Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Moon Shine

Title: Moon Shine
Author: Vivian Arend
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-61922-249-6
Genre: {M/F} Paranormal Series
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx
Release Date 05-27-2014

Evan Stone’s the Alpha of the Takhini Wolves and he thinks life is pretty good until the day his apartment electricity shuts off and the pack hotel loses power. Then when he tries to figure out what’s going on, the sprinklers go off, the police burst in and he gets arrested.

Vengeance is a dish best served cold and Amy Ryba’s been planning her revenge against Evan for months. Making him pay for his sins is all she thinks about and has planned for every contingency except learning her enemy is also her destined mate.

The mate bond pulls Evan and Amy together and throws their packs into turmoil as they try to work through their differences. Evan has to deal with the aftermath of Amy’s destructive actions and she needs to forget the past. The only other option—mate rejection.

Moon Shine is the latest release in Vivian Arend’s Takhini Wolves series. I suggest these books be read in order.

I’ve been looking forward to Evan’s book—have been since he was introduced. The author has a solid writing style and an ability to create interesting characters. I enjoyed learning details of Evan’s past and there is a nice growth of his personality. The imagery is vivid, it’s fast-paced, has lots of action and plenty of surprises to keep the pages turning.  Getting to see Shaun and some of the other individuals met previously is also a plus and some of the dialogue is amusing. So, as you see there’s a lot about the story I liked.

There are a couple of niggles to explain why I didn’t rate the review higher. 1. Amy, the female lead. How do I put this? I don’t like her. At all. She’s devious and underhanded. Yes, she makes some progress by the end, but for me, it’s too late. Reasons aside, Amy’s too vengeful. 2. Evan’s quick acceptance of Amy because of the mate bond. She tried to destroy him—his pack. Truthfully, I can’t tell you how much these two issues annoyed and disappointed me.

Even so, I’ll be looking for the next book in the series because I enjoyed the first three so much. 

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