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Format: Kindle Edition
Title: Captive Moonlight
Series: Wolves of the Wild West
Author: Sarah Makela
Designation: Standalone Novella, NO Cliffhanger, #Paranormal #Western #Historical
My Rating: Five Delightfully Entertaining Stars*****
Wow! Color me surprised! I've never been much of a western romance fan, but I have been a diehard Sarah Makela fan for several years and literally devour everything she writes. When I discovered she had written a paranormal historical western romance, I was afraid it might not be my cup of tea. But oh my goodness gracious...was I ever wrong! I loved it! It was absolutely captivating. Makela totally rocked my world with Captive Moonlight! Leave it to Sarah Makela to always give her readers something new and different but still exciting and sexy. I think that's one of the things I love most about Makela's work...the incredibly imaginative worlds and unique, fascinating characters. And Captive Moonlight is no exception! I found the story to be exciting, intriguing, unusual, inventive and creative. Captive Moonlight is a fast-paced, well-crafted, well-edited standalone paranormal western with a beautifully written third person his and her perspective and filled to the brim with heart-pounding danger, delicious drama, exhilarating action, edge-of-your-seat suspense, agonizing angst, sweet romance, fiery passion, and steamy, dreamy sex. The dialogue is smart, well executed and flows effortlessly. But, hands down, my favorite element of all Makela's stories is her captivating and engaging cast of characters. I was quickly drawn into this story by our two protagonists, Charlotte, a beautiful human gentlewoman of the western frontier, and Joe, a handsome human turned werewolf cowboy. I fell in love with Charlotte's bravery, loyalty, fiery indomitable spirit, and complete dedication to her fiance Joe. And I was instantly smitten with Joe, who despite his circumstances, refused to be broken and never gave up hope of being reunited with his true love, Charlotte. These two characters embody all the characteristics that make a truly unforgettable love as well as an unbreakable bond. Their attraction was electric, their interaction was mesmerizing, their love undeniable, their loyalty to each other unquestionable, and their passion was smokin' hot! These two characters were completely unforgettable and completely stole my heart. Just so dreamy! Did I like this book? No, I LOVED it! Would I recommend it? You bet and I am but only for adult readers since it does contain some steamy sex scenes. This story may be short in length coming in at approximately 57 pages, but it's large in sexy goodness and packs quick a punch. Will I read this author again? Absolutely! Just as soon as she releases her next book! Was I entertained? Completely! Sarah Makela, you've made me a convert! I'm now a Western Romance fan! Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read!
Charlotte was happy with her life. She came from a respectable family and had a wonderful fiance, Joe, whom she loved dearly. It mattered not to Charlotte that her betrothed was a werewolf but she couldn't say the same for others. Joe had been viciously attacked several years earlier by a werewolf, but rather than die, Joe had survived and become a werewolf himself. Unfortunately, not everyone was as accepting as Charlotte and many of the townsfolk were afraid and shunned the creatures. When Joe is assaulted and taken prisoner by a group of human men as Charlotte watched, she was powerless to help him. And worse, when she reported his abduction to her father and the town sheriff, no one would lift a finger to help her find him. But what the bad guys had never counted on was a courageous gentlewoman of the wild west with a fiery determination and an indomitable spirit who was willing to do anything to rescue her betrothed. Where there's love, there's always hope, and once you add bravery, dedication, undying loyalty, and a little help from a stranger, Charlotte soon becomes a force to be reckoned with, one who is determined to rescue Joe herself...even if it kills her. But will the ultimate cost be both her and Joe's life? We'll see!
A copy of this book was provided to me by the author with no expectations or requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book and my comments here are my honest opinion.