that she excels at writing emotion that leaves you breathless. Perhaps it’s the way she twists the story, which in turn twists your mind. Or it could be the deviant, seductive, tempting and dominating sexual content. For me it was all of these things sprinkled with the author’s ability to leave lingering doubt in my mind. Doubt that evoked fear which turned into lust which left my mind dizzy with emotions I had lost the ability to control. That there is the authors talent, the ability to transport the reader directly into the story. To transfer every emotion, to feel the deviant and stimulating sex, to have you second guess everything you read, to always fear the worst is yet to come. To manipulate the readers, which only enhances everything about this spectacular story that is Carter and Zoey.

I was engrossed in the story within the first page. The creativity of the characters, the settings, the emotions caught me in their grip and didn’t let go until the very last word.

Constantly keeping my guard up, unsure of the truths, always convinced they were sugar-coated lies left me a complete and utter mess. My mind and emotions went through the ringer while reading this compelling and highly sexual story.

Carter ~ such an intense, intriguing character. I hated him, I loved him and then I hated him again.
Thanks for the fuck ~ certified in my mind what an asshole this character was. Wouldn’t you know that the author played me like a fine tuned instrument when within the seconds she had me falling for him all over again. It’s impossible not to fall in love with this conniving, arrogant, sexy as all hell dominate man.

Zoey ~ my heart broke, and then it shattered. I felt her fear, I was consumed with compassion for this girl. Every emotion, every desire, every conflict and every suspicion she went through was transferred to me with zero effort. The growth and discovery of this character is intense, interesting and at times startling. Little by little barriers are broken, desires are expanded and tables are turned. Zoey was unexpected in her thoughts and actions which made her such a brilliantly formed character.

I found it impossible not to be immersed within the world of Untouchable. From word one the author had me, used me, confused me, made me feel hatred, lust, love and desire.

A perfectly constructed story with twists and turns that will leave you dizzy. With taunting sex that will leave you wanting … everything. With a cast of characters you love to hate and hate to love. I enjoyed every word of this book and honestly I didn’t want this story to end.

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