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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Moonlight Ménage by Stephanie Julian

Moonlight Ménage by Stephanie Julian
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (162 pgs)
Other: Ménage, M/F/M, Voyeurism, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Honeysuckle

For eight years, Etruscan witch Tira Belludi has longed to give herself, body and soul, to the two shifter men who hold her heart. But visions of death and fears for her sanity have forced her to keep her distance.

Nic Rocca and Duke Ducati are brothers in every way but blood and partners who have each other’s backs. They share a home, a job and had planned to share their life with Tira between them…until the night she saw their future and built a fortress around her heart.

Danger and death stalk Nic and Duke. And Tira must make a choice—grab love while she has the chance, or watch Nic die from afar and lose Duke forever.

Intensity thy name is Moonlight Ménage!

Have you ever found yourself a part of a situation that seemed like there was no possible way to have a positive outcome only to realize later that a little communication would have went a long way?

That basically describes the relationship between Tira, Nic and Duke in Stephanie Julian’s second installment of the Lucani Lovers series. Since they can’t foresee an outcome that works for three the two that could/should be happy refuse to even try. Irritating, but real…or at least as real as you get with witches and wolves involved.

Books that require me to keep returning to the glossary for name/place/word definition typically lose my interest within a few chapters. I can’t say that for Moonlight Ménage. Ms. Julian has created a very compelling world in her Lucani Lovers series. There is so much more than just an erotic romance to her stories. There is nail biting suspense and tons of action as well.

Despite the fact that the story is set in a fictitious town that is inhabited by witches and wolf shifters, Tira’s character remains easy to relate to. She has real world problems such as a sick mother and intense self confidence issues. Nic and Duke are almost polar opposites in character but together they are everything Tira needs. As couples and as a threesome the sex is smokin’ hot!

I held my breath through much of the story wondering how they would ever find their HEA with the incredible obstacles thrown in their paths. Ms. Julian’s solution, while satisfying, was a little anti-climatic. None the less, I still enjoyed their story and will be watching for book three, that is sure to be just as exciting.

1 comment:

Stephanie Julian said...

Thank you for a wonderful review! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.