Ttile: Under the Moon
SubTitle: Goddess Rising, book 1
Author: Natalie J. Damschroder
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Pub Date: December 06, 2011
Category: ADULT: fantasy Romance
‘Under the Moon’ is a terrific story, tight and well written, about a goddess, her assistant (and ex lover), her sexy protector and their efforts to stop a man who is on his way to steal Quinn’s power.
In the world of ‘Under the Moon’, goddesses live amongst us, using their power to help people, but when an unknown goddess gives some of her power to a man, he becomes addicted to it and becomes a leech, one who preys on goddesses and drains their power. The first two goddesses he leeches are Quinn’s friends and when Quinn tries to find out what’s going on, the society of goddesses shuts her out of the loop with a vague reference to family ties being too strong.
Quinn has two gorgeous men who care about her. First is Sam, her business assistant who wants a relationship with her that she can’t give. They’ve had sex for years because it replenishes Quinn’s power, but Quinn has broken it off, denying her need for sex so he can find the kind of relationship he wants with someone else. It takes most of the book for Sam to come to terms with that, but along the way, he never stops being a wonderful friend.
Then there’s Nick, a protector assigned to her by the Goddess Protectorate. He’s only around when her power is at its weakest – it relies on the phases of the moon – and he refuses to have the intimate relationship with her that she wants, because it would compromise his role as her protector. The sexual tension between them is as thick as butter and the relationship between the two men is delightful.
The story takes the threesome to various places, into several close escapes from death, revelations about Quinn’s family and inevitably to a deadly battle with the leech. During this time it becomes apparent that Nick’s feelings for Quinn are more what she wants than he’s willing to let on. The story builds to a sizzling climax (literally) and a very satisfying conclusion. I loved this book, give it 5 stars and recommend it for all lovers of urban fantasy and romance.
From the Blurb
Keeping themselves safe while working to find the enemy proves harder each day. But not as hard as denying their hearts…
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