Monday 4 July 2016

Book Review: Blood Moon (Insolita Luna #1) by M.J. O'Shea

Title: Blood Moon (Insolita Luna #1) Author: M.J. O'Shea
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Publication Date: 2013 (2010)
Pages: 160
Format: eBook - EPUB
Genre: MM / Paranormal
Source: ARC via NetGalley

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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?
(Goodreads Synopsis)

Overall, I found Blood Moon an enjoyable read. It was fairly predictable, but the characters interested me enough that didn't matter. I liked the development of Noah and Zack's relationship, and there was sufficient action to keep things moving along. The ending felt a little rushed, but since this is the first book in a series, I assume some threads will continue in future stories. As to reading those newer releases... I would not disregard them if the opportunity arose, but I am not so fascinated by the characters and world that I would actively seek them. If you are looking for a YA MM read that takes familiar paranormal tropes in hand and doesn't shy away from a little sexual content, then this is likely the book for you. 3.5 stars

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