Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

Posted 13 March, 2013 by Lori @ Romancing the Dark Side in Reviews / 4 Comments

Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #2
Genre: Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance
Published by: Forever on July 31, 2013
Format: eBook
Pages: 384
Source: Purchased
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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.

The fearless Daisy and sly and sexy Ian won me over with ever turn of the page!

After putting up with an insufferable husband, recently widowed Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace her new freedom. To celebrate her new life, Daisy attends a party, planning to enjoy herself and hopefully end the night in the arms of a gentleman. Unfortunately for Daisy, her celebration soon turns into a nightmare when she witnesses a brutal werewolf attack that leaves her injured, her new companion dead and as an unexpected houseguest of Lord Ian Ranulf, Marquis of Northrup.

Ian is a Lycan who’s chosen to live his life apart from his clan. His extraordinary senses lead him to the scene of the attack where he finds Daisy and the scent of a werewolf. Fearing for Daisy’s safety, Ian brings her to his home, where he can watch over her and learn the details of the attack before she tells anyone. Flirty banter between the two soon ensures but things take an unexpected turn when Daisy realizes Ian is the man who came between her beloved sister Miranda and her new husband Archer. Parting ways seems like the best solution for Daisy and Ian but when they discover the rogue werewolf is targeting women wearing Daisy’s signature fragrance the two have no choice but to work together to stop the killer before he strikes again.

“However, I doubt that you could handle me. Somehow I think you prefer your women either unavailable or subservient. I am neither.”

I didn’t think the Darkest London series would explore all the Ellis sisters when I first read Firelight, but I’ll admit I was excited when I learned MOONGLOW would feature the fun, carefree and outspoken sister, Daisy. She has a troubled past but doesn’t let that stop her from finding herself, Daisy speaks her mind and is pretty fearless for a woman in her time, you can’t help but admire her tenacity. Her personality is a great match for the stubborn but dashing alpha, Lord Ian Ranulf. He’s a protector by nature, but never treats Daisy like anything but his equal, which makes him a swoon-worthy hero in my book. Their attraction is instant, but I love that Ms. Callihan allowed them to get to know each other before the sparks really fly. Ian and Daisy are both tortured and complex characters who find each other when they’ve lost all hope of finding happiness.

“In the future,” he said, straining to appear calm and unaffected, “I shall be more direct in my quest to get up your skirts, Daisy-Meg.”

Ms. Callihan stays true to her dark and gothic paranormal world set in the gritty streets of London in MOONGLOW, this time with even more nail-biting suspense, shocking revelations and breathtaking romance. You have no choice but to become emotionally invested in the characters while reading this brilliantly written story. The wicked Ms. Callihan knows just how to torture us by adding some unexpected twists that keep you on the edge of your seat (and yelling at my ereader if you’re me) with every turn of the page. Ian and Daisy have exceeded my expectations as a couple, they made me laugh with their sexy banter and tugged at my heartstrings with their tender moments. MOONGLOW will enthrall you with its hauntingly beautiful Victorian world and its unforgetable characters…it’s truly a masterpiece!

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4 Responses to “Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan”

  1. Great review! I absolutely loved Firelight, though this one did have all the same magic for me as Firelight did. I did just finish the third book and it is so good!

  2. I have the first book in this series on my shelf and now I can’t wait to start. I love when so many genres can be mixed in one book and yet work out so well.

    Thanks for the great review! I’m glad you enjoyed this one 🙂

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