Tuesday, June 12, 2012

April's review of 'Full Moon Rising' by Keri Arthur

Full Moon Rising (Riley Jensen Guardian #1) by Keri Arthur
Publication Date: December 26, 2006
Publisher: Dell
Number of Pages: 372
Format: Paperback
Buy: Amazon | Barnes and Noble
Description:  In this exciting debut, author Keri Arthur explodes onto the supernatural scene with a sexy, sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense set in a world where legends walk and the shady paths of the underworld are far more sinister than anyone envisioned.

A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races–and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker–until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn’t be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming.…

Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she’s going to find her brother….Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful–and delectably naked–vamp who raises her temperature like never before.

In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior–by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind–and just how much it needs her.

 I had a hard time deciding if I really liked the book or not. I immediately loved Riley. A heroine who wears 8 inch heels and kickass? Absolutely love it. I loved the plot, and the close relationship Riley and her twin, Rhoan have. Before I get into what I didn't like about the book, I have to say I love smut. I live for smut. But I feel like this book was just a little too much. At times I felt like I was reading a really bad porn. Like I just mention I loved the close relationship between the twins, but them talking about their sex lives like they do...a little too creepy for me. I couldn't imagine having conversations like that with my brother. 

We can't have a story without a sexy love interest now can we? Enter Quinn. When we first meet him, he's sitting at Riley's front door waiting for Rhoan, NAKED. I'm surprised that Riley had the strength not to pounce on him then. Not to mention Riley have two constant partners already, Talon and Misha whom are completely opposites of each other. From the moment I met Talon I knew he was a douche. And I was right. Something always seemed off about him. Misha on the other hand, I really liked him at first. But as time went on I started to get suspicious of him. He proved the suspicions right, but not necessary the bad guy here. 

Even though the book was a little too sex crazed for me (which is saying alot), I will read at least the next book. I haven't completely ruled this series out yet. 

Rating: 3/5

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