Saturday, May 26, 2018

✱✱ Book Review ✱✱ Blood Moon by Becca Fanning

Blood Moon 
Bear Sheriff Book 1
by Becca Fanning 

Sometimes love is all that can save you.

Sheriff Marcus Stone was torn between two identities: lawbringer and outcast. He gets enough pushback from the locals when he's helping with their petty disputes, but his bright golden eyes don't do him any favors. Two years on the job and they still don't trust a Shifter in a position of power. But what could he do but bury himself in his work? Especially after that horrible night he doesn't speak of...

Angie Campbell had one God-given irrefutable talent: making dead-end one horse towns palatable for big business and development. Where everyone else saw tumbleweeds, she saw commerce and community. It just needed a helping hand, and that's where she came in. One look at Charming, Arizona and she knew she had her work cut out for her. But before she could even get the ball rolling, a murder brings her under the scrutiny of the dark and mysterious town Sheriff. He wasn't much of a talker, but she couldn't deny being drawn to him...

With a murderer on the loose, Angie's life is in danger. With Stone's dark past, his future is in peril. Will they find the beauty in one another or be town apart by the chaos all around them?

Momma Says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐

Blood Moon has it all. Romance, mystery, action, intrigue - Oh,and a bear! What's not to love? Marcus and Angie have great chemistry even when they can't see what's right in front of them. I'll admit they did frustrate me to no end at times with their push and pull, but the mystery side of this one kept the romantic angst in check. 
This was one of those mysteries where I was pretty sure I had the answer figured out, but the author injected just enough doubt to keep me second guessing myself. It also comes with plenty of action that keeps our characters on the defensive as they try to figure things out. 
This first in the series introduces the not so charming town of Charming, Arizona and it's resident bear and sheriff, Marcus. I couldn't help but fall for this gruff on the outside bear. Marcus is a bit of loner, but not necessarily by choice. He's certainly broken by past loss and punishing himself with his guilt, but inside, he's a little bit of a marshmallow and wants acceptance whether he can admit it or not. Then we have Angie, who comes to town for a job to boost Charming's image and put it on the map, so to speak. She's feisty and somewhat outspoken, which is a source of contention with the Sheriff. As they butt heads, the attraction grows and creates a whole other kind of tension.
All in all, Blood Moon is a solid start to a promising series and I can't wait to see what's next for the residents of Charming, Arizona and its lone bear.

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