Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

Moonglow
(Darkest London, #2)
By: Kristen Callihan
Publisher: Forever
Published: July 31, 2012
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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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.

 

1thoughts
We meet up with Miranda’s sister, Daisy and Ian Northrup in the sequel to Firelight. I didn’t get to know a lot about Daisy in the first book. I knew that she was married to a horrible man that she loathed but that was about it. So it was interesting to read a book about her. Her husband finally bit the dust and she’s ready to move on. However a werewolf attack lands her in the arms of Ian, who just so happens to be the man who tried to steal Miranda away from Archer.

This is actually the second time that I’ve read the book. When I first read it, it had been a while since I read the first book and I forgot about the history with Ian. So I didn’t understand a lot of the animosity between the characters. However, I re-read Firelight and went right into Moonglow and found myself enjoying it much more the second time around. What once was rated as a 3 star was bumped to a 5 star. Yes, you can read this story as a stand alone but it’s much better when read in order.

Daisy is the middle sister. She was married off to a horrible old man for money. So when her “beloved” husband passes away she is all to quick to finish her year of proper mourning so that she can move on with her life. She’s spent fall too long living with a man who beat her down every chance he got. She’s not looking to tie herself down, she’s just looking to experience life. She’s always known about her sister, Miranda’s powers and thought thought it was just an isolated thing. But when she’s in danger, she realizes that she too has powers and she’s non too thrilled with what it is. (I thought it was a cool power but Daisy wasn’t convinced)

Ian has some secrets of his own. He’s been around a long time and has learned that love is just not worth the pain in the end. He’s lost more loved ones than he’d care for and isn’t looking to repeat history. So he finds himself paying to “tip skirts” (not sure if that’s the correct terminology) to keep his heart out of the game. However when he saves a young woman from a vicious werewolf attack and finds out that the werewolf is actually tracking her scent, he takes it upon himself to protect her. Even though he acted like an “arse” in Firelight, he really stepped it up in this book. (Moonglow brought out the Scottish in me. LoL)

I really enjoy the way that Kristen writes. She has a knack for creating a story that draws you in without spending pages in description. The story flows perfectly between the different character pov’s and at no point was a lost with who’s pov I was reading. Each character has their own distinct personality that they come to life in your mind. And Ian’s Scottish brogue definitely didn’t hurt matters. I found myself getting lost in the story and being enveloped in Daisy and Ian’s world.

 

1favequote
“We are all imperfect creatures creatures, love. I don’t want perfect. I just want you.” -Ian

Head in it! Head in it! Alas, neither head was listening. More like retreating. Horror washed cold and sure over his skin as little Ian died a quick, limp death.” -Ian

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