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Book Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

*** Review contains some Firelight spoilers***

In Moonglow (Darkest London #2), by Kristen Callihan, Daisy, Miranda’s sister, is through with mourning.  Her horrible, stifling husband is dead and she intends to get back to enjoying her life.  That proves not to be as easy as she hopes.  A gruesome murder throws her into the path of none other than Ian Ranulf, the very man that tried to tear her sister Miranda’s marriage apart. While Ian is handsome, he is also angry and unpredictable, appointing himself Daisy’s protector while the murderer is on the prowl.  Not to bound again, Daisy follows him through his investigations.  Soon she is plunged into a supernatural world, that despite knowledge of her sister’s talents, she remained ignorant of.  Now she is neck deep in the paranormal and maybe, just maybe it’s right where she has always belonged.  She and Ian are even drawn together by mutual intelligence and desire.  Will they find the killer in time?  Will their passion save them for prove to be the death of them and everything they hold dear?

I really enjoyed reading Moonglow.  I read Firelight first and was happy to be re-immersed in a Victorian England, that is a little paranormal, a little steam punk, and very hot.  Callihan continues to craft her world subtly, letting you in on the difference between the London of history and this place, on a need to know basis.  She sweeps you along in the story, with explainers as you go, that feel like a natural part of the action and not a lesson in background knowledge.  I find that I’m never certain what paranormal thing she will get into next and that is fine by me.  The romance aspect of the story is gratefully, what you expect from your romance novels with a little touch of daring.  Obvious the characters dally about a bit before the big show, but the sexual tension is well worth the pay off.  Just as with Firelight, I cannot wait to see what happened after the events of Moonglow.

  • ARC received from: NetGalley
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Date of Publication: July 31, 2012