Written by: Lori Handeland
Series: The Nightcreature Novels
Sequence in Series: 4
Paperback: 362 pages
Publisher: Lori Handeland
Publication Date: September 14, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
For over a century there have been whispers of a werewolf in the Crescent City. The recent discovery of bodies in the Honey Island Swamp draws cryptozoologist, Diana Malone, to Louisiana.
Thrilled to have a chance to prove the impossible to the world, she is soon immersed in a world of danger, intrigue and murder. Something is killing the locals and though no one wants to tell what, Diana is determined to discover the secret.
When her first swamp guide turns up dead, sexy, reclusive former Special Forces officer, Adam Ruelle, offers his services. Diana accepts, though local legends label his Cajun family as cursed, deranged, even mad.
By night, Adam is everything she ever dreamed of in a lover. By day, Diana has her doubts. Is he helping her or distracting her? What is he hiding? Who is he protecting?
Crescent Moon by Lori Handeland
This was a re-read for me and I still wolfed it down. Pun absolutely intended.
Diana Malone made a promise to her deceased husband that she would find evidence of the supernatural. Relentlessness in her pursuits has led Diana to Honey Island Swamp. A new benefactor, Frank, hires Diana to investigate the rash of animal attacks in this area with hopes of her capturing a werewolf alive. Now with virtually unlimited resources, Diana will do what it take to prove her deceased husband's work true.
Diana trek brings her to the old Ruelle mansion in the swamp. For each bit of information Diana uncovers, it all comes back to Adam Ruelle and his “cursed” family. Adam, the man that has volunteered to be her guide and Adam, the owner of the run down mansion she is staying in.
The attraction between Adam and Diana is combustible. Let’s just say it gets very steamy in the swamps. But can she trust him when he might be the very monster she is searching for?
Handeland has a way of making the story pop off the pages and pulling you in till the very end.
I did miss the interaction with past characters.
Crescent Moon is an intensely seductive adventure that any paranormal romance fan should not miss.
I received this copy of Crescent Moon from Lori Handeland in exchange for a honest review.