Friday, January 27, 2017

Review for Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler - 4 out of 5


As the last Pack member without a mate, Luke Reynolds has become an outsider. When he takes a job as the head horse trainer Sedona, Arizona, he’s looking forward to starting a new life. But everything changes the night he finds beautiful woman stranded on the side of the highway.

Raven Wood has been bitten and turned against her will. Luckily, her spirit is stronger than most, and she has every intention of escaping the Sedona Pack. Somehow. The sexy lone wolf who rescues her might be just the answer she’s looking for.

But the Sedona Pack Alpha has a mission, and unless Luke and Raven can stop him, they’ll lose everything.


I love Lisa Kessler's writing! I enjoyed Wolf Moon, and I'm enjoying looking at that cover! This is part of a series, but it could be read as a standalone, but there are some cameos from characters from the previous books, so you may want to check out those books first, but I don't think it is absolutely necessary. In Wolf Moon, Raven was bitten against her will and turned into a werewolf, and is in a wolf pack that is into some nefarious things and the Alpha makes women mate against their will, so Raven decides to escape and ask another wolf pack for help, but along the way she runs into Luke, who is part of the very pack she was on her way to see. After hearing all the terrible things that are going on in Raven's wolf pack, Luke agrees to help Raven out, and all the others who are trapped by the controlling Alpha. Luke and Raven come up with a plan to bring Raven's Alpha down, and along the way the two begin to grow closer, but it's difficult for their relationship to grow within the situation they find themselves in. Raven's Alpha is having humans bitten against his/her will and turned into werewolves, so he can create a bigger pack to take out other wolf packs, and is forcing women to mate with multiple males, so they will get pregnant, and on top of that, if someone in the pack doesn't do what he says, he kills them. Raven is in a really bad situation, but I love that she stands up for herself, and does what she can to help all those trapped under the Alpha's iron fist. I thought it was really cool that Luke is a horse trainer, I almost want to say I found Luke to be a bit tame, but that makes him sound bad, and he wasn't, he is a strong guy, who puts himself on the line for others, which I found admirable; he's a really good guy, and he's a romantic, which is adorable. Luke and Raven have some really tough things to get through, and they both show extreme strength in some really intense situations. I liked the romance between Luke and Raven, and they do have some hot and sweet moments, but I do feel like I would've liked a bit more depth to their romance; it's good, but I felt like I wanted more intense emotion between the two. They are sexually passionate, but I wanted them to be emotionally passionate as well, but even with those little gripes, I still found the romance sweet and lovely. Good, solid entertaining read! Looking forward to the next!

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