So, one day, when ACTUALLY checking my GR facebook account for once – I am a very, very bad facebook friend FYI…I am one of those people that only logs in once every two weeks, comment/like-bombs the crap out of all your shit and then *poof* I’m gone for another month…whoops, tangent.
Anyway, I randomly – and fatefully, I might add- hopped on FB one day and stumbled across a post announcing the “coming soon” debut of a collaborative PNR series by Kele Moon AND Laurann Dohner.
Being the epic badass that I am…I, of course, reacted with the nonchalant, blasé “oh, that’s nice” attitude that appropriately accompanies my self -aggrandized station of abject awesome.
Cue snobby polo match golf clap.
I acted like the person I actually am…
…and commenced fangirling like Philip Rivers on a football field.
Before gushing to Lady Moon about how ermagherd excited I was.
I have read 34 Laurann Dohner books…and Kele Moon’s Battered Hearts Series is one of my all time favorite sports series EVER.
Simply put: I love both of these authors’ shit and I was pretty excited at the prospect of double the awesome.
But then I was nervous.
*foreboding background music*
Because – inevitably – when we get our hopes raised oh so very high…
…it seems like we are – inevitably -met with a deflating Barney and the ensuing and spectator-crushing disappointing.
Thankfully, such was not the case here.
A light and fun PNR shifter read, this book was rife with the insta-mate love attraction, sizzle and angst-free simplicity I have come to love and expect from Laurann Dohner.
I could sense traces of Moon’s writing voice here and there…but I definitely could have gone for more of her voice. MORE of her amazing talent at evoking serious emotion and creating true character depth.
I imagine it’s probably hard to take two distinct writing styles and minds and meld them into one single manuscript where both of those voices are represented equally.
Please note that this is NOT a diss against the book or either of the authors.
Quite the contrary, I truly enjoyed this book and I really enjoy Laurann Dohner’s writing and stories…
But, I LOVE Kele Moon and wanted MORE Kele Moon here.
And more book, period. It felt a little short and definitely had the potential for more.
So if the next book has more…well, more book AND more Kele Moon?
5 Starsville, people.
What can I say.
I be greedy.
Looking forward to the next book in this series.