Title: Resisting the Moon: A Royal Shifters Novel
Series: Royal Shifters
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Paranormal Romance
The past was pain.
The present unclear.
For Tyla Rand, her future couldn’t be bleaker. Death follows her everywhere, especially to those she loves. Being a member of the royal pack, she believes her time of happiness will come. That is, until wolves from her old pack show up missing. Her mission is to find them, but she won’t be going alone.
Sebastian Lyall, a true born royal and the one man Tyla loathes, has offered to help in her quest. Their journey not only brings out their true desires, but attracts the attention of another, someone from Tyla’s past. However, nothing is as it seems. Death is not done with her and now he wants her to pay. He won’t be satisfied until he’s taken everything away . . . including those she loves.
Resisting the Moon is another fun read from LP Dover. Written the style she’s known for, RtM was engaging and steamy.
Seb and Tyla have great chemistry, no matter how much they fight it. It took me a little while to appreciate Tyla’s reluctance to become involved with Sebastian, but after a few things were revealed, I understood it more. But, I never really felt her hesitation. I’m not sure why, because the reasons were right there, but it could have been more an issue of “Here’s the reason” and not “Ooohhh! That’s the reason!” Does that even make sense?
Tyla is stuck in a life of denial. She denies herself any sort of real connection to a man out of fear. When she feels the cosmic pull to Seb, she freaks the hell out and snarks her way out of it. Seb didn’t take to kindly to that and dealt with it the way a lot of our BBFs do – stupidly. LOL! He acts out, hoping for one outcome, but if he had just asked, I dunno, ANY GIRL EVER, he would have avoided a lot of BS.
I sort of wish that some of the secondary characters had been developed a little bit more, but knowing Ms. Dover, we’ll see them again. That’s something I always enjoy with her books, you get little glimpses into not only new characters, but old friends we loved (**waves** Hi Blake!!).
RtM did have a nice use of the supernatural, with witches, spells, “cloaking,” and (of course) shifters; even though some of it felt used for convenience and not plot.
Overall, this was enjoyable, but not gripping. 3.5 Cups
Micah rushed out of his house and joined me in the pasture. “You ready, T?”
I looked down at his hand, where he held a piece of black cloth. “What’s that for?”
Grinning wide, he walked behind me and tied it around my eyes. I couldn’t see a thing. “We’re going to spar like this today. One day, you might have to fight using only a few of your senses. I want to see how well you’ll do.”
“Great,” I grumbled. Everything grew quiet, except for the birds chirping and the wind blowing through the trees. I know I looked like an idiot standing there twiddling my thumbs. A minute passed and then another. “When are we going to start?” I asked, lifting my hands in the air. There was no reply.
I was about to rip my blindfold off when my legs were swiped out from underneath me, and I fell hard to the ground, the breath whooshing out of my lungs. I gasped for air and shouted, “You’re gonna pay for that, Lyall.”
Laughing, Micah tried to take me down again, but I was prepared and jumped out of the way. “Good job. You’re learning fast,” he praised.
I crouched low and waited for him to strike again. “I knew you’d be impressed. Now give me what you got.” He rushed by me and I tried to hit him and missed. Several times he did the same move, but he was too fast for me to catch. I can do this. Taking a deep breath, I blocked out every other sound and listened for his steps. The second I heard the whoosh of air, I went on the attack. He tried to grab me, but I side-stepped him and smacked him on the back of the head. I burst out laughing when he growled.
“Didn’t expect that, did you?” I teased.
I thought he’d throw back a cutting comment, but there was only the sound of his rapid breathing. Before I could throw another cocky comment his way, he lunged and almost knocked me down to the ground, but I caught myself and got away. His movements were more aggressive and sporadic than usual. What the hell was going on?
My thoughts made me lose focus. Micah clutched me around the waist and we toppled to the ground. I tried to fight him off, but he grabbed my wrists and held them above my head, his legs straddling my waist. I could feel his breath on my face getting hotter as his body moved closer.
“Micah, what are you doing?” He moved down over me until our chests were touching, his breath on my lips. “Stop,” I commanded. Only he didn’t. As soon as our lips connected, his power blasted into me and I couldn’t fight back; my body didn’t want to. I knew it was Sebastian. The asshole had no right!
Don’t miss TURN OF THE MOON (A Royal Shifters standalone)
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over twenty novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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