Pocket Books / November 29, 2011 / ISBN 978-1-4391-9950-3
Transferring to the New Orleans Police Department, Detective Silas MacCreedy has a hidden agenda: to secure his clan’s place once again in the Shifter hierarchy.What he didn’t count on was stumbling upon a sexy assassin who could shred his best intentions and lead him into a dangerous dance that threatens to engage his heart.
Monica Fraser knows just how to make a man beg—for his life. But she has no clue how to fight her attraction to the fiercely intense detective who seems determined to get in her way, both professionally and intimately.
When emotional attachments to the past and an unexpected glimpse of a different future have her questioning her deadly purpose, Nica must discover the truth about her secret abilities in order to free herself from the forces that control her. But that freedom comes with a price—trusting those she’s been ordered to eliminate.
I don't usually start a series towards the middle, especially when it's a book for review, but as much as I wanted to I just couldn't fit the others into my reading queue right now. I actually have the others in my TBR, that I purchased for myself some time ago, so this is a series that I wanted to check out and I am glad that I did. It only took a few chapters to get the gist of what I needed to know about past characters and storyline, although at times I did feel like I was missing out on something. It's not a bad thing, more like I just wanted to know the full history of Max and Charlotte, the protagonists from previous books. So, I've moved the others more towards the top of my reading schedule and hopefully I can get to the soon because I liked the vibe in Hunter of Shadows.
So onto my review...
MacCreedy and Nica are a complicated couple in a complicated mess. Nica is an assassin that is controlled by a mysterious man with a hidden agenda. MacCreedy is a cop with the NOPD and a man that carries a lot of baggage from his past. They both have trust issues and watching them fall in love was quite entertaining. You never knew if Nica was going to go off the deep end and kill, nor could you figure out how MacCreedy might handle it if she did. One area that they never struggled with was in the bedroom *fanning self and smiling*. These two were scorching hot and practically singed the pages!
I thought the mob action in the book was well done and call me bloodthirsty, but I liked the action/fight scenes. In one scene from the very beginning of the book Nica snaps this dudes neck and I could hear the vicious crack of bone breaking, like in a movie scene. The writing is excellent and shows how talented the author is at creating her not-so-nice world. The scenes are intense with nothing feeling fake or generic. You should definitely check out the Moonlight series, very gritty and very cool.
Other books in the Moonlight series:
Masked by Moonlight
Chased by Moonlight
Captured by Moonlight
Bound by Moonlight
Hunter of Shadows (available November 29, 2011)
Seeker of Shadows (coming June 2012)
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*This book was sent for review by the publisher.
*Reviewed by Anna Dougherty