"Shelby Flint's life pretty much includes her ranch, her best friend Jesse, her cows and their calves... so when a giant wolf spooks her cattle in the middle of the night she takes out her shotgun and let's the wolf have it. This of course brings in Cash Newcomb, the hunky 6'4 game warden, full of himself, flirty and one sexy arrogant smile that to Shelby's displeasure seems to make her legs buckle."
Pages: 189 pages
Publisher: Self Published on February 2012
Form: E-book (from tour for an honest review)
Genre: Paranormal Romance (sweet)
Series: Lupine Moon #2
Amazon: Buy / $4.59 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $2.99 (Nook)
Excerpt: Chapter 1 - 4
Shelby Flint's life pretty much includes her ranch, inherited from her grandfather who raised her ( a ranch, which is now tried to be taken away from her by her relatives ), her best friend Jesse ( a tiny bff firecracker, meddler and all-a-round great married girl ), her cows and their calves... so when a giant ( most likely a timber ) wolf spooks her cattle in the middle of the night she takes out her shotgun and let's the wolf have it.
This of course brings in Cash Newcomb ( the hunky 6'4 ) game warden who is full of himself, flirty and has one sexy arrogant smile that to Shelby's displeasure seems to make her legs buckle. Cash keeps popping up everywhere and at most inconvenient times, and one kiss leads to a whole world of trouble, but Cash's hot and cold routine drives a girl ( would even one with even less temper than her ) to grab her gun and make sure Cash knows not to play around her ranch anymore.
With her family lawsuit trying to make her dirt poor, dead man on her land, a stalker and Cash what more can she take, apparently wolves and another persistent Newcomb brother. Cowgirl are built tough, but this is just getting ridiculous...
This novel was a hoot, a sexy one too, you got one cowgirl with one bad temper, one sexy as hell game warden/werewolf ( oh come on that's not a spoiler, you'd be dumb not to know immediately ) and a myriad of things to throw the story forward. I loved it!
I have to get this out immediately because I think it matters. I expected sex, there wasn't any - now one might jump to the conclusion that that's a bad thing ( and trust me I've read romances where it is ) but Hunter Moon is not one of them. There is so much close-to or almost, and Cash is just boiling over with his only nearly controlled lust for Shelby, so the sexual tension is there, ten fold - I absolutely loved reading it!
Shelby's worse than bad temper and snarky comments are so entertaining to read! Cait Lavender writes funny well and without effort, but she also has a talent for the eerie and dark, and for the hot brooding sexual tension. Yum! I have trouble believing some publishing company hasn't snagged her up yet!
I loved the plot, so much going on there to keep the reader on their toes. I loved the characters, Shelby was superb, Cash was so so yummy ( did I say he was edible? Well if the shoe fits... ;) ), Jesse was funny even though slightly over the top, James was entertaining and I wanna know what's gonna happen with him and *** **** ( yeah, you just think on that ;) ). The cover needs a re-do, it just doesn't show how great the novel is on the inside ( if I could ban cartoon covers I would ). I loved the romance, even though it didn't really end up anywhere ( curses! ) but the journey was great... and they have to hook up in the next book!
Which brings me to the end of the book... how rude of a cliffhanger!!! ( see the three exclamation marks? I never ever do that ) I was clicking next next next on my Kindle and nothing happened, I looked at the percentage and saw 100% and I was like Noo-oo-o! Evil, very very evil of you Ms. Lavender ( pouts ) I should not reward such meanness with 5 stars, but I will. ;)
Wanna see what the characters look like ( hotness alert! ) check them out HERE!