Thursday, August 9, 2012

Moonglow (Darkest London #2) by Kristen Callihan

Once the seeds of desire are sown . . .

Finally free of her suffocating marriage, widow Daisy Ellis Craigmore is ready to embrace the pleasures of life that have long been denied her. Yet her new-found freedom is short lived. A string of unexplained murders has brought danger to Daisy's door, forcing her to turn to the most unlikely of saviors . . .

Their growing passion knows no bounds . . .

Ian Ranulf, the Marquis of Northrup, has spent lifetimes hiding his primal nature from London society. But now a vicious killer threatens to expose his secrets. Ian must step out of the shadows and protect the beautiful, fearless Daisy, who awakens in him desires he thought long dead. As their quest to unmask the villain draws them closer together, Daisy has no choice but to reveal her own startling secret, and Ian must face the undeniable truth: Losing his heart to Daisy may be the only way to save his soul.

5/5 stars

This was the second book in a series set in London in the 1880's about a group of unusual sisters. I read the first book and was instantly taken in by the world that was created so when I saw Netgalley had the second one up I was so excited to read it.

This book was about Daisy, the middle sister, who has recently finished her period of mourning for her much older husband. She was looking for a bit of excitement at a friend's party and ends up in a mess she wasn't ready for and a man she wasn't expecting. Ian helps her after her attack and decides that keeping her safe has become the most important thing to him. Too bad she doesn't make it easy on him.

I loved this book and all the characters in it. We were introduced to a new type of supernatural, Ghost-in-the-Machine, and of course revisited a few from the last book. I loved the romance between Daisy and Ian and all the action (in and out of the carriage) was top-notch. I also liked the little peek into the relationship of Winston and Poppy and am eagerly waiting on their book.

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