Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Release Day Review ~ Under a Blue Moon (Camp H.O.W.L.: Book Two) By Bru Baker

Release Day Review ~ Under a Blue Moon (Camp H.O.W.L.: Book Two) By Bru Baker

Title: Under a Blue Moon
Series: Camp H.O.W.L.: Book Two
Author: Bru Baker
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Category: Paranormal:Werewolf, Dreamspun Beyond
Pages: 219


Once in a blue moon, opposites find they’re a perfect match.

Nick Perry is tired of helping people with their marriages, so when a spot opens up to work with teens at Camp H.O.W.L., he jumps at it. He doesn’t expect to fall in lust with the dreamy new camp doctor, Drew Welch. But Drew is human, and Nick has seen secrets ruin too many relationships to think that a human/werewolf romance can go anywhere.

Happy-go-lucky Drew may not sprout claws, but he’s been part of the Were community all his life. He has no trouble fitting in at the camp—except for Nick’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing attraction between them, and his ridiculous stance on dating humans. Fate intervenes when one of Drew's private practice patients threatens his life. Will the close call help Nick to see a connection like theirs isn’t something to let go of?

4.5 Stars!

I love Shifter stories, when they’re good they always make me giddy. Under A Blue Moon definitely put a smile on my face and I truly enjoyed it.

What I Loved: Drew. I adored Drew. He might have been human but he was far from ignorant about Shifters. He actually knew more about them than most of them knew about themselves. Being raised in a pack from the age of 3 had pretty much made him a Were (even if he didn’t have the correct biology).

I loved his sense of humor and his confidence. He made me laugh more than once and his interactions with everyone were great. He was tough, brave, intelligent and had a great big heart. He was also very loyal and that was exactly what Nick needed because Drew gave as good as he got and balanced him out. They had excellent chemistry.

I also loved the Epilogue and getting a chance to see Drew interact with his family and the pack. It was obvious that he came from good people and it made me hope for the chance to see more of them. I especially hope to see more of Jackson, Jordan and possibly Troy?

What I Liked: I liked the story overall and how these two men who seemed so different at first glance really were perfect for one another. I liked that they had to work a little for the relationship but the friendship they built was done very satisfyingly and you could tell they’d be great together. I also liked the fact that there was plenty of room for many different potential stories in the series.

What I Didn’t Like: I’d say my only complaint really was the fact that Nick's arguments for not wanting to be in a relationship with Drew seemed pretty stupid. It was plain as day that his argument about Drew not understanding his werewolf side was baloney because Drew had grown up in a werewolf family and pack. He was well equipped to be in a relationship with a Shifter.

The other thing and this is just my own personal preference, but it seemed as if the connection between Nick and Drew was a lot stronger than they talked about. It felt like they were mates and just hadn’t figured it out but that wasn’t really touched on. I’m not sure if that’s just not part of the verse or not but it just felt important to me.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story and definitely recommend it. I’m anxious to see what’s next for the Camp HOWL series.

***Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by Dreamspinner Press for my reading pleasure in hopes of an unbiased opinion, a review was not a requirement.***

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