Blood Moon by M. J. O’Shea
Publisher: Republica Press
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (173 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint
There’s something different about Noah….
Zack Parker met his best friend Noah at his lake cabin when they were only five years old. He realized he felt more than friendship for him by the time they were in junior high school. One fateful night when they were eighteen Zack couldn’t take it anymore. Fueled by love and lust and need, he finally kissed Noah like he’d wanted to for years…and Noah kissed him back, returning every drop of Zack’s passion.
The next morning, Noah ended their friendship for what Zack believed was forever.
Now twenty-one, Zack resents being dragged by his guilt-tripping mother every summer back to the lake cabin where every leaf and rock and turn in the road reminds him of Noah and the love he felt for him three long years before. He hates being reminded of what he lost and more than anything he wants his best friend back.
But this year things are different.
Noah has returned, apologetic and more gorgeous than ever. Amazingly, he seems to want Zack as much as Zack wants him. He’s sweet and attentive, sexy enough to make Zack’s thighs quiver, but there’s something not quite right…
What secret is Noah hiding?
Zack wanted to hit Noah then kiss him senseless. After Noah broke his heart, Zack was beside himself and could never seem to get past his feelings because the day Noah turned his back on him he lost his first love and his best friend. So what does he do now that Noah is back?
The connection between these two characters was magical. Even after the three years apart and the way they left things, the connection was obvious. This is definitely one of those true love stories that you cannot wait to see a happy ending to. The problem is with all this drama surrounding them, the happy ending is questionable.
This story had a great secondary cast of characters. A strong supporting cast is one of those things that can make a story rise from an okay story to a great one. These characters definitely did that. I would love to see any of them in their own book. The connection between everyone is evident. You can see that this band of misfits stick together and care for each other as if they were blood related.
Not only did the antagonistic conflict work in this story it added a certain depth that really changed the characters and the plot. What could be worse than sacrificing your one true love to then have to face life without love from anyone? Noah had to deal with not only people from his former life wanting him dead but also those from his new life. The poor guy just can’t catch a break.
With the emotions running high between Noah and Zack the sex can be nothing than amazing. These are not any kinky just-seeking-pleasure encounters. Instead you get all of the emotion and longing these characters had suppressed for years. It is the kind of sex that we all want to experience with that special someone.
So if you are a romantic at heart like me you will truly enjoy this story.