ARC Book Review-Bad Moon Rising by Zoe Forward

ARC Book Review-Bad Moon Rising by Zoe Forward

ARC Book Review-Bad Moon Rising by Zoe ForwardBad Moon Rising by Zoe Forward
Series: Crowns Wolves #1
Published by Entangled: Amara on November 8, 2021
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 290
Format: eARC
Source: Entangled
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They are the ultimate weapon. The ultimate secret. They are the Crown’s wolves.
Lycan Roman Lanzo and his brothers are bound—by magic, no less—to serve the Crown of England. All he knows is honor, violence, blood, magic, and death. Which is exactly when he finds her. A rare female Lycan, gorgeous, fierce, powerful, and with no memory of who or what she is. Now everything in Roman’s blood wants to help her, protect her, and—damn it all to hell—want her.
Nova woke knowing only that her leather Goth get-up was riding up in the wrong places, and that she had to find Roman. Since then, every moment is a new and unsettling insight into her gifts, her dangerous skills, who she is, and what she wants…including this daunting, muscled Lycan whose name is tattooed on her skin.
But the Crown knows all about Nova. What she is, what she can do, and just how brutally dangerous a female Lycan can become. Now they want her put down for good. And they have their perfect weapon of choice… Roman

This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.

Bad Moon Rising is the first book in the latest series by Zoe Forward, I will be honest, I had never heard of this author until I saw this book on Netgalley offered and I was like ….YES because I just love trying new authors especially in the paranormal genre (since I kinda feel its a dying genre and these authors need all of our support) but this cover, I really love how Entangled put it all together especially with all the “Halloween” like vibes for it. I wanted to read it this week and it seemed to be just perfect but NOW you know what I need all the other books in the series because I was blown away by this book, it was so different than I was expecting and it just tore my heart out, but yet gave me everything I didn’t know that I was looking for.

Bad Moon Rising is a fierce, intense filled story that will keep you on the edge of your seat that features:

  • Roman Lanzo– A Lycan, a soldier for the Queen of England, loyal to his family and a survivor
  • Nova-Kick ass heroine, has no memory of who she is but can fight and has psychic abilities and feels connected to Roman.

Bad Moon Rising is a story that sets off with our heroine, who wakes up with no memory of who she is, but she knows she must reach a man named “Roman” and to save him from a threat she is not sure of but she knows she is capable of fighting and protecting him if necessary. When she arrives, she knows the man that she is looking for and he is a man that she feels a strong attraction to and she knows he is “danger” personified and not one she should ever mess with. But the trick now is to get him to trust her and how to get him to leave the danger that is ahead of them. But when it is proven that she can take care of herself and is a woman to trust, Roman knows that there is something more to Nova and that she is a woman that he is captivated by. But there are secrets and when he is brought in to the new King and his boss now and orders him to kill Nova, he is torn in two. Roman and his brothers were cursed years ago that they had to obey all orders by the leader of England, or he could die. And now he must make a difficult choice, but there is more going on here than meets the eye. Nova and Roman are determined to find out the truth before one of them dies, but their story won’t be what is expected, and it may come at the ultimate cost….

Bad Moon Rising is a wonderful story that I simply loved and I couldn’t put it down, I didn’t know what to expect from this book and I didn’t even look at the blurb for this one. I’m not sure why I didn’t since I always do, but I just wanted to immerse myself into a paranormal. I quickly found myself drawn into this heartbreaking paranormal romance that gave me everything I needed and more. Both of these characters were simply amazing and captures the heart in the small moments. You will find that Nova and Roman to be a perfect team. I don’t always vibe with kick-ass heroines, but I absolutely devoured Nova’s character. She was tough, could fight (in the way you would expect of James Bond), but she has such a good heart and I truly related with her so much. And seeing her devotion to Roman was epically beautiful in every way. Roman is such a unique hero, and my heart just broke for him. He is such a tough alpha male, he is the oldest of his brothers and highly protective of them, and sacrifices so much for them. And seeing his love for Nola will just pierce the deepest parts of you. I will be honest that there will be parts of this book that will tear you apart. Their story while they get a HEA, it’s a tough journey in getting there.

I was really surprised in how much I enjoyed this author’s writing and definitely wanted more and more of it. I can’t wait to start delving into some of her other works and see how I like them. The premise of this series is fascinating and I can’t wait to see what happens with the other brothers, find out about this secret organization working against their people, and see them all find their mates.

Overall I found Bad Moon Rising to be a thrilling, edge-on-the-seat adventure that will work through your emotions, stun you in the action-packed moments, and deliver a deeply satisfying conclusion.

About Zoe Forward

USA Today bestselling author, parent, wife, veterinarian, chocolate lover. Author of spicy paranormal and contemporary romances. Zoe Forward brings readers the perfect combination of action adventure, romance, humor and a bit of magic.

Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers' Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers' Best Award.
You can find her residing in the South with a menagerie of four-legged beasts and two wild kids.

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