Do you ever read a book and say to yourself, "wow, I love this book", like you couldn't wait to find out what happened next?
When I was asked to read Tales of the Red Moon Clan by author Cherie De Sues I jumped at the chance. I can't get enough of those sexy shifters, and after reading the blurb I was more than enticed. I thought the statement "oh, I just love this book" quite a bit while reading it! It contained a ton of action, and the story was written so well, that it captured me from the moment I started.
In the first few pages our story is set: Assistant D.A. Sara Hughes is on a suicide mission without knowing it. She's too worked up thinking about what has to be done to realize she is writing her own death warrant. She heads to a seedy bar, hoping to question the owner, Daniels, about a man who works for him in regards to the murder of a young woman. Little does she realize (as sharp, intelligent and downright fearless she is in a courtroom), that she's way out of her element. Daniels and her suspect, Codger, have the upper hand. Overhearing Daniels confess to not one, but two murders, is going to all but seal the deal on her death. That is, if Daniels and Codger get their way!
In comes our hero: Neol is out to catch his bounty (Codger) and bring him in. Instead, he catches sight and scent of the stunningly beautiful D.A. He's been watching her for some time in the courtroom as she works to put his bounties behind bars. Usually he sits in the back, admiring her from afar, knowing that he can't touch her. He'd be a goner.
Neol holds many secrets in regard to his Red Moon Clan. Two years ago he had to give up his life as a cop, a job he LOVED, when his Grandfather called him to take his rightful place among his people and become a medicine man. He would become a shifter, become one with nature, and in turn would be able to control the Earth's elements. A powerful job with a huge responsibility that left him feeling honored to take, yet hesitant to fulfill.
Everything changes when one night he hears Sara screaming for her life, desperate to get away from Daniels' men, who plan to rape then kill her. His inner cougar calls out and he knows he has to rescue her.
What follows is a story of growing trust between Sara and Neol as he helps her run for her life. They bond instantly. Sara is a clever girl and knows that although this handsome rugged man just saved her, about a dozen times, there is something about him deep down that he holds back.
Neol, skilled and fearless, still drifts through life as he continues to take the highest paying and most dangerous bounties. His success hinges on using his skills as a Navajo Medicine Man to help track his prey. But this time, things are different, the reclusive man can't hold back.
Someone is after his True Mate and he will do anything, even kill, to save her.
The adventure keeps going and the romance heats up the pages, making for a delicious and explosive ride! Cherie De Sues masterfully created two lovable and in-depth characters. She perfectly illustrates who they are and how they feel while dealing with their own insecurities and inner struggles. And she does it all while still balancing their budding relationship. The plot is entertaining and left me on the edge. Right when you think you can take a breather, De Sues sucks you back into the action for another dramatic roller-coaster ride. It will leave you wind-blown and gasping for air!
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Neol Pallaton walks alone through the bowels of society as a bounty hunter, until he shifts into a cougar to save Assistant D.A. Sara Hughes from certain death. A relentless killer keeps them moving by day through the Oregon forest—and by night under the full moon, passion rules their hearts.
The rugged forest is no place for a beautiful and feisty city woman, but Neol’s determined to help Sara piece together why she's being hunted. Sara thought bounty hunters were brutal loners who stretched the law she’s sworn to uphold. But Neol proves that no one can hunt, track and protect her like a Navajo medicine man from the Red Moon Clan.
Neol is willing to anger the spirits to protect his one true mate. Sara will have to bend the law to keep Neol and her alive—and together forever.