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The Untouchables (Ruthless People, #2) by J.J. McAvoy

by Allie Burke

I published a review of this book when I was only 71 pages in, DNFing it at 16%. I was annoyed at the plot-driven anti-developer of a book. But, I got back to it yesterday because I just so badly want to like this series, and it was surprisingly, unputdownable from that point. I finished the rest of it in two days. It had its flaws – endless typos, bad, banal writing like “I let out the breath I didn’t know I was holding”, and the whole annoying thing where Liam calls Melody “Wife” (it’s all very insincere, this thing they do) – but this time, very much unlike the first book, I fell hard for the Callahans. I even had feels in some parts, which had been an nonexistent phenomenon with this series up until this point.

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REVIEW: The Untouchables by J.J. McAvoy

//DNF at page 71 – 16% (Did Not Finish, for those of you unfamiliar with lit review acronyms).

The idea of this series is so great that I chose to continue with it, even though the first book Ruthless People was so bad. It had a great plot – Irish mafia boss marries Italian mafia boss? yes please – but from its first pages you could tell that it was an amateur piece of literature with little to zero editing. But the community absolutely loves this series, so I thought I must have been missing something. Against my better judgment I picked up the second book.

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