Liam Van Zandt is a Baltimore County police officer investigating a very strange murder at a local cemetery. As he digs into the history of the location, he finds out that the statue the body was found near has a terrible reputation for deaths, and calls on a local expert to get the story. Dr. Bartek Szala is a vampire, but when he realizes how skittish Liam is about the supernatural, he tries to turn the attraction he has for the man off. However, Liam pursues him, and soon the combination of the case and Bartek's secret causes their relationship to reach a breaking point.
Although the book has a great premise, there were enough editing mistakes to really irk me as I read it. The wrong name being used during a scene is frustrating; when it happens several times in one book it gets on my nerves. I liked Liam, but Bartek's on-again, off-again way of relating to him also irritated me some. Finally, there was a real lack to the mystery part of the storyline as well.
There were positives to the book as well, though. Once both men committed to each other they were intense together. Liam's last thought when he thought he was dying was that he wanted more time with Bartek, and once Bartek reached that point, he was willing to spend forever together. I also liked seeing the characters from the first book and how they were still bickering with each other and how Liam fit in with them so well.
The Moon's Dirty Light (Werewolves of Baltimore #1)
Author: H.L. Holston & Eleanor Bruce
Length : 120 pgs.
Genres: M/M romance, paranormal romance
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Rating: 4 Stars – Recommended Read.
Heat: 5 - Orgasmic
Logan Robinson and Dylan Reed are best friends, partners on the Baltimore police force, and now, suddenly, lovers. However, making the transition from friends to lovers is complicated by all the secrets Logan has been keeping from Dylan. Logan is a werewolf, and now that he has bitten Dylan,
his possible mate, Dylan is about to be one too. Dylan does not take well to finding out all that Logan has hidden from him, and to make matters worse, the serial killer they are chasing is part of the paranormal world.
I found this book to be an enjoyable read and a good start to a new shifter series. The snark and pop culture references from Dylan (boy, is he a sci-fi geek!) were a great way to lighten an otherwise dark storyline, and I liked the way that although they were involved in the trial, the villain was taken down by allies rather than the main characters. That was a switch from the typical way these stories seem to be written. Logan seemed unused to being out of control and out of his depth when dealing with his mating instincts which seemed to soften his Alpha male character somewhat. I liked the way forgiveness
had to be worked for and that Dylan was not a pushover, instead insisting on finding some way to be equals in their relationship. I will definitely look for future tales in this series.