Under a Wicked Moon by Zoe Forward

Posted March 2, 2023 by Marsha in NetGalley ARC, Sexual Content 18+, Shifter, Shifter Romantic Suspense, Shifter Series / 0 Comments

They are the ultimate weapon. The ultimate secret. They are the Crown’s wolves.

Lycan Ky Lanzo is bound by the Crown’s command. His latest mission directive was deceptively simple. Get yourself caught. Now, Ky’s been bound, drugged, and collared by an unknown enemy in a facility that knows enough about him to neutralize his lycan strength and his telekinetic magic. But he’s not alone in his cell. Because there’s someone else with him. Someone exquisite. Someone altogether forbidden…

For Vivi Kinley, another month gone by means another full moon trapped in a cell with a moon-crazed lycan. There once was a time I’d never kill a living creature. Only Ky is different. He’s powerful and latently sexy…and wanting him is dangerous trouble. Because sexual attraction is exactly what their captors want—and it’ll be an icy day in hell before she’ll allow it.

Now, Vivi and Ky have one chance at escape and to discover what twisted organization did this to them—and make them pay. The good news is that Ky might have found his near-impossible lycan mate. The bad news is that she might be programmed to kill them all…

Titles in  The Crown’s Wolves series include — Bad Moon Rising —◊— Under a Wicked Moon —◊—

This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

NetGalley ARC

Title:  Under a Wicked Moon
Series:  The Crown’s Wolves #2
Author:  Zoe Forward
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  October 17, 2022
Publisher:  Entangled Publishing
My Rating:  4.5

Under a Wicked Moon is the second title in The Crown’s Wolves series, and it is just as hard-hitting emotionally as Bad Moon Rising was for me… and that one gutted me before putting me back together with an amazing romance.  So, I was already in love with this series before even opening Under a Wicked Moon.

Most of what you’d want to know before picking up this book can be found in the Cover Description.  To say much more would definitely involve spoilers, and this couple’s story deserves to toss out the unexpected at each reader.

Ky’s assignment is basically to get himself caught so that he can learn what exactly is happening within this organization.  Unfortunately, he managed to do that far too well and is now trapped, experimented upon, and has his abilities blocked.  He’s also in a cell with another person… and it’s pretty obvious what these so-called scientists want to observe (or so he thought).

Vivi is an amazing character; she’s so strong and fighting so hard not to give her captors what they want from her.  But with Ky’s arrival, she’s fighting not only the instincts that her captors have programmed into her, but her own natural longing for a man she knows is her life mate.  She’ll continue to refuse to give them the results they want, but it’s so difficult not to melt into her mate’s arms. (even if she doesn’t completely understand what Ky is to her yet)

There are unexpected connections and surprises in Under a Wicked Moon.  So much so that I’m simply going to say that I loved the romance of this story; the couple is hot and sexy, dangerous and lethal, and so perfect for each other.  The villains here are particularly vile, and the danger level is extremely high.  I loved every moment of being back in this world, and I definitely hope for another story in The Crown’s Wolves series.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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