Review: Harvest Moon by Lisa Kessler (@Mollykatie112, @LdyDisney)

Posted October 6, 2015 by Lorna in Lorna, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, Werewolves / 23 Comments

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Thank you for checking out my stop on Lisa Kessler’s HARVEST MOON tour! Today, I’m sharing with you my thoughts on the latest installment, and a giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card, and a signed copy of NIGHT WALKER.

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Author Bio

Lisa Kessler is an Amazon Best Selling author of dark paranormal fiction. She’s a two-time San Diego Book Award winner for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-fi-Horror and Best Published Romance, as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book. She currently writes the Night Series and the Moon Series for Entangled Publishing.

Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.

When she’s not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, and has performed with San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.

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My Review

Review: Harvest Moon by Lisa Kessler (@Mollykatie112, @LdyDisney)
Harvest Moon by Lisa Kessler
Series: Moon #4
Published by Entangled
Published on: September 28, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Pages: 263
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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Dr. Jason Ayers unleashes all of his rage and his frustration through fists and brute force in an underground boxing ring. The werewolf may be the pack's doctor, but he can't even heal his coma-stricken father after the Nero Organization's attack stopped his heart. And as his Pack brothers settle down around him, he still refuses to believe in the fairy tale notion that every wolf has a true mate...

In hiding and on the run, nurse Kilani Akamu is a loose end that Nero is desperate to tie up. She can't afford to be attracted to a doctor-especially one as unexpectedly hot and complex as Jason. Yet the sexual sparks arcing between them are undeniable...and Kilani's precognitive senses warn her that temptation is inevitable.

All it takes is one touch to send Jason's wolf howling. But even if he could protect her from Nero, he can't protect her from himself...

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If you love paranormal romance and haven’t read anything by Lisa Kessler, you are missing out! This is the fourth in her Moon Series, and I am not sure if there’s more to come or not. Hopefully there is because there are plenty of characters I would like to see have their own book. If you read this series, then the hero of the story, Dr. Jason Ayers, should be very familiar to you. And most of the characters are werewolves-at least the good guys are. The villains are jaguars for the most part.

As usual with books by this author, I was drawn immediately into the story, and it ended up being a pretty fast read for me. By now the characters are mostly all familiar, so it makes it even easier to get involved in the story line. Jason has been a character in the past that I really didn’t care that much for. He made some stupid decisions in previous books, and totally wasn’t on board for the instantly knowing your mate thing. Even though close friends had experienced it, he still didn’t believe it. So when it happens to him, it was kind of fun to see him pretty much knocked on his butt by his reaction to his mate, Kilani. Add in that she is running from Nero, the sinister group that has been the villains of all the past books, and you have a premise that was both entertaining, suspenseful, and at times very sensual.

The story is told from both of the main characters points of view, and in the first person. That worked okay, but at times I got a bit confused who was talking at times. The characters were very well realized by the author, at least I thought so. Jason is fighting his inner demons in this book. He blames himself for the death of his pack’s Alpha, and he blames himself for his father being in a coma and possibly brain dead. In order to cope, he belongs to an underground fight club, and has never been beat. It’s the only thing that keeps him sane. Kilani is frightened and on the run after finding the mutilated body of her roommate. She is a loose end that Nero wants to clean up, so she is living in fear.Topping that off with two previous bad relationships with doctors, and you have a woman that has no intention of getting involved with another doctor, or anyone for that matter. Sebastian, the jaguar from Nero is back, this time he’s helping Kalani. He has his own agenda, as he has had in all the previous books. Of course lots of other familiar pack members round out the characters nicely.

As with all of these books in this series, there’s plenty of romance and suspense. Throw in some life an death moments, a trip to Hawaii, and some angst on the part of both main characters, and you have this fun read from an author that knows how to do paranormal romance right. Recommended to adult paranormal romance fans.

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I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.


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23 responses to “Review: Harvest Moon by Lisa Kessler (@Mollykatie112, @LdyDisney)

  1. Lorna, you put Lisa Kessler on my Rec list for this month. I don’t know if I’ll have time to get to her (there are others you put on that list ahead of Kessler in the queue) but I *will* be reading her. I’m glad Harvest Moon was a worthy edition to the series. I’m curious to see Jason fall since he didn’t believe in that mate mumbo-jumbo. 😉 I also like that this series seems to have a fair bit of action. Nice review!
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