Shaun Ingelstead liked to dress in Goth. It was comfortable and she just liked it. She also was curious and now that she found out that Weres existed, she was determined to find out if vampires also existed. That’s why she was hanging out in a cemetery in the middle of the night. Of course, she was sitting on her great, great grandmother’s gravestone so it’s not like she wasn’t visiting family. What Shaun didn’t know was she really wasn’t the only one in the cemetery and she’s about to get her wish and determine if vampires exist.
Rob Deidrickson was the alpha male of Huntingdawn pack and Shaun was driving him nuts. Every time he turned around she was there, even during pack business and she isn’t a member of the pack! He understood her showing up for some things as her best friend is married to his beta but enough is enough. His plan was to scare her enough that she would just leave him alone. To do this he recruited his good friend and vampire, Jakov Pieter.
Jakov really is a vampire. He’s been one for a couple of hundred of years though why he agreed to climb a tree to scare a young woman is beyond him. Still, he doesn’t mind doing a friend a favor.
Everything was going according to Rob’s plan until Shaun innocently asks her grandmother to come chat for a while. With that, her grandmother, Gertruda Ingelsdottir, materialized as a ghost drawing Jak and Rob out of their hiding places. Gertie remembers Jak from before he became a vampire and is surprised to see him but the information that she gives them surprises them even more.
The Moonstruck Prophecy had been set in motion by Shaun’s best friend, Pearl and Rob’s beta, Rex. Now, this trio is told that they will fulfill the next part. None are real thrilled by this news and are even less thrilled to learn that Shaun is Rob’s mate as well as Jak’s Intended. Now how is this suppose to work?
As they figure out what their roles are in this bizarre prophecy, readers are entertained in a humorous love story concluding in an ending that no one was expecting but one which readers will appreciate. Jak and Rob’s natural tendencies are to keep what is theirs especially their Intended/mate so learning how to share becomes intense but not as shattering as the realization that being part of this trio makes Jak and Rob mates too! As neither are interested in males, this closeness gives them a bit of trouble and gives Shaun a bit of laughter.
I couldn’t put this story down. The pacing of it was perfect with nothing seeming to be rushed and no parts lagging. The characters interacted well together and though this is the second book in a series, you didn’t feel as though you were missing anything as this story unfolded. Though this is a love story, figuring out the prophecy lent it a bit of mystery adding more interest and the fact that Shaun didn’t realize that she had latent magical powers that she had no idea how to control gave a humorous note to many scenes. At no point did I want this book to end nor did I want to put it down.
As this is the second book in this series, I plan to buy the first. Given the fine writing on this one, I expect that one to be just as good. I also look forward to more books by this author given her unique perspective on her characters and her humorous way of looking at things.
Series: Huntingdawn; Previous Book: Accidentally Were?
Genre: Shape-shifter/Vampire Paranormal Menage
Shaun's best friend had proven Weres existed, so why not Vampires? That's Shaun's reason for wandering a cemetery in the middle of the night, and she's sticking to it -- no matter how many things go bump in the night. A girl has to do what a girl has to do to prove she's right.
As for Rob, he's the big bad wolf...err, cat...here to scare Little Gothic Riding Hood right out of her cherry-red shit-kickers and teach her a lesson about being a sticky beak. Oh the things a Pack Alpha has to do to keep pretty, pert little noses out of his business.
Jakov Pieter's just the token Vamp that Rob dragged along for atmosphere. After all, what's not fun about hanging upside down from a tree? The things a Vamp does to humor his friends...pity humoring's not all he wants to do.
Throw in a three-hundred-year-old ghost, some 7th century mythology, lots of blue sparkles, and a cryptic prophecy about a fated trio of mates, and you have all the fixings of a Greek Tragedy...or maybe it’s a Romance. Capital R, double on the "man."
Which vamp where? This vamp here. And this witch and were.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual situations, ménage (m/f/m), voyeurism.