Moonglow by Kristen Callihan {Kelly’s Review}

Posted 25 March, 2013 by Kelly @ Reading the Paranormal / 12 Comments

Moonglow by Kristen Callihan {Kelly’s Review}Moonglow {Kelly} by Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #2
five-stars
Also in this series: Firelight {Kelly}, Firelight {Amanda}, Moonglow {Amanda}, Winterblaze {Amanda}, Winterblaze {Kelly}, Shadowdance {Amanda}, Shadowdance {Kelly}, Evernight, Soulbound, Soulbound
Genres: Historical, Paranormal, Romance, Victorian
Pages: 400
Format: eBook
Kindle|Paperback
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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.

Could NOT put this book down!

My Thoughts on Moonglow

As with book 1, the mystery of what our heroes are up against was one of the driving reasons I kept feverishly turning the pages. In this case it wasn’t what they were (since that’s spelled out without much fanfare) as who they were up against and what their motivations were. Ian’s past and the painful guilt and loneliness he carries were uncovered in bits and pieces until the entire picture is revealed. Likewise, Daisy’s unhappy marriage is explored in fits and starts until we see it in its entirety.  The way their lives build slowly is riveting. I really think I love how on edge I was wanting to know more more more about these two.

Now, I do have one tiny quibble. I wish that Daisy’s power had been explored a bit more. There are several instances where it springs up and helps her out in a tight situation but there was A LOT left untouched. She’s pretty much an untapped source who knows very little about what she’s capable of and that pained me. Because as much as she laments what she can do, the lady has power and lots of it.

The romance between Ian and Daisy, however, didn’t disappoint. He’s wickedly charming and she’s blunt enough to call him on it. Their verbal sparring was both hilarious and oddly sweet. Their physical reaction to one another ran into steamy territory long before they started tearing up the sheets. There’s nothing like some sexy words to liven up a carriage ride, amirite?

All in all, this was an excellent follow-up to Miranda and Archer’s story. We got to see a gentler side of Ian than we did in book 1, the world expanded by great leaps and bounds with the addition of a whole new set of supernaturals, and the powers that the sisters possess are touched upon. I am so in love with this world that it’s ridiculous. Book 3 is calling to me!

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five-stars

Filed under: ESR: 10, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Review: Kelly,

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12 Responses to “Moonglow by Kristen Callihan {Kelly’s Review}”

  1. A TEN!?! Woot! I’ve read the first and third, jumping over this one (not on purpose…that’s just how they came to me) but I KNOW I’ve got to go back and read all about Daisy and Ian. *swoon*

  2. “There’s nothing like some sexy words to liven up a carriage ride, amirite?”

    YOU ARE SO RIGHT KELLY! Give me the sexy words. And then give me the sexy action. Read. Repeat. :) I don’t see a 10 on that scale very often, so whenever I do I immediately add the book to my list. I’m ready for some verbal sparring!