Tuesday, June 28, 2016

#Review: Blue Moon by Lisa Kessler - 4.5 Wine Glasses

30740116Title: BLUE MOON
Series: Moon #6
Author: Lisa Kessler
Format: Kindle, 300 Pages
Published: Entangled: Select Otherworld (June 27, 2016)
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Reviewer: Linda
Source: NetGalley
Rating: 4 1/2 out of 5 Wine Glasses

She’s his muse, his mate, and she’s completely off-limits.

He’s a jerk, a recluse, and her newest assignment.

Until he broke her heart, Vivianna Lopez loved Logan Reynolds.

Five years later, she’s an aspiring music journalist and he’s the camera-shy lead singer of Logan and the Howlers.

Armed with a backstage pass, Vivi’s back in her hometown of Reno, nestled in the shadows of the Sierra Nevada mountains. She must score an interview with Logan to land her dream job - otherwise it’s back to Boston, with no scoop and no job. It’s just business–at least that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Logan still loves Vivi, his soul mate, but there’s something even she doesn’t know about him: He turns into a werewolf every full moon and a secret organization is hunting down his Pack.

Vivi may not have Logan’s senses, but she can sniff out that he’s hiding something. He knows it’s only a matter of time before the truth about him - and his Pack - is revealed.

And then he really will lose her.

Linda's Thoughts:
“She haunts my dreams.
Shadows of the past.
Ripping my heart down the seams.
No one to blame but me.
I'm a lone wolf now, but I still stare up at the moon, 
Call her name and wonder if she's looking too...”

To describe BLUE MOON by Lisa Kessler as a second-chance-at-love romance does not do it justice as it's so much more than that! It's a wolf-shifter romance, a popular rock star romance, a romance set amidst pack camaraderie and politics, a suspenseful mystery and more! It's perfectly-paced and action-packed with completely endearing characters!

This is the story of a wolf-shifter -sexy, reclusive, rock star Logan Reynolds - and his childhood sweetheart and mate of his heart human Vivianna Lopez. They were best friends and evolved into young lovers. They dreamed about being together forever. Then Logan experienced his first shift and panicked, standing Vivianna up at their prom without notice or an explanation. Neither have been truly whole since. He thought he was protecting both his pack and the only love of his life. But, the day he walked away from Vivianna, he died inside. He only allowed his true feelings to come through in his music - and those sentiments resounded with his fans.

Vivianna has returned to town as a fresh journalist determined to land an exclusive interview with Logan. But, Logan is close-mouthed to the extreme and never gives interviews. If she succeeds despite the odds, she is assured of a coveted staff position at Rolling Stone magazine. She thinks it's the least he can do after walking out on her breaking her heart. When he's not amendable to the interview, she puts her investigative skills to work and unearths a new story that puts everyone in danger.

I loved this couple and catching up with the pack! I like that the story is told from both of their POVs allowing the reader to get into each of their heads. Their feelings for each other felt so right and real and it was a treat to accompany them on their journey of re-discovery. Neither of them expected to be blown away by their scintillating chemistry which has not abated over the years they've been apart.
Even so, it's touch and go as to whether Logan will trust his heart and allow Vivianna the choice of whether she wants in his life knowing all the risks. I couldn't have been more proud of the pack as they trusted and supported Logan and welcomed Vivianna into their folds.

Following please find a few of my favorite quotes from this engrossing read:

“Make me howl, make me scream,
Things are never what they seem.
Lay me out, end the pain,
Now I'll never be the same.
Deep inside, there I cry,
Yet you still just pass me by.
Can't you see, this is me,
And I'm Howling! I'm Howling! I'm Howling!”

“She shook her head, her smile fading a little. “I forget you’re a rock star now. To me, you’re just Logan.”
I took her hand. “That’s all I want to be.”

“I straddled his lap and sank onto him so slowly I almost lost it. Each inch of him filled my already sensitive body. Nose to nose with him, I whispered. "You come with me.'
His mouth curved into a wicked smile. "Happily.”

Even though BLUE MOON is the sixth book in Lisa's Moon series, it, and all the books in this series, can easily be enjoyed as  stand-alone reads. That said, there are interconnected characters and, honestly, your pleasure would be exponentially increased if you've read the previous books. I'm betting that once you read one, you'll be highly motivated to read them all. Lisa's books are addictive like that.

Lisa brilliantly weaves the most amazing stories! I could not put this book down. Since I've read it, I have caught myself doing double-takes at mirrors - you will have to read the book to find out why. While reading it, my heart ached for Logan's brother Luke, and I was going to request in this review that Luke's story be told soon! He's so lonely. Happy Days! That wasn't necessary! I was thrilled to find out that Luke's story is next in the series! WOLF MOON will release in November 2016! I can't wait for Lisa's next masterpiece! WooHoo!

Suggested Reading Order: 
Book #1 Moonlight
Book #2 Hunter's Moon
Book #3 Blood Moon
Book #4 Harvest Moon
Book #5 Ice Moon
Book #6 Blue Moon
Book #7 Wolf Moon - coming Nov 2016!!!!

1 comment:

  1. Than ks for reviewing Blue Moon!

    I'm so glad you enjoyed the book...

    Lisa :)


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