eBook Review: Under the Moon by Natalie J. Damschroder
Under the Moon is an urban fantasy romance novel. It tells the story of Quinn Caldwell, a goddess who draws her power from the moon – a skill that’s incredibly useful when the moon is full, but leaves her utterly powerless when there’s a new moon. Enter Nick Jarrett, professional goddess protector. He comes into Quinn’s life once a month for a few days and looks after her when she’s at her most vulnerable, and has done so successfully for the last fifteen years. Sounds like the perfect working relationship, huh? Sadly not, for Quinn has been madly in love with Nick for most of the time she’s known him, and she’s fairly certain he feels the same. Their circumstances mean that if Nick’s bosses knew there was something between them, they’d remove him as her protector and she’d never see him again. So they must deny their hearts, and make the most of what they have.
However, what they do have is suddenly put at stake when Nick turns up at Quinn’s bar unexpectedly with some shocking news. Things quickly go from bad to worse as Quinn and her friends fight to find out who’s draining goddesses of their power, before anyone else gets hurt. Throw in a rogue, some unknown family ties and a hostile Council and Quinn is in for one hell of a rough ride. Will she and the people she cares about the most emerge unscathed?
Wow, Under the Moon is a great book. It grabs you at the beginning and doesn’t let go until the very last page. The action is non-stop, the plot is full of twists and the tension is palpable. I also liked the fact that, although there are quite a few characters in the book, they were given enough time and backstory for you to grasp who they were before the story carried on, meaning you genuinely cared about them and what would happen.
I don’t want to give anything away about what happens, but let’s just say there are several parts of the story that will have you on the edge of your seat, and constantly rooting for Quinn. So if you’re a fan of urban fantasy, then this is one book I’d recommend you add to your to be read list. I’ll definitely be looking out for more from Natalie.