Author: Cait Lavender
Source: Author Request
Genre: Paranormal romance
Length: Novel (ebook 384 pgs)
Bawling cattle tore Shelby Flint from her bed. With lawyer fees to pay in her struggle to keep her ranch from the clutches of her greedy cousins, she couldn’t afford the loss of even one calf. When she sees a large wolf circling her cows, she aims and fires. While the wolf escapes, Shelby can’t seem to get away from her troubles when a marijuana grower sets up shop on her land, sabotaging her property and eventually coming after her. Adding to that, a handsome game warden is poking his nose into her business and working his way underneath her skin. Shelby will have to fight harder than she ever fought before to keep from losing her heart and everything she ever loved.
Imagine you're on a roller coaster. You get to the part where you're click-clacking up the hill and you're thinking to yourself, "Huh, I don't know about this."
You hit the top and start rolling downhill full speed and you're screaming "YAY, WOOHOO!"
The ride ends, you pull into the station and go, "I just waited in line a hour, for that?"
BUT you know, damned well, you're going to go wait in line for another hour jumping up and down with excitement the whole time.
So concludes my extremely juvenile metaphor of how I felt while reading Hunter Moon.
The beginning was fairly slow. You're introduced to Shelby and are given a pretty thorough look at how difficult but rewarding her life is. She's inherited a large amount of land from her grandfather and is doing her best to maintain her cattle to ensure a fiscal future for herself. Raised by her grandfather on the ranch she's used to hard work and tough talking. Unfortunately at times I found her "tough talk" to be a bit over the top. I understand being a strong woman but at times it seemed unnecessary. When introduced to the gorgeous game warden, Cash, she feels a connection to him but seems to do everything in her power to push him away. Lucky for her she's got a pull on him that she doesn't even know about. The paranormal elements don't really show themselves until about a third of the way through the book, but once they did things really took off for me. I started getting excited, reading the pages as quick as I could to unravel the mystery of the wolf that kept showing up at her house, and the pull that she had over Cash.. When things started to heat up, some big questions answered, and a kidnapping thwarted things abruptly ended. I literally huffed in frustration, shaking my tablet, wondering if I was missing pages. Sounds ridiculous, I know. But like I said before; I was pulled in, the story came to life and I wanted more answers and more yummy Cash! I am definitely awaiting the next installment. But so help me if the next book ends as suddenly as Hunter Moon I'll probably be buying a new tablet because I will have thrown mine against the wall and will have no way to read the third installment. Ms. Lavender please don't make me have to buy insurance for my electronics :)
In all; if you love stories with yummy cowboy heroes, highly animated gun-toting heroines, and a good mystery check out Hunter Moon.