Book Review: The Untouchables

The Untouchables (Ruthless People #2) by J.J. McAvoy: One Secret. Multiple Casualties.

Everything Melody Callahan has ever been told about her past is a lie. Her father lied. Her husband lied. But like all secrets…they come out. Not only is her mother, Aviela, alive but she won’t stop until she tears down everything Liam and Melody have spent the past year building.

With a new target on their back and the media now focused on their family as the Presidential election approaches, Liam and Melody must fight on two battlefronts. Melody is torn between being in love with Liam and wanting to kill him for lying to her. Being in love and showing love are two different things in her world. Liam wants to do anything to protect his family even if that means hurting the people he loves.

Family is everything… but what happens when they’re out for your blood? Everything they have been through is nothing compared to what is coming...

Warning: This book contains adult language and subject matter including graphic violence and explict sex that may be disturbing for some readers. This book is not intended for readers under the age of 18

TeriLyn's thoughts: **The Untouchables generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

I have a hit or miss/love and hate relationship with The Untouchables and I'll do my best to try and relay why. This story picks up from book one chronicling the lives of Liam and Melody Callahan, crime bosses extraordinaire plus their circle of family and employees who surround them.

The relationship between Liam and Melody I absolutely love. J.J. McAvoy astounds me with the levels of passion and heat she exhibits through these two characters. Liam and Mel have a love/hate relationship with each other that borders on crazy but it's so convincing and entertaining I can't get enough of their romance. On top of the fact they are who they are with the drama of their lives unfolding - it makes me for excellent dialogue and banter between these two and between them both together and separate with their family.

Their family is what I'm not so keen on meaning the points of view from so many different people. These books are unique in the fact I've never read a story with so many characters speaking. It overwhelms me and way too often I have go back to re-read to understand who's conveying what to me in the story. The dynamics of this family are so vast, so much happens to all of them that, IN MY OPINION, the story would be so much better if all the dynamics were relayed to us ONLY by Liam and Mel.

There is no doubt the plot entertains me and that I totally love the romance between Liam and Melody. However, are they main characters? Is everyone a main character? Differentiating between so many people speaking and trying to focus on the motivations of each character proves too much for me. I want to believe in two characters and what they're telling me and it's hard for me to really get into a story when I can't do that. I often found myself skimming parts just to get back to either Liam or Mel. I will admit the ending left me breathless as I do believe it was intended to do and I look forward to knowing where Liam and Melody end their journey.

If you're looking for crime drama with two characters who's romance is enthralling and many points of view from many characters then The Untouchables is your story!

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