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.