Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Heat Rating: 3
Newly engaged, Brie Ferguson and Jonah McCarthy submerge themselves in primal temptations, but the constant reminder of Sebastian McCarthy's absence is enough to ruin even the best orgasm.
Distracted by the mating heat, Brie feels a deep longing to be with both her mates, especially her Alpha. Discovering that Sebastian's been infected with the same debilitating virus that turned Mason Levi, a convicted murder and werepanther, into an ultimate killing machine is enough to bring her to her knees.
Brie is tormented with the knowledge that the man she loves could destroy her, but the mating heat is all consuming and leaves her with little choice. Instincts drive her to once again feel the sexual heat and connection she shares with Sebastian and Jonah.
But once she learns that Sebastian holds the answers to her past, can the truth be the missing link into freeing her soul and igniting a passion so tempting Sebastian and Jonah can't resist?
What should have been new engagement bliss, is anything but, for Brie and her mates Sebastian and Jonah. With Sebastian now on the hunt for Brie's mutant stalker and the answers to her mysterious past, Brie suffers through the pleasurable business that is the mating heat alone with Jonah. If not for his constant 'distractions' to the loneliness that plagues her by Sebastian’s absence, Brie wouldn't have survived. Jonah feels blessed to have the one-on-one opportunity to show Brie his true feelings for her. It may never happen again and he takes full advantage of every moment, but he also knows that Brie won't ever feel complete happiness until Sebastian is back with them. It is only when Sebastian returns can their life truly begin. However, the return of Brie's beloved Alpha is not a happy one. Sebastian is different and their reunion is fraught with more questions than answers. Sebastian’s behavior changes aggressively with each passing moment and his desire for Brie turns dangerous leaving Jonah to entrap his brother in order to protect Brie at all costs. Sebastian holds the answers to many questions including what happened to him and the key to stopping it, but things have gone too far and the only things on his mind now are murder, mayhem, and his mate. Brie must learn to trust instinct over self-preservation and that of both her mates wishes in order to save them all.
Emotions run high and are all over the place in this second installment to the Moonlight Shifters series. Finally there is some light shed on what exactly Brie is and what she was always meant to do, but first she must get through a bucket load of insecurities. She consistently doubts her mates intentions where she is concerned and an old flame of Jonah's returns, which leaves her wondering if she is enough for both of them. To top it off her powers are continually increasing and without thought of how to control them. After a while I found Brie to be a bit annoying and lacking that independent attorney attitude she had in the first book. However, there were plenty of intriguing secondary characters introduced that seem to be more alpha in attitude than even our main characters. Looking forward to getting to know them more as the series continues.
I should mention there is a scene of dubious consent, but it's short lived and quickly forgotten as the story moves quickly between scenes of intense sex and shocking revelations. The ending is a happy one, but incomplete as the overall arc of the storyline continues to develop. The next story is definitely a must-read since the enemy is still on the loose and a wedding still needs to be planned. For any reader looking for an erotic shifter series, this one deserves to be read.
3 ½ Tea Cups!