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Review - Wolf Moon by Lisa Kessler

Wolf Moon - Lisa Kessler

Just loved this book! I’ve been waiting to see what would happen to Luke and Lisa Kessler did not disappoint. Like the other books in the series there is a lot of heart, humor, and heat, but this one brings a darker, edgier tone as Luke must deal with an evil, twisted pack that holds his future in its hands.

Luke…*sigh*…all he wants is to find his mate. He’s seen what finding a mate can bring and he wants to find his own happy ever after. He’s also seen what not finding a mate can do to a wolf – not something he wants to even think about since it hits too close to home. Luke has been a great supporting character in the previous books in this series – always loyal, puts the pack first, and always there for everyone, especially his twin brother, so it was great to see him finally step out on his own and look for his own future and happiness. Of all the characters in the series I’ve always thought Luke was the most emotional one…and when he finds his mate that emotion ramps up to alpha conditions and he is one driven wolf – driven to protect and free his mate from Caldwell’s pack as well as doing whatever he can to protect his Reno Pack from the threat of Nero. Of course trying to balance out all that alpha and not putting himself and Raven in even more danger is not an easy task.

Raven could hold her own. Even though she’s had a tough life she is still an optimist at heart, and meeting Luke has given her that spark of hope she needs to believe that things might just work out. I love the way she’s always cracking little jokes, bringing a smile to Luke’s face even when they had to face some really awful things.

I just love this conversation between Luke and Adam, the alpha of the Reno pack. To me it reflects exactly what Lisa Kessler's wolves represent - heart, home, safety, and family - and how the mating bond makes that real.

     “Does she know she’s your mate? She believes it?”
     I frowned, surprised by the turn in the conversation. “Yeah. We both felt it when I touched her hand.”

     “Then she’ll protect you with her life.”

     I hadn’t given it that much though. “I guess so?”

     “I know you want to go in and save her, buy you need to keep in mind it goes both ways. Kilani took a bullet for Jason.”

     “I remember.”

     “So before you do something crazy, think about that. If you walk into danger, you won’t be walking alone."

     I groaned. “You’re saying if I put myself in a risky situation, I’m putting her in the sights, too.”

     “Sucks. But yes. She’s already a wolf. Everything you’re feeling about protecting her, she’s got the same urges toward keeping you safe.”
 
I love how the story arc is progressing and the tie in to Caldwell’s pack added a great dimension to this story and the series. Although we didn’t get to much time with the characters from the other books their presence was felt – especially in his phone conversations with his alpha, Adam, and also with his twin Logan.

Although this is part of a larger story arc of the Moon series, this can easily be read as a standalone without anything being missed in the story. Of course I would recommend you start at the beginning to meet the entire Reno pack and understand the larger story arc…but then again this is one of my favorite series! Definitely check this one out – for that matter, any Lisa Kessler book is worth a read!

I received an advance reader copy from the publisher via NetGalley which I voluntarily reviewed.