Author: Michele Hauf
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novel (586 pages)Release Date: Sept 18 2012 from Harlequin Nocturne
Alexis Conner, princess of the Alpine pack and pureblood werewolf, hides a painful secret-she has never shifted. If she can’t shift, she can’t mate, and so Lexi resigned herself to a lifetime of loneliness. But then a stranger arrives, and Lexi senses that her world will never be the same….
A massive avalanche might be to blame for Trystan Hawkes getting stuck at Castle Wulfsiege, but after one look at Lexi, Trystan is not about to leave. Lexi is strong, smart and incredibly sexy. Not that it matters. Tryst is an omega-the fabled lone wolf. Even more damning is his mixed vampire heritage.
Lexi knows that the vampire blood running through Tryst’s veins makes him off-limits, but what if he’s the one man who can rouse her inner wolf?
Escaping from bloodthirsty vampires, Belladonna Reynolds ran straight into the arms of a werewolf. As a man Severo drew her in with his dark good looks; as a beast he astounded her with his insatiable sensual appetite. Whether afraid or aroused, Bella fled to his lair when threatened by an evil monster of the night....
Severo tried to keep Bella--his mate--safe from the vampiress who held a malicious desire for revenge against him, but he alone wasn't enough. Now Bella had taken the form of his most cursed enemy.
How could he desire the very thing he'd spent his life destroying? And even if he did, what would the werewolf do to Bella on the next full moon?
This is one of those nifty 2-for-1 deals Harlequin does occasionally. I've reviewed them separately to make things easier :)
Honestly, I struggled through the first few chapters of this one. Lex and Trystan had more of an immature YA feel to them. Once they stopped squabbling like a teenagers things picked up and I was quickly turned into a happy camper. The mystery 'villain' was pretty predictable, but I didn't mind because the relationship between the H/H was satisfying enough to keep me happy through the somewhat played out plot.
Moon Kissed was spicy when Forever Werewolf was sweet. Hands down this was my favorite of the two stories. The romance started sooner, and in my opinion, was a lot hotter than Forever Werewolf. Severo's character comes across a bit stalker-ish at first, but in a good "I'm the alpha and you're MINE" kind of way. (Come on, what woman doesn't occasionally indulge in a Tarzan type fantasy once in a while?) The heroine, Bella, progresses fairly quickly from dislike to love regarding Severo, but with crazy vamps trying to kill her there's not a whole lot of time for the traditional courting process.
In all, this was a great read with a fantastic alpha hero, a believable heroine, and some pretty steamy love scenes.