Promised at the Moon by Rebekah R. Ganiere
Shifter Rising Book 1
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (129 pages)
Heat level: Spicy
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Sorrel
If he can save her from her past, she could be his future.
Shifter Rising, Book 1
Natasha Moon is running for her life. Though she’s managed to evade a forced mating, she arrives at a California safe house with no idea if the parents who entrusted her to an enigmatic Alpha are alive or dead.
The lone wolf who gets her to safety draws her like a magnet. But to him, she seems to be just another shifter in need. Just another female he thinks he can boss around.
Liam Grey avoids attachments at all costs. With his own demons to fight, he sticks to relocating shifters in trouble, not playing social worker. But when beautiful, fragile Natasha shows up desperate for more than just a place to stay, his inner wolf howls for a chance to give—and be—everything she needs.
Liam has his hands full keeping Natasha safe from other shifters, and from his own desire. But when Natasha’s ex-boyfriend tracks her down, Liam will have to push beyond the brink to keep her for himself—or lose her for good.
She’s his to protect for now but this lone wolf may have found the one woman who makes him want the life he’s sworn to never embrace.
Promised at the Moon is a new adult romance and one thing that I first noticed was that the story and the characters came first and the erotic bits came later, meaning that the sex was secondary in this book rather than the focus. This was unique for me to find in the paranormal genre but in this book it worked well. Not saying that it’s bad reading erotic paranormal books, but every now and then I want to read a full on paranormal with romance but where the sex doesn’t overtake the book.
The romance was there from the beginning, their chemistry and passion was palpable from the moment Liam and Natasha met. Their attraction was instant. While Liam needs to protect Natasha, this was more than a job. I enjoyed the build up a relationship based not only on attraction but trust as well.
Both of the characters got to know each other and their past and present. It was refreshing in a short story.
The climax of the book was hot, sexy and action filled. The timing was perfect for them to give into their chemistry. I loved it.
This is the first book in the series and I have to believe that the second book will be just as amazing. Paranormal romance readers who’ve never experienced the new adult romance style of story telling should give this one a try.