Excerpt ~ Luke
Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler
Series: Moon #7
Published by Entangled
Published on: February 2, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
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As the last Pack member without a mate, Luke Reynolds has become an outsider. When he takes a job as the head horse trainer in Sedona, Arizona, he’s looking forward to starting a new life. But everything changes the night he finds a 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.
Book seven in Lisa Kessler’s Moon series, introduces us to Raven, a bitten, not born wolf that lives with the Sedona werewolf pack. Luke, twin to Logan, who was featured in the previous book titled, Blue Moon, has now moved to Sedona leaving the Reno pack behind. He’s a horse trainer and lives and works on a local ranch. He knows nothing about a Sedona pack until he meets Raven by the side of her broken down vehicle, outside of Sedona. She’s in the midst of trying to escape from a sadistic packmaster and his henchmen that pass her back and forth-and not in a good way.
Raven is a strong character. She’s withstood being bitten against her will-not in the mate way-and being raped on a regular basis. Now she runs the pack bar and is barely surviving all the horrors of living with a psychopath. Her sister is a wolf as well, as she had Raven bite her so she could help keep her safe. Now the Alpha holds her sister as collateral to keep Raven in line. Logan, by rescuing Raven, finds himself smack in the middle of a pack that is hell-bent on taking over the Reno pack-something Luke is going to do his best to stop. He has to join the Sedona pack in order to do it, and convince the packmaster that he truly has separated from the Reno pack. I’ve always liked Logan’s character, while he was a peripheral character in all the other books. As the only unmated man in his pack, I’ve been looking forward to seeing him meet his mate. He’s been looking forward to it too, although he doesn’t think it’s going to happen! There’s also several wolves from the Sedona pack that I would like to see get their book as well now.
As with the Reno pack, the evil group Nero, also gets involved and whenever Nero is involved, trouble follows. There’s plenty of suspense, injuries, and even out and out murders, to appease any action lovers. For romance fans, Lisa Kessler never disappoints. I loved seeing Luke and Raven meet their mate in each other. I did however wonder throughout the read how they were going to get out of the jam they are in because it almost seemed impossible, I shouldn’t have worried, Kessler told a strong thriller romance that was filled with twists and turns, along with a share of sensual moments. One thing I did miss was not seeing more of my favorite characters from the Reno pack.
Kessler has woven a wonderful series together, filled with danger, romance, good characters, and this book fit right in with the rest. The series might be finished, but I am not sure. I think one more book is in order to tie up loose ends-Nero? A spin off of the Sedona Pack might not be a bad idea either!
Highly recommended to adult paranormal romance readers.
Just a heads up-I mention the rapes Raven endures, but that is in the past as this book begins. No rapes occur in this book.