Author: Stephanie Julian
Series: Lucani Lovers Bk 4
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Book four in the Lucani Lovers series.
Evie Simmons has major issues. She’s got magical powers she can’t control, she’s living in a house that isn’t hers, and her best friend is a seventeen-year-old werewolf. It’d be hilarious if it weren’t just so damn depressing. Add in the sexy shifter she can’t keep out of her mind and his hot-as-hell friend and it’s a recipe for disaster.
Dr. Dane Dimitriou knows Evie has had a hard time adjusting to her new life as part of the Etruscan magical community—almost as difficult as his denial of his feelings for her have been. And he’s got the perfect cure—his best friend, Ryan Maguire. Easygoing Ryan is the complete opposite of stick-up-his-ass Dane. He can act as a buffer. Dane can get close, but not too close. Yeah, good luck with that.
Together, these sexy men may be just what the doctor ordered for Evie. And the doctor himself may discover the cure for what ails him has been right in front of him all along.
MOONLIGHT TEMPTATION has been on my calendar from the moment I read book three in this Lucani series by Ms Stephanie Julian – EDGE OF MOONLIGHT. This book takes place almost directly after the capture of Grace, (you have to read the book to know who Grace is) – she is a mother trying to save her son, but ultimately a woman with too many secrets, the book also picks up on Evie Simmons life after being rescued from Grace.
Evie is the newest member of the Etruscan magical community and doing the best she can in the unfamiliar Lucani setting as well as battling bouts of confidence issues, with only Cat as her nearest and dearest friend she does her training in near isolation and has too much time to think about life, her mistakes and recently her developing attraction for Dane – the Lucani doctor who wants nothing to do with her.
When Ryan, a new arrival to the settlement plainly tells her “he is there to seduce her” she takes it in good spirit – but the bottle has been open and she is now caught in the middle of two men. Namely Ryan, who makes no bones about his attraction for her and Dane who takes one stop forward and two steps back every time it feels like she is getting too close..
MOONLIGHT TEMPTATION has alot going on in it, and this is the first book in the series where I would say this is not entirely the main protags story. There’s a lot of catching up being done on where some of the previous protags are as well as some of the dangers that has befallen the Lucani’s recently is slowly coming together.
The main trio are Evie, Dane and Ryan – they do have a wonderful connection and the air virtually pulses when all three get together. I did love the smexy scenes and the fact that some real world concerns are on their mind despite the fact that they live in this isolated and insulated magical little setting.
There is not enough depth given to either of the men, but I am hoping this will resolve itself in future book as the relationship had a “for now” feel to it as all three have issues, some more concerning than others to deal with before any sort of plans can be set into place for them to be together.
Cat – one of the character that I fell in love with from book one made an appearance and even got her own little plotline going – and despite the book ending on a sort of cliff hanger I am really looking forward to the adventure that is certain to be in store for her.
There is definately a feel that we are getting closer to the mystery surrounding the events that has been happening to the Lucani’s recently. New and darker players makes an appearance and this gives an edge to MOONLIGHT TEMPTATION – as much as I love these scenes I thought too much of this was left for the last minute and so not much to really sink my teeth into before the book ended …
Bottom line – a good fourth book….
Bring on book five…..
A word of advice – this book is BEST read as a part of the LUCANI LOVERS series of books….