Title: Frost Moon
Series: Moon Series #3
Author: Megan Slayer
Length: Short (50 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press (December 12th, 2014)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5Hearts
Blurb: Jagger doesn’t want much for the holidays—just an angel for Christmas.
Christmas is the time to heal wounds and come together, especially if you’re an angel. Michael’s job for the last few hundred years has been to clean up the messes created by the humans and the demons. Although he loves his job, he wants more this Christmas than to watch everyone else be merry and bright. He loves the holiday and wants to share the day with someone special…especially once he sees Jagger. The sexy, but sad looking man has confessed he hates Christmas. Can a Christmas angel really sway the Scrooge and help him find more than just the beauty in Christmas?
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=MSSNOBAL
Review: This is the third book in the Moon Series. It can be read as a standalone but you will feel the confusion I did when I read book 2 without realising there was even a book 1 because we are once again briefly see the couples of the previous books. I really wanted to love this book in an “OMG I’m gonna reread this” sort of way. However, while I didn’t hate it and I was by no means bored with, I was disappointed because I didn’t like it more.
Frost Moon basically ties books 1 and 2 together. Book 1 was about Halloween, book 2 was Thanksgiving and here in book 3 we have Christmas. Each book is about a person who hates the holiday for one reason or another. The one thing I like about this series is that all three are very different in terms of plot, though they both rely on the same trouble making demon. From a guess just reading this one, I won’t be surprised if the demon, Gage does get his own story and I would very happily read it. Unlike the previous books, particularly book 2, we pretty much already know what’s going on – if you haven’t read the series one of the main characters from book 2, who is also boss to Jagger, tells Jagger straight out.
But onto the story of Frost Moon. I’ve been trying to figure out what has me disappointed and I think I pin pointed it: there is almost too much reading between the lines. The detail is there but the way it is written, some of the things you have to jump to the conclusion. The other thing is the romance between the main character, Michael and Jagger, is just too much insta-love. Another thing I pin pointed is that I think that the plot is rushed as well and that perhaps this could have been served better as a longer novel.
However, I have to admit that I love Jagger, he is perfectly quirky, I mean, what grown man goes to visit Santa? He is sweet and his loneliness is heartbreaking. Michael on the other hand, is strong and everything you expect an angel to be. But once he’s with Jagger he begins to change and I just wonder if once again the short length of this story has cut short Michael’s character development. I think maybe I just want to know more about Michael, like any good angel, he’s enigmatic.
Regardless what I think, this is a good read, though I think as a reader of the series in fact made me question more. The plot line is certainly unique. I was also nice to encounter the previous couples once more, Paul and Tony/Tristan, and, Reed and Matt.
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