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Some instincts are too powerful to deny. In the past year, veterinarian Abra Barrow has gone through some major changes: She's left Manhattan for the deceptively quiet small town of Northside, ditched her cheating husband, and discovered that he has infected her with the rare werewolf virus. Now Abra is finally beginning to feel as if she has her life under control-except when the moon is full. But then, all of a sudden, Abra starts losing her temper-and her inhibitions-even when the sun is shining. Her new man, shape-shifting wildlife expert Red Mallin, seems to know more about her condition than he's letting on, but he's a little preoccupied with strange creatures that have been crossing the dimensional border. With her hormones in overdrive, Abra finds herself releasing the beast in all the men around her. As life in Northside becomes increasingly more peculiar-and more perilous-she must decide whom she can trust . . . when she's not even sure she can trust more

Product details

  • Paperback | 341 pages
  • 104.14 x 172.72 x 27.94mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Publishing Group
  • Del Rey Books
  • New York, NY, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Original
  • 0345505883
  • 9780345505880
  • 1,262,523

About Alisa Sheckley

Alisa Sheckley is a native New Yorker. After years working as an editor at "Vertigo," the mature/dark fantasy imprint of DC Comics, and working on the phenomenally popular Sandman series, she is now a full-time writer. She is the author of several novels, including "The Dominant Blonde, Flirting in Cars, " and her first book for Del Rey, "The Better to Hold You." She lives just north of New York City with her husband and two more

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"...First off, I rather enjoyed The Better To Hold You, and likewise, I also enjoyed Moonburn. I think I enjoyed the former just a little bit better overall, though, if I had to pick one over the other. Don't get me wrong, this one is certainly not lacking for action of any kind, but it was sometimes almost a little too much. But I also have a tendency to gag myself and roll my eyes at any tale of The Beautiful Girl Who Doesn't Realize That She's Beautiful Even When Every Boy Wants Her And Is Embarrassingly Obvious About It. I do like Abra, though. She's not typical as far as heroines of urban fantasy novels go - she doesn't really kick that much ass, and more often than not, she has a tendency to want to shy away. That makes her feel more like a real person to me, since let's face it - not everyone is some leather-clad, ass-kicking dynamo who seems to live for the moments when danger dares to present itself to her. Some of us will do what we have to, but would really rather be home in our pajamas doing a whole lot of nothing. The latter is more Abra's style. She is a pretty simple lady (you know, apart from the whole werewolf thing) and I can relate to that..." For full review, please visit me at Here Be Bookwyrms on Blogger: more
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