Lycan Roman Lanzo and his brothers are bound—by magic, no less—to serve the Crown of England. All he knows is honor, violence, blood, magic, and death. Which is exactly when he finds her. A rare female Lycan, gorgeous, fierce, powerful, and with no memory of who or what she is. Now everything in Roman’s blood wants to help her, protect her, and—damn it all to hell—want her.
Nova woke knowing only that her leather Goth get-up was riding up in the wrong places, and that she had to find Roman. Since then, every moment is a new and unsettling insight into her gifts, her dangerous skills, who she is, and what she wants…including this daunting, muscled Lycan whose name is tattooed on her skin.
But the Crown knows all about Nova. What she is, what she can do, and just how brutally dangerous a female Lycan can become. Now they want her put down for good. And they have their perfect weapon of choice… Roman.
Titles in The Crown’s Wolves series include — Bad Moon Rising –
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Title: Bad Moon Rising
Series: The Crown’s Wolves #1
Author: Zoe Forward
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Published: November 8, 2021
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
What a way to start a new series! Bad Moon Rising drew me into the lives of Roman and Nova from the first chapter until the last… and hoping that we get more soon, real soon. It’s also an intriguing premise that the Crown actually knows about and uses those with paranormal abilities in order to “take care of business”. I’m still a bit up in the air as to whether that’s a good thing or a horrible idea – there are definitely pros and cons, and perhaps too much power. We’ll see as the series unfolds.
Bad Moon Rising is also action-packed right from the start. Nova awakens with no real memories but with a name tattooed on her body and a need to find one man, Roman, and get him away from danger… which leads to, yep, even more danger for them both. And that man is charged with dealing with Nova, not falling in lust (oh, I mean love) with her. *wink*
I liked the worldbuilding in this one. I, personally, believe that every new series needs some worldbuilding for readers to understand the universe they’re stepping into… not everyone agrees with that, but each reader to their own preferences. Yet, I feel that without the worldbuilding in Bad Moon Rising I would have been a bit confused for this world of Lycans and Magic (like all paranormal worlds) needs a bit of explaining the “rules” in order for me to fall into it without question. (one little spoiler: you’re gonna rethink your idea of a werewolf in this one)
Most of what you’d want to know about this story can be found in the Cover Description, and I’m feeling like saying much more than that would tell you things that should be discovered firsthand. I can and will say that I completely enjoyed my time with Nova and Roman – and most of the other characters I met, and I’m definitely looking forward to returning to this world for the next adventure.
If you like discovering new paranormal worlds, characters that make you laugh, cry, get angry, and sometimes want to smack upside the head, a story that keeps your attention, and a couple you’ll cheer on to find not only answers but a future together then you’ll love Bad Moon Rising. I had fun here, and that’s the entire point.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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