Title: Full Moon Rising
Author: Keri Arthur
Series: Riley Jenson Guardian #1
Rating Out of 5: 3.5 (Liked this)
My Bookshelves: Easy reading, Paranormal romance, Vampires, Werewolves
5th sentence, 74th page: But then, his aura had nothing to do with that.
A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organisation created to police the supernatural races. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, aka assassin, Riley is merely an office worker – until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn’t be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming…
Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she’s going to find her brother. For someone is attempting to produce the ultimate warrior – by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind – and just how much it needs her.
I’ve read a lot of vampire novels and a lot of werewolf novels. It’s actually incredibly difficult to pick up a paranormal fantasy book that doesn’t have some aspect of these two beings interacting. But I have never read a book on a hybrid between the two. It was refreshing to have a slightly new take on the topic, although, much of the storyline seemed slightly familiar.
I liked this book, but it is not one that I would read again and again and again. It was well thought out with loveable characters, but it also relied a lot on sex throughout the storyline. I love well-written romance and sexual tension, but this went beyond. Sexual liberation is amazing, but it didn’t do much to further the storyline, at least, in my opinion. As an adult, I still enjoyed reading the scenes and thinking about the woman whose mind created such intimate moments between the pages.
One of my favourite aspects of this book is the incredible sibling bond that is highlighted. Riley risks everything to ensure her brothers safety. They are misfits and it is so sweet that in all of the world, they forever have each other – complete, unconditional love.
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