Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Review: Blue Moon Brides Series by Anne Marsh

 I was supposed to have this review up about the 27 or something, but I have been having computer and  internet problems on my end. I am sorry for the delay and I hope you enjoy. I did love the books, despite the short reviews.

Tempted By the Pack (Blue Moon Brides, #1)

Tempted By the Pack (Blue Moon Brides #1)


Once in a blue moon…
For Rafer Breaux, life in the Louisiana Bayou is harsh, violent—and deeply sensual. The Cajun werewolf lives for his Pack and he’ll do whatever it takes to keep his brothers safe. The longer a wolf lives without a mate, the harder it becomes for that wolf to shift back. To remember that he is a man—and not a monster. And those mates can only be found during a blue moon. When a blue moon finally rises, Rafer will need every weapon in his sensual arsenal to tempt one special woman into his arms and the heart of the Pack.

The Pack hunts for mates
Fighting to keep her family farm, Lark Andrews isn’t looking for love. Even if the very sexy Breaux brothers make her dream of hot bayou nights spent in their arms. When the blue moon leads Rafer to her door, however, Rafer has her rethinking her position on all work and no play. Now, the bayou nights are heating up as Rafer fights to convince her, one sensual touch at a time, to give love and passion a chance. But Rafer isn’t a one wolf deal. Is there room in Lark’s heart—and bed—for Rafer and his Pack.

I must admit, while I'm still iffy on this book, its intriguing. The world and plot is interesting. I get that this can be pushed under the erotica category, and I noticed that the author tried to stick with it, but I was pleased that the story line wasn't a bust like most books like this are. Mostly its just about the guy trying to get into the girl`s pants as fast as he can, maybe a slight conflict here and there, then a happily ever after!

I hate those kinds of stories! This one is not one of them. While I would have loved a little more development in the romance category, I'm happy with what I got.

The world is different, and for that I am grateful. I enjoyed reading and learning about the pack and about the werewolves, and while (again) I wish there were more details about their world. I think their might be more later on in the series, so I'm holding out hope.

And speaking about that, I'm greatly anticipating the next book because I cant wait to see how adding another woman to the pack will effect everything. I'm so used to reading vampire books that I couldn't put this one down because I seriously enjoyed it!

I think werewolves might be my next favorite thing.

And while it has a good plot and isn't all about sex, there is a good amount of it in the book, so no worries if my review has you thinking otherwise. I cant wait to start the next book!

Pleasured by the Pack (Blue Moon Brides, #2)

Pleasured by the Pack (Blue Moon Brides #2)

Dre and Landry Breaux do everything together. Fishing, fighting—and loving. A whole lot of loving. When the blue moon leads these Cajun werewolves to their fated mate, however, they’re ready to reform. Now, they’ll fight to keep the woman of their dreams safe from the evils lurking in the Louisiana bayou—and to tempt her into taking a chance on two of the bayou’s sexiest bad boys.

Mary Jane Johnson is no heartbreaker. Running from a troubled past, the bayou captain wants only to be left alone. When she takes a pair of bayou bad boys on board, however, Dre and Landry have her rethinking her need for space. These two big males have promised to take orders—all of her orders. Suddenly, she’s dreaming of getting as close as possible… to both of the Breaux brothers.

So, this one is a bit better. The romance was a bit... eh...  but it was different than the first book. The setting was different and I liked that. I also liked that there was more of the vampires. Not that much, but just enough to whet my curiosity. 

I was a little dissapointed that the synopsis was misleading and the romance didnt really have a handle on it until about the end of the book. It was like the boys could go for one girl, but then they wanted the other, and it was frustrating. 

Claimed by the Pack  (Blue Moon Brides, #3)

Claimed by the Pack (Blue Moon Brides #3)

The rising of the Blue Moon will lead the Pack to their destined mates… but some women are hard to claim.

Alpha to the bone, Cajun shifter Dag Breaux must find his Blue Moon bride to preserve his humanity. Each passing day sees him lost further and further in the shift, more wolf than man. Emotions and feelings are foreign territory for Dag and all he has to offer his newfound female is raw, passionate sex and protection from the centuries-old vampire stalking the Louisiana bayou.

Bayou mechanic Riley Jones stands on her own two feet. Always. She doesn’t need or want Dag’s infuriating brand of protection. Plus, she has secrets of her own that she’s desperate to keep. But there’s no denying the passion that burns between them and in the arms of her rough and tough shifter she discovers a darkly sensuous, no-holds-barred loving. When the vampire threatens Riley’s nearest and dearest, she must ask herself if resisting Dag’s mate claim is worth losing everything she cares about… or if teaching her wolf to love is worth the risk.

So, I actually liked this book a lot. The romance takes place in a real short amount of times, and that hit a pet peeve, but Im ok with that. This book goes back to being a MF romance, with a little surprise. 

I saw more of those vampires, and I must say I give the author credit for not sticking to the  modern day stereotype with the hotness and gentleness and crap.  I liked the characters, both of them. They were  both hard headed and were entertaining. I liked that there were surprises at every turn. 

Riley, however, did come off as easy to me. It irked me a bit, but I guess I can look past that. She is a strong willed female lead, and it makes me want to look forward to whats coming up in the future if the series is to be continued.
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bn100 said...

Nice review