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Friday, 7 October 2011

Review: MASKED BY MOONLIGHT

Masked By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon
Book 1 of the Moonlight series

About Masked By Moonlight:

IN THIS STUNNING FIRST BOOK FROM NANCY GIDEON’S SIZZLING NEW SERIES, A TENACIOUS COP AND HER SHAPE-SHIFTING ENEMY SACRIFICE EVERYTHING FOR FORBIDDEN DESIRE.

ALL SHE WANTS IS REVENGE.

New Orleans homicide detective Charlotte Caissie is dedicated to bringing down the crime boss responsible for her father’s murder. Using Jimmy Legere’s mysterious and irresistible right-hand man is a dangerous gamble, and not only due to his reputation as more monster than man. Because her feelings for Max Savoie are . . . complicated.

THEN HE RISKS HIS LIFE TO SAVE HERS.

Rescued from the swamps as a child, Max exists silently in Legere’s shadow, heeding only his voice—until Charlotte Caissie awakens his emotions and tests his loyalties. Stepping outside his cautious rules threatens more than just his heart. He could expose his darkest secret.

NOW THEY’RE BOTH IN OVER THEIR HEADS.

Testing boundaries they weren’t meant to cross means facing the truth about who and what they are—and what they need from each other. If Max is the murderer she seeks, Charlotte could be his next victim. She can’t afford to trust any man. Good thing Max isn’t one.
Source: Info in the About Masked By Moonlight was taken from GoodReads at http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6979554-masked-by-moonlight on 01/10/2011.

My Thoughts:
I was actually dreading reading this book... because I said "yes" before reading the synopsis. Then when I did read the synopsis, my first thought was, "Another run-of-the-mill werewolf..." But, I was pleasantly surprised! The story telling quality is so good that it made the reading pace go fast despite my apprehension going into this book. Now I just want to read Book 2 straight away! (Which of course I am reading right now.) You have to give the author a lot of kudos for making me like the book quickly despite my apprehension at the start. However the story felt like it's lacking a more substantial structure. It read like a first chapter of a bigger book... which I suppose it is...

I have a question though for those discriminating readers out there who might have read this book... what does the title got to do with the story? Can somebody explain that to me because for the life of me I cannot see any real connection here... as Max explained to Cee Cee, his shapeshifting is not determined by the moon at all...

Overall this was an enjoyable read for me. Maybe because of the very good story telling quality, I say this is a very good start to a promising series!

Empirical Evaluation:
Story telling quality = 5
Character development = 4.5
Story itself = 4
Ending = 3
World building = 4
Cover art = 4.5
Pace = 4.5

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 cherries


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Thank you to the wonderful people at Simon & Schuster for the review copy of Masked By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon received.

2 comments:

Blodeuedd said...

That guy is totally trying to win a staring contes ;)

Cherry said...

Blodeuedd - he, he, he... you nailed his look Blodeuedd! :)

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