4 out of 5 Licks
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 was immediately drawn into the story of Rafer and Lark. With the vivid descriptions of the surroundings, to the color of the flowers, to the intense feelings, the author shows you what the characters are seeing and feeling.
When I realized this was going to be a series I truly enjoyed the story more. You get to meet the Breaux bothers who are a pack of six. Although the two main characters are Rafer and Lark, the other five brothers play a prominent role, and all but Luc who is the eldest and the alpha of the pack need Lark. She is given the choice to pick one or pick all, and when she makes her choice I was instantly happy and sad. The brother named Dag is so close to the edge of never shifting back from wolf to human because he’s not found his bride, I had hoped Lark would choose all the brothers.
The story is fast paced and there was never a part that I felt was repeated, but I think it should have been longer. The men are all werewolf shifters who know their mate by the light of the blue moon, but the woman is human. The author has the heroine jumping right into the arms and bed of not only one but most of the brothers within days of meeting. It worked and wasn’t a distraction from a good story, but a little more time or mystical intervention would’ve made it more
The conflict or danger part of the story involved vampires. While lots of books have werewolf/vampire elements, usually they both have redeeming qualities. This book didn’t. The vampires were evil to the bone, and from the very small bit that was in the story, something like the boogie man.
I really enjoyed the story and can’t wait to read the next one in the series, which is already out, so yay for me lol. I would definitely recommend this book to readers who want a light quick read, but really hope the next books have a little more of everything.