Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Review of Moon Kissed by Michele Hauf

Five Fangs for Moon Kissed by Michele Hauf

Moon Kissed is the second book in the Wicked Games series, the first was The Highwayman which I loved.

Though I loved Moon Kissed even more, because it features hotter than hell, alpha male werewolf Severo which we were introduced to in The Highwayman, in this book he is much more rough around the edges than he appeared to be in The Highwayman.

The book opens with Belladonna running for her life away from a group of bloodthirsty vampires-and right into the arms of a dangerous werewolf...who keeps her safe until the vampires are gone.

But once the threat from the vampires is gone Bella's still in the arms of a "man" she knows is anything but safe yet he protects her even while being overtly sexual towards her.

Soon Bella learns there is more to life than the basic human existence she knew of-all kinds of creatures exist including vampires and werewolves. She finds out her best friend is dating a vampire and she suddenly has a werewolf shadow because sexy Severo just won't leave her alone. He's convinced the vampires are out to get Bella...and his suspicions are soon proven correct. But why? Why are they after her? Is it because her best friend Seth is dating a jealous vamp and "Elvira" wants to make sure she has no competition? Severo isn't sure but he knows he has to keep Bella safe...she's the mate he's been waiting for- for so very long.

Michele Hauf has written and extremely interesting and sexy tale about opposites attracting. Showing that it does happen and can work although it may not be easy.

**Possible Spoiler Alert Ahead**

Two things about his book were left kinda up in the air- one the whole situation with Seth was left rather unresolved for me, there wasn't enough emotion in the situation. I would have liked to see at least a little more considering the circumstances and the length of their friendship.

The other thing was how did "Elvira" know to go after Bella in the first place. Things are revealed about Elvira's reasons for going after Bella and she sends those vamps after Bella before Bella and Severo ever meet. Either this was a slip up or somehow Elvira could see into the future...maybe with the help of a witch or wizard perhaps? I don't know.

** Spoilers Done**

Other than those two minor issues (that really didn't damage the flow or the story, just made me stop and wonder a bit) the book was fabulous. I'll be dreaming about rough around the edges werewolves for a few nights.

It amazes me how some men could never in a million years get away with such overtly sexual advances on a woman...and others can- and not only can they get away with it they are welcome. Severo is the type of guy you want to come on strong. He'll bring out your cave woman craving and your animal instincts, that's for sure.

Now I have to go download After the Kiss, a Nocturne Bite ebook featuring Severo and Bella after this book ends. And I can't wait for Her Vampire Husband originally scheduled to be out this month now it won't be available until March or April 2010.


Kris said...

I'm getting ready to start this one this evening! I can't wait! Michele is awesome :)

Sophia (FV) said...

I loved Moon Kissed!! Sev is one of my favorite werewolves. After The Kiss Is awesome as well. Can you tell I'm a Michele Hauf fan? :)