Bound By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon (Moonlight #4)

Bound By Moonlight by Nancy GideonAvailable: July 26, 2011 Amazon/B&N/Borders

Type: Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Pocket Star

My Copy: Sent

Reviewer: Nikki

They swore they’d be together forever
Detective Charlotte Caissie is suddenly sharing drawer space and making media news with her shape-shifter lover Max Savoie.
Knowing the reformed mobster is determined to be accepted by her peers, how can she ask him to return to his criminal roots to help her solve a complex case?

But those they trust the most . . .

Going undercover to find the vicious serial killer who kidnapped a colleague’s daughter, Cee Cee is caught between the partner whose integrity she relies on and her fiercely possessive lover. In calling on Max to use his preternatural talents to aide a hated enemy, she crosses a line that strains their relationship to its limits.

Will do anything to tear them apart

With his secret spreading beyond those he can trust, Max is forced to make dangerous alliances to protect his family and his clan. The only certainty he has is his love for his human mate, until the loyalties that define them threaten to divide them forever.

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Nancy Gideon has a faithful reader in me now. This was my first book by Nancy, I know, I know, it’s book number four in the series. It is what it is. However, after reading Bound By Moonlight, I want to go back and read the previous three in this awesome series. It gave me everything I ask for in a paranormal romance: plot, intrigue, smexy goodness and suspense. Having not read the prior three I can’t speak for them….but I loved this one. Nancy did an excellent job of relaying all the previous happenings in a way that didn’t take away from the current plot or seem to drone on and on and basically rewrite the last three books in this fourth installment.

Cee Cee is a hardworking cop who is intent on merging the two halves of her self together. She wants to be the excellent cop she has come to be known as, but she also wants a life with Max, her hunky werewolf lover. Who happens to have just stepped into the role as major crime boss of her city. Before him she was lonely and on the verge of burning herself out with her constant need for work. With Max she can be sensual, wanton and true to herself.

Max….ooooooo Max. How do I love you, let me count the ways. Sexy, sexy sexy goodness that made me want to growl in appreciation. Max is one of those quiet types, ones who can seem to hear what you are thinking and can see straight to your soul. The more you try to hide, the more he takes. Completely alpha and yet gentle in his caresses. *panting, waving a hand in front of my face* Yeah. I could go on and on. I won’t….but just know that I could.

I enjoyed the storyline immensely. The plot arc seemed like it fit into what would have happened in the prior books. Character development was there as well from what I could see. I found myself chuckling when Cee Cee had to go undercover and be away from Max. She missed him but her pride kept getting in the way of her just making the call to him. It was the age old “well the phone works both ways” argument. I enjoyed Max tying so hard not to care about the teenager that was taken because her father had once done Max very wrong

I didn’t like was the climax of the books villain. Throughout the book he is talked up and the evidence of his crimes is pretty heinous, yet his actual part of the book was extremely short lived. I would have liked a bit more action where his character was concerned. I also would have liked to go further into depth with the “special” powers between Cee Cee and Max. They were only briefly discussed and we never get to see them explore the meaning behind them. I am hoping that maybe Nancy goes into further detail with that in the next book. Though I have my doubts because Max seems slow to changes in general. She could probably drag it out another two books before Cee Cee could get Max to experiment with them.

Bound By Moonlight is an excellent addition to the paranormal romance world! Sensual and suspenseful this one will keep you coming back for more. Whether you’ve read the previous books or not, Nancy Gideon will make you a fan!

I give Bound By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon 4 stars!

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