Author: M.J. O’Shea
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 250 pages
Rating: B List
Blurb: A Harmony Ink Press Young Adult Title
Sequel to Blood Moon
Insolita Luna: Book Two
New York City has been calling Miles Hunter for as long as he can remember, but he’s sure the imaginary monsters in his stories are all the adventure he’ll experience—until a mugging and daring rescue leave him wondering what else is out there that he had never believed in before.
PC has spent eighteen years doing the opposite of what everyone expects. He hunts supernatural troublemakers, hangs out with vampires, and refuses to settle down—to the disapproval of his respectable parents and the stuffy lycan council. Then one confusing night, his instincts turn him to wolf form to save a stranger.
Miles and PC must learn to live together, because even minutes of separation mean extreme pain. Miles falls for the unpredictable PC, the wolf’s strange friends, and their nightly adventures, but his reluctant lover is determined to break their bond. As they are drawn into a mystery involving werewolves, rogue vampires, and a lot of dead humans, finding the truth might mean the hunt of PC’s life—especially if he wants to keep Miles alive.
1st Edition published by Republica Press, August 2010.
2nd Edition published by M.J. O’Shea, April 2012.
Review: I enjoyed this book far more than Blood Moon the first in this series. Throughout this story, there are twists and turns to throw the reader, but it’s all in a good way, adding excitement and making the read a little unpredictable. When Miles and PC first meet they feel an instant connection, although neither of them understands why or what happens next, but it changes their lives forever.
Miles goes to New York expecting adventure to broaden his horizons and to help grow his creativity. Life doesn’t quite pan out and Miles begins to think his expectations were a little high. When he finds solace in the books he reads, his own writing and finally makes a friend in Lisa, his life changes direction and the imaginary become real.
Little does Miles know that the books he reads and the stories he writes are closer to home than he realises. Miles’ attraction to New York turns out to be far different from what he first thought, his unwilling and unknowing mate is waiting. Dragged on an emotional roller coaster, with feelings of love and security to heartbreak and mistrust. Unable to control the emotions that pull at him so strongly – Miles decides to hold on tight and enjoy the ride while it lasts. Miles accepts his circumstances and faces head on the challenges coming his way when the unthinkable happens, leaving Miles devastated.
PC is a Lycan and happy with his lot, he has good friends and gets to hunt the paranormal. Despite feeling a shift in his senses, he has no idea that is due to Miles his mate, in the form of human a male human getting closer. PC enjoys his time shifting into a wolf and hunting with his vampire friends. He gets completely side swiped when he finds himself drawn to Miles. PC panics and tries to avoid Miles, distancing himself as much as he can bear, he doesn’t want a mate. When they both begin to suffer real physical pain whenever they are apart, PC contacts his mother convinced that she’ll be able break the bond that ties him to Miles.
While waiting for PC’s mother their bond strengthens much to PC’s fear, Miles is convinced he is in love and that their mating is meant to be. PC hurts Miles and pushes him away. PC makes it very clear he has no intentions of commitment, he’s not ready to be stuck with someone for life. In spite of the fact that they had been unconsciously searching each other out, drifting closer over the years.
The emotions of the characters are well presented. Miles’ heartbreak has a good impact and his reactions to PC felt real enough, although I do feel as I did with Blood Moon that this book is more suited to young adults.
Reviewed by Teddy