Dana Patterson never regretted the simplicity of her life in Alaska until she moved in with playboy Connor Sinclair. On the surface, Connor is the darkly seductive owner of Vegas’s hottest new casino. But in private, she gets to see a vulnerable side that no one else knows about — and the combination makes him a temptation she isn’t willing to resist any longer.
After Connor openly sides with his brother Flynn in the battle against their unstable lycanthrope father, protecting family and friends becomes a necessity. Having Dana move in with him was the chivalrous decision; sharing his bed with her was not. Dana may think Connor’s everything she’s ever wanted, but his scars run deep, and he can’t bear the thought of hurting her.
But war changes everything — and exposes dark secrets. As Rupert’s true plans come to light, Connor must decide whether he is truly the monster his father created, or the man Dana knows is hidden within the beast.
Dana is a teacher sharing a house in Alaska with her friend, Connor. Dana may be quite normal and well, ordinary but Connor is anything but! He is a bit of a player who never lacks for female company. He's quite a successful business man and has his own Casino in Las Vegas but he is so much more, because he's a werewolf! Connor is the eldest son. He was so cruelly treated by his alpha father he cannot step up and be more than a beta wolf and he follows his brother, Flynn. Their father, Rupert, is truly evil. Rupert hurt his three sons so much growing up that now a fully grown Connor is plagued by nightmares filled with blood and pain. War is coming though and Rupert is determined to see his sons suffer for no longer acknowledging him as their alpha.
Dana has been attracted to Connor for a long time and sees the man beneath the cad but what she doesn't realise is Connor and his inner wolf find peace when near her. Connor is terrified to release his wolf and feels he cannot control it, but it's getting more difficult each day not to release it and claim the one woman he knows he can't have. Their friendship means everything to Connor but a determined woman is hard to fight off, especially if she is what you really need!
I really enjoyed Blood Moon and will look for more from Ms Grant. What made it different was the truly insane villain, Rupert! Dear lord, how could any father be so cruel! No spoilers here, but what he does to his own children is truly vile. The past is bloody but he is still doing his utmost to hurt them and will use anyone he can to further his nasty plans. Such a truly twisted man! Yes, it's fair to say I really wanted him to get what was coming to him as his actions are all deplorable! Rant over.
What did I think of the romance? Well, Dana was a likable heroine, but I was a tad stumped by her total lack of emotion when Connor’s secret was revealed! He is a werewolf, but she hardly seems to blink at that; no, she chooses to react much later and for me it just did not work. Oh, it is a hot romance and they can hardly keep their hands off each other but it's Connor’s issues with his past leading this story.
So in conclusion, likable characters with a few steamy scenes, unusual plot that really worked, and a bad guy to boo and hiss at! I enjoyed Blood Moon and found the writing easy to follow and will be looking for more from this author.
I received a free copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.