Monday, May 05, 2008

Review - CALL OF THE HIGHLAND MOON

CALL OF THE HIGHLAND MOON
by Kendra Leigh Castle
ISBN: 13 978-1-4022-1158-4
Sourcebooks
373 pages
$6.99

I had the opportunity to review Ms Castle's book, CALL OF THE HIGHLAND MOON. What a pleasure to read! Just about everyone loves a good shapeshifter (me included :D) and Gideon MacInnes is a wonderful, sexy werewolf shapeshifter. He doesn't want to be the alpha of his clan, not yet, so he takes a vacation and ends up in the U.S. But, on the eve of his return to Scotland, he's savagely attacked by other werewolves. Barely surviving, he manages to make his way, following a sweet alluring scent, to the rear door of Carly Silver's bookstore. Carly, with a tender heart for all things four-legged, takes the injured animal home intending to adopt him as her own. If he lives. She isn't prepared to wake up beside a devastatingly handsome, and entirely naked man, the next morning.

At this point, one thinks one is going to read the same old, same old shapeshifter romance where the hero knows he's met his one true mate and fights his attraction to a mate who really isn't suitable. But there are enough twists and turns and big bad villains to make this story a real nail biter at times. Gideon is a remarkable hero with just enough sweetness of personality to make him as adorable as he is sexy. Carly is just as distinct with an overall inner strength that combats the standard female gentility of most heroines. And the villain? I won't reveal his identity but suffice it to say he's fairly typically villain-crazy with delusions of grandeur but his strings are pulled by at least two other individuals, one who dies and one who lives and who will be, I suspect, a prominent figure in future books.

All in all, I highly recommend CALL OF THE HIGHLAND MOON. I'm sure you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

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3 comments:

Skylar Masey said...

Love the review Lynda!

Kendra Leigh Castle said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the book, Lynda. Thanks again for having me here!

Lynda K. Scott said...

Kendra, thanks for being with us!