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Call of the Highland Moon

Hello, and welcome back! I'm still reading like a fiend this month, which means I have several books sitting at the ready, waiting to be shared with all of you. And so I can make room on my desk for all the summer books that are rolling in, too.

this time out, I have a debut from Kendra Leigh Castle, Call of the Highland Moon (Sourcebooks). Gideon MacInnes isn't thrilled with the idea of taking over his Scottish werewolf clan as Alpha, so he takes a trip to wrap his head around his new responsibilities. There, he has a run-in with some rogues who mean him serious harm just as he's about to head home to take on his new role, and he winds up, wounded, on the doorstep of Carly Silver's romance bookstore in upstate New York. A sucker for animals, she takes him home and tends to his wounds, then is shocked in the morning when she wakes up to a man in her bed instead of a big dog. He wakes up to find he's met his mate. Now, he's got to convince her they're meant to be while he fights off his would-be killers and tries to keep her safe at the same time. Good thing they get snowed in to give him more time to talk her around to his point of view. Or not. This one didn't really grab me from the beginning, so I found myself paging ahead later on in the story, which is never a good thing for me. This one read very similarly to another werewolf I just read in the last couple weeks that I also didn't love, unfortunately. Gideon is an okay hero, but reading about how all the women suddenly lust after him didn't really grab me. Some of you who're into all things paranormal romance may want to check this one out anyway, because you'll likely enjoy it more than I did. Perhaps if I read it another time I'll enjoy it more. This one has earned only two of Cupid's five arrows.

Until next time, happy reading!

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