The Moonshadow's Daughter by Kaylie Newell
Series: Wolfe Creek #3
Published by Entangled Publishing on October 26th 2015
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Some secrets can kill. Others bite...
To the citizens of Wolfe Creek, Aimee Styles is dead. What they don’t know is she’s alive...and a werewolf. After she was bitten two years ago, Aimee isolated herself away from the town, determined to keep them safe. But all it takes is an icy winter evening—and an incredibly virulent flu—to interrupt her self-imposed exile.
Nothing prepared doctor and single dad Jake Blackstock for the sight of Wolfe Creek's missing girl, or her delicate beauty. He's instantly and fiercely attracted to her, despite her secrets and the shadows in her near-black eyes. Jake's falling hard. He knows nothing about Aimee...or what she really is.
But something else lurks in Wolfe Creek's shadows. Something malevolent. Something that won't hesitate to rip apart their life and new love…
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
You know those times when you’re starting to wake up but you’re still dreaming and then it’s like you can remember some parts of the dream but they don’t feel completely connected to each other? Well, that’s how I felt while reading this book.
I understand this one is in the middle of a series, but I usually get the flow of the overall story as much as the specific plot for the current book, no such luck here. It was like nothing truly connected with the rest and then even those separate story lines were never fully fledged.
Aimee was bitten by accident by a werewolf and thus became one. Fearing the reaction from the people she loves, she has been living in the mountains pretending to be dead to the world until she gets the flu… I never knew werewolves could get sick like that… but I digress. She gets so sick that she goes to one of the other were in town and he, in turn, calls the town doctor.
Jake is immediately taken by the beauty of his patient and soon convinces her to spend the winter living in his garage apartment. Jake is a widower with a precious 4-year-old boy. In the meantime, she and the other 3 weres of the region feel a bad presence in the forest, and some weird stuff is going on. (See, doesn’t that feel kind of disconnected? That’s me through the story).
While I liked the storyline in a general sense I felt no subject was touched in depth, and to me all the parallel plots never seemed to really intertwine, giving it a disconnected kind of sensation. But what really killed it for me was that when the shit hits the fan, she needs to get her neck saved by the H. This was not a story where that should’ve happened, or at least not in the way it did.
All I can really say is that The Moonshadow’s Daughter didn’t really work for me.
Sparkles’ Rating: 2.5 Stars
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