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Monday, July 5, 2010

Moonlight Guardian by Jessica Coulter Smith

Moonlight Guardian by Jessica Coulter Smith
Publisher: Wild Horse Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full (173 pages)
Heat: Sensual
Rating: 4.5 Books
Reviewed by Begonia

Ashton Grove Werewolves, Book 3

Michael Andrews is the last of his brothers to find his mate. He's played it tough, trying to convince his family that a mate is the last thing he wants, that he enjoys having a different woman every week. But when Michael does find his mate, he manages to screw up one time after another, driving her away.

Chloe is strong, independent, and very pregnant! Believing that Michael is far from father material, she hasn't told him about the baby. But now, penniless and homeless, she has no choice.

When Michael treats Chloe horribly, she finds friendship and what she believes is love in the arms of another werewolf. But in the end, she has to figure out exactly who it is that would be best for her and her baby. Which one makes her life complete - Michael or Ramsey?

Ever been down on your luck? I mean really down? Lose your job, have your car repossessed, come home to find your possessions setting on the curb, and only have a few dollars to your name? What would you do? Are you strong enough to do whatever needs done?

In Moonlight Guardian you meet Chloe who finds herself in the position I just mentioned. However, she has one more problem -- she is pregnant. With little or no options she decides to find Michael, the father of her baby.

Most people find life hard enough with just the average problems, you know: paying your bills, taking care of your family, going to work every day, that kind of thing. But what if things got worse -- how would they deal with it? That is the approach author Jessica Coulter Smith took when she wrote book three in her Austin Grove Werewolves series: Moonlight Guardian. She started this book out strong and finished it strong. She made sure that Chloe was strong enough to get the help she needed but also feminine enough to accept that help when it was offered. She let Michael be the typical hard-to-understand, hard to get along with male that he is, but manly enough to admit when he was wrong and willing to change his ways when he realized it or, should I say, when it was pointed out to him.

Moonlight Guardian is always on the move. The author keeps you going so one minute you are laughing or crying and the next you might be angry enough at someone so that you wish you were there to give them a punch in the jaw. The story is fast paced enough to keep your interest but slow enough that you don’t get lost with some of the twists in the story.

Jessica Coulter Smith has a style of writing that will grab you from the beginning and hold you until you reach the end of the book. I also like the fact that even though I hadn’t read the first two books I could and did enjoy this book without feeling lost. It doesn’t mean that I don’t want to read the first two books -- because I do! -- it just means I didn’t have to in order to enjoy this one.

If you have some free time and want a book that will snag you and not let you go, pick up Jessica Coulter Smith’s book Moonlight Guardian and see how Chloe and Michael deal with the problems that are thrown at them. I guarantee you won’t want to put it down until you have finished it. However, if you don’t have but a few minutes than be careful about starting it because it will be all you think about until you are able to pick it up and start reading again.