Darkest London, Book 2
Synopsis: 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.
Review: I really enjoyed Firelight as it was for me a beautiful surprise. I was therefore very curious to get into Moonglow to learn more about our two new characters. Well I have to say the cover is so amazing that it’s sufficient to read the book. I think it’s even one of my favorite covers, and I’m sure nobody can tell otherwise. In the same time it’s true that it’s was a little difficult for me to leave Archer and Miranda. Indeed, this couple was very interesting and even if I enjoyed Ian and Daisy, I prefer our first characters. It’s not that I dislike the book, far from that, it’s a really great second novel and I confess I’m impatient to read the third to know what will happen.
We find Daisy, newly widowed, and Ian our beloved werewolf that we met in the first volume. Our young heroine will have to deal with a rogue shapeshifter who kills all the women who wear her perfume. Ian decides that it’s his duty to protect her and to kill this wolf who freely walks in the city. But everything will be turned upside down when some other troubles are added, with a new pack, new responsibilities and new powers.
This new couple is pleasant to follow; they get to know each other little by little despite Ian decides quite fast what he wants. Daisy on the other part is more cautious. We can only be impressive by her nature, she is vulnerable but it is also what gives her her strength. She’s been though a lot and she stays suspicious about the events around her, mainly her relationship with Ian. I was very surprised by Ian; by all the things he is capable to do, to help this young woman. We learn a lot of things about his past that we didn’t expect at first.
I wondered all along the book who the culprit could be and the reason of his acts. We learn it at the end of the story and I confess I’m still a little bit confused but the real motives… I would have loved to know more. About the person herself, I don’t think anyone could have thought about this culprit. I was totally surprised and the end was heartbreaking.
It was therefore a new investigation and a new couple very interesting to follow; I’m impatient to read the third book to know who will be featured.
Lol I have been tempted to buy the book just for the amazing cover! I haven’t read the previous book, but it does sound interesting, so maybe I should add both books to my wishlist…
lol I could love the book only for the cover. It’s really nice I like the story behind each book.
Everyone is reading this one and I am so curious! It did not help that I had it on my blog 😉
lol now you need to read it as well, it’s the only answer. I would be curious to know your opinion.
Blodeuedd, I’m of the same opinion! Read Firelight and see how you like it! 😉 Melliane, lovely review, I’m loving the covers in this series too. I wonder who is the artist?
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I agree with you this book was good but not as great as Firelight.
Ian sounds like a great hero. Thanks for review.
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I enjoyed Firelight and really should have picked this one up at NetGalley, but I’m actually trying to reduce my review books (I know… good luck with that… LOL). I do want to read this one and it sounds good. I want to meet Ian! 🙂
lol is it possible? really not for me. I keep asking, keep reviewing and I have 30 reviews to post now (really!!!). I hope you could try it!
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Oh I do still want to get to this series. 🙂 I remember you enjoying the first one, and glad to see you enjoyed this one as well. Thank you!
Oh wow this cover is so pretty! I love it! I haven’t read this series but it sounds really good and unpredictable! I’ll have to take a look at the first book! 🙂
I’ve wanted to read the first one since it came out so it’s good to hear that this one was good as well!
Great review, this series is on my wishlist! And those covers are so very beautiful.
it’s a really nice series, anf the first one is really great. I hope you’ll enjoy them if you give it a try.
Even if the mystery of the bad guy fell a little short, it still sounds like a great story. I’ve been curious about this series, so thanks for the review.
yes it’s a great PNR series. thanks to you.