Very good start to Children of the Moon series. Laughter, tears, romance and studly men in kilts. What's not to like.
I'm surprised how much I enjoyed this book. I've read her other stuff and some are really good while others are okay. I am just getting into historic romance and loved the paranormal elements.
I really liked Emily. I thought her doubts about herself and her worth would start to get on my nerves but it didn't. I fully sympathized with her feelings. She was so sassy plus I loved it when she got caught doing something naughty (like peeking at other naked men). Her curiousity made me laugh. Lachlan was great. Alpha male all the way. At first you weren't sure if he was going to be a good guy or bad which was nice. (I didn't read the backcover of the book so I didn't know who the stars were). There was some fun and sweet components to their relationship I appreciated.
The only thing I would change would be the mating rules. They were a bit confusing and hard to follow. I think that has to do with the writing more than the rules actually being confusing.
It wasn't a deep book by any means. You can guess who the bad guy was after a while but it was still a very good, easy read. The little bit of mystery thrown in always kept things interesting. The language took a little bit to get used to but if you are used to historical romance, I'm sure it would be no problems.
I'll definitely continue reading the series.
I really liked this book. If you like Julie Garwood's historicals (The Wedding, The Bride, The Secret) than you will probably like this book as it has similar undertones. I'm not saying it's as good as those books, mind you, but similar...and being that those are probably at the top of my favorites-of-all-time list, it was nice to read something similar. Now obviously, there is the whole werewolf dimension to these books, which I also liked (but I like paranormal romance a lot).
The only annoying thing about this book was the female lead. She got on my nerves sometimes, but not too badly or I wouldn't have given it 4 stars. If you are like me and you like historicals in the same vein as Garwood AND you like paranormal (I love Feehan and J.R. Ward) than you will probably like this book. The paranormal culture and characters are not NEARLY as developed in this book as they are in the Carpathian/Black Dagger Brotherhood books, but it was good enough for me to keep this book (and the rest of the series) on my keeper list.
Long story short: if you like historicals, books with a paranormal twist, and more alpha male leads, you will probably like this book. And as a bonus, I thought book 2 was even better.