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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Darkest London, Book Two
Kristen Callihan
Grand Central
ISBN: 978-1-455-50858-7
July 2012
Historical Romance
Victorian London

After a year of mourning for a nasty unspeakable husband, young widow Daisy Craigmore is ready for a sensual encounter, yet the interlude is interrupted  by a werewolf attack. Ian Ranulf, Marquis of Northup, is nearby when the attack occurs and he rushes to the scene. Ian is a Lycan, a being who has the ability to become a werewolf, but one who does not let his wolf  become dominant and uncontrollable such as a werewolf does. Lycans are hereditary and are not made as through a bite of another Lycan or werewolf.  Once a member, then the hereditary leader of the Clan Ranulf, Ian chose to walk away from that life and live as human despite his immortality. That Daisy was attacked by a werewolf is what Ian must investigate through Darkest London as well as hold off the strong attraction he feels for the very human and hence very mortal Daisy. Who is the werewolf that attacked Daisy and what is its connection to her? Will Ian and Daisy find a way to be together for all eternity?                  

MOONGLOW is the second entry in Kristen Callihan's wonderfully-realized Darkest London historical paranormal series, and it is a worthy successor to the first book in the series, FIRELIGHT.  MOONGLOW is sensual, compelling, and gorgeously written in Ms. Callihan's unique voice. Daisy and Ian are two, fully-developed characters, and well-matched for each other. It was great seeing old friends from FIRELIGHT and learning about the sisters' special gifts.The solution to Ian's and Daisy's  romantic conflict will tear at your heart yet the reader will agree that the solution is clever and inevitable and that there was no other solution for their happily-ever-after. This reviewer can not wait for the next installment in this thrilling series!

Reviewed by Debora Hosey
4 1/2

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