Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
Published July 31st 2012 by Little Brown
Review copy received from the publisher
The first book in the Darkest London series left me feeling angry and frustrated. One of my biggest pet peeves, lack of communication, filled the pages of Firelight. Moonglow, however, restored my faith in Ms Callihan as a writer and left me with warm and fuzzy feelings.
Daisy is a widow, and glad to be so. Her husband was a terrible man, and she’s excited to start a new life without him. On her first outing into society, she witnesses the gruesome murder of a man. This leads her to find out about a world she never thought existed, and into the protection of Ian, werewolf gentleman.
Daisy was exactly my kind of heroine. She says what she thinks, she keeps her head cool and her pride in check. Where Firelight lacked communication between the hero and heroine, Moonglow is the exact opposite. Every time I thought they were going to keep secrets from each other, they didn’t. They came clean every single time, saying what was on their mind. This made it much easier to root for their relationship, because they fit together so well.
Ian is an asshole in the first book, and in the first part of Moonglow we see some residuals of that. Throughout the book he becomes more likeable though, and more of a well-rounded character. He is a bit of a tortured soul, with him being an immortal werewolf and all, which I’m sure will appeal to many readers.
The Darkest London world gets bigger in Moonglow, with more creatures being introduced (and even a hint of steampunk). I loved that we’re getting more details about the supernatural community and the tensions between them, and I’m hoping we’ll get more of that in the third book.
The paranormal and historical blend seamlessly in Moonglow, and introduce a sensible and wonderful couple in Daisy and Ian.
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.
- Review: Firelight by Kristen Callihan (3 Stars)
- Review: Bitter Spirits by Jenn Bennett (4 Stars)
- Review: Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris (4 Stars)
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