Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Genre: Alternative Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Moonlight can show a great deal more than sun…
For years, Rhys has lived alone on his isolated patch of land, far from his brothers and sisters, shunning all human company. For years, it has been enough for him to hunt alone, without a pack or mate, and for years he had been sure that it would always be that way.
But certainties can play tricks on a certain mind. One night, Rhys finds a young man, James, huddled in a ruined hut on his land. And when--against his better judgment--he agrees to offer James shelter in his own house, everything begins to change. Haunted by a past he can't escape, Rhys finds himself far too tempted by the presence of young human flesh. James becomes far too curious about his mysterious host. And one fateful night could seal the future for both of them, the moonlight revealing too much to be denied.
I had high hopes for “In the Pale Moonlight,” like I have for most werewolf stories. While the book is well written and presents the reader with a curious new world, I found the short novella too dark for my taste. The characters, Rhys and James, were well constructed, but did not get me emotionally involved in the story.
Overall, while Ms. Moraine is a good writer, “In the Pale Moonlight” was just not for me.
2 ½ Tea Cups!