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Book Review of Over the Moon: Moon Dance / Between the Mountain and the Moon / Driftwood / Mona Lisa Three

Over the Moon: Moon Dance / Between the Mountain and the Moon / Driftwood / Mona Lisa Three
LaurieS avatar reviewed on + 504 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 22

The first story by Angela Knight starts off when a female werewolf in heat runs away from an arranged marriage to a brutish alpha wolf and lands pretty much on top of a police officer who just happens to be a werewolf himself. She needs a baby in order to maintain her independence from the alpha wolf but the reasons are so convoluted that I'm not going to attempt to explain. I can see where this is going and really who couldn't? But it's holding my attention and there's a lot to be said for that.

The second story by Virginia Kantra seems to be a sequel to a story in an anthology released quite a few years ago. It's about a young lady who decides to go on an extended hike in the wilderness and ends up stumbling across the sidhe. I felt lost throughout most of it. The basis of the story relies on the previous story which I had not read and all the references to the previous tale frustrated and confused me instead of clearing things up. The atmosphere of the story is very well done but in the end I still felt confused and the love story didn't make all that much sense. This one needed to be longer, if you ask me.

The pace picks up with MaryJanice Davidson's tale "Driftwood", an unlikely love story between a beta werewolf and a bossy female vampire who wants nothing to do with him. The two hook-up when he finds her stuck in a hole on the beach and attempts a rescue. The results are silly, sarcastic and a lot of fun.

The final story by new author known only as "Sunny" is giving me the same issues as the Kantra story. I feel like I've been thrown into a sequel of a book I haven't read. Why is it so damn hard to write a stand alone story anymore? Anyway, it's about some sort of alien/paranormal/fatally attractive Queen and her two male lovers who are little more than Jean-Claude/Richard clones right down to their descriptions. It's almost as if the author took Laurell K. Hamilton's characters and wrote them a little fanfic piece in which they're a happy three-some. Despite all of that, I did enjoy the story. The characters were decently drawn and I'll probably look for more from this author.

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