Title: Blue Moon Rising (Coyote’s Call Book 3)
Author Name & Publisher: Bailey Bradford (Pride Publishing)
Publication Date & Length: February 9th 2016- 168 pages
Book three in the Coyote’s Call series
Love can conquer all, if he’ll only believe…
Roman Jonas has spent years recovering from a violent assault when he was just a teenager. He’s worked hard, and finally found his place in the world. Now, if he could only get his coyote to agree. As a medicine man for his pack, he isn’t able to shift. It’s frustrating to say the least, but not as frustrating—or confusing—as the feelings he has for former Ranger Abraham Evans.
Abraham lost the ability to do his job effectively when he was shot. His right arm and hand are close to useless, and he’s had a hell of a time not dying over the past month. Sometimes it seemed like it’d be so much easier to just give up, but a certain hazel-eyed man had captured his heart, and it wouldn’t stop beating.
When Abraham is released from the hospital, he moves to Del Rey to be closer to Roman, and because he has no one else in his life who truly cares about him.
Slowly, he and Roman begin a tentative friendship that turns into something more enduring than they’d ever dreamed of, but enemies from the past threaten everything and everyone Roman and Abraham love.
Abraham is injured, somewhat lost, has horrible parents who are after his wealth and pines for Roman, a medicine man who he has come to care for – due to their shared history. Abraham is a steady heartbeat throughout the story. He is calm, strong, understanding and eventually, he finds things out about his own past that help him feel a sense of belonging. I think that he was missing that while in the hospital and even might have when he was a park ranger.
Then you have Roman – the pack medicine man who is so innocent. He doesn’t understand his feelings that he has when he’s around Abraham – when he does realize what he’s feeling, it’s so foreign that he’s kind of scared of the feelings.
You have so many secondary characters in this story that they were hard to track. Then you also have the “bad guys” who might be shifters, but that was never really that clear to me.
There were also a few editing issues – misspellings, duplicated words, etc.
Overall, this was a good story, but not one that I would read again.
A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn’t happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey’s brain demanding to be let out.
Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey’s office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey’s presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.