Sunday, September 25, 2011

Review: Moonlight Temptation by Stephanie Julian

Moonlight Temptation by Stephanie Julian

Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Heat Rating: 3




Evie Simmons has major issues. She’s got magical powers she can’t control, she’s living in a house that isn’t hers, and her best friend is a seventeen-year-old werewolf. It’d be hilarious if it weren’t just so damn depressing. Add in the sexy shifter she can’t keep out of her mind and his hot-as-hell friend and it’s a recipe for disaster.

Dr. Dane Dimitriou knows Evie has had a hard time adjusting to her new life as part of the Etruscan magical community—almost as difficult as his denial of his feelings for her have been. And he’s got the perfect cure—his best friend, Ryan Maguire. Easygoing Ryan is the complete opposite of stick-up-his-ass Dane. He can act as a buffer. Dane can get close, but not too close. Yeah, good luck with that.

Together, these sexy men may be just what the doctor ordered for Evie. And the doctor himself may discover the cure for what ails him has been right in front of him all along.

Dodie's Review

This book gets the nicest complaint and biggest complements I know. My only complaint is that the book was too short. I really wanted to stay and eavesdrop on Ryan, Dane, and Evie longer. I'm not complaining that the story was underdeveloped. To the contrary, I thought it was great. Stephanie Julian provides just enough glimpses into the characters' pasts that you understand this is part of a series of books, but without revealing too much or too little. I loved the tension between Dane and Evie at the beginning of the book, and the fact that they had known each other for a while. The three of them were so lost without each other, and their different personalities help hone the rough edges and blend the three of them into one happy romantic group.

The biggest compliment? I finished the book and immediately purchased the first one in the series so that I could see where it all began. If you aren't lucky enough to have read the first three books in the series, I would go get them too. I've finished the first one and I liked it just as much as this one.

5 Tea Cups!

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