Full Moon Rising by Keri Arthur Review

Author: Keri Arthur
Genre: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal RomanceUrban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance
Series: Riley Jenson Guardian #1
Goodreads Rating: 3.89/5
Why I read this: Goodreads Olympic Games and has been on my TBR for aaaggggees

Synopsis: In this exciting debut, author Keri Arthur explodes onto the supernatural scene with a sexy, sensuous tale of intrigue and suspense set in a world where legends walk and the shady paths of the underworld are far more sinister than anyone envisioned.

A rare hybrid of vampire and werewolf, Riley Jenson and her twin brother, Rhoan, work for Melbourne’s Directorate of Other Races, an organization created to police the supernatural races–and protect humans from their depredations. While Rhoan is an exalted guardian, a.k.a. assassin, Riley is merely an office worker–until her brother goes missing on one of his missions. The timing couldn’t be worse. More werewolf than vampire, Riley is vulnerable to the moon heat, the weeklong period before the full moon, when her need to mate becomes all-consuming.…

Luckily Riley has two willing partners to satisfy her every need. But she will have to control her urges if she’s going to find her brother….Easier said than done as the city pulses with frenzied desire, and Riley is confronted with a very powerful–and delectably naked–vamp who raises her temperature like never before.

In matters carnal, Riley has met her match. But in matters criminal, she must follow her instincts not only to find her brother but to stop an unholy harvest. For someone is doing some shifty cloning in an attempt to produce the ultimate warrior–by tapping into the genome of nonhumans like Rhoan. Now Riley knows just how dangerous the world is for her kind–and just how much it needs her.

What I thought about the book:
One of the best urban fantasy books I’ve read. Gets straight into the action with effortless world building despite being the first in a series.
There’s a lot of sex and sexual situations throughout the book but amazingly it doesn’t get in the way of the story. The sexy times work along side everything to progress the plot, which is hard to do!
The mix of science fiction and fantasy, which I don’t usually like, works really well here. At no point did the science stuff make the werewolf stuff seem silly and vice versa.
Riley is an absolutely brilliant character. She’s a fighter without having to prove how tough she is (happens a bit too much in UF/PNR). She’s somewhat of a moral libertine but that seems to be the mindset of the werewolves here. Either way, it’s great to read about a woman that doesn’t act like casual sex with someone she’s attracted to will make her a bad person.
Great start to a series, I’ll definitely contiue it.
My Rating:
4 paws

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