Afternoon Delight Review: Before the Moon Rises by Catherine Bybee

Afternoon Delight Review: Before the Moon Rises by Catherine BybeeBefore the Moon Rises by Catherine Bybee

Series: #1 Ritter Werewolves
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published on March 22, 2012
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three-half-stars  

This was a fast-paced novella that introduces a new werewolf romance series.

It leaps right in with Janet, an ER nurse, who gets a naked unconscious patient.  Her patient is a mystery to her because he is no drunk or drugged out homeless guy.  She is embarrassed by how attracted she is to him.

Max Ritter wakes up in a hospital and feels almost an instant connection with the cute nurse who is caring for him.  Unfortunately, he scents his enemy right about the time he notices that said enemy has noticed his nurse, Janet.

Max now has the task of protecting Janet from Gorman, convincing her she is the one woman for him because he realizes she is his mate and then hardest of all finding a way of telling her his secret- that he’s a werewolf.

This story just leaps forward so fast that it makes my head spin.  It had promising elements to it, but I wasn’t able to connect to the characters or the plot because of how fast it went.  So much is hurried through or not even touched on just to get it to all fit into the page count.  It definitely could have used some more time.

For those who don’t have much time to read, this shifter romance would probably work well.

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I was born and raised near Sacramento, CA. I have read since I was four years old and developed tastes that run the gamut of literature. I went away to college and have a degree in education, a certificate in family history research, and a certificate in social work. I worked for a non-profit agency with low income families for 20 years which included being responsible for the children’s library and promoting/teaching adult literacy. I have lived in Southeast Michigan for the last 18 years and I am currently a book addicted homemaker with a cat and husband who keep me grounded. Recently, I made it a challenge to review each book that I have read as a favor to author friends who said reviews are important. I have done reviews for Good Reads, Amazon, eBay, and Smashwords, but mostly at Goodreads and Amazon.