Author: Rachel Hawthorne
Reading Level: Young Adult
Series: Book one of the Dark Guardian series
I see him and know what this turmoil inside of me means: He’s the one. My forever.
Kayla is the nature lover, the all-American beauty who can’t understand why she’s so drawn to distant, brooding Lucas. Adopted as a young child, she has no way of knowing that she’s inherited a terrifying—and thrilling—gene that will change her life forever.
Lucas is dangerous, gorgeous . . . and a werewolf. As leader of the Dark Guardians, shape-shifters who gather deep within the state park, he has sworn to protect his pack. But when Lucas finds his true soul mate, his love could put them all in harm’s way.
As Lucas and Kayla struggle with their feelings for each other, a greater danger lurks: Humans have discovered the Dark Guardians and are planning their destruction. Kayla must choose between the life she knows and the love she feels certain is her destiny.
When Kayla becomes a wilderness tour guide for the summer the most she expects is to spend a lot of time in the woods and to face her fears. She never expects to find out her friends are Shifters. Or to find her soul-mate.
Honestly, Moonlight was just okay. It wasn’t bad but it wasn’t great either. It was fluff. I read it in one sitting.
The characters are a little one dimensional. Lucas was a good character. He was mysterious and intriguing but Kayla was a little on the annoying side. The side characters were introduced nicely. The author did a great job of setting up for the rest of the series.
The back story for the Shifters and the Dark Guardians was well done. It left me wanting to know more about the pack. In my opinion the ending felt a little rushed. Rachel Hawthorne spent too much time on minor elements of the story when she should have put more into the ending.Regardless of all that I still enjoyed the book. It was a very fast read and I’m looking forward to reading Full Moon. 3 Stars