"an enjoyable werewolf romance"

Taite Gibson is an investigator for Tucson's Pima County City Attorney's Office who is known for being unflappable and tenacious in her work. After all, she hasn't earned the nickname "Taite the Terrier" for nothing. But now it seems that Taite has acquired herself a stalker who insists on leaving her flowers and other gifts, all to which leaves Taite quite unnerved. And if having her own private stalker isn't enough, it appears there's also a real, honest-to-goodness werewolf after her. But werewolves are just make-believe...aren't they? When Taite calls in her good friend and ex- Royal Marine commando, Declan O'Connell as backup and together they have a run-in with said werewolf, Taite finally convinces herself that she's not crazy after all. Luckily for Taite, Declan knows just the man to go to for information, his best mate, Ryder Merrick.

Ryder Merrick is a reclusive, best-selling author of horror books who lives at his ancestral home off the coast of England. When his best mate calls him up to inform him that he and a friend are flying over there to get information on werewolves, Ryder adamantly tells them, "no." Of course, Declan ignores Ryder's missive and arrives in tow with the very lovely Taite, who after seeing for the first time, Ryder instantly knows is going to be trouble for him. What Declan and Taite can't quite understand is Ryder's adamant refusal to help them. It's obvious to Declan that Ryder is hiding something...but what? What they don't know is that Ryder does have secrets of his own -- for he is a werewolf, too. But when the werewolf appears at Ryder's home, it's apparent that Ryder can no longer keep his secret private. Because now it seems that Ryder has more at stake than just his secret -- he now must protect what his instincts tell him is his mate.

Daring the Moon was an enjoyable, if not a bit predictable, werewolf read. I found it rather obvious as to whom both Taite's stalker and werewolf were from very early on. Ryder is also a bit of a throwback to the old werewolf stories where they bemoaned their fate at being cursed as a werewolf and saw themselves as somewhat evil and untrustworthy. Of course, a lot of that attitude bears from Ryder's upbringing by his father who was convinced that he was evil. The fight scenes in the book were fairly quick and the overall plot wasn't too deep and focused mainly on Ryder and Taite's burgeoning attraction to each other. The author makes reference to Taite's abusive and traumatic childhood, but we're still left without really knowing her or exactly what happened to her to cause her to behave the way she does in certain situations.

Daring the Moon appears to be the first of a new series or at least leaves us knowing that there will be a sequel. Overall, this was a fast and fairly uncomplicated read with a few fairly hot love scenes that are par with most paranormal romances that are out now. I'm hoping that book two will have a little more substance and that Ms. Quinn revisits Taite, if to fill the reader in on what exactly happened in her past. If you're looking for a quick werewolf read to help pass the time, this book should do the trick.

Reviewed by Mippy Carlson
Posted April 18, 2009


Sexy. Primal. Irresistibly male. Sherrill Quinn’s breathtaking new novel introduces heroes who are definitely in a pack of their own…

It takes a lot to ruffle Taite Gibson, investigator with the Pima County Attorney’s Office. But the enormous, snarling werewolf that’s stalking her through the streets of Tucson? Yeah, that oughta do it. Those terrifying attacks convince Taite to seek out Ryder Merrick, a reclusive British horror writer reputed to know everything about werewolves, including how to kill them. Turns out he also knows how to leave her shaking with desire…

On his remote private island, Ryder can live safely with the beast inside him, unable to harm others or himself. Then Taite arrives, her lush, sweet scent and gorgeous curves tempting him to give in to every wicked hunger. And as a full moon rises, the only way to keep Taite safe from the evil that’s followed her here is to convince her to trust in an attraction that’s deeply dangerous, and wilder than she ever guessed.

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Werewolf, Shapeshifter


Daring The Moon
by Sherrill Quinn

Kensington Publishing (Brava)
December 1, 2008
Available: December 30, 2008
ISBN #0758231873
EAN #9780758231871
320 pages
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Sherrill Quinn

Taming the Moon
Belong To The Night
Fallen Angel
Wicked Omen
Zodiac Water
Jewel of Apthgar
To the Victor Go the Spoils
Demon of Her Dreams

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