Title : By the Light of the Moon Word Count :45,680
Genre : Contemporary Gay Romance
Blurb : Dakota Cadotte is on the run and alone. Forced out from his pack by the Alpha for being gay, Dakota fends for himself in the Denali wilderness. When he ventures too far away from his safe zone, he’s put right in the path of a truck on the highway and right into the arms of Sam Waters.
The two hit it off immediately as man and wolf, but Dakota fears Sam won’t be so understanding when he sees what he truly is. When Dakota shifts in front of Sam, the sparks fly, but Dakota’s past and pack threaten their new-found relationship.
Sneak peek of “Half Moon Rising” at the end.
This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices, violence.
My Review : Well it turns out that Dakota the docile wolf from book 2 is actually a shape shifter. He is running for his life after being shot in the leg and collides into a moving car. Sam the driver of the car is alarmed that he has hit this poor animal. He is very wary approaching the animal, but he gets him in his truck and doctors him in his hotel room. Sam really likes the company of the sweet little wolf and he takes care of it and feeds it steak. Dakota can’t believe how hot Sam is , but he is scared to show him his human side out of fear of being rejected.
When Sam goes out, Dakota follows him to a bar so he can meet him in his human form. Sam is instantly turned on by the sexy grey eyed young man who he stops from being harassed by another guy. Sam is appalled that the young guy who calls himself ‘Darren’ seems not to have proper clothing or a place to stay. Sam feels very protective towards the young man and offers him some money and rents a room for him to stay comfortably. Dakota is so turned on by Sam and he loves how sweet and considerate he is.
Dakota invites Sam in and the night is magical and explosive for them both. It is very hard for Dakota to keep his wolf from coming to the fore. Dakota only wished that he could show Sam his true self. Dakota leaves Sam in the early hours of the morning, so that he can go back and pretend to be just a wolf. He leaves a note for Sam , letting him know where they can meet up again.
Dakota can feel his body changing but he is not sure what is happening. Spending the night with Sam has unlocked some deep seated power within him that alludes to him being an alpha. The bond between these two get stronger and if makes them both protective of each other. The truth about Dakota’s origins and his true nature is revealed to them when they meet up again and go home to Sam’s reservation. Sam’s parents and the reservation alpha welcome Dakota with open arms. This is almost overwhelming for him since he was kicked out by his own parents and pack for being gay. The alpha explains that Sam is Dakota’s mate and this makes sense given the strength of their bond and how much they have started relying on each other. It is clear to see that they are each other’s strength. The sex between these two is almost primal and extremely hot.
As their domestic bliss continues, trouble is on the horizon about to rain down on their doorstep in the form of Dakota’s old pack. Dakota’s old alpha desperately wants to eliminate him by underhanded tactics , because Dakota is just too strong and poses a threat to his rule. Carson the alpha is not above beating his sons or anyone in his pack into submission and to help with his foolhardy plan. Carson kidnaps Dakota knowing that his present pack will come after him. A fight ensues and Sam even though human tries to protect his mate at the detriment to himself. Carson tears Sam’s stomach with his sharp claws and Dakota has no other choice than to save his mate by turning him into a werewolf. Dakota hates the circumstances but he can’t stand the thought of living a life without Sam. The change is hard on Sam and it takes him awhile to be comfortable with his wolf. The measures that Dakota uses to help Sam shift is quite pleasurable . Sex cures all ailments and problems😉.
Many of Dakota’s pack become allies , because it is clear that quite a few of them have smelt their mates within Dakota’s new pack the Queets. I can’t wait to read about these pairings. I am really enjoying this series so far and this book has been my favorite so far.Well detailed and very interesting. I’m enjoying seeing these assassins pair up with the shifters. I give this my ratings of 5 – bring out the vibrators. You’ll definitely need it.
Favorite Quotes : 1. Dakota was jacking himself off and the smell of semen was strong on the night air as his mate took him. Sam leaned over Dakota and kissed his neck, then sunk his teeth into Dakota’s shoulder tasting blood as he rammed into him relentlessly. Dakota cried out and hot spunk escaped his cock into the white snow, as his body jerked with the force of his orgasm. Sam’s nose twitched at the smell of semen in the air and he exploded in Dakota’s ass, holding his hips. His body jerked and bucked into Dakota as his balls emptied into his mate.( Hot damnnn, I can almost feel it. They are so hot together.)
2.Sweat rolled down his biceps as the smell of Dakota’s spunk filled his senses; he grabbed Dakota’s legs under his arms and threw them over his shoulders, hanging onto his lover by his ass. Spreading his ass cheeks wider, Sam slammed into Dakota; feeling his orgasm rising, his cock hardened and his balls reared up, almost disappearing inside him. Sam let loose with a hoarse cry, shooting hot cum up Dakota’s chute. His hips still bucking and jerking, Sam fought for control as his eyes shifted and his teeth elongated. He was going to be fucking his mate as a werewolf. ( Their sex gets very primal at times. I love it.)