Series: Red Moon #2
Published by Smashwords on January 1st 1970
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Creatures-Wolves
Source: Self Purchased
Reading Challenges: Spooks Howls and Fangs Reading Challenge 2017
Bree has spent her entire life struggling to survive in the world built from the ashes of the Great War. Captured and forced into slavery by the Lycans, her worst fear comes true when she is chosen as the prey for their monthly hunt. She is released into the woods and the hunt begins.
Wounded and dying, Bree is rescued by a half-Lycan named James. Unique not only for his red hair but also his ability to heal, James is horrified to realize her wounds have been caused by his own kind.
Healed by James and taken in by his family, Bree slowly begins to realize that not all Lycans are cruel. Confused by her attraction to the Lycan who saved her life, she must learn to trust James and his family in order to save her enslaved brother.
Bree has spent her life trying to stay alive ever since her parents were killed on a traveling trip. Bree and her brother have been kept as slaves to a Lycan clan for three years. But Bree has weakened physically, and despite how much her brother has tried to protect her she is forced to be part of the “hunt” and after three wolves were sent after her she is barely alive in the woods. Her dog Tia, somehow has managed to stay alive with her and brings back help of two Lycans. At first Bree doesn’t know what to think of them, but she fears them and wishes to escape somehow. She doesn’t realize that these brothers will show her family and peace when she has only known torture and torment at the hands of Lycans. James, has healing powers and when he sees an injured woman in the woods he aids her along with his brother and they make the trek back home healing her along the way. As Bree starts to build a slow trust with James and sees the way his family are so kind to her and the way they live, she starts to trust and have hope again. But her brother is still being held a slave by the Lycan clan and she must save him…
James is the son of Tristan and Avery. Tristan a full Lycan and Avery a human. He inherited his healing gifts from his mother. He was raised in a loving home and the moment he met Bree he wanted to show her compassion and that not all Lycans are cruel. To show her love and desire. James has a strong bond with his family, and is very protective. What a character James is and boy I fell hard for him pretty quickly. He is the “right” match for our heroine. He takes it slow and patient with her. He sees that she can’t handle a powerful dominating male. That she needs patience and understanding. James is all that and more. I love that he never judges her and accepts her fears and only seeks to help her. He can be alpha sure, but he has the perfect balance and such a nice hero.
Bree is terrified of the Lycans. She has only known slavery at their hands and they can be very cruel. Her only tie is her brother who has protected her for years. But they valued him in a way they never valued her. And Bree was sent away to be hunted. But Bree along with her tiny dog Tia managed to escape from three Lycans and barely alive. Even though Bree is injured and not thinking clearly she is stubborn and creative and still seeks a way to escape and get to her brother. She doesn’t ever give up. I understood her fear and reservations about James and his family. But her character is one that I felt a kinship with. She is reserved but a fighter, she isn’t passive or submissive at all and I liked her strength and courage.
Plot and Story Line
Red Moon Rising takes off quite a few years after book one. Book one is about James’ parents Tristan and Avery. And I knew I wanted to continue this series and this family and Red Moon Rising didn’t disappoint at all. I had a blast with this book and couldn’t put it down once. Red Moon Rising starts off with action and suspense. Our lovely heroine, is on the run. She is injured with internal injuries and you feel the intensity of the beginning scene that grabs the readers attention right off the bat. She is rescued by the two brothers James and Nicholas. James has healing powers and at first you don’t know that. I had forgotten about his mothers gift but the first story came back to me once I started reading this one. I loved how gentle and careful he was with Bree. He gets that she has had a pretty rough time of it and doesn’t push her. This is what really drew me in, is the way that this family but most especially treats our heroine. Even though he can be as alpha as they come, he truly is a nice guy. Patient, Considerate and full of compassion and empathy, so rare in such a alpha male. But the author just makes it work and I fell hard for him. He does make mistakes toward the end here, but you can’t have a perfect character you need some type of flaw. Granted, our heroine hurts him accidentally and so they have some rough patches they need to hurdle. But this is what made the story so fascinating. Was seeing the character growth, seeing that after seeing them being in love and happy together, that life isn’t full of roses. They have thorns too. The family is so enchanting, especially the brother Nicholas and the little sister. She was hilarious and so blunt I just loved it. Then we have the plot dealing with the Lycan clan who is holding her brother captive. Definitely stimulating. I can’t wait for Sophie’s story coming up next.
I like how different it is from most covers, it has a other worldly feel to it. And I love the reddish hues.
Red Moon Rising is a stimulating and captivating romance that steals your attention right off the bat….riveting and sensual!!