Reviewed by: Linda Tonis
Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team
Book three was Sasha and Aren’s story, and now it is Sasha’s sister Nadya and Gareth’s turn. Nadya has been infected from the bite of a genetically mutated werewolf because the government was working on experiments to genetically enhance werewolf soldiers. It was called Project Moonlight, only every one of the experimental soldiers died. Now Nadya faces certain death like all the others, but she refuses to wallow in self-pity. She is determined to live each day to the fullest.
When her first full moon arrives, she requests Gareth Takoda to watch over her, something that he is not very happy about. Gareth can’t get past the death of his brother, Gabe, especially since the killer was never caught. He blames himself for not being with Gabe when he was attacked by a Jaguar. Now all he wants is to be left alone. Somehow Nadya seems to be able to get into his head and heart where all others have failed.
Nadya is an empath and Gareth is the only one she can be around without having his feelings bombard her. She also can’t deny her attraction to him. As hard as Gareth tries to stay away from Nadya, she always seems to be with him. Now he is convinced he has to sell his motorcycle restoration business and move to Colorado. He feels if he leaves, he can leave his ghosts behind, but that never works and it doesn’t take long for him to realize that. Before he leaves for Colorado, he kisses Nadya. It is evident they are mates. Gareth leaves in spite of knowing Nadya is his mate; he can’t face the death of another person he cares for.
When he arrives in Colorado, it is clear his feelings can’t be shut off. He heads back to Reno, hoping that it is not too late for him and Nadya. Whatever time they have together he doesn’t want to waste. While he was gone however, Jason the pack doctor decided to ask one of the members of Nero, the organization responsible for Project Moonlight to consult with him. He has no idea how to save Nadya, but hopes that one of the doctors who worked on the program might. It is like letting the fox into the chicken coop.
Can Nadya be saved? Is the Nero doctor really out to help? Can Gareth stay with Nadya and be there for her when she needs him? As with all the other books in the series every question is answered and there is no cliffhanger. This is a series that does not have to be read in order, but not doing so would deprive a paranormal romance lover to miss out on some wonderful stories and characters. The characters do appear in each book and it is a good idea to know exactly who they are and their history.
I love this series. It is filled with romance, sex, love, lies, betrayals and above all devotion and loyalty. It is impossible not to love Nadya and how she faces her inevitable death with such courage and determination. I can’t recommend this series highly enough.