Monday, May 23, 2016

Review: Moonglow

Author Kristen Callihan
Format e-book
Print Length 384 pages
Publisher Forever
Published July 31, 2012

Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .

Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .

Their growing passion knows no bounds . . .

Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul. 

My Opinion

When the Ellis fortune went away, her father did the first thing that he could- sold her to the highest bidder. Lord Craigmore to be exact, a man old enough to be her great grandfather. Daisy endured six years of marriage, and one year of mourning. Those six years of marriage were some of the worse years of her life, her husband being absolutely horrible to her leaving her with little confidence and little means in the way of finances. After her year of mourning is up, Daisy is up for some fun. She joins a small party group which is ultimately attacked by a werewolf. Daisy survives, yet there seems to be a connection between her and the other victims. Ian wants to figure out the connect, and try to understand what is going on with why the Ranulf is not taking care of the problem, since the werewolf is on his territory, territory that he has been in exile from.

Daisy at first comes across as well ditzy. It is not until the reader hears all she had to endure with her repulsive husband that you can full come to appreciate her. Her reaction to her power being released is priceless. Overall you come to love her as much as Ian, it just takes some time.

Ian is a well a player…who can’t play. Something is stopping him being his usual rakish self. A lot of people assume that since he flirted with Miranda that her marriage to Archer is the issue. Oh if it only was that simple. Yet, life rarely is. I adore Ian! He is a player, yet he understands duty, honor and integrity. He has his moments when he forgets but for the most part he understands. He will do what is necessary to protect his people and Daisy, even if they reject him. 

The chemistry between these two run hot from the start. Daisy is apprehensive though, seeing as how he did try to steal Miranda away from Archer. Besides what sister wants to be with her siblings cast-offs. I like that she holds him at bay for a while, he really was a jerk when it came to courting Miranda.

Moonglow was an compelling second book in a series. This is saying something as typically second books are bad compared to the first book. I cannot wait to read what happens with Poppy and her hubby as the events of this story directly lead into theirs. 

My Rating 4 out of 5 stars

Favorite Quote “There is a fine line between persistence and being a pest, my lord.”

Other People

Poppy- Daisy’s oldest sister
Winston- Poppy’s hubby, inspector
Miranda- Daisy’s older sister
Talent- Ian’s valet
Conall- Ian’s brother, the alpha of the pack

1 comment:

  1. Hmmm, have I read Moonglow? I don't think so... I've read several book by Callihan, most form this series, but I don't think this was one of them (I skipped around a lot). I do want to read the series in its entirety! So happy to see that this one was a winner for you. =)

    Great review, Angela!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!