Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Release Day Review: Running With The Moon by Kiernan Kelly #Review #Giveaway

Author: Kiernan Kelly
Book: Running With The Moon 2nd edition
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover artist: Paul Richmond
Publication date: March 15, 2017
Length: 140 pages

Reviewed by Morningstar


Heart of the Wolf

What happens when a veterinarian ends up a patient in his own animal clinic?

Dr. Dae Anderson needs to lose the deadbeat boyfriend who is holding him back, but Jack is determined to hang on to Dae—even if he has to resort to violence.

Dae has worked hard to fit in among humans, and if his secret gets out, he’ll lose everything. His veterinary assistant, Sean, might be just the man to stand with Dae… against Jack and the world.

Courage of the Wolf

The most painful changes don’t involve the shape of the body, but of the heart….

Just as Dae and Sean are settling in to life as a couple, Dae is contacted by his brother, who still lives with his former pack and who exiled him for being gay.

If he refuses to return to Wyoming, a sociopathic alpha will slaughter Dae’s family one member at a time. And deep down, Dae knows he must confront his past before he can truly have a loving future with Sean. First, they have to stay alive.

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This was my first book by Kiernan Kelly as I was not disappointed!

This book is actually two short stories of Dae and Sean getting together and surviving a crazy ex- boyfriend in story #1 and overcoming a family issue and bad Alpha issue in story #2.

Dae was an alpha wolf that had been banished from his pack as a boy because he was gay. He found his way through life and opened a veterinary clinic that he loved. He wasn’t perfect. Dae saw himself as just average and having to not hide his sexuality but not flaunt it either. I loved how, as the reader, I saw Dae as he viewed himself, but when Sean came along and I got to see him through his eyes, ones with love and attraction as their filter, it was a shift in perception for me as well. I loved the part of Dae having to be a wolf before Sean knew that he was a shifter, it was totally cute and endured me to them as a couple.

Jack was his ex in story #1 and as much as he fit the part of stalkery ex I felt like there was something about his character that didn’t make me really believe that was who he was. It felt more like, yeah it made sense for the story but who the character was. In story #2 with the bad Alpha that was not an issue at all. Kiernan wrote him and I immediately felt, because of the writing, the menace and hate pouring of that crazy wolf.

Overall, the story was one that I hadn’t read before the the shifters were not unique in how they were written. Typical wolves in a unique story with bad guys, a human with a submissive in bed but an Alpha outside of it, learning the truth after years of pain, and crazy guys who got what they deserved.


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