Paperback, 335 pages
Published July 26th 2011
by Pocket Star
My Rating: ❀❀❀❀❀
Genre: Paranormal Romance
They swore they’d be together forever. Detective Charlotte Caissie is suddenly sharing drawer space and making media news with her shape-shifter lover Max Savoie. Knowing the reformed mobster is determined to be accepted by her peers, how can she ask him to return to his criminal roots to help her solve a complex case?
But those they trust the most . . . Going undercover to find the vicious serial killer who kidnapped a colleague’s daughter, Cee Cee is caught between the partner whose integrity she relies on and her fiercely possessive lover. In calling on Max to use his preternatural talents to aide a hated enemy, she crosses a line that strains their relationship to its limits.
Will do anything to tear them apart. With his secret spreading beyond those he can trust, Max is forced to make dangerous alliances to protect his family and his clan. The only certainty he has is his love for his human mate, until the loyalties that define them threaten to divide them forever.
My hat goes off to Nancy Gideon. The fourth book of the Moonlight series was just as wonderful as I expected to be. Max and Cee Cee have proven in that past that they are dedicated to one another, and each has had been broken open throughout the series and learned to trust in their love, and in each other. But they are once again put to the test in this novel.
Cee Cee's latest case puts her at odds with Max because it requires her working undercover. And Max and Cee Cee have just hit a bump in the road when Cee Cee reveals things she wasn't really supposed to, which leaves her wondering if Max is starting to doubt in her, and whether or not a cop and a Shifter with past mob connections can really have a future together. Especially now that Max is known to be something "other" by many members of the police force. Max and Cee Cee have been tested before, but this time it's a little different. Max knows there's danger coming from the north. He knows that the most important in his life is Cee Cee--but he has a family to protect in Oscar, and maybe even in Tina, and a clan that sees him as their king. As I was reading, I kept asking myself, what's in store for these two? Is their love and future always going to be challenging?
But I will say this: I never once doubted that they'd find a way back to trust. That they'd figure out how to overcome the danger of Max being exposed by Cee Cee's colleagues, and that their love would prevail. Because Max and Cee Cee are just that deeply in love with one another. They might butt heads, and they might ask too much sometimes of the other, but they can always resolve the doubts and roadblocks that stand between them. In this book, Max proves he can give his mate space, and Cee Cee faces some ugly ghosts from her past.
I'm really excited for the fifth book. Cee Cee learns something that has really piqued my curiosity, and I can't wait to see where Ms. Gideon takes that story line. That's the great thing about this series--you get a growing story arch that is just so much fun to read. And, each and every time, it's purely delicious.