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Publisher's Summary

His darkest fears...her deepest desires. She-wolf Janna Macks knows trouble when she sees it, especially when it comes in the form of an irresistibly broody cowboy like Cole Harper. Her fledgling pack is already in the cross hairs of a ruthless group of rogues, and falling head over heels in lust with a human will only endanger her loved ones more. The problem is, her wolf knows her destined mate when she sees him - and Cole is it.

Rodeo pro Cole Harper has never felt this off-kilter before. One minute, he’s lusting after Janna, the spunky waitress he can’t get off his mind, and the next, he’s growling at a dark inner voice demanding all kinds of crazy things - like howling at the moon and claiming Janna as his own. There’s only one thing stronger than the overwhelming need for Janna, and that’s the fear that without her, he’ll succumb to the strange inner beast wrestling for control of his haunted soul.

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires.

A paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect listen for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves and shapeshifters, red-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! Each book is a complete stand-alone story - no cliffhangers!

©2016 Anna Lowe (P)2016 Anna Lowe

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Great story

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Another great series by Ms. Lowe. Love spunky Janna and sexy Cole. Great characters, great story, great romance. What more could you ask for.

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The narrator does a good job of bring voice to the characters.

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Can a sexy she-wolf be his salvation?

I am voluntarily providing my honest review after receiving an ARC copy of the audiobook release generously provided by the author.

This novel is a perfect mix of sweet and hot romance. After meeting these characters in previous Blue Moon Saloon installments, I couldn't help but cheer for Janna to find love and contentment. (But while having read the previous stories enhanced my experience of this novel, I think it could still be enjoyed as a stand-alone book.) Without giving away any spoilers, rest assured that outside forces conspire once again to provide tension and action for the plot. This novel also features a sense of the forbidden that adds a delicious sexual energy to the main characters' romance. As always with Anna Lowe's books, plan to set aside some time, because once you get going, you'll get hooked and you won't want to stop! Listening to this book on audiobook format evoked a whole different experience of this novel for me. The slow pacing and sultry timbre of the narrator's voice makes the steamy scenes burn even brighter, and her varied inflections perfectly evoke different auras for the different types of shifters in the novel (bears v. wolves). While I highly recommend the audiobook performance of the novel, fans of shifter romance will enjoy Temptation.

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Loving this series!

Would you listen to Temptation: Reckless Desires again? Why?

Totally. It's a great story and my favorite of the series so far. I loved the interaction between the main characters and their wolves. Plus, there was lots of humor.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I am totally in love with Cole. He was so sweet and lovable. I loved how he dealt with the changes that were happening to him.

I also loved the wolves voices inside Janna and Cole's heads.

Which scene was your favorite?

Hmmm, it's hard to say that without spoiling the story. I loved the scene with the Cole, Janna, and the bull.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Totally...and I did just that last night.

Any additional comments?

I have to say the narrator, Kelsey Osborne, impressed me much more with this book. The male voices were much better this time.


Required FTC Disclosure: I received a free copy of this audiobook.

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Amazing!

Absolutely loved it! Just enough twists and turns to keep you reading but plenty of sweet and comical moments to keep it light hearted. Perfect person to do the reading, spot on for just the right amount of emotion and keeping each character uniquely their own.Can't wait to listen to another one!

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Another Great Listen!!

I just loved this story, the only thing that I would have changed/added would have been the narrator and have had both a male and a female reading it would have been alittle more expressive. But i love Anna Lowes books anyways and being able to listen to the story unfold while working is a nice touch!

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MY NEW FAVORITE!!!

Title: Temptation Series: Blue Moon Saloon Author: Anna Lowe Designation: Book 2 of Series, Long Novella (Approx 140 pages), *Can Be Read As A Standalone (See Notation), Paranormal Romance, No Cliffhanger, HEA Reading Platform: Kindle eBook & Audiobook Editions My Rating: FIVE DIVINELY ENTERTAINING STARS***** *The author does an exceptional job of giving the reader ample backstory, and Temptation could certainly be read as a standalone, but please be aware there is an underlying interconnected conflict running throughout the series. For a richer reading experience and to avoid possible spoilers, this reviewer recommends reading the books sequentially. This is such an awesome series, so I'm sure it's one decision you'll never regret. I adore paranormal romance and no one does it better than Anna Lowe! I'm a huge fan of Lowe's work and own all of her books. She's one of the few authors on my automatic buy list. When Lowe has a new release, I never even bother to read the blurb; I just one-click and dive in. Don't get me wrong; I adore everything Lowe writes, but the Blue Moon Saloon Series has become my new favorite! And I'm not the only one who loves it. Damnation, the first book of the series, was voted Best Shifter Book for 2016 by Reality Bites Magazine. Wow! I first became hooked on Lowe's captivating prose four years ago after reading Desert Moon, the first release in Lowe's The Wolves of Twin Moon Ranch Series but have been a lover of the written word for over 65 years and during that time, I've read an incalculable number of books, written by a diverse collection of talented authors. So when I say Anna Lowe is one of my favorites, that's quite a recommendation in itself. It's a little hard to explain why Lowe's stories resonate so strongly with me, but I'll try. Lowe is what I like to call a triple threat. I know that may sound a little ominous, but it's really not. You see, some writers are stronger in certain aspects of the process than others. They may have a great idea for a book or series but have difficulties developing the story and translating their thoughts to written words. Others may be crackerjack wordsmiths or great with story development but lack creativity and ideas. Lowe can create, develop, and write it, but Lowe's talent doesn't stop there. She's not only a truly gifted storyteller and skilled wordsmith but also one of the most reliable authors in the romance genre today, consistently penning unique and highly imaginative storylines, set in fascinating worlds, populated with unique characters who will capture your imagination as well as your heart. Lowe's books are all well crafted and edited with beautiful covers. And Temptation is no exception! In addition to having my nose stuck in a book for a few hours every day, I also enjoy listening to audiobooks, which is another reason I'm so enamored with Lowe's work. She almost always releases audio versions of new releases and Temptation was available, so I snagged it along with the ebook edition. (OMG, I just love Amazon's whispersync feature which allows me to read or listen across multiple devices, and it syncs all my notes and bookmarks! Very cool! There's nothing better than listening to the characters of a story come to life through the voice of a talented narrator and I love, love, love the artist Lowe uses for her books. Kelsey Osborne does a fabulous job and is one of my all-time favorites. Osborne's reading and narration skills are exceptional, enhanced by her pleasing pitch, soothing dulcet tones, delightful and sometimes amusing voice inflections, rhythmic effortless cadence, and always correct pronunciations. But as usual I digress, especially when I talk about my favorite authors and their books, so let's discuss a few details about the story itself. Temptation is an emotionally gripping, fast-paced, well-crafted second chance paranormal romance filled to the brim with pulse-pounding danger, spine-tingling action, heart-wrenching drama, malevolent enemies, agonizing angst, fiery passion, steamy sex, dreamy romance, and laugh-out-loud humor. The narrative is beautifully written in the third person with clearly discernible his and her perspectives. The dialogue is smart, snappy, well executed and flows effortlessly. But hands down, my favorite component of every Lowe story is her cast of engaging characters. I found them to be intriguing, endearing, well developed, and at times, hilarious. I was immediately smitten with the two protagonists of Temptation, beautiful, bubbly Janna Macks and handsome, stoic Cole Harper. Janna and Cole were introduced in the first book of the series and these two could not have been more different. Janna was a wolf shifter and Cole was human, and never the two shall mix. Shifters weren't allowed to reveal themselves to humans - ever. Being attracted to a human was trouble Hanna didn't need. For months, she and her sister had been on the run from a group of Blueblood purists led by Walter White, the same group of rogues responsible for murdering their entire pack. But with help from the Twin Moon Pack and bear shifters Soren and Simon Boss, the Mack sisters finally found jobs and refuge at the Blue Moon Saloon, which was where Janna met Cole, a swoony former rodeo professional working at a nearby ranch and a man of few words, except for the new voice in his head that's driving him crazy and just won't shut up. Cole was a man with secrets, running from the past, but one thing he didn't want to run from was Janna Macks, the lovely, spunky waitress from the Blue Moon Saloon. The attraction between Janna and Cole appeared to be mutual and was growing stronger by the day, but Janna knew they could never be together. Mating with humans was forbidden and would only draw attention they certainly didn't need. If the purists attack, she didn't want Cole to be caught in the crossfire again. He'd already saved her life once, and it could have cost him everything. But the heart wants what the heart wants.... And we all know, fate won't be denied. Oh my! Janna and Cole may have been complete opposites, but their chemistry was smoking hot! These two unlikely lovers exploded from the pages with a connection that literally sizzled in every scene. And as it turns out, they truly complemented each other perfectly! So buckle up, it's a wild ride! Did I like this book? No, I LOVED it! Would I recommend it? You bet, and I am but only for adult readers since it does include some steamy, dreamy sex scenes. Will I read this author again? Absolutely! Just as soon as she releases her next book. And finally, was I entertained? Completely! I giggled, snorted, sniffled, sobbed, fumed, and raged through the entire book. There were even a couple of scenes where I was swearing like a sailor and sweating bullets but by the end, I was happy, satisfied, and well entertained! Hey, don't judge; I'm a very emotional reader. Lol... Fabulous entertainment and an awesome read! but just a little piece of friendly advice. Don't try to listen to this book while driving. I tried listening to it while driving to an out of town doctor's appointment but kept having to pull over and stop because I became too excited and couldn't concentrate on my driving. There was one scene where Cole and Janna rescued a child from a raging bull. OMG, I thought my heart would stop! I was speeding down the road, screaming like a banshi! And yes, Osborne's narration was that good! lol...

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Excellent book

This audible book series has it all, love, adventure, excitement, romance and best of all second chances. I love listening to books on tape daily while I'm in the car. So much fun. I highly recommend this audible book."

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Loved it!

What did you love best about Temptation: Reckless Desires?

I loved the story and the characters and Cole!!!!

What other book might you compare Temptation: Reckless Desires to and why?

The first book of the series!!!In general this series rocks!I can't wait for book 3 to get into audible!

What does Kelsey Osborne bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Kelsey Osborne was amazing!!!She really made the book come to life and the voices she gave to each character was so perfect and fitting and she really gave life to the book.
Enjoyable to listen to and keeping you on your toes with her voice!!!

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I Laughed so hard with this couple!!!
They are so perfect for each other!!!

Any additional comments?

Its a must read series for me and now that i am hooked i am sooo going for the next books!!!!

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amazing so amazing

If you could sum up Temptation: Reckless Desires in three words, what would they be?

simply truly amazing

What other book might you compare Temptation: Reckless Desires to and why?

i don't compare books.. this was it's own story and is wonderful just as its own

Which scene was your favorite?

all of them.. but i loved when she finally figured out he was going to turn..

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

the whole story had moving spots.. it was wonderful

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Love it!

I had read the ebook of this first. It is a great story. Listening to it lends a whole other aspect to it. I really enjoyed the narration. She was very descriptive. A very enjoyable story.

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Possibly my favourite in series

Book 2 of Blue Moon Saloon by Anna Lowe This book carries on directly after the first, Janna is a waitress at the Blue Moon Saloon and become attached to a alcoholic customer Cole. While there she starts to try and sober him up, she’s worried about him. After the Saloon is attack Cole becomes injured but no one realises he was bitten by a werewolf. After this Janna wolf starts making demands about mating. I absolutely love this book especially with Cole being a broken cowboy that needs serious tlc. Janna has a very dark upsetting pass but she’s always on the brighter side. I absolutely love this series but this book is my favourite at the moment but after ready blurb for book 3 it might be tough to choose. At the moment I’m listening to this on audible with the awesome Kelsey Osborne as a narrator.