Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 2: Lure of the Wolf

She can’t remember her past. He wishes he could forget his.

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Nina only has the vaguest memories of who she is or why two men tried to kill her one terrifying night. All she knows is how quickly she’s falling in love with her rescuer — a man with secrets of his own. With her, he’s kind, gentle, and fun — but there’s a ferocious, animal side to Boone and the group of Special Forces vets he shares an exclusive seaside estate with. Can Boone help her uncover the past before the killers catch up with her? Or will an unexpected twist of fate steal her only chance at true love?

If fate were to come knocking on the door of Boone Hawthorne’s beach bungalow, he’d shove it right back into the sea — especially if it started whispering any nonsense about destined mates. But one night, a woman washes up on his private stretch of beach. Before the wolf shifter knows it, he’s breaking every personal rule for her and making promises he’s not sure he can keep. Investigating Nina’s past means crossing paths with a powerful archenemy, cutthroat criminals, and a ruthlessly selfish ex-lover who will stop at nothing to get Boone back in her bed. Can he solve the mystery of Nina’s identity while protecting her — without risking his own heart?


R Hartweg
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great story by Anna Lowe - this one is suspenseful!
Reviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020
I'm currently reading the Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart series and am 3 books in. I love that, in what is a first for me, the human part of the soul and the shifter part actually communicate with each other. Not in paragraphs or anything but an observation here (usually quite funny), a fussing at there. I enjoy it a lot.

While the outline for the stories seem to be based rather similarly, and therefore it is quite predictable, she does separate the backgrounds of the men and women and their struggles, so that's where the originality comes in. In this story the suspense was well done and kept me turning pages. I became invested in Boone and Nina.

This is a fun series and I enjoy the different shifter types. Can't wait to see what's next.

Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Nina finds her Wolf
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2017 Verified Purchase
Lure of the Wolf was dramatic suspense from the start. Nina is at Boone's feet and his mercy. As the story progresses, Nina needs to recall who she is and what happened. Boone has to keep his heart from being played again. Boone's buddies have two rules and having Nina at the estate violates both of them. While Silas is away, Hunter and Cruz help both of them. But then things spiral out of control and the mayhem could be the end for all of them. The book kept everything moving just like the pieces of Nina's memory. The ending was very worthy of Boone & Nina.

As a side note, it was really cute to have the little icons before each chapter to represent who the chapter's viewpoint was going to be from. There was also a total teaser for setting up Hunter's story. While the second in the Aloha Shifters series, it can be read as a stand-alone without missing out from anything in the first.
RetiredHsMom
5.0 out of 5 stars This sequel makes me really want to visit Hawaii!
Reviewed in the United States on June 15, 2017 Verified Purchase
Overall: 5 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 5 stars

I am a fan of Ms. Lowe’s stories and have read/listened to several of her books. I love how she weaves the story elements together and makes it easy to picture the characters, locations and emotions. In fact, she did such a fantastic job of describing the location that I am wishing I could visit Maui this summer instead of sometime in the distant future.

The narrator, Ms. Osbourne, did well with the various characters voices and emotions. This is the 4th or 5th story I’ve listened to her narrate and I have truly come to enjoy her narration style.

While the story does start off with the age-old trope of amnesia, I didn’t find it as annoying as I generally do. I think it was executed well and was easy to believe. The other elements of the story were well done too. I loved mystery of who was trying to harm Nina and why.

I loved how Boone and Nina clicked with one another. Granted it was insta-lust & insta-love, but that’s a typical shifter trope, but like the amnesia it was well executed. The characters actually considered why the loved one another.

The supporting cast was great as well. I am definitely looking forward to reading/listening to Hunter and Dawn’s story. I love those two characters! Books 1 and 2 of this series have set their story up well. It’s going to be interesting since they characters are not strangers, but have been dancing around their attraction for quite some time. Oh, and I’m looking forward to Cruz’s story in book 4. I like the growly tiger.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of the audible version of the book.
Terry
5.0 out of 5 stars Money can't buy you love
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2017 Verified Purchase
This book started out the gate with spunk. Nina was thrown overboard and left for dead. She didn't know how she made it to shore or where she was. She passes out. The next minute she looks up and was enthralled by this handsome stranger whose at first glance eyes glowed indigo. What luck did Boone had to have his mate wash up on his piece of paradise. Only problem she doesn't remember much. She has a case of amnesia. But Boone will protect her. Keep her safe. Of course Silas wants of none of this. Drop her off to the police. But Boone has other plans. They take a drive just the two of them on his Harley Davidson motorcycle to see if they can jar her memory. She come across a spot and things come to her but she still doesn't understand why. They come upon a ritzy fa- tooty resort. There people recognize her. They are escorted to her penthouse suite. The room is ransacked. She gets her stuff. And they precede downstairs once Boone calls for backup . Once Cruz and Hunter arrive they whisked Nina away. Downstairs Boone is accosted by his nemesis Kramer who's a mercenary and ex-lover Tamara. The guys rush Nina away while Boone stayed back. Then that's when the fun began....menagerie being offered, kidnappings, shifters being found out, new jewels awakening, mate's being found out about(more than one set)...you really need to get the book. Waiting for book 3 Hunters book. Oh yeah she was left 50 million dollars.

Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 1: Lure of the Dragon

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Good dragons? Bad dragons? Twenty-four hours ago, private chef Tessa Byrne didn’t know about the terrifying world of shifters. Now she knows too much, like the fact that a ruthless dragon lord is determined to claim her — forever. Tessa flees to Maui, where sunny skies, swaying palms, and a handsome stranger conspire to play tricks with her heart. Can she truly trust Kai Llewellyn and his band of battle-hardened shapeshifters to save her from a gruesome fate?

Don’t trust a human, and never, ever fall in love with one.Those are lessons Kai learned the hard way. But Tessa is different. Her emerald eyes mirror the mysterious pendant she wears, and her flaming red hair makes his heart race. Is his inner dragon just greedy for a new kind of treasure, or is Tessa his destined mate?

Laure Eccleston
5.0 out of 5 stars Love and Peril in paradise
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2017Verified Purchase
Tessa is a private chef, she is hired to cook for Damien Morgan, a rich real estate developer. He is so much more than that though, and he attacks Tessa while she is in his kitchen. She is rescued by her next door neighbor, who explains to Tessa that Damien Morgan is a dragon shifter and he is very dangerous, then she sends Tessa to her friends. Tessa arrives at Kia Point Estate in Maui, where she will meet Kai, a dragon shifter, and his friends, all of them shifters. Tessa will learn things about her family and herself that she never knew. She and Kai will have to battle Damien Morgan and his cohorts in order to keep an ancient jewel, and Tessa herself from being captured and used by the evil dragon.

Wow, fascinating, sizzling hot characters, an exciting plot with some suspenseful moments, and a happily ever after make this a must read shifter romance. Fantastic book, I loved it.
Kim
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Tessa and yummy Kai
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2017Verified Purchase
Lure of the Dragon brings Tessa to Kai's doorstep literally. I loved Tessa and her inner strength. As the story progressed you could watch the changes in Tessa as she accepted a legacy that she didn't have the first clue about. And then there's yummy as pie Kai! The man who would beg for her. Kai and his band of brothers know how to deal with the problem that Tessa is having. It felt genuine to have the close knit group accept Tessa easily. Of course, since she's a chef and they say the way to a man's heart is his stomach…

The men are all super heroes getting involved and not letting the danger to close to Tessa. The motley crew is made of different shifters, not just dragons. Yeah! That means as I go through the series I will get all my favorite shifters. The little tidbits of each man, the tiniest inkling of who they are, made them very warm and likeable even Cruz.

I can't wait for Silas' story. There was just enough hinted to intrigue me into wanting more. I know from reading the excerpt that the next book won't be Silas. I'll just have to wait, probably until the last books. This is the first in the Aloha series but is a stand alone book.
midniteink
5.0 out of 5 stars SIZZLING ROMANCE - SUSPENSE - DANGER
Reviewed in the United States on April 18, 2017 Verified Purchase
This romantic adventure sends the reader to the exotic island of Maui where shifters hide in secret. Suspense, action, and danger fill the pages as life threatening incidents occur. The intriguing plot holds your attention until the conclusion and picturesque and powerful scene descriptions charm you. There is, of course, toe-curling sizzling romance and a happy euphoric ending after all the hurdles are defeated.

A fantastic fast-paced story which is skillfully written by a truly gifted author. The full cast of characters is praise-worthy, and the engaging witty dialogue is impressive. Tessa is definitely feisty and a force to be reckoned with; not afraid to stand up to the powerful dragon Kai who slowly bends to accept her independent persona. The romance between Tessa and Kai is certainly convincing and their love for each other shines in this story. I adored all the characters in this story and await the next one in this thrilling new standalone series. If you treasure shifter romance this is definitely a fabulous addition to your library. {I loved this story so much I reviewed an advanced copy.} Without reservations, I recommend this book.

RetiredHsMom
5.0 out of 5 stars "Dragons, bears, wolves... Oh my!"
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017 Verified Purchase
Rated 1-5 stars w/ 5 being the best

Overall: 5 stars
Performance: 4 stars
Story: 5 stars

Love this new series by Ms. Lowe. It has everything I love such as dragon, bear and wolf shifters. Oh yummy!

I really enjoy the fun pace of Ms. Lowe's books. I loved how the story was modeled after Magnum PI a show I totally loved for its quirks. The description of the island, the homes, and the cars was fantastic.

The narrator Kelly Osbourne has grown on me after hearing her narrate several books now. I'm starting to really enjoy her.

The couple in this story are Tess and Kai. I loved them both instantly. I loved how they interacted and how they seemed to just fit as a couple. Kai was so understanding and Tess was a bit of a surprise especially when she got angry at Kai for telling her what to do. Sparks galore.

The secondary characters were pretty awesome as well. I'm looking forward to learning all about Boone in the next book. It was pretty sweet to have a nod towards the Twin Moon Pack in Arizona.

**Disclosure: I received a free copy of the book.**

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Blue Moon Saloon Book 5: Deception

Nothing is more dangerous than forbidden love

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She-wolf Summer Smith is desperate to make up for a past she can’t deny — and the best way to accomplish that is to take on a deadly mission for her new pack. She’ll sacrifice anything to clear her name and protect the people she loves. With the future of shifters across the Southwest resting in her hands, it’s the worst possible time to fall in love — with a bear, no less.

Burly bear shifter Drew Kovacs hasn’t traveled to the Southwest to look for trouble, and he sure isn’t looking for love. But the second he lays eyes on the she-wolf with a mesmerizing smile and haunted eyes, he knows she’s the one. There’s just one problem — Summer is about to plunge head-first into an undercover mission into a den of enemy wolves, and he sure as hell won’t let her go alone. But he can’t show up and blow her undercover mission, either. Unless

Barbara Ewt
5.0 out of 5 stars Romance and Shifters
Reviewed in the United States on January 5, 2017Verified Purchase
This is about Summer a wolf shifter and Drew a bear shifter who should never get involved with each other. Summer wants to makeup for what she did for the rouge pack. She agrees to go on a deadly mission to find out who the new alpha is for her old pack. Drew is the cousin of the Blue Moon Saloon owners and comes to see what they are up to. When he meets Summer he knows she is his mate and wants to go with Summer to protect her. If he goes with her he could blow her cover. Summer is his mate so he finds a reason to go to her old pack after she leaves. You will have to read this book to find out what happens. I am voluntarily reviewing this book that was gifted to me by the author with no obligation
Lovin' Reading
5.0 out of 5 stars Another entertaining story from Blue Moon
Reviewed in the United States on January 21, 2017Verified Purchase
This author has provided another captivating story in the fight against the Blue Bloods. Summer fights to prove her worth while Drew fights his attraction to Summer.
This story grabbed me from the beginning to end. You connect immediately to both of the main characters and even get a peek at your favorites from Twin Moons. A MUST read.

LeMiliere

5.0 out of 5 stars Summer and Drew
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2020
This review is written after listening to the audio version of this book.

is Summer and Drew's story and to get the most from it, I feel that you should definitely have read or listened to the preceding books to understand why Summer felt she had to undertake this dangerous mission.

We met Summer, a wolf shifter, towards the end of Salvation, Anna and Todd's story, she was with the Blue Bloods having been an unwitting helper in their evil scheme to rid the world of any shifters whose blood wasn't pure!

Drew Kovacs, a bear shifter, has travelled to the Southwest answering the call for help from his cousin Sorin, the Alpha of the Blue Moon Clan. On arrival, he meets Summer and is instantly drawn to her, his bear recognizing that she is his fated mate. But before they can get too serious Summer is asked to undertake a dangerous mission. She must go back to the Blue Blood Pack to ascertain if the danger they pose is over with the death of the White Brothers, or if other members of that pack intend to carry on with their murderous rampage.

Drew was against the plan, he couldn't believe his cousin would send his mate into danger to get information. She might be a wolf, but she wasn't a Blue blood, and she didn't believe in their values. But Summer felt that this wonderful second chance she'd been given by the Blue Moon Clan was something she had to earn, so when the chance came to go and spy on her old pack she volunteered to go. She was willing to do anything to protect her mate and her new clan.

What she didn't expect to happen when she returned to her old pack was to attract the interest of the would-be new Alpha Thomas. Could he be trusted, was he there to clean house or to carry on the old ways? She also catches the eye of Mett, the son of the old Alpha who believes their cause is righteous and intends to carry on his father's work.

There is so much more I could tell you but that would involve too many spoilers, so I'm not going to tell you any more. What I will say is that this story did not disappoint. The characters are wonderfully well drawn with incredible palpable chemistry between them, their story has a lot of angst, drama and action but most importantly, as with all of Anna Lowe's stories we have the deep and abiding love between mates. The resolution of this exciting tale brought together again many old friends from the Twin Moon Pack.

The narration of this book is, once again, performed by the incredibly talented Kelsey Osborne who produces another stellar performance she and Anna make an incredible team.

I was given this audiobook as a gift and am voluntarily writing my review
Shayay19
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2017
Another awesome story from Anna Lowe! I've read about 6-8 books from Anna Lowe, and have loved all of them! She does a really good job of creating an interesting story with passion and great characters. Deception can be read as a standalone, but it does feature characters from previous books, so you may want to read them first; plus they are great too, so no hardship there! In Deception, Summer, a wolf shifter, is dealing with some guilt from unintentionally helping out some bad guys, so she's trying to prove herself to the pack she is staying with. Drew, a bear shifter, has ties to the pack Summer is trying to impress, and feels a connection with Summer, but before Summer and Drew can really bond, Summer is tasked with going into a dangerous situation to discover important information. Summer and Drew have some hot times! Drew is beyond adorable, and I love how sweet he is! I love the bear shifter characteristics! They are too cute! Summer and Drew have some sexy times in the wild, which were super steamy! I find all of Anna Lowe's books entertaining, and Deception didn't disappoint! It had some mystery, which added some nice suspense, and there's the continuing storyline of shifter purity, which I enjoy seeing how that story plays out, and there's a bit of action too. Great shifter series!

Blue Moon Saloon Book 4: Salvation

One hero, assumed dead. One woman who refuses to give up. One destiny.

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Anna Boone won’t give up the search for her cousin, Sarah, who everyone assumes dead. And she refuses to give up on the wounded bear found next to the ashes of her cousin’s house. There’s something deep in his eyes and in his soul she just can’t resist. Something special. Something…human, almost. When her search for the truth leads her to the Blue Moon Saloon, Anna finds more than she ever bargained for — and unwittingly leads a deadly foe to those she loves most.


Charleann Davis
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars A Exciting Paranormal Shifter Romance Story with lots of action
Reviewed in the United States on November 2, 2016 Verified Purchase
A fourth book in the blue moon Saloon series. Anna just keeps the series getting better an better. Anna doesn't believe her cousin died in the fire that killed her family.,deep down she believes Sarah is alive an she plans on finding her. As she visits the animal control as she always volunteers she comes across a badly burned an scarred bear. She asks if she can sit with him an they say it's ok but he probably won't make it much longer he's too badly injured. She sits and talks to the bear all through the whole day into the night an stays outside the cage but she reaches through the bars an strokes his fur where he still has some. She tells him to fight to please live an feels like he understands her. Todd stays in his bear form he doesn't shift but after the lady helps him escape he starts walking but doesn't know why he's going the direction he is but he finds his cousins Soren and his mate an a surprise he didn't expect, he almost knocks Anna down she doesn't recognize him as a man an he is too upset to realize she is the woman that talked him into fighting to live. Can Todd an Anna find happiness like their cousins have . This is a touching shifter and the woman they love story with danger threatening the woman an child they love. Can they stop the rogue wolf shifters before they lose the families they love. This book will make you laugh, cry and smile at the end. I love Anna Lowe's books and voluntarily decided to review it so others might enjoy it as much as I did. A Great Paranormal shifter book with bear shifters an wolf shifters. It's a great read couldn't put it down til the very last page.

Thelma
5.0 out of 5 stars I love these series of hot sexy shifter love stories
Reviewed in the United States on October 9, 2016 Verified Purchase
Anna Lowe writes a great series of hot sexy shifter love stories. Anna is hunting for her cousin Sarah who's home was burned down by the group called the Blue Bloods. Anna does find a wounded bear that was found next to Sarah's house. She spends time talking to the wounded bear (Todd) & tells him not to give up. Anna helps the wounded bear escape. Everyone thinks Sarah is dead but Anna just knows in her heart that Sarah is alive. Anna finds Sarah at the Blue Moon saloon just after (Todd) arrives & he was just told that he is the father of Sarah's four month old baby. These books are a great sexy love stories about finding your true mate, you family, your friends, a new home & new start. I can't wait to read Summer & Drew's stories when it is released.

K Cram
5.0 out of 5 stars Love of a Mate Heals
Reviewed in the United States on April 24, 2017 Verified Purchase
Loved Todd and Anna's story. Todd was presumed dead when he saved Sarah from a fire that killed her parents. In helping Sarah get away Todd was attacked by the Blue Bloods and everyone assumed he had died. Todd wished he had died, but something/someone pulled at him and kept his battered and damaged body going. Anna never truly believed that her cousin Sarah was dead and when she heard that someone else had survived the horrible attacks that killed Sarah's family and the two other families that were attacked she headed to Arizona to see for herself. She found her cousin happy and alive, but she also found Todd, with the bluest eyes, and seemed oddly familiar. This is an emotional story that grips you from the beginning and never lets you go.....and yes it rips at your heart strings and has you reaching for a tissue.

DRFMAC
5.0 out of 5 stars The most engaged I have been with a story in a very very long time.
Reviewed in the United States on November 28, 2019
I love all of Anna Lowe's books, and I've happily followed the Twin Moon Ranch and Blue Moon Saloon saga. This one, though, really grabbed my heart. I've never EVER rooted so hard for a couple as I did for Todd and Anna, especially with what Todd has been through.

In fact, I'd love a follow-up (short?) story about how they and their family are doing in their new situation.
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Interstellar Brides® Program The Beasts Book 2: Maid for the Beast

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An Atlan Warlord in Mating Fever with two choices: Be the latest bachelor beast on an Earth reality television show to find his perfect mate or face certain death in an Atlan prison. Braun’s not sure which is worse… until a female enters his hotel suite with towels and cleaning supplies.

She isn’t part of the television show.

She isn’t available.

She isn’t interested in mating with an alien.

She isn’t his.

Try telling that to his beast, because one look at the maid and Braun knows he will do anything… anything, to claim her.


Florida Book Addict
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Series Ever
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2021 Verified Purchase
Grace Goodwin’s books are always on my must buy list. I always know that I am going to get no sleep on the day her books are released!
Maid for the Beast is yet another amazing standalone story in the Interstellar Brides series. With laugh out loud situations, appreciation for our veterans, insta-love, and off the charts passion, this story will have you unable to put it down until the happy ending. The addition of a few pets, including a kitty and an alligator named Howard, as well as visits from other Interstellar Brides and their mates, this book left me smiling with happiness.

La Blue
4.0 out of 5 stars Ahhhhhh...
Reviewed in the United States on January 13, 2021 Verified Purchase
That sweet sigh of relief from reading a book of my favorite things! An Atlan, a woman named Angela (one of my favorite names), a secret baby, the colony. All rolled into a universe that I wish was real. Yeah I am quite content right now. I absolutely love this sub series dedicated to Atlans from the colony! I honestly only want to read these two spin-off series only anymore. GG has definitely garnered my loyalty and dollars for these two line of books for forever!! Lol. Enjoy.

Marcie's On The Books
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm In Love With An Alien!
Reviewed in the United States on January 25, 2021 Verified Purchase
O.M.G! This book was phenomenal! I haven't read a sci-fi fiction romance book in years. But I am telling you....Mrs. Grace Goodwin is now added to one of my top favorite authors in this genre. Mrs. Goodwin has a way of making you feel these characters emotions and more some!

Braun the Atlan Warlord is an Alien. He is on earth to participate in a reality tv show to find his mate. When he sees Angela who is a maid where he is staying at, she brings out his beast. Braun the Atlan and his beast is in agreement that Angela is theirs. I love hearing how the beast repeatedly says "MINE"

We watch Braun and Angela get to know each other, and the steamy scenes are to die for! Braun is so sweet, cute and caring. Love how he treats Angela and her family, when he meets them for the first time. Braun is definitely a book boyfriend of mines. This book will have you wishing that an alien would come down and sweep you off of your feet. This book is worth your reading time and is rated 5 stars by me. Now readers friends...go and read this book now!

Franny Stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars My favorite so far and I loved the other books just as much.
Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2021 Verified Purchase
Braun the Atlan Warlord and Angela's book. This is book number two in Interstellar brides program: the beasts. I love Braun, we've seen in another book. It's Braun's turn to be the Bachelor beast show but production gets delayed and the other constants along with him are staying at this hotel. This hotel is were Angela works as a maid. It was funny how they first meet. (Sorry no spoiler's here). You do not need to read any of the other books first. However, he is seen in another book but as a side character.

It's hard for me to pick who was my favorite character because this book is full of characters that I loved (and some I hated). Angela's best friend, Casey was awesome. Everybody needs a best friend like Casey. Then we see Angela's grandfather, who is a war vet and he is just great too. One of my favorite things is the fact he "adopts" a wild alligator and names him Howard. I know if Angela's grandfather was able to (or if they would have let him) bring Howard for a visit with him to the Colony, he would have. There would have been shenanigans to follow if an alligator running around another planet. Oscar, Angela's cat is equally as great.
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Blue Moon Saloon Book 3: Redemption

True love is about forgiveness, not pride.

Bear shifter Soren Voss lives and breathes for the new clan he leads as alpha. It’s all he has left after the rogue ambush that murdered the woman he loved — the woman he swears he’ll always love, even if it’s only in his dreams. But the day his dream comes true is also the start of a nightmare, because his destined mate may no longer be his and his alone. Is it fate’s way of torturing him or his last chance at redemption?

Sarah Boone narrowly escaped the inferno that claimed her family and her home. For months now, she’s been on the run with a secret that will soon be impossible to hide. But the clock is ticking, and she needs a place to settle down soon. She never expected to find the love of her life running a funky little place called the Blue Moon Saloon. He’s darker and more dangerous than ever, but somehow more vulnerable, too. Does she have it in her to be the woman her world-weary warrior needs most of all?

Judy C. Lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars FABULOUS ADDITION TO THE SERIES!!!
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2019Verified Purchase
Title: Redemption
Series: Blue Moon Saloon
Author: Anna Lowe
Designation: Book 3 of Series, Long Novella/Short Novel (Approx 160 pages), *Can Be Read As A Standalone (See Notation), Paranormal Romance, No Cliffhanger, HEA
Reading Platform: eBook & Audiobook Editions
My Rating: FIVE DIVINELY ENTERTAINING STARS*****
*The author does an exceptional job of giving the reader ample backstory in each release, and Redemption could certainly be read as a standalone, but please be aware there is an underlying interconnected conflict running throughout the series. For a richer reading experience and to avoid possible spoilers, this reviewer recommends reading the books sequentially. This is such an awesome series, so I'm sure it's one decision you'll never regret

LeMiliere

5.0 out of 5 stars Sarah and Soren - Happiness At Last
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2019Verified Purchase
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This book, the third in the series brings completion to Soren's story. Sorin and his brother Simon both moved to The Blue Moon Saloon after their whole clan/family were murdered, burned alive, by The Bluebloods a group of fanatical killers determined to stop shifters mating outside their own species. But Sorin didn't only lose his family he lost Sarah, the human, who was his Destined Mate.

Many months later Sorin gets his second chance at love and happiness when Sarah gets off the bus just outside the Blue Moon, she's thin, she's frightened, she has scars after trying to save her parents from the fire which killed them. Sorin is both shocked and elated to see her alive but then he notices something which could change everything - Sarah is pregnant and there is no way the baby could be his!

JodyL

5.0 out of 5 stars Enticing and tintalizing
Reviewed in the United States on August 3, 2018Verified Purchase
Soren thinks that his mate and love of his life died in a fire set by their enemies. He now owns a bar with two other bear shifters in the town by Twin Moon Ranch.
Sarah survived the fire by a twist of fate. She believes that Soren died and takes comfort with his cousin. One night things go to far when she gets drink and imagined that it is Soren she is with. The enemy finds her and she goes on the run.
Now she is in Arizona, eight months pregnant and realizes that Soren is still alive. Can these two get their second chance? Or are there too many things between them. What happens when the enemy catches up to her?
This is an intriguing way to continue this series. There is plenty to entice and tantilate in this story
Barbara @ Barbara Book Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars Sizzling Story
Reviewed in the United States on July 7, 2016Verified Purchase
The story between Sara and Soren was so good and the characters were made for each other. I liked the fact that Soren new Sarah was his mate but kept fighting it because she was pregnant with someone else's baby. Sarah did not know she was pregnant by a shifter and that moon lust was real. Sara is a sassy but scared woman because a group of men are out to finish what they started when they burned her family home.

Anna Lowe did such a great job with this story and the characters. I look forward to reading more from this author.
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Blue Moon Saloon Book 2: Temptation

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. This book is a complete standalone story that ends with a strong hook to the main character in the next book of the series.

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She-wolf Janna Macks knows trouble when she sees it, especially when it comes in the form of an irresistibly broody cowboy like Cole Harper. Her fledgling pack is already in the cross hairs of a ruthless group of rogues, and falling head over heels in lust with a human will only endanger her loved ones more. The problem is, her wolf knows her destined mate when she sees him — and Cole is it.

Rodeo pro Cole Harper has never felt this off-kilter before. One minute, he’s lusting after Janna, the spunky waitress he can’t get off his mind, and the next, he’s growling at a dark inner voice demanding all kinds of crazy things — like howling at the moon and claiming Janna as his own. There’s only one thing stronger than the overwhelming need for Janna, and that’s the fear that without her, he’ll succumb to the strange inner beast wrestling for control of his haunted soul


Colleen

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, like always
Reviewed in the United States on August 10, 2016 Verified Purchase
I've read pretty much all of Miss Lowe's "Twin Moon Ranch" books, and I always love them. When I saw that she had a spin-off series, I eagerly snapped up a copy of the first book, and it was just as good. "Temptation" is the second book in the series, and as always, LOVED it. (And I can't wait for the next one now, too.)

It's hard to review this book without accidental spoilers... the bad guys from the first book are back - the tension waiting for the to make a move or not is really good. Janna is a sweet, smart, optimistic woman you can't help but like, and Cole is such a sweetheart. I loved his POV. Lots to love about this couple.

I always highly recommend Miss Lowe's shifter books, especially the ones that are in any way linked to Twin Moons. She always has interesting, sympathetic heroes/heroines, and really, really BAD villains. Always good suspense, pacing, and plots

VaWineLover

5.0 out of 5 stars A little twist on the wolf/human love story
Reviewed in the United States on October 10, 2016 Verified Purchase
I loved this second installment of the Blue Moon Saloon series.

Cole is a human cowboy that was scratched by a wolf during a bar fight. He does not understand why there seems to be a voice inside his head that is urging him to claim Janna as his "mate". Janna is a waitress at the local bar and is a wolf shifter. She has always liked Cole, but lately her wolf keeps calling him her mate. That seems strange since she didn't feel the whole "fated mate" vibe when she first started seeing him. What changed?

This is a little different spin from a lot of wolf-human stories where the woman is usually the human half of the story. We learn a little about Cole's past and what brought him to live in seclusion and work a menial job at a stable. The purist wolves will also make another appearance and bring the whole Cole/Janna thing to a climax. Can't wait for Soren's story. Hope I already own it

Kindle Customer

5.0 out of 5 stars Cole and Sarah's Story are both like moths to a fire...cant resist
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2016 Verified Purchase
Cole never knew what hit him. And Janna was blindsided because she could not notice Cole was her destined mate. She figured it was just a simple crush or motorbike it lust. One scratch and the changes started to happen. For Cole he knew he had secrets and a past but he wasn't ready for the truth. He was hearing voices and assumed he was going crazy but the need to protect Janna his mate was like a craving. Janna knew humans were really "off limits" She could not help how she felt about Cole. But one thing for sure she's a smart cookie and realized that after that fight Cole started acting different. She had to do everything in her power to help her mate make it through the change. Not too many humans survived being turn you had to be strong and hot dog Cole fit the bill. I doo loved this story that I literally could not stop reading until the end. And what an ending...let's just say I cannot wait for Soren's story come out. We get a glimpse of it at the end of Janna and Cole's escaped. Show Stopper. I loved their story and believe you will just as enthralled as I was. I was given an ARC copy for my honest opinion. But I love Anna so much, that I even purchased the book. So what are you waiting for?



Helena MacDonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Jessica and her sister are in hiding from shifter purists that destroyed their home and killed everyone they loved. With the hel
Reviewed in Canada on June 5, 2016Verified Purchase
Received the book for an honest review. I was really was excited to read Jessica and Simon's story after getting a taste in the prequel Perfection. Jessica and her sister are in hiding from shifter purists that destroyed their home and killed everyone they loved. With the help of the people of Twin Moon Ranch alpha's sister, Tina, they land themselves jobs at the local bar this is run by two bear shifter brothers. No one was more surprised then Jess when she found out that one of the brothers was her ex-lover and destined mate, Simon, who broke her heart and turns his back on their love. Boy was Jess wrong and when she finds out why he did what he did she falls more in love with him. Can Jess and Simon find the happiness they deserve when there is a group out there who will never allow mixed shifter relationships?? There is action, sorrow, love and a happy ending. Great beginning to a new series.
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Blue Moon Saloon Book 1: Damnation

He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure hasn’t forgiven him.

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Jessica Macks is a she-wolf on the run from a band of murderous rogues. When she finds a job at a shifter bar, it seems like a safe haven from her hunted life on the road. But the minute she walks through the swinging doors of the Blue Moon Saloon and comes face-to-face with the man she once loved, she’s tempted to march right back out. No way, no how is she risking her heart to that infuriating alpha bear again.

Simon Voss thought he lost everything in an ambush months before: his home, his family, his past. His new job at the Blue Moon Saloon is a desperately needed fresh start on life. Then along comes Jessica, the irresistible she-wolf his clan forced him to reject years before. When Simon is obliged to hire Jessica and work side by side with the one woman to ever make his bear go wild, he’s half in heaven, half in hell. He hasn’t forgotten her, and she sure as hell hasn’t forgiven him. Is this just another path to heartbreak or his last chance to claim his destined mate?


MaryLou Hoffman
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED IT!
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2018 Verified Purchase
DAMNATION is the first book in the Blue Moon series. While each is meant to stand alone, I believe it will be better to read them all and in the order of release. This is a spin-off of the Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch series. I have not read any of those books and had no trouble with following the characters (but I’m mighty curious now!).

Grabbed me by the heart and held on straight until the end. I loved every minute of listening to this story of destiny and love that was meant to be claimed and celebrated.

While in some stories it is annoying to hear inner dialogue, in this one it made the wolf and bear additional characters and they are terrific! They are so simple, single-minded, and in love with each other. Now if they could just get their humans to quit being so proud.

This is the first book I have read from Anna Lowe. I want more!

Krystinna Collett
5.0 out of 5 stars Great shifter book!
Reviewed in the United States on October 18, 2019Verified Purchase
This is one of the best shifter books I have read. What happens when a wolf and a bear try to mate? All he** breaks loose. It starts when these two ask permission from their class to be married. The clans approve a marriage, but it is not to each other. What results is heartache; that breaks up the two, and brings death and destruction among the clans by a rouge clan. Running for their life's, the she-wolf and her sister find themselves in Arizona. They find a new friend and allies who offer them work and room and board. There is one catch.... They will be working for and sharing quarters with two shifter brothers. When the time comes for them to meet, it's her mate. Find out what happens by picking up this book, you won't regret it!

lala
5.0 out of 5 stars Damnation, glad I read this!
Reviewed in the United States on August 24, 2017Verified Purchase
This seems like a really good series. The author is not one I am familiar with but, one I am now interested in. The characters Simon, Soren, Jessica, Janna and Cole are all interesting. Simon a bear shifter and Jessica a wolf shifter met a long time ago and each recognized their destined mates in each other. However, their respective clans and packs forbade them from mating. However, they changed their minds and decided Soren and and Jessica should mate, each being the first born of their respective families. Simon tries to get the respective families to change their minds but they refuse. During all of this Jessica is unaware they intend to mate her to Soren, Simon's older brother. When Simon gives her the cold shoulder out of necessity she becomes angry . Soren also has a mate unknown to his clan. She is human, also not accepted by his clan. When rogue shifters destroy his clan and her pack in a sadistic plan to keep shifter blood pure they learn they failed to kill Jessica and Janna. Simon and Soren were away at the time and were also spared. They meet up again at the Blue Moon Saloon. Read the story to find out what happens next. It's a tale worth reading!
Lyn & Nino
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read!!!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2016Verified Purchase
What an amazing story! I am a huge fan of shifter stories and of Anna Lowe's books. The way this book is written is so warm and real, I think that is one of the things that I loved so much about this book. The storyline was incredible, there are so many twists and turns in it, making it a compelling page tuner that is filled with action, adventure, pain and love. The characters were so well thought out and descriptive, each character having their own strengths and all of them having inner demons that they try to deal with on their own. Throughout the book they realise they can trust others.
This is a definite must read!!!!!
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The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch 6: Desert Roots

Daredevil she-wolf gets a taste of her own medicine with a bad boy who won’t play by the rules.

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Daredevil Carly Hawthorne, youngest of the Hawthorne wolf shifter clan, doesn’t believe in true love. At least, that’s what she thinks until bad boy Luke Brandstetter comes along, refusing to play by the rules.

Luke is a man with more wrongs than rights in his past, and his scarred shifter soul yearns to turn over a new leaf. Somehow, he has to prove himself worthy – not just to Carly, but to her powerful pack of wolves. Can he protect his stubborn beauty from encroaching evil and earn a fresh start in life, or is love just another cruel trick of fate?


Dreamer
5.0 out of 5 stars Action, twists, and true love
Reviewed in the United States on April 12, 2020
A bad boy with a past trying to turn over a new leaf but hitting obstacles at ever turn. With everyone one riding his back and his mate fighting against the pull of love...this man stands tall. Overcoming pride, building his new life in spite of expectations. But is it enough or will her walk away alone once again? A great read you will not want to put down
Teddy bear
5.0 out of 5 stars Abundance!
Reviewed in the United States on October 25, 2019 Verified Purchase
Oh I wish I could have reviewed each book as I went along.. But I just couldn't. Once I started reading this series and I had the whole set i couldn't stop it was that good. Anna Lowe has done such an awesome job on this series.

Melvena Asa
5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Roots
Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2019 Verified Purchase
Exciting and full of surprises. From the very first page until the very last page it will keep you on your toes. Definitely a great book.

Sandy Davidson Scheer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
Reviewed in the United States on March 29, 2019
Liked every well written book in this great series. This one was a good ending with excitement and drama along with a love story where everything seems to go wrong.
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The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch 5: Desert Rose

An unexpected hero comes home — but can he stay?

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Axel Waldermann’s days in paradise are numbered, and he knows it. The last thing this reluctant hero needs is temptation in the form of a curvy she-wolf. One step too close, one kiss too many, and he’ll shatter the fragile alliance between his shifter clan and the powerful wolves of Twin Moon pack. But with destiny whispering in his ears and desire pumping through his veins, how can he resist?

Every local girl has her sights set on Axel, the most eligible bachelor in town. So what chance does an unassuming girl like Beth Carter have? When a deadly enemy lures Axel into the fight of his life, Beth will have to test her limits and believe not just in love, but in herself. Can this desert rose become a heroine and win her destined mate?

mcmcmurray
5.0 out of 5 stars Favorite
Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2020
This one is my favorite of the series so far one more book and its done sad but I have really enjoyed it there was Times when reading this I would get chills I really enjoyed and hope others do too you have became one of my favourite authors

VaWineLover
5.0 out of 5 stars An unusual kind of shifter
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2020
I read this book as part of a box set. Desert Rose is about a wild boar shifter named Axel Waldermann who is at the Twin Moon Ranch recovering from injuries he got while assisting the wolves fighting a hellhound. He is sure they pack would not like his interest in the pretty little librarian, Beth Carter, but he can't seem to stay away from her. He is worried that his father will show on the ranch demanding that he leave and return to the nomad life he lived before, running and fighting over territory with all and sundry. He craves the peace of Twin Moon Ranch and the love of a shy wolf shifter, but will he ever get to ask her to be his mate?

Cmorris
5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Rose
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2019 Verified Purchase
I loved this story! After reading the one before I had to splurge and buy this one. I've gotten nothing done today but 2 of your fabulous stories! Lol! I loved the storyline of the quiet librarian meets the new guy, who just happens to be the new hero in town. During his recovery she soothed him and he fell in love. I love how they work through their individual shyness. Awesome read. Anna Lowe you never fail to impress me!
michelle pitman
5.0 out of 5 stars Desert Rose
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 3, 2019 Verified Purchase
This is the first book by Anna Lowe I've read, but OMG I thoroughly enjoyed it when I started reading it I naively thought 'oh it's another shifter book' well it is but so much more besides. I like the way the 'wolves' come to the aid of the 'Javelina' even though neither species get on historically. I think perhaps the best bit was the way a 'lowly' librarian finally showed her true grit and fought for her man. I would most definitely recommend this book to other people.
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