Series: Moon Series, #5
Published by Entangled Publishing on November 16, 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 330 pages
Source: NetGalley, Publisher
Sexual Content: graphic sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
One touch and she is his…
Jared Ayers works outdoors, embracing a solitary life, hiding from his inner demons. But after so many of his Pack brothers have found their mates, he starts wondering if there might be a mate in his future too. His world turns upside down after he's hired by the "Ice Queen of Lake Tahoe". One touch is all it takes. One touch to send the wolf howling within...
A gifted psychic with pyrokinesis, Taryn Goldstone wields fire beyond her control– sometimes with dire consequences. With Jared, she discovers that some flames are meant for passion–and healing. She has enemies who covet her powerful gift, but they are about to learn just how far a wolf will go to protect his mate.
ICE MOON is a fun paranormal romance with an interesting central story and conflict. While I was a bit annoyed/sad that Taryn wouldn't even touch her son which probably isn't going to be good for his emotional development in the future (in reality, I'm sure he'll be fine in this series!), I liked seeing the reason behind her 'no touching' rule unravel as the story progressed. It made sense and what Taryn went through to get to her 'not touching' persona was pretty horrible. I enjoyed seeing Jared work his way into Taryn's life and see him help her make some progress and deal with her trauma. Her relationship with Jared was sweet despite the rather fiery start and I enjoyed the fact that there was at least a short period of them getting to know each other before jumping into bed. I've gotten tired of the insta-love and meant for each other forever tropes in stories so even with their very short 'courtship' for lack of a better word I was happy they took their time.
The plot expands the over arching series story line and it's explained well enough in this book that you can just jump right in with this book and not be too lost. There are some big revelations about Nero, the big, evil corporation going after shifters and magic users that will most likely spell some bigger things happening in the next book. ICE MOON was action packed and thrilling to follow especially when Nero inevitably shows up for the big final fight. While there are big revelations I am enjoying the fact that there is so much I don't know. Typically this would frustrate me and I'd grumble about wanting to be just told already. But we are given just enough information about Nero to make it fun to follow and attempt to put the puzzle pieces together.
Fun plot movements and sweet romance aside, I always enjoy a good pet character. Jared's pet dog is adorable and his interactions with Taryn are equally adorable. Taryn's son has some interesting quirks about himself that I wont spoil but they sort of make sense once Jared puts two and two together about him and his mom's past. ICE MOON is a powerful story about love and trust and I'm looking forward to what the next book in this series will bring.Series Titles:
- Hunter's Moon
- Blood Moon
- Harvest Moon