Series: Moon Shifter #2
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Signet on 14 February 2013
Reading Challenges: 2014 TBR Pile Reading Challenge
Shortly after Liam rocked up in town with his pack, he sniffed December McIntyre and realised that she was ‘the one’. Unfortunately December is human and she’s not willing to mate with or even date Liam. Her brother, the local sheriff, is also dead against any relationship between the two. When December becomes a target for an anti-shifter group, Liam takes a stand.
December is more appealing than our previous heroine, Ana, because her emotions are far more believable even if her actions aren’t. I could almost forgive her for making fairly stupid decisions like not having an alarm system as she didn’t want to be constrained by it but not her shock at being attacked in her home more than once because of not having one. Her feelings for Liam are complicated by the fact that her brother was murdered by a shifter. Intellectually she knows that Liam is nothing like that shifter but when dating him would bring her into conflict with her beloved brother. She is very direct in dealing with Liam and refuses to acquiesce to his every demand which floors him as he expected her to behave like other she-wolves.
Liam is your typical overbearing alpha (not Alpha) male who wants to protect his woman because she smells nice. He stalks her, interrupts her date and tries to micro manage her life. He is keenly aware of just how fragile December is as a human. The problem is that the more time he spends with her, the more of a target she becomes. Like Connor, Liam keeps nearly everything important from December and it made it hard to see their relationship as a true partnership.
Unfortunately Reus plays catch up for the first few chapters which is repetitive and a bit boring for those that have read the first book. We still have multiple plot lines running through this book which is draining when paired with a secondary romance. It comes across as a bit of a muddle especially when we are treated to so many different perspectives including the baddie (much like J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood). I really enjoyed the inclusion of the fae warriors though and I hope that we see more of them because their attitudes, skills and dynamics are so different from that of the pack.
I enjoyed this novel more than the first in the series but there is so much going on it made it hard to focus on the main story line.