Title: Changeling Moon
Author: Dani Harper
Series: Changeling, #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Brava (Imprint of Kensington)
Date Published: June 1st, 2011
Edition: Paperback (Signed by Author)
Source: ARC (Provided by Publicist)
He roams the moonlit wilderness, his every sense and instinct on high alert. Changeling wolf Connor Macleod and his Pack have never feared anything—until the night human Zoey Tyler barely escapes a rogue werewolf’s vicious attack.
As the full moon approaches, Zoey has no idea of the changes that are coming, and only Connor can show her what she is, and help her master the wildness inside. With her initiation into the Pack just days away and a terrifying predator on the loose, the tentative bonds of trust and tenderness are their only weapons against a force red in tooth, claw. . .and ultimate evil.
In this new world of werewolves known as Changelings, the Pack is a tight-knit and caring community. But when a rogue Changeling threatens the humans, animals, and the Pack as a whole in their little town, something has got to be done. If only the rogue Changeling wasn’t getting stronger by the minute.
I enjoyed reading this new addition to the Paranormal Romance world. I thought it had a good balance between new world building, character building, the overall story, and the romance between Connor and Zoey. The one thing I will say about the romance though is that it flowed really well and was pretty gradual in the beginning, but then the “l” word and “forever” started being thrown around a little too fast for me. I think it would have been nice to have a bit more steaminess, but at the same time a little bit more of a struggle in their relationship. It just seemed a little too easy for them at times.
However, I did like the characters in the book. I liked Zoey. I thought she had a really good balance of strong-willed and able to melt into her man’s arms going on. She annoyed me a bit when Connor first told her about him. But at the same time, if I was in her shoes in real life, I probably would have reacted the same way, so I can’t say too much about that. I also loved that the Pack leader was a female. You don’t often see that in werewolf stories. Sometimes they’ll be second in command, but not top dog (no pun intended). So I loved that.
I loved that Connor and his family originated from Scotland. I really like it when a werewolf story does that. Although, I thought it would have been better if Connor still had his Scottish accent. That would have made him all the more sexy!
Overall I thought this was a pretty solid first in a series book. I’m hoping that the next book will have a bit more conflict as far as the relationship goes just to make things a little more interesting. But I am looking forward to seeing the Macleod’s find love and to see this world develop and grow as the books continue.
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