Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Moonlight by Rachel Hawthorne

I see him and know what this turmoil inside of me means: He's the one. My forever.

Kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can't understand why she's so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she's inherited a terrifying—and thrilling—gene that will change her life forever.

Lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm's way.

As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.

I think I read this, the Dark Guardian trilogy, faster than any other series this year. I read this Monday night, read book two on Tuesday morning and book three Tuesday afternoon. All of them were fun little feel-good reads. There was a little bit of conflict, and a whole lot of lovey-dovey.

Kayla's friend Lindsey talks her into becoming a wilderness guide the summer of her 17th birthday. Little did she know, everything was going to change that summer. Kayla's parents were killed twelve years earlier in the very forest she's now working in. As she struggles to remember what really happened that night, she finds that the woods that had been the scene of all her nightmares are becoming more like home. Kayla is also finding herself drawn to Lucas, the leader of the wilderness guides, even though he's hardly said a word to her. As they journey into the wilderness with their group of college students and a professor, events unfold that endanger the lives of all the guides.

This was a fun little chick-lit book. There were a few swear words here and there, in all three books, but it wasn't overly distracting. I wouldn't recommend these to anyone under sixteen-- there is some making out, and teenagers sleeping together (JUST sleeping--but I wouldn't want kids to get any ideas). If you have a teen that you want to recommend these to, maybe read them for yourself first and be the judge of the appropriateness for the teen.

Happy Reading!

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