Twice as Nice: Paula’s Take on Moonglow by Kristin Callihan


Moonglow (Darkest London) by Kristen Callihan
Historical / Paranormal
2012-07-31 (Forever)

Rating: B
Heat: Hot

Heroine: Daisy Craigmore – Widow, Sensitive Sniffer
Hero: Ian Ranulf – Marquess, Werewolf
Setting: England



Daisy Craigmore is finally free of her terrible late husband. She wants nothing more than to enjoy her life and freedom. Now that she is able to join society again, she wants to have a little bit of fun. Unfortunately, her plans are ruined when she witnesses her friends being murdered by a crazed werewolf. Daisy is unharmed but finds herself needing to be protected by Ian, where they both find they are interested in one another.

I really like the characters Ian and Daisy. These are two strong but damaged characters. Ian is an enigmatic and Scottish (YUM! I love me a strong Scottish man with a sexy burr!) alpha male who has been running from his past for a long time. He is forced to face his fears and issues when his past comes back in full force. Daisy is head strong and a bold woman. Not your typical heroine in a historical (paranormal) romance. Her marriage almost broke her and knowing that her husband would not leave her anything when he died, she has become a self-made woman and supports herself. The relationship between Ian and Daisy took some time to grow. They have excellent chemistry and the flirtatious banter is deliciously sexy and funny. It’s beautiful to watch this relationship take root. These two people try their darndest not to fall in love but they both eventually fold and can no longer deny the intense feelings they have formed for one another.

"We are all imperfect creatures, love. I don’t want perfect. I just want you."


Perfect. I love Ian.

This is a very intriguing mystery. The plot is twisty and lots of different supernatural creatures are introduced. There are so many secrets revealed, so I don’t want to say too much for fear of spoiling the story. Let’s just put it this way, when you think you have it all figured out, the author will throw in another twist that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

I struggled with this book in the beginning. Moonglow felt like it was more paranormal mystery in the first 40% of the book and the rest paranormal romance. There were times when too much focus was taken off the couple and the mystery and info dumps overwhelmed the story. But once I sludged through the first half of the book, I found that I couldn’t put it down. It was definitely worth the wait to get to the more engrossing and fabulous part of the story.

Moonglow is an interesting, eclectic mix of supernatural, romance, adventure, and mystery all taken place in the late 1800’s – you couldn’t ask for a better mix! The ending is set up nicely for the next book in the series and I’m looking forward to reading it.


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