Jessica Macks is a she-wolf on the run from a band of murderous rogues. When she finds a job at a shifter bar, it seems like a safe haven from her hunted life on the road. But the minute she walks through the swinging doors of the Blue Moon Saloon and comes face-to-face with the man she once loved, she's tempted to march right back out. No way, no how is she risking her heart to that infuriating alpha bear again.
Simon Voss thought he had lost everything in an ambush months before: his home, his family, his past. His new job at the Blue Moon Saloon is a desperately needed fresh start. Then along comes Jessica, the irresistible she-wolf his clan forced him to reject years before. When Simon is obliged to hire Jessica and work side by side with the one woman to ever make his bear go wild, he's half in heaven, half in hell. He hasn't forgotten her, and she sure as hell hasn't forgiven him. Is this just another path to heartbreak or his last chance to claim his destined mate?
Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. Each book is a complete standalone story - no cliffhangers!
A paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect audiobook for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance!
©2016 Anna Lowe (P)2016 Anna Lowe
Another out of the park hit by Ms Lowe. Love this authors stories!!! Her character are such fun to get to know. They are witty, strong, funny, brave and off the charts sexy. I highly recommend this and all her books.
The narrator does a good job of bring life into the characters with her voice.
- - Gifted copy by author - -
I am voluntarily reviewing an ARC copy of the audiobook the author graciously sent to me.
After the decimation of her pack by a band of rogues, wolf shifters Jessica Macks and her sister feel blessed to find jobs and a home at the shifter bar, Blue Moon Saloon. Ready to stop running, Jessica is looking forward to a little peace in her life, so when she sees bear shifter Simon Voss, the only man she ever loved, standing behind the bar, her first instinct is to turn around and run. But Jess and her sister have been running for too long.
Simon Voss and his brother returned home to find their entire world lost too the night Jessica's pack was attacked. After hunting down all the rogues involved in the ambush they could find, Simon and his brother were left with nothing but survivors' guilt and the need to start over. When Simon sees Jess walk into the bar, he is thrilled by the knowledge that his one true mate is alive, but devastated by the sinking feeling that she will never forgive him for the months leading up to the attack. Will Simon be able to convince Jess that even though what he did was wrong, he was trying to act in her best interest? Will she ever forgive him and allow him to claim her, or are they destined to forever live and work side-by-side in their current state of heartbreak?
This story has lots of drama, action and romance.The concept of romance between a bear shifter and a wolf shifter is an interesting take on shifter romance with promise for lots of interesting plot complications. The chemistry between Simon and Jessica is hot, hot, hot! Yet the characters are not uni-dimensional--they are sensitive and real, and the depth of pain they carry is palpable. In Simon's case in particular, the amount of misplaced guilt he carries as a result of being away when his pack was attacked is tragic. In addition to Simon and Jessica's romance, Damnation's plot features action that makes the story exciting and allows us to see the main characters' bravery and heroism. The narrator's crisp, feminine voice is particularly well-suited to the passages told from Jessica's point of view, but was adequate for the entire story. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in the Blue Moon Saloon Series, and while this installment felt like a complete story with a definitive ending, the plot showed promise for interesting future stories featuring some of the other characters. Anyone who enjoys shifter romance with lots of action and strong female leads will enjoy this first book of the Blue Moon Saloon Series.
As my first audiobook, I had no idea what to expect. I will be honest in saying, I thought that the voices of the guys would be narrated by a guy. At first it was very strange to listen to a female 'trying' to sound like a guy. Once I was past that, the rest was smooth sailing. The story was enjoyable and the characters were fun to get to know. Each kind of quirky in their own way. It's great for fans of shifter romances!
Second chances at happily ever after. With a past better left in the past, Jessica Macks finds herself faced with a past she rather forget, Simon Voss. A wolf and a bear will never work out.
I voluntarily reviewed Damnation as a gifted copy from the author.
Loved this audio! The stories are excellent and the characters are relatable and you really want to know what happens next. Steamy in some parts, sweet in others. Plenty of action and a good dose of sass and humor. If you love shifter romances don't miss this one!
Recreation Therapist by day, avid reader by night. Mother of 2, and lover of the outdoors; fishing , hunting , nature walks and snowmobiling
Audible Version: I enjoyed this second chance romance story with a bear and a wolf shifter who fall in love and then are separated by circumstance. A good solid storyline, with likeable characters.
The narration seemed almost flat to me, but acceptable.
IJess cannot believe her eyes when she walks into the bar where she is going to be a waitress and sees Simon. Of all the gin joints. She had loved Simon she is was a teenager, and he had left her high and dry. How the he** was she supposed to work for him and his brother Soren without wanting to kill him? Since he was a bear shifter and she was just a wolf shifter, that whole killing thing was not going to happen.
Simon cannot believe Jess is here. He thought she had been killed when her pack and his clan were wiped out by purist wolves. He knew she now hated him, but she didn't know why he had shunned her in the past. It was all a pack/clan thing that had not gone the way they had hoped. The two alphas had agreed that a mating should take place, but his brother Soren had been the intended make in the agreement. He hadn't been able to bring himself to tell Jess that all those years ago.
So, what a mess. How will these two manage to live and work in the same place with all the past hurt and lies? Can Simon get Jess to forgive him? Can Jess's wolf convince her that the past is the past and Simon is still her mate if she will give it a chance? And what about the purist wolves that killed the rest of their pack, are they still looking for the two that escaped?
You will fall in love with the brothers, and the sisters. Just buy the whole series .
This is my first audible book but will not be my last. I enjoy the flexibility of being able to listen whilst doing other things.
The Narration was quite good but I find it difficult to have one voice doing many characters.
A great new series coming up.
I read the prequel PERFECTION before this book and it was so sweet. You do not need to have read it but it makes what happens in this book so much sadder.
Jessie has done nothing wrong but been left by her unmated mate. She has suffered 3 years of hurt and then things get worse. Her pack is wiped out by purist rogues that only her and her sister Janna escaped from.
Jess believes she could have done more to help her pack and her guilt at not fighting enough, on top of not being wanted by her mate and living on the run has taken her from being a feisty she wolf to a shadow of herself.
Simon thought he was doing the right thing in hurting Jessie and turning her away and making her hate him. What a ninny.
Why do males not understand that talking can solve so much. IF Simon had told Jessie what was going on, IF he had not hurt her so bad, they may have been able to be together and their respective pack and clans may have been able to help and protect each other from the rogues. Big IF I know.
All in all a very enjoyable read with a good storyline that is leading to a series of books for some of the other lovely characters we meet in this book.
Really want Soren to have his HEA.
I love to read about Shapeshifters of all kinds but am partial to Bears and Wolves. I love series that connect .
loved this story, looking forward to next audio book. i got lost in the story and got through my gym workout without realizing how hard I worked. Loved the bear and his wolf and the hardships they went through to get back together.
The premise had promise but the author was too forthcoming with all the inner thoughts of the main characters. Knowing all the characters motives upfront ruined any mystery and kept me from pining for the characters to come together. (Think about one of your favorite romance books. Instead of wondering what the character is thinking or what motivates him or her, what if you knew every thought upfront? It robs you of being an active participant as the story as it unfolds. You have now become a passive listener with no emotional connection....boring)
I considered not finishing this book several times throughout the story but made it to the end just in case I missed something really amazing. I missed nothing. :(
I enjoyed the story. The author held my interest all the way to end and I'm curious to read the other two books in the trilogy. Maybe the author will include stories about the wolves. The narrator was surprisingly good. Can't find to many people that can narrate.
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