Moonglow by Kristen Callihan {Amanda’s Revisit Review}

Posted 3 June, 2013 by Amanda / 12 Comments

Moonglow by Kristen Callihan {Amanda’s Revisit Review}Moonglow {Amanda} by Kristen Callihan
Series: Darkest London #2
Also in this series: Firelight {Kelly}, Firelight {Amanda}, Moonglow {Kelly}, Winterblaze {Amanda}, Winterblaze {Kelly}, Shadowdance {Amanda}, Shadowdance {Kelly}, Evernight, Soulbound, Soulbound
Genres: Historical, Paranormal, Romance, Victorian
Pages: 432
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased

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.

Incredibly addicting. I need Winterblaze now.

Thoughts on Moonglow

I did a revisit review on the first book in this series, Firelight, and couldn’t resist doing another for Moonglow. This series is that good. Intriguing world, fun characters, and seriously steamy scenes. What’s not to love?

Moonglow starts off with a bang–not literally–with a quick introduction to little Ian and his…issues. In many ways, this sets the tone for the book: amusing and sexy. The banter between Daisy and Ian is one of my favorite parts of Moonglow. The verbal warfare increased the tension and catapulted the book forward, making it hard to put down. MOAR SEXY BANTER!

And props to Kristen Callihan for the almost-sex scene in the carriage. *fans self*

“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?”

Moonglow expands the Darkest London world, diving into werewolf lore–or rather, lycan lore. It’s intriguing in its differences, yet grounded enough in what we’re familiar with to avoid confusion. We’re also introduced to a new kind of paranormal creature that I hope we get to learn more about in future books.

“…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.”

We get to revisit–briefly–Miranda  and Archer, though the side character focus seems to be centered on future couples. However. HOWEVER. I hope we get to see more Daisy and Ian in future books; their story seems to be just beginning. And for the record, I was able to guess the identity of the werewolf before it was revealed, though there was enough OTHER STUFF happening that took me by surprise.

Moonglow was able to kick my reading apathy out the door, and whenever books can do that, I know I’ve found a winner.  Now I’m dying to get my hands on Winterblaze. I need to know what happens next.

“Book 3 is calling to me!”


Filed under: ESR: 8, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Review: Amanda, ,


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

  1. The verbal warfare increased the tension and catapulted the book forward, making it hard to put down.
    HOLY YES! THIS! The banter was AWESOME between Daisy and Ian!

    I’m going to have to break down and pick up Winterblaze (soon!), aren’t I?

  2. Sexy banter and steamy scenes you say? YES PLEASE AMANDA! You know I live for those things, so I definitely need to read these books. Daisy and Ian sound like my kind of characters. Throw in a little almost-sex in a carriage and this series is getting downloaded on my Kindle for sure:)

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