Thursday, June 17, 2010

Review and Blog Tour: Masked By Moonlight by Nancy Gideon


Title: Masked by Moonlight
Author: Nancy Gideon
Release Date: 5/25/2010
Publisher: Pocket
Number of Pages: 375
Reading Level: Adult



3 out of 5 Stars









Description from Goodreads:


IN THIS STUNNING FIRST BOOK FROM NANCY GIDEON’S SIZZLING NEW SERIES, A TENACIOUS COP AND HER SHAPE-SHIFTING ENEMY SACRIFICE EVERYTHING FOR FORBIDDEN DESIRE.


ALL SHE WANTS IS REVENGE.

New Orleans homicide detective Charlotte Caissie is dedicated to bringing down the crime boss responsible for her father’s murder. Using Jimmy Legere’s mysterious and irresistible right-hand man is a dangerous gamble, and not only due to his reputation as more monster than man. Because her feelings for Max Savoie are . . . complicated.

THEN HE RISKS HIS LIFE TO SAVE HERS.

Rescued from the swamps as a child, Max exists silently in Legere’s shadow, heeding only his voice—until Charlotte Caissie awakens his emotions and tests his loyalties. Stepping outside his cautious rules threatens more than just his heart. He could expose his darkest secret.

NOW THEY’RE BOTH IN OVER THEIR HEADS.

Testing boundaries they weren’t meant to cross means facing the truth about who and what they are—and what they need from each other. If Max is the murderer she seeks, Charlotte could be his next victim. She can’t afford to trust any man. Good thing Max isn’t one.

My thoughts:

Masked By Moonlight is the first book in a new series.  It’s the story of a romance that can’t be. Cee Cee is a detective working in New Orleans, and Max is the lackey of a known criminal. Cee Cee has spent much of her time attempting to put Max’s boss in jail because she believes he is connected to the death of her father.  Cee Cee and Max share an intense connection, and the sparks between them fly. Obviously a relationship between a detective, and a criminal isn’t something that should happen. Cee Cee’s obsession with bringing down Max’s boss who also happens to be his father figure complicates things with this love connection even more.


I have mixed feelings about this book.  I did enjoy reading it, but had difficulty connecting with Cee Cee.  She was always so angry.  I understand that she was wronged in her past, but I wish she would have lightened up just a little. Max I liked a little more than Cee Cee.  He was vulnerable to the point of being almost pathetic at times.  My dislike of the two main characters did lessen as the book progressed, and they evolved as characters. I’m sure some will really enjoy this book.  As of now I’m unsure if I’ll read the next book in the series.  I am curious about what will become of Cee Cee and Max’s turbulent relationship. I’m just not sure if I can handle all the angst that seems to accompany it.  It is a well written book with an excellent premise.  I just wish I would have found the main characters more likable.


Nancy Gideon on the web:

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Want a second opinion? Other stops on this blog tour:

The Bibliophilic Book Blog: http://www.bibliophilicbookblog.com/

Starting Fresh: http://startingfresh-gaby317.blogspot.com/

Eclectic Book Lover: http://www.eclecticbooklover.com



Rex Robot Reviews: http://www.rexrobotreviews.com/ 

What Book Is That?: http://whatbookisthat.blogspot.com 


Patricia’s Vampire Notes: http://patricias-vampire-notes.blogspot.com/



DK’s Everything Books Blog: http://dkay401-challenges.blogspot.com/

Chrissy’s World of Books: http://chrissysworldofbooks.blogspot.com/ 

Revenge of the Book Nerds: http://booknerdextraordinaire.blogspot.com







Michelle & Leslie's Book Picks: http://booksandmakeup.blogspot.com/ 

Books Gardens & Dogs: http://maryinhb.blogspot.com/ 

Jeanne's Ramblings: http://www.jeannesramblings.com

Pam’s Private Reflections: http://hip2bhomeschooling.blogspot.com/ 

My Guilty Pleasures: www.mgpblog.com 

Wendy’s Minding Spot: http://mindingspot.blogspot.com/ 




Stephanie Suesan Smith Blog: http://blog.stephaniesuesansmith.com/ 

A Room Without Books Is Empty: http://detweilermom.blogspot.com/

* My copy was provided by the publisher for free in exchange for my honest review. Thanks Sarah!


4 comments:

  1. Loving your blog and left you a blogger award over at my place
    myneuroticbookaffair.blogspot.com

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  2. Juju, he sure does but he’s a shifter.

    Thanks Shari! Stopping by your blog now :)

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