The Killing Moon by V.J. Chambers

Rating: 3 stars

Series: Cole & Dana #1

Cole kidnapped Dana. He tried to kill her. He hurt her, but they also had a deep attraction to each other. Eventually she got away and turned him in to the Sullivan Foundation, which is the werewolf police. Dana and her partner Avery are trackers for the foundation. Some weres started killing people, and the circumstances were suspicious. She needed Cole to help her solve the current case.

Since it was necessary for her to visit Cole to get information, she was attempting to fight off her attraction to him. It was understandable that her feelings for him were conflicted, but it was a bit repetitive to read about at times. She was in denial about her true feelings. It was obvious what they were, but she could not come to terms with them. Although it was a dark romance between Dana and Cole, it was appealing. Some sex scenes did border on being non-consensual. The only disappointing aspect of the romance was the love triangle that was thrust into the story. It wasn’t necessary since Dana and Cole’s relationship was complicated anyway.

It was well written. Many books from indie authors lack the cohesiveness this story had. The characters were well developed too. They each felt like unique individuals. I always think it’s a good sign when a bad character can be made to be appealing. There were a few typos, but it wasn’t anything major. It didn’t detract from my enjoyment of the story. I am undecided about whether or not I will finish out the trilogy. I want to because I like Cole and Dana, but I don’t want to read about love triangle drama.

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