Holy fire-farting Hell Hounds. Pet lover and animal activist Pepper Peterson has a secret. She inherited the caretaker position of the ...

Review || Light Untamed by Bonnie Gill

Holy fire-farting Hell Hounds.

Pet lover and animal activist Pepper Peterson has a secret. She inherited the caretaker position of the notorious Hell Hounds from her deceased aunt. Every year on Halloween she opens the gates to hell and sets them free to mark the souls of the damned. Only this year she lost the magic whistle to call them home and the massive black beasts run amok causing mischief in the town.

Ottar Jones holds the position of senior boss man at L.A.M.P.S. (Legends and Myths Police Squad) secret government agency. Ottar appalls Pepper. He’s the most barbaric man she’s ever met, but she can’t stop thinking about the sexy brute. When he finally chooses to show up to repair her dinosaur statue, it couldn’t have happened at a worse time.

Ottar’s calendar has been packed full of mythical beasts to capture. Upon return to Haber Cove for his friend River’s wedding he has to contend with the crazy but hot vegan’s dinosaur, but a surprise awaits him. Haber Cove is infested with flesh-eating, ankle-biting Jack-a-lopes, and a pack of large black Hell Hounds. Will all hell break loose when he finds who let the dogs out? Or will Pepper turn out to be the one woman who can tame the savage Aussie hunter?

Where hunky secret agents find true love while hunting dangerous Cryptids.


Pepper needed to put as much distance between her and Ottar as possible. That kiss. Oh my gosh. He was a master. The possessive, wild kiss made her want to strip his clothes and take his exquisite body next to the stream. What the heck had gotten intoher?
Did he really believe that crap about an attraction spell? Nonsense talking Aussie. There was no way she spelled him while she and Abby were trying to banish the evil jinn.Ottar must be one of those crazy conspiracy theory people, though, she’d neverpegged him as paranoid.
She gunned the gas and took off down the overgrown path into the forest.
A gunshot sounded. Pain exploded in her upper arm. Glancing down at the blood on hersleeve, she looked up too late. A low branch smacked her across the chest. Sheflew off the four-wheeler and crashed onto the ground.
Her body throbbed. The coolness from the dirt chilled her spine. Breathe.
Ottar ran toward her, screaming, with his gun drawn.
The bastard shot her? First her dinosaur statue and now her. What next? He’d lost his sanity. She’d always suspected something wasn’t right with him. Now she had proof.
Her arm ached, and blood seeped through her sleeve. The pounding of her heart accelerated, each beat almost blending into the next.
Ottar closed in, but she wasn’t going to let him finish the job. Was the kiss so upsetting that he wanted to kill her?
Light Untamed is the third book in the Legend and Myth Police Squad Series. Tempting The Light and Pursuing the Light are the first books in the series, following other couples in the series. Light Untamed focuses on Pepper Peterson. Pepper finds herself as the latest caretaker of the hellhounds: cute, little balls of fluff that can change shape and size at will and fart flames.  When the hellhounds decide to go rogue for more than their designated night on the town, it's up to Pepper to reel them back in. Added to that, that pesky L.A.M.P. agent Ottar is hanging around. Oh, and someone is trying to kill Pepper. 

Pepper is spunky and cute, but not annoying. She is a constant PIA for Ottar since she won't listen to reason (his) and chooses instead to follow her heart. You can't really fault her for that. She is afraid that if he knows about the hellhounds that as L.A.M.P. agent, he'll try to capture them and who knows what would happen if the hellhounds aren't allowed to mark the souls of the damned. 

I'm not as big on the romance side of paranormal fiction as I am the creepy side, but Light Untamed was very cute, if not predictable. The romance is steamy, more of a love/hate kind of attraction. Ottar is frequently called a barbarian, etc., and as an uncouth, loud-mouthed, opinionated, meat-eating, hunting man, it is easy to see why Pepper fights her attraction to him. Pepper and her sidekick, and best friend, Abby frequently get into mischief. When the adorable little hellhounds start romping through the town, all manners of shenanigans occur. They were my favorite part aside from the Jackalopes. I was actually rooting for them along the way.

Fast-paced, with comical cryptids, and a sassy protagonist, if humorous paranormal romance is your thing, you can't go wrong with Light Untamed. 

Hellhounds. Jackalopes. What more could you ask for really?

About the Author:

Bonnie Gill grew up in the suburbs right outside Chicago. As a child she loved making up ghost stories at night to scare her sisters and friends.

She writes Paranormal Romance with a twist of humor. When she isn’t writing you can find her on a haunted tour, volunteering at pet rescues, or digging around in her fairy garden waiting for fairies to show.

She lives in Northern Illinois with her three rescue dogs and her ever patient boyfriend who laughs at all her goofy jokes.

She loves to hear from her readers.