Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Moonglow by Kristen Callihan (thoughts)
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.
Why did I wait so long to read this book? I adored Firelight which is the first book in this series but then I never moved on to this one until now. Well actually last year to be exact as this is a book that I read months back and am just now sharing my thoughts on (definitely a different discussion for a later date but my lack of blogging in 2016 is to blame). Moonglow was just as good as I hoped that it would be overall. Once again I found myself swept away by the romance that was brewing, this time between Daisy and Ian. What made this book even better for me was that there was a bit of mystery involved as well. A romance and mystery combined? I'm so in! I loved the relationship that developed between Daisy and Ian...but I especially liked Daisy's character. There is just something about the female characters that Callihan writes that I can't get enough of.
What else can I tell you? The author does an amazing job with the world that she is creating. I loved that there is some paranormal aspects mixed in with the historical romance feel. It is a winning combination in my opinion and different from so much out there. My one and only complaint with this book was the ending. This may just be my personal preference but I didn't care for the way the book ended. I obviously can't say much more than that without spoiling anything. I didn't hate the ending by any means but it just wasn't my favorite. The thing is I thought about it for a really long time and I can't see how it would have worked any other way either. So take my opinion with a grain of salt as overall the book is really great!
All in all, I found that this book cemented my love of this series! I really, really need to try and read the third book sooner rather than later. I love how different these books are from what's out there in the romance genre. I also love the gorgeous covers! I just plain really love these books and can't say enough good things about this series. I can easily recommend to other romance readers! And the best part is that you really don't need to have read the first book to read this one. Recommended!
Bottom Line: Another great addition to this series that is fast becoming a favorite of mine!
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book for review thanks to the publisher and NetGalley.