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I Belong

Review: High Moon by Jennifer Harlow

High MoonTitle: High Moon

Author: Jennifer Harlow

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Series: A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation (Book #4)

Publication Date: September 16, 2014

Format: eBook, 295 Pages

ISBN-10: 0989394468 (Devil on the Left)

ISBN-13: 978-0989394468 (Devil on the Left)

Reviewed by: Kristie



Telekinetic Special Agent Beatrice Alexander has fought hordes of zombies, psychotic vampires, and even a troll. But now she faces her greatest challenge: love.

Fully recovered from her holiday from hell, Bea has returned to the F.R.E.A.K.S. with a mission, to gain the love of her werewolf teammate, Will Price. Of course nothing is ever easy when it comes to love and war. And when the killing fields of a pack of murderous werewolves is discovered in the wilds of North Carolina, the situation goes from complicated to deadly. Because though Bea always seems to get her man or beast in the end, this time she isn’t sure she will survive with her love intact. Or with her life…

Quick & Dirty: High Moon is a dark urban fantasy with a humorous twist. Bea is such a fun character but she is really tested when it comes to love and friendships.

Opening Sentence: Watching the man you love suck face with a gorgeous woman is not the best way to start a birthday.

Excerpt: No

The Review:

High Moon is the fourth installment in the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series. This novel does mark a transition in the series between having a publisher to being self-published. I have really enjoyed the past books in this series and High Moon was no exception. The humor that frequents this series is still there but with it is a bit of hope in this terrible world as Beatrice finally has the love of her life Will at her side.

Beatrice is back to work after healing from her wounds after the events of Death Takes a Holiday. It is Bea’s birthday and after watching “the love of her life” suck face with a succubus she finally just lays it all on the line and tells Will that she’s in love with him. What she doesn’t expect is Will admitting his feelings too. They have always had a tumultuous relationship. Will has usually treated her as if he couldn’t stand being in the same room as her even though he did crack a few times showing that he had more feelings towards her. Even after he admits his feelings he still is kind of standoffish towards her when others are around. Oliver, Bea’s best friend and vampire, does not take the news of Bea’s and Will’s relationship well.

The lovers “honeymoon” doesn’t last long as the F.R.E.A.K.S. are called out on a case. Two body parts are found and a pack of werewolves are found to be responsible. It is up to Bea and the rest of the gang to find who is exactly behind it. Powerful magic is on the side of the rogue werewolves that pretty much makes Will and other pack wolves useless on this case.

High Moon does move a little slow in the beginning but once they begin the case, the story really picks up. The story has some funny moments especially when Bea is thinking to herself but the underlying story is quite dark. Terrible things happen to some characters while others say some very mean things. I did have a hard time reading some of the things that Bea put up with in this installment. I honestly couldn’t stand Will or Oliver and I am a huge Oliver fan. Honestly, I’m not entirely sure what she ever saw in Will except for one really good looking macho guy.

Bea is such a fun character except when her thoughts are all wrapped up in Will (and they are for the entire novel). When he is around it is like all her common sense just flies out the window. I did like Will in the previous stories but I just had a hard time really liking him in this novel. He almost seemed like a different person. His attitude was very happy but he still was sometimes an ass towards Bea. He has a hard time with his wolf and it really showed in this novel.

But as I’ve become accustomed too, happiness can only last so long in urban fantasy. I really hope High Moon is not the last of this series but I really want to know what is next for the F.R.E.A.K.S. squad and how they manage to recover from the strange events that happen on their latest case.

Notable Scene:

The door swings open to a living room bathed in soft orange light from the crackling fire in the far wall. Aww, he must have come here to get everything ready before he picked me up. My mouth literally drops open as I step in. It’s so homey. One large room with a futon couch, table, chairs, kitchenette, quilts like Nana makes hang on the walls, and two doors that must go to the bedroom and bathroom. It’s…perfect.

“Like it?” Will asks, shutting the door behind us.

“I love it,” I say breathlessly. This moment has literally taken my breath away. I twirl around and throw my arms over his shoulders. “I love you. I love you so much.”

I kiss him. The moment our lips lock, we have liftoff. Literally. He scoops me into his strong, comforting arms to draw me in closer, hoisting me off the ground. I wrap my legs around his waist. Lips, tongue all play in a frenzy as he moves us toward the fire. The bedroom’s too damn far away. May as well be on freaking Mars. He lowers me onto the sheepskin rug. Clothes. We have way too many clothes on. The kiss breaks as we struggle with jackets, shirts and pants. He beats me in the naked race, and I take just a second to appraise his amazing body. All his strong contours glow in the firelight like some mythical creature out of a fairy tale. And he’s all mine. Every last huge inch of him.

A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation:

1. Mind Over Monsters

2. To Catch a Vampire

3. Death Takes a Holiday

4. High Moon


FTC Advisory: Jennifer Harlow graciously provided me with a copy of High Moon. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.


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