Reviewed by Morgan
Title: Blue Moon Rising
Author: Bailey Bradford
Series: Coyote’s Call #3
Heroes: Roman Jonas/Abraham Evans
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 168 Pages
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Release Date: February 9, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Love can conquer all, if he’ll only believe…
Roman Jonas has spent years recovering from a violent assault when he was just a teenager. He’s worked hard, and finally found his place in the world. Now, if he could only get his coyote to agree. As a medicine man for his pack, he isn’t able to shift. It’s frustrating to say the least, but not as frustrating—or confusing—as the feelings he has for former Ranger Abraham Evans.
Abraham lost the ability to do his job effectively when he was shot. His right arm and hand are close to useless, and he’s had a hell of a time not dying over the past month. Sometimes it seemed like it’d be so much easier to just give up, but a certain hazel-eyed man had captured his heart, and it wouldn’t stop beating.
When Abraham is released from the hospital, he moves to Del Rey to be closer to Roman, and because he has no one else in his life who truly cares about him.
Slowly, he and Roman begin a tentative friendship that turns into something more enduring than they’d ever dreamed of, but enemies from the past threaten everything and everyone Roman and Abraham love.
Review: This is part of a series and must be read in order.
We met Roman earlier – he’d been abused by the evil Mountain Lion Shifters and is now healing with Miller’s pack and becoming their medicine man/shaman.
Abraham is the Texas Ranger that helped defeat most of the Mountain Lions (he’s unaware of their shifter-ness) but was nearly fatally wounded in the attack. We start the story with him deciding (in an out of body form) to live and be there for Roman – to whom he’s very attracted.
Neither Roman nor Abe think there’s a chance of anything between them, but they’re both unnaturally attracted to the other and determined to see the other safe. As they both heal, they draw closer to the other. Eventually, Roman is brave enough to explore their relationship, and from there, it’s a fast drop into permanence.
Meanwhile, the remaining Mountain Lions are back causing trouble and the pack must rally to seek them out and destroy them once and for all.
I at once loved this book for all it’s mysticism and the depth of love shared between Abe and Roman but also got frustrated because there was SO MUCH SEX! I’m not one to complain about hot sex, but this was too much. Not only did it happen with a lot of frequency but each interaction took pages and pages, and frankly, I got to the point where I had to skim it – even though it was really hot and well-written.
I loved seeing Gideon and Miller again – they play a big role in this story and the pack’s story itself is evolving and growing nicely.
This is by far my favorite Bailey Bradford series, and I’m so glad to see more books coming along in it.
I highly recommend it to fans of the series, but you need to start at the beginning to really understand and appreciate this book.
(PS there’s a twist in here that I adored concerning Abe!)
Overall Impression: I loved it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*