Sunday, April 22, 2012
Cold Moon (Moon #3) by MJ O'Shea
Charlie Fitzgerald is sick of being the kid who nobody takes seriously. His older brother Colin is off in New York City fighting bad vampires and other trouble causers and Charlie wants in on the action. He thinks it’s impossible until he overhears something that seems to be his perfect opportunity. The Lycan council is looking for a human emissary--someone to take a message of peace to a volatile werewolf who lives in the dark forests of Romania. Charlie decides that emissary will be him.
Xan, or X’andrien as he’s known to his people, is furious. His best friend, who also happens to be one of the Fitzgeralds his family has vowed to protect, has gone missing. When they find out where Charlie has gone, Xan has to chase him all the way to Europe and eventually save his stubborn butt in the middle of the night in the freezing cold Romanian forest. He never realized how much his best friend and charge meant to him until he was nearly killed.
Together, they end up stuck in the middle of a political mess that includes the lycans, the werewolves, and some very nosy vampires. If the two of them manage to make it out alive, they may realize that stuck together or not, years of friendship for one stubborn hunter and an equally bullheaded dryad protector can turn into a love neither of them is willing to live without
This is book #3 of the Moon series, it started a little slow for me goes a small way back to before the second book starts then quickly catches up. My biggest pet peeve of this one was the chemistry between Xan & Charlie felt a little forced for me, I mean the guys had been best friends since they were toddlers and all of a sudden once Charlie's eighteen he starts developing feelings for Xan when just weeks before he wanted some space from him. And Xan never showed any interest and was supposedly straight before HUH?
Although the mystery/action part of the story was really well written and I loved getting to the whole reason for the series, besides I got to see Noah & Zack again, though PC & Miles' story was still my favorite. It was all really well pulled together by the end. I just didn't feel the chemistry between the two MC's the same way I did with the two previous books. I am recommending because it is a good story and I did enjoy it.