Title: Harvest Moon
Series: Moon, 02
Author: Megan Slayer
Length: Short (47 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (November 20th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: All Matt Green wants for Thanksgiving is to propose to his boyfriend in the most epic way he knows-in front of their families. There’s only one catch. His boyfriend, Reed Jordan, doesn’t do family gatherings. To be honest, Reed isn’t wild about Thanksgiving, but he won’t say why.
Matt’s willing to do anything in order to get Reed to talk, but will it make the holiday perfect or ruin all of Matt’s plans? The Harvest Moon just might be the right omen to make everything all right
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/Bookstore.php?bookid=MSHARVMN
Review: This is book two in a series, a couple of others here at the blog and I discovered it was actually not that easy to find out that it was a sequel to the Halloween story, Blue Moon (reviewed on MMGoodBookReviews by Thommie). It isn’t essential to read Blue Moon before Harvest Moon, I had no problem following it was just the appearance of two characters bugged me (I’ll get back to that). Reading the first book did clarify things, but I feel it was nice having the sense of mystery of not actually knowing what happened in the first book while reading Matt and Reed’s story.
That being said, when I found myself being introduced to two characters, Paul and Tony, as if I am meant to know what was going on. These characters are pivotal to the story, they are key to explaining the sub plot and here is also where the paranormal element comes in. Even after reading, I found myself trying to find out where these elusive characters came from.
The main plot of the book is sweet and is nicely complimented by the sub plot. This story is basically a celebration of family and love. It’s sweet and both MCs are wonderful. Matt is an exceedingly understanding and compassionate person, and it’s pretty clear from the get go that he is exactly what Reed needs. Reed has trouble when it comes to trusting new people, even some people that he knows. He needs Matt, but as Matt makes perfectly clear, he needs Reed and that is what Matt intends to prove to Reed at Thanksgiving.
Really enjoyable, you can read Blue Moon first, but I preferred my accidental reading out of order. Whether read in order or not, there is an element of spoiling between books. But as you can see from my writing, I really enjoyed reading about Matt and Reed but hated the fact that Paul and Tony just left me hanging after they revealed their bombshell and toddled off.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review through http://mmgoodbookreviews.wordpress.com *