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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Book Review: Summer Moon (Celtic Wolves #2) by Jan DeLima

Summer Moon (Celtic Wolves #2)
by Jan DeLima

Paperback, 304 pages
September 30th 2014 by Ace
She won’t be ruled again……

Rosa Alban has been obedient her entire life. But when her alpha husband dies, she seizes the opportunity to flee the oppressive Guardians—the rulers of the secret shapeshifter world. Her flight instantly brands her as a pack traitor, and she has no choice but to seek protection from a neighboring tribe by marrying one of their sons.

Known as the Beast of Merin, Luc Black loyally plays the part of unwanted son and devoted brother. He realizes marrying Rosa will strengthen his tribe’s territory, but he has no intention of loving ever again. Still, he’s unprepared for the intense physical need the wild she-wolf awakens in him.

When the Guardians hone in on Rosa, Luc must fight to protect his new bride. And as war descends, the unlikely allies discover their destinies are irrevocably entwined.

You are welcome to read the first chapter of Summer Moon on Jan’s website.

Summer Moon appears to begin not long after book one Celtic Moon concludes. In this installment we follow Rosa Alban the recent widow of an evil megalomaniac Guardian who has made her life and those of the holding one of misery and pain with little care, brutal treatment, and no thoughts but for his own twisted desires and greed. Following the death of her husband, Rosa is not without power or influence of her own having the love and respect of those in her charge and now claiming ownership of the holdings. As a female shifter the Guardians are all trying to claim her to increase their power base and bring her to heel for their own dastardly desires.

Rosa is a kind and caring woman who wants to protect those in her charge and secretly seeks out aid and an alliance from the neighboring renegade shifters. Luc is a powerful shifter who has long been widowed and is bound by vows to his dead wife. He is also the brother of the head of the tribe from whom Rosa seeks the alliance and he steps up to the call for aid to forge the new alliance.

The story continues with twisty turns and face-offs while sparks of desire turn to raging flames between Rosa and Luc, but this is not a simple tale and there are many pitfalls before there can be a resolution to the unfolding story.

I enjoyed the tale very much and though I did not read book one, and there are obvious points of world building and character introduction that are missed, I did not feel lost by beginning with Summer Moon. The writing was very entertaining and kept me turning page after page to see how this would all resolve. The characters are interesting and I enjoyed getting to know them. I would recommend this book to those who enjoy plenty of action, conspiracies, as well as seeing some baddies get back some of what they dished out and a taste of something new in a world of shifters with a bit of smexy and romance. I am looking forward to reading future installments in this series and hope to read book one, Celtic Moon, as well to catch up on some of the world building and characters we have a peripheral glimpse of in this installment. I received this book via NetGalley.

4 Sheep


About the Author:
Jan lives in Maine with her husband of twenty years and their two teenage sons. Unlike many authors, Jan didn't pen stories at an early age but has always been a dedicated reader. She loves stories and storytelling. It wasn't until after her children entered school that she began writing. Raised in a military family, she lived in different countries such as Thailand and Germany, but home base has always been Maine. She brought a mixture of all her experiences to her first published novel, blending castles and Celtic lore with the wild nature of her home.


  1. I read book one and really enjoyed it. I can't wait to get this one. Great review.

    1. Yes I definitely want to go back and read book one, great characters and world. :)