When I saw that Ms. Harrison was doing a spinoff of the Elder Races series my curiosity was peaked and though I’ve had my ups and downs with the books in the series, I’ve enjoyed them all. So I couldn’t help but jump at the chance to check out Moonshadow and I was not disappointed! It was sexy, funny and sweet with a good dose of action and a bit of mystery/suspense add to round it out and make it an enjoyable read.
I loved Nik and Sophie, even when they were bickering, I loved them! Nik has been fighting to get back to the Dark Fae court for decades and has, over time, become hard and cynical, he keeps trying for those who fought with him. Nikolas is the total large and in charge alpha male who expects his word to be law. In some cases this expectation is legitimate, in others not so much. And though his heart and soul have been battered and bruised he still holds on to hope. When he isn’t in ‘Asshole’ mode, he’s sweet, considerate and sexy as hell.
Sophie is working at finding her feet after what should have should have been an easy job goes horribly wrong. Not only is she still recovering physically, but emotionally and mentally. As she works to come to terms with the fallout and decide what to do next, she stumbles upon a few opportunities that change her life forever. I loved Sophie. Strong, determined, impulsive, but with a generous and compassionate heart. She speaks her mind when it matters and has a backbone of steel.
I loved the dance that went on between Nikolas and Sophie. With two such strong personalities there was no way they wouldn’t get under each other’s skins and have a few *smirk* battles in order to make their points. And while I’m not typically a fan of couples who bicker a lot, I found Nik’s and Sophie’s battles funny and amusing because they weren’t trying to piss the other off, they were just being themselves and they actually were explaining their POV’s in a coherent manner. And they ended up learning quite a bit about each other through these battles of will. And when they weren’t bickering they were just as fun to be around and I loved how they respected what the other brought to the table. The chemistry between them was hot and I liked how their journey played out.
It took me a few chapters to get fully invested in Moonshadow, but when it hit I couldn’t put it down and wanted to know how everything would play out and I really liked the twists and turns in the storyline and was surprised by a few of those twists. I loved the supporting cast of characters, Robin and Gawain being my fav’s, but I’m definitely wanting to know more about Morgan and Rowan. So bring on the next book!
~ Copy received from the publisher via NetGalley & reviewed voluntarily ~
Her past is a blank, her future uncertain….
Recovering from a shooting, LAPD witch consultant Sophie Ross leaves her job and travels to the U.K. to search for answers about her childhood. When she encounters a Daoine Sidhe knight of the Dark Court, she becomes entangled in an ancient hatred between two arcane forces.
He has given his body and soul to fight for his people….
Barred from his homeland along with his surviving brother knights, Nikolas Sevigny is embroiled in a conflict that threatens everything he holds dear. Only by uniting his people’s resources can they hope to prevail against Isabeau, the deadly Queen of the Light Court. He will do anything and use anyone to return home to Lyonesse.
When Nikolas encounters Sophie, he sees a tool to be used. The insouciant witch might be the key to unlocking every passageway that has been barred to the knights of the Dark Court, even as a fascination for her takes root in what’s left of his soul.
Sophie has no intention of becoming anyone’s pawn, yet the fierce Nikolas is so compelling, she can’t deny the temptation that endangers her guarded heart.
As magic threatens Lyonesse, Queen Isabeau unleashes her merciless Hounds, and Nikolas and Sophie become embroiled in a race for survival. Meanwhile, the passion that ignites between them burns too hot to be denied and quickly turns into obsession.
Thank goodness they both know better than to fall in love…
New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Thea Harrison resides in Colorado. She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen, and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter. She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child.
Thea writes in a variety of genres, including the award-winning paranormal Elder Races series and the Game of Shadows novels, and is currently at work on various new projects in sci-fi fantasy, paranormal and contemporary romance.
She adores animals and currently resides with two small dogs that have very large personalities.