Review of Crave the Moon by Lori Handeland
Gina O'Neill will do anything to hold on to her beloved ranch that has been in her family for generations. Enter Mateo Mecate, an archeologist whose greatest wish is to dig there. Prepared to despise Matt--and to thwart his agenda--Gina cannot deny the shocking desire she feels for him.
Matt believes that the Nahua Springs Ranch holds an important key to Aztec history--one that will restore his standing in the archeological community. But he never expects to go head-to-head with the maddeningly sensuous owner, Gina. The ranch seems to have cast a spell on them both…
When Gina and Matt delve into the secrets of this ancient place, they awaken something unspeakably evil--a shapeshifter who is centuries old. A werewolf with vengeance on its mind. A sorcerer of incredible power. Can Gina and Matt defeat this enemy--even as their conflicts deepen…and their attraction grows more dangerous?
Paperback, 336 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
original title Crave the Moon ISBN0312389361 (ISBN13: 9780312389369)
I have read a couple of Lori Handeland's books and do like them. This one has werewolves as do some of her books.
Crave the Moon is about archaeology and the Aztec, which is an interest for me and based in the Southwest.
Dr. Mateo Mecate wants to dig on a site at the ranch but has been turned down by Gina. His interests to find the site come from his mother, Nora, who was an archaeologist. His education was at archaeology sites.
The Nahua Springs Ranch is now a dude ranch that Gina O'Neill runs with the help of Jase McCord, a childhood friend and partner.
Matt joins the new group as a tourist under the name Teo Jones. Each member of the group has their own personality.
This is a quick moving book and will keep the reader interested. There is some bad language such as using the "f" word and also sexual content.
I will give it a 4 star rating. This was a book I had on my book shelf and is a re-read for me.
Lori Handeland may be found at www.lorihandeland.com