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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Were the Moon Don’t Shine: Southern Werewolf Chronicles Book 2 by J. Morgan

Were the Moon Don’t Shine by J. Morgan
Publisher: Desert Breeze Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (157 Pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Foxglove

Madison Lee thought her life had become the fairy tale dream she'd always imagined it would be, when the werewolf of her dreams had shown up and popped the question. All it had taken was a group of monster hunters trying to kill her to convince him to bend a knee. Now, thanks to Nicholi's sister, Jessica, she's found out he's been kidnapped and it's up to her to find him. She refuses to be left at the altar! With her brother Jonas and Jessica tagging along, Maddy uncovers a plot to not only ruin her perfect wedding, but to kill not only Nicholi but her too! Even though she doesn't know which makes her madder, she knows one thing. Come hell or high water, she's finding her future husband and teaching these lowlifes that you don't mess with a Deb's man. Ever!!

Madison “Maddie” Lee, Southern debutante, headstrong female and newly turned werewolf, has met the man…er wolf of her dreams and is planning her perfect wedding.

Nicholi had to leave for a Convex in Europe, but Maddie doesn’t think much about how long he's been away until his sister attacks her, wanting to know what Maddie has done with her brother. Once Jess tells Maddie that Nicholi is missing, Maddie is determined to find her missing sweetie: after all, she can’t have this wedding without him.

Maddie and Jess get along like matches and gasoline, but they forge an alliance to find Nicholi. With the help of Jason, the King of the North American werewolves and Maddie’s half brother, they’ll have to lean to work as a team.

When the political undercurrents of werewolf society become involved, Maddie must learn about her heritage in order to figure out who wants Nicholi dead. Can Maddie and Jess find Nicholi without killing each other? And just what is going on between Jason and Jess?

Were the Moon Don’t Shine is J. Morgan’s second book in his Southern Werewolf Chronicles and it's a fun filled, action packed romp. The world building is marvelous. Likewise,the characters are sarcastic, witty and a delight to meet. As with all of Mr. Morgan’s books, there are lots of pop culture references scattered throughout the book from Star Wars to Murder She Wrote. The humor is firmly tongue-in-cheek and the romance is sweetly sensual. I really enjoyed seeing the crossover of characters from Mr. Morgan’s vampire series.

Maddie is still the same sarcastic and self-centered Southern Deb, headstrong and determined to get her way. But once she decides to save her sweetie, nobody better get in her way. I love Maddie, and her self-indulgent diatribes. She is smart, independent and totally clueless when it comes to werewolf politics, despite her half-brother's status.

This is a fast paced and hilarious romp with Maddie and company running all over trying to make things right, save Nicholi, and find the perfect wedding dress. There are a couple of big surprises here, and one involves the culprit behind it all. I love the interaction between Maddie and her future sister-in-law, the totally off the wall humor and the exciting race to stop the bad guys and save the day for all concerned. Do we ever learn what’s going on with Jason and Jess? Not here, but I hope to see much more of them in future books. This is a wonderful book for those who like sweet and silly romance with a bit of the paranormal to it.

Were the Moon Don’t Shine reads fine as a stand-alone but If you want to see how it all began, I recommend that you read book one, Were Love Blooms first.