Monday, April 28, 2014

Bound By Moonlight Book Review


They swore they’d be together forever. Detective Charlotte Caissie is suddenly sharing drawer space and making media news with her shape-shifter lover Max Savoie. Knowing the reformed mobster is determined to be accepted by her peers, how can she ask him to return to his criminal roots to help her solve a complex case?

But those they trust the most . . . Going undercover to find the vicious serial killer who kidnapped a colleague’s daughter, Cee Cee is caught between the partner whose integrity she relies on and her fiercely possessive lover. In calling on Max to use his preternatural talents to aide a hated enemy, she crosses a line that strains their relationship to its limits.

Will do anything to tear them apart. With his secret spreading beyond those he can trust, Max is forced to make dangerous alliances to protect his family and his clan. The only certainty he has is his love for his human mate, until the loyalties that define them threaten to divide them forever.

My Review:

Bound By Moonlight, book 4 of Nancy Gideon's By Moonlight series, delivers another intriguing, heart-stopping, action packed roller coaster ride.  Max Savoie & Charlotte Caissie survived their own version of hell several years ago.  They have battled their demons, their opponents and each other to finally publicly declare their love.  But it seems the battles have just started.  Will this couple ever be able to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of them sharing closet space on a permanent basis?  Does a dedicated Detective of the New Orleans Police Homicide Department and the Shifter King CEO of a mob empire stand a snowball's chance in hell of making it work as a mated couple?  If love was all that mattered, yes.  But is love ever enough?

Detective Charlotte Caissie - tough, sassy, dedicated, hell on heels...she is feeling the heat...torn between the shifter man she loves and her cop family and partner of several years, Alain Babineau.  Some of her fellow cops witnessed first hand the monster that Max is hiding inside when he risked his own life to save Alain's stepson, Oscar.  But are they thankful enough to keep his secret?  Max knows the cops are ready to betray him, but Cee Cee is putting it all on the line to convince them she betting too much?  Is she willing to risk Max's love?  His life?  Loyalties are challenged, Cee Cee must choose once and for all who to trust.  She loves Max but the demons in her closet are fighting to escape, and she knows she will need to conquer them before she and Max can move forward.

Shifter King Max Savoie - Dark, sleek, lethal, provoking...some say he's a monster in an Armani suit & red converse sneakers, controlling an empire built on ill gotten gains & a clan of beasts most people never see, even in nightmares.  And yet his heart & soul belong to a mortal who has the power to bring him to his knees.  Can Max prove himself worthy of Det. Charlotte Caissie's love & loyalty?  Can he protect her and others depending on him from the danger no one else sees coming?  Time is running out for Max - the walls are closing in, and the demons in his closet are rattling their chains, threatening to bust down the door.  He's walking a fine line between the law, a hidden clan of creatures who see him as their King & savior, the unknown danger from the North and doing what he must to protect those he loves.  He wants nothing more than to live happily ever after with Cee Cee but he'll have to walk through the swamps of hell once again to get there. 

Now Det. Charlotte is racing against time to save a young girl from being the latest victim of a killer who is stalking young strippers in New Orleans, kidnapping & brutally abusing & then killing them.  The abuse hits too close to home for Cee Cee, raising nightmares she prefers to keep hidden.  She must go undercover with her partner, Alain, to try to flush the killer out.  And as time runs out, she risks everything by asking Max to do the one thing that he might not be able to survive.  Has she ask too much?  Can their relationship survive it?

Bound By Moonlight is a beautiful, brilliant addition to the By Moonlight favorite thus far.  Nancy Gideon keeps the action fast, the angst devastating, the sex hot, the love to die for...A must read for lovers of Romance, Suspense, Paranormal and Fantasy.  Another book for my Favorites shelf!  Loved it!

Rating:  5 Gorgeous ♥♥♥♥♥'s...And that's the truth!

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"Chin up, sha.  Don't let them see what frauds we are.  The tough homicide cop and her mobster-beast boyfriend milling with the city's best.  Shall we?"

She hesitated, then said, "I love you, Max."

His breath hitched as if she'd shot a round into his chest.  Then his free hand slid over hers and pressed lightly.  "That sustains me too."
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Cee Cee felt a stir of air, and her head popped up from the papers strewn across her coffee table.  Max was standing on her balcony.

"Geez, I almost swallowed my tongue!"

"That would be a loss, considering what delightful things you can do with it."
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"I thought for a minute that you asked me to your office for The Talk."

"What talk?"

"About why dogs and cops shouldn't live together?"

His blow-your-hair-back laugh burst out before he could catch it, before he realized she was serious.  His other hand scooped under her chin, turning her face toward him.  His voice was exquisitely tender.  "Why would I want to do that, Charlotte?  What possible reason would I have?"

She regarded him somberly.  "A lot of them, both two- and four-legged."

A small, mystified smile.  "But you're the reason my heart beats."
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