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Monday, December 2, 2019

ARC Review- Dark: A Dark Paranormal Romance (Blood Moon, Texas Shifters #1) By Kat Kinney

Hayden Crowe fronts an all-girls band down in Austin, Texas. Between tending bar so her sister can stay in school and dealing with the fallout after their addict father skipped town, she hasn’t exactly had time to join the social media freak out over the recent outing of vampires and werewolves.
Her world comes crashing down the night she’s attacked in an alley after a gig and bitten by a feral werewolf. Unable to return home for fear of hurting her sister, and with a message scrawled across her arm warning HOSPITALS NOT SAFE, Hayden is left with just one option…
Ethan Caldwell doesn’t do relationships. Adopted son of the pack Alpha, he lives a solitary life as a barista and artist. Things three years ago with Hayden Crowe… went too far. By pack law, she couldn’t be told what he was. Ending it was for her own protection.
But when Hayden shows up on his doorstep, newly changed and in danger, Ethan defies his father’s orders to stay away. Someone in the paranormal community is hunting her, and hell if he’s going to fail her again.
Dark is part of the Blood Moon, Texas Shifters series. Sizzling hot romance. Guaranteed HEA. No cliffhangers.

I love a good paranormal romance novel. A have entire shelves dedicated to them. And this...this was a good paranormal romance novel.

The author writes about werewolves in a way that you KNOW she's done research into the subject and is passionate about it.

The writing is good and shows she has quite the imagination, the imagery in this novel really brought the story and characters to life. I did find a few metaphors overused and cliched, but honestly? Isn't that the way with most romance novels?

At the start I did have a hard time connecting with the characters, but once I got into the meat of the story that changed.

There are only so many boundaries you can push with a werewolf story, in the end many of them are very similar. So for a genre that's been done to death, I did find this a unique take. The promised HEA is enjoyable and made me feel warm and fuzzy.

End take? This was a very entertaining quick read and I may go back for more in this series.