Forgive me but I’m going to gush for a moment. Kristen Callihan’s Darkest London series is a fantastically dark, dangerously fun, sexy thrill ride. I enjoyed Moonglow, the second book in the series, just as much as Firelight, the first. The characters are not perfect. They are flawed in the best way possible. They are interesting, and hold my attention to the extent that I am reading each page like I eat a piece of chocolate cake, savoring each bite and disappointed when my plate is clean.
The following synopsis is from Amazon.com.
Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .
Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy’s door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .
Their growing passion knows no bounds . . .
Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.
I had loved the brief moments that Daisy appeared in Firelight. She was funny, irreverent, brassy, and I thought, stole the show from her sister, Miranda, who that book was centered around. I am very happy to say that she was just as interesting in Moonglow, and I loved how the author didn’t hold anything back. Her love interest in Moonglow was the evil character from Firelight, Ian Rathburn, the Marquis of Northrup. We find out that he isn’t so evil after all. He is a Lycan, who has given up his pack to live a “normal” life, tortured by the death of his wife and son. Daisy and Ian had instant chemistry, but their dialog was what I enjoyed the most. They had a delicious sense of humor that was a joy to read, the author describing every lift of an eyebrow or coquettish glance through eyelashes.
The mystery in Moonglow was thrilling. A mad werewolf is hunting down women who wear Daisy’s one of a kind perfume. Daisy, playing Sherlock to Ian’s Holmes, very smartly follows the clues that ultimately lead them into the path of the werewolf. Ian, protective of her from the start, pits himself against that villain, as well as facing off against his brother, now the Alpha of clan Ranulf, a subplot that gives the reader insight into Ian’s background. The conclusion to this story is a satisfying end, leaving the reader looking forward to the third novel in this series, which will revolve around the third sister Poppy and her husband the officer investigating this crime. Luckily for me, this is an old series, and there are six books already published, with the seventh to be released in Jun
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