If you read my blog regularly you may remember I did a review not to long ago on the latest installment in Nancy Gideon's Moonlight series. Since I love to do things backwards I read book 6 first (Seeker of Shadows) then I liked it so much I read book 5 (Hunter of Shadows). So since that book was great as well I decided to read the first four, in order this time.
I was honestly considered they wouldn't be as exciting, since I already know who gets together with who, but I shouldn't have worried. The first four books in the series were fantastic. Fast paced, heart pumping action with equally pulse lifting romance scenes. They were so well done that I was unable to put them down until I had made it through all four. I loved them so much I may even re read the last two to make sure I haven't missed anything.
The first four books focus on the ever evolving relationship between Max Savoie, lethal shape shifter and Charlotte Caissie, police detective. Max is the kind of character any romance reader can appreciate. Strong and deadly yet at the same time caring and extremely loyal. Starting out first as a mob enforcer and then making his way into an impressive business man, Max's character really grows and takes on depth as the series progresses.
Detective Caissie has just as many layers, strong, defiant and insecure. Damaged emotionally due to the same mob boss who has raised Max, she finds herself drawn to the dark and dangerous Max Savoie. At times having to put aside her ethics she becomes loyal to Max and all their relationship may give her.
Gideon has done a great job slowly adding to her shifters world. Each book adds a little to what the reader, and character, know about the shifters and the creatures that wish to control them. The information seeps through in a non overwhelming fashion giving the reader time to understand and digest each new fact.
Through the first four books we hunt killers with the detective and her unlikely boyfriend. The suspense and storyline will keep you at the edge of your seat. These are the kind of books that are hard to put down and then once your done you feel a little sad that its over.
My only one complaint is that Charlotte has so many knick names it can be overwhelming. Especially when you read the last book first! This is one series you should read in order. If you haven't tried this series yet go out and get it, you will not regret it!
The Moonlight Series
Masked by Moonlight
Chased by Moonlight
Captured by Moonlight
Bound by Moonlight
Hunter of Shadows
Seeker of Shadows
My rating: 5 of 5 stars