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Review: Celtic Moon by Jan DeLima

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Celtic Moon
Author:
Jan DeLima
Reviewer:
Jen
Rating: A-

What I’m Talking About:

It’s been a long time since I’ve been so captivated with a paranormal romance. Starting with a bang, Celtic Moon offers readers a unique take on the werewolf mythology coupled with an engrossing storyline. Relying heavily on Celtic origins, the story integrates shifters, malevolent Guardians, and even gods. But now I’m getting ahead of myself…

Celtic Moon is simply a good story and wonderful romance. Having discovered the true nature of her lover and father of her unborn child, Sophie ran from Dylan and kept herself and their son hidden for 16 years. However, now that Joshua is showing signs that he inherited more than his father’s good looks and charming smile, Sophie realizes she must return to Dylan and his people for help. What she does not realize is that the real danger comes not from Dylan, but those who seek to destroy what he has made for himself.

The tale of reunited lovers who remained faithful to one another despite the odds they’d be together again was touching, steamy, and emotionally satisfying. I enjoyed seeing the changes in both characters, as they have matured and learned to be more accepting. Toss in the fierce love for their son, Sophie and Dylan have wonderful chemistry and their tale is exciting to read.

Ms. DeLima does an excellent job building her world without overwhelming the reader. The storytelling has just the right balance of fast-paced action and quieter, reflective moments. While the romance is probably my favorite part of the book, the story of the Guardians and Dylan’s attempts to keep his people safe is gripping and engrossing. I was immediately drawn in and excited to find out what will happen next.

Overall, Celtic Moon is a highly enjoyable and entertaining story. Ms. DeLima is weaves a wonderful tale and interesting world. The characters are interesting and the romance is sweet yet sexy. While the book is a complete story, it sets up conflict for future titles, and I for one am looking forward to reading it!

My Rating:  A- Enjoyed A Lot

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About the Book:

Like father, like son…

Sophie Thibodeau has been on the run from the father of her son for more than fifteen years. Now her son, Joshua, is changing, and her greatest fears are about to be realized. He’s going to end up being just like his father—a man who can change into a wolf.

Dylan Black has been hunting for Sophie since the night she ran from him—an obsession he cannot afford in the midst of an impending war. Dylan controls Rhuddin Village, an isolated town in Maine where he lives with an ancient Celtic tribe. One of the few of his clan who can still shift into a wolf, he must protect his people from the Guardians, vicious warriors who seek to destroy them.

When Sophie and Dylan come together for the sake of their son, their reunion reignites the fierce passion they once shared. For the first time in years, Dylan’s lost family is within his grasp. But will he lose them all over again? Are Joshua and Sophie strong enough to fight alongside Dylan in battle? Nothing less than the fate of his tribe depends on it…

Release Date: September 24, 2013
Publisher:
ACE
Series:
Celtic Wolves #1
ISBN: #978-0425266205
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
Format(s):
paperback (304 pages), e-book
Book Source: I won this book from the author at Coastal Magic Con

Purchase Info:
Celtic Moon (Celtic Wolves #1)

  • Oh this one is so going to have to come home with me. Para used to be my staple but I don’t read much of it (outside of a few favorites) these days. This one sounds fantastic though. I love the second chance romances 😀 Thanks for the intro!

    • That’s how I felt when I met Jan at Coastal Magic. Listening to her talk about her books, I got excited. Reading it was a blast and I hope you enjoy it as well.

  • Carole

    This sounds really good.

    • It is, Carole. I highly recommend, even if you think you’re “done” with werewolves. It’s original and entertaining.

  • Jennifer @ The Book Nympho

    I’ve been eyeing this book since I read Carmel’s (Rabid Reads) review on it. I’ll have to read it soon.

    • I am so glad I took time to fit it in between review titles. It was quick reading and so enjoyable!

  • Oh pnr, I do not have the best of luck with those of late

    • Same here, which is why this was such a delight.

  • Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh sounds perfect for me. I’m going to have to check this series out. Great characters and good worldbuilding. Yes, I’m totally there! 🙂

    • I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

  • Tina B

    Wonderful review, Jen! I am looking forward to reading this one. 🙂

    • Thanks. It was such a exciting read. I hope you enjoy.

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