Beneath a Rising Moon is the first book in the Ripple Creek Werewolf series by Keri Arthur.
Dell published Beneath a Rising Moon on July 31, 2012. There are earlier editions than the one I read.
The story includes elements of romance, sex, mystery, and action.
Keri Arthur, the New York Times bestselling author of the Riley Jenson Guardian series, takes readers to the werewolf reservation of Ripple Creek—where moon fever runs high and a savage murderer runs rampant.
There’s no turning back for Neva Grant. To find a killer, she must seduce the boldest male in the Sinclair pack. Her twin sister lies in a hospital bed, fighting for her life, the fourth and only surviving victim of a vicious attacker. The werewolf rangers suspect the Sinclair pack, and the only way Neva can infiltrate their close-knit ranks is to unleash the wildness within and offer herself to Duncan Sinclair.
Duncan’s appetite for women is legendary on the reservation. But when this new woman stirs his hunger, he finds his desire for her goes deeper than anything he’s ever felt before. When he realizes that she’s playing a game and he’s taken the bait, he is determined to push her to the breaking point. As Duncan and Neva engage in a dangerous dance, they must somehow find a way to join forces—before a cornered killer bites back.
Jen’s Review of BENEATH A RISING MOON
This review first appeared on our old site, booksthathook.com, but I have edited and (hopefully) improved it. Beneath the Rising Moon was actually one of the first books I reviewed when I started blogging. Since then, I have read a lot more Keri Arthur books.
Beneath a Rising Moon is written from the third-person point of views of Neva and Duncan. The story is about their relationship as they try to hunt down a killer.
After Neva’s twin sister is attacked and hospitalized, Neva learns that others were attacked by a silver wolf near the Sinclair mansion. Like Neva, her sister, and the Sinclairs, the victims were werewolves.
I loved how Keri Arthur jumped right into the action and built suspense quickly. She didn’t give all the backstory first, which I appreciated. I also liked the way the sex scenes were written. They didn’t feel smutty to me.
Do I Recommend?
I loved the characters and story in Beneath a Rising Moon, and I would read it again. If you haven’t read it yet, I strongly suggest you give it a try. I would recommend this book to adults who don’t mind a romance that focuses quite a bit on sex, with some mystery and action. If you want love-at-first-sight, this isn’t the book for you. Beneath a Rising Moon is a book with characters who have to learn to like and trust one another before they can fall in love.
Keri Arthur was already one of my favorite authors. Reading this book made me want to read even more of her work.
My Rating for BENEATH A RISING MOON: 5 out of 5 stars (A)