Format: .mobi (purchased)
Release Date: April 30, 2013
Dr. Joyce Yards has never met anyone as irresistible as 466. Their therapy sessions are growing hotter, his raw sexual hunger becoming aggressive, and he refuses to discuss anything except the possibility of getting her naked. Joy understands the dire consequences if she indulges her passion. It will break her heart but she must walk away.
Moon has been drugged, his memory shattered, and he’s now little more than feral, a dangerous threat to everyone. In their need for help, the NSO doctors turn to the only female Moon ever cared about—the one who left him behind two years ago.
Moon isn’t the same male Joy once knew. There are no rules now. If sex tames the wild beast and triggers his fractured memories, allowing him moments of lucidity, then Joy will give him everything, body and soul. She’ll do whatever it takes to save him—even at the cost of her own life.
Moon by Laurann Dohner has much more to offer than just it's very sexy cover. While some fans may have felt that the previous books lacked a bit of that New Species magic, they will be happy to know that it is definitely back in this book!
This book has, to me, been a long time coming. It seemed like the time in between the previous book (Shadow) and this one was a lifetime but it was well worth it. Moon didn't disappoint. The story was solid, the pace brisk and that special New Species humor was back in full force. Moon himself has changed drastically though. Gone is the easy going male who was ready to crack a joke and in his place is a feral and dangerous creature, the victim of an unknown chemical attack. His fellow New Species are frantic with worry, and miss the male he was, especially his best friend Harley. Their last hope is Joy, Moon's former therapist. They shared an intense attraction but ethics kept them apart, two years after they met, Joy is fighting to bring Moon back from the darkness that threatens to overtake him completely.
Moon has been one of my favorite characters for a while, ever since he first appeared alongside Brass and Harley. In fact, the trio of New Species that were assigned to protect Dr. Trisha Norbit back in book 2 (Slade) have become my favorites. Their banter and strong sense of family has stuck in my mind ever since.
Joy is the new girl and she had to be special and tough to be appealing to Moon long term but also to readers so that she wouldn't be dismissed or referred to as just Moon's love interest. She makes mistakes but they're made out of love and desperation to save Moon. She's a caring, reasonable person unless those she cares about are being threatened. Then all bets are off. She also had a sense of humor and wasn't easily offended or shocked by the bluntness of the New Species. She and Moon have some pretty serious chemistry and even when he didn't remember her, Moon knew he had to have her.
I really appreciate that Moon's situation wasn't resolved overnight, that it developed from a mystery to a very real threat and possibly future problem for New Species. It gave Joy a much needed push to really think about whether or not she wanted to dedicate herself to Moon fully if he ever got better. The entire book would have lost appeal if Moon miraculously recovered shortly after Joy reappeared. I also appreciate that their history wasn't ignored either. Moon and Joy had two years worth of doubts and resentment to work through before their relationship could go anywhere.
It was great to see some of the old gang too. Justice, Jessie, Harley, Trisha and Slade as well as a few newer characters like Darkness and Jericho. Getting back into the world of New Species was like coming home for me. I have fallen in love with these characters and the world author Laurann Dohner has created for them. The humor, adventure and sexy scenes combine to make Moon an irresistable story and does the character justice. Though it was just released, I am already anticipating the next book in this series.