Thursday, August 2, 2012

Moonglow (Darkest London #2) by Kristen Callihan: Review

Moonglow (Darkest London #2)
By Kristen Callihan
Published July 31st 2012 by Forever
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Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

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.

Darkfallen's thoughts:

I didn't read the first book in this series so I honestly didn't know what to expect. Would I like it? Would I be lost without reading book 1?

Yes I did like like it! And No I wasn't lost!

Daisy hasn't had it easy. Not since marrying and then becoming a widow to the late Craigmore. To say that her marriage left her damaged would be an understatement. But she is trying to put all that behind her. Even going out of her way to have fun that no appropriate women of her time should. But that's kind of the point after surviving a loveless, abusive marriage to a man that never wanted her in the first place. And he made that clear on more than one occasion. Just when she thinks that she has her new widowed life all figured out a werewolf attack changes everything and forces her to spend way more time than she would like with Ian Northup. He's pushy, controlling, and drives her insane, but he just might be the answer she has been looking for. Both to her survival, and to her love life...

I admittedly haven't read many books set in the 1800's, but I love how Daisy breaks all the rules that society holds to women of her time. She is snarky, and pushes the limits on what is considered decent behavior. Overall her personality just made this book that much more fun to read. I will admit that there were times, especially in the beginning that were a tad flat and boring. The story just seemed to be missing a little something, but it did pick up about half way through and by the end I was consumed with every detail, and twist.

Then there is Ian and the lore surrounding the lycans and the werewolfs. Yes there is a difference between them in this story. We all know that I love my wolfy's, especially my Scottish ones, and Ian has both of those things. Plus he isn't afraid to put a girl in her place but her never crosses the line when it comes to treating a lady the way she should be treated. Ian is hot and sexy, and OMG swoon-worthy!! I couldn't get enough of him.

Overall this book had a slow start but it made up for it in the end and I can't wait to see where this series is going to go next.


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