Edge of Moonlight
Author: Stephanie Julian
Release Date: May, 2010
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Lucani Lovers Series Book 3
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Erotica
I received a copy of this book from the PUBLISHER for the purposes of an honest review.
From the author’s website:
Etruscan wolf shifter Kaine Giliati has longed for John Simmons since he willingly agreed to wipe all memory of her from his mind. The pain in her heart is only magnified by terror—the ability to call her wolf appears to have deserted her, as well.
For months after he and his sister escaped a crazed kidnapper, John has been dreaming about a beautiful woman he’s never met but who seems so familiar. A woman he’s shocked to find in a dark bar one night. A woman who agrees to come back to his apartment for raw, passionate sex.
One erotic, stolen night reopens old wounds, uncovers buried memories and sets Kaine and John on a path filled with danger, magic and potential heartbreak.
What B is talking about:
Kaine Gillati is supposed to be one of the strongest of her kind. She is “Sicari”—an elite assassin for the king of the Lucani himself. Now she’s faced with a new discovery about her family that could cost her the only home she’s ever known. John Simmons is determined to protect and shelter his sister and avenge her kidnapping. But when the woman of his dreams becomes real, he learns that nothing is as it seems, and the fight to hold on to her may be his toughest yet.
Edge of Moonlight is another enjoyable installment in the Lucani Lovers series. The stories continue to build on one another as the plot becomes more engaging. Julian stays with what has worked in the other books in the series and uses the conflict, and eventual resolution, Kaine and John face as part of the larger story, while keeping the other characters she’s introduced relevant in the process.
Kaine and John have several very sexy encounters during the course of Edge of Moonlight. Rather than making their sexual discovery one of delicate appreciation turned to passion, or the acceptance of multiple partners, as in the first two novels in the series, these two practically collide with one another in near frenzies, both unable and unwilling to miss any opportunity they find to connect with one another. As soldiers in the midst of their own conflict, the approach works well.
Edge of Moonlight is yet another sound addition to the Lucani Lovers series. Julian sticks to a familiar path in this novel, so there were no surprises, but I think Kaine and John work well as a pair. I was sorry to see Kaine lose so much of her inner fire during the earlier part of the story, but glad to see the spark and steel make a return towards the end. As a continuation of a series I’m becoming attached to, Edge of Moonlight did not disappoint, and I maintain my opinion that the cumulative nature of Julian’s novels is one of their greatest strengths.
Liked it a lot – recommend (B+)