Series: The Saint-Pierres #7
Published by Harlequin on March 20, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal Romance, Romantic
Book Trailer: Trailer
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Kim
The most precious prize...
Werewolf Stryke Saint-Pierre knows Paris socialite Blyss Sauveterre must be handled carefully. She once used their sizzling attraction to steal an infamous diamond – and he won’t risk her manipulating him again! Blyss cannot let the brooding werewolf know that these heists pay for an elixir to keep her wolf at bay... and they’ve kept her safe until now. When her latest raid puts a pack of deadly demons on her trail, Blyss knows Stryke is her only hope. On the run and in danger, dare Blyss let her inner wolf run wild with the one man who’s ever got close to her heart?
Set in summertime Paris, MOONLIGHT AND DIAMONDS features an American werewolf alpha, looking for the right werewolf gal to start his own pack, and a cold Parisian beauty who has been running away from her wild side for years. For such a short book, the evolution of the characters and their relationship was believable and mostly well-paced. The mystery was fun and the varied paranormal world-building was interesting.
Blyss is quite difficult to like for most of the book, and her past history – why she has turned her back on her pack and being a werewolf – would have been interesting to learn about more. She doesn't want to discuss her terrible experiences with Stryke, but getting to understand her a bit better would have warmed me to her a bit quicker.
This book is the seventh in the series, and it shows. The name-dropping of the couples and characters of the previous books is almost distracting and makes for an awkward beginning. The names of many of the characters are also so strange it gets ridiculous; we have Blyss and Stryke, but also Trouble, Malakai, Rhys and Lyric. I find that I can often suspend my disbelief over half-werewolves, half-vampires who have a half-feary step-sibling, but after a cast of characters of named like that, I just start to giggle and not because the author intended it to be funny.
Overall though, MOONLIGHT AND DIAMONDS was quick sexy romp through Paris with some interesting paranormal mythologies thrown in. If you've read the other books in this Nocturne series, or other books by Hauf, you'll probably enjoy this one too.Series Titles:
- Her Vampire Husband
- Cruel Enchantment
- The Dark's Mistress
- Ghost Wolf
- Moonlight & Diamonds
- The Vampire's Fall