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Hunter's Moon (A Tale of the Sazi #1)

3.74  ·  Rating Details ·  1,785 Ratings  ·  93 Reviews

Sue Quentin has reached the end of her rope-she's desperate, and there's only one way out. Her plan doesn't include falling for Tony, the mysterious hit man she hires. He listens when she speaks and somehow convinces her that maybe her problems aren't entirely insurmountable. He even thinks her little potbelly is sexy. So he's a werewolf--everyone h
Paperback, 336 pages
Published September 30th 2008 by Tor Books (first published December 12th 2004)
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Apr 11, 2007 Res rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I only wish it were possible to give a book less than one star.

The one where the lottery-winning woman hires a hitman to kill ... her. Plus he's a werewolf. With Mob connections.

Perfectly, absolutely awful. I wish I could remember who recommended this dreck to me, so I could go scold them.

The premise (the first sentence above) is the only interesting thing about it. The heroine has, as far as I can tell, no redeeming characteristics; she's a weepy, not-too-intelligent pushover. And the cliches
Apr 02, 2008 Tami rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The day started out like any other for Tony Giodone. Tony is an assassin for hire and an adopted member of the Family, though he prefers to describe himself as a businessman who works the wrong side of the street. Today, Tony is meeting a client at Nick's Tavern.

At first, the meeting with the client, Suzi (Sue) Quentin, is pretty standard. That is, until Sue mentions that the hit is on herself. The reason for her suicide by hit man, is that she is being terrorized by her sisters Bekki and Mitzi
3.5 stars. Just as good as when I read it 10 years ago. I was still new to werewolf stories back then so things that bothered me then I didn't even blink at it now. I have an urge to go back and reread the series, especially Tony's books.
Sep 16, 2009 Kimberley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Kimberley by: anna genoese
Shelves: series, re-read
One of the things I love the most about this book is the fact that the narrator is the hero instead of the heroine. He is flawed, as are all interesting heroes, but stands firm on his beliefs and values, even when they clash with the beliefs and values of the heroine. He doesn't change to please her, nor she him, instead, circumstances mold them both.

The sex is incredibly hot, but there are actually very few sex scenes in the book. Instead, it's crammed full of adventure and fantastic secondary
Lover of Romance
This was a story that was quite different than I was expecting to find. Unlike most times when I go to my local library, I only had a couple books on my list, because I wanted to just pick a couple random books to try out, and I grabbed this book up. I was intrigued by the set up, the heroine going to the hero to get him to kill her. I didn’t know why until I started reading, and when you learn I didn’t know why it was so necessary she wanted to kill herself, but her family is pretty crazy (lite ...more
"Whaaaaa..... I won the lottery and now my life sux! I have no control of my life so I might as well die! I can not take control of my life even enough to do the job myself so will you kill me please Mr. hit-man?"..... (internal dialog) "I am a werewolf now with an enhanced sense of smell... oh the smells, the smells the smells!!!" Ugh! Shut up! I can't take it anymore! Couldn't even finish!
Aug 01, 2009 Andrea rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I almost never decide not to finish a book--especially a mere 300 pager like this one. Sometimes I'll lose interest and--oops--it's due back at the library, and I never get around to renewing it again. I decided to abandon this book around halfway through.

I wanted to like it. I'm predisposed to love books about werewolves and shapeshifters, and Hunter's Moon seemed original. I haven't yet encountered a paranormal romance with a Mafia-connected assassin as the hero and a suicidal depressive as th
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Nov 24, 2008 Kaye rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal
This book was cheesy, sure, but it seemed okay until toward the end, then all the mob plus werewolf dynamics got out of control. The worst thing? Excessive descriptions of smell. Honestly, how many times did I have to read that the hero smelled "the clove burst of pride" or "the smell of happy tangerines" emanating from our hapless and wimpy heroine? I got it, I got it. He smells emotions. Okay. The other thing? Also, their whole mind-linking thing was a bit overdone too. I think maybe the autho ...more
Sep 02, 2015 Aria rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Oct 19, 2016 Claire rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
looking through the reviews there is a lot of mixed thoughts on this book!!

I must is one of those you have to 'get through' before things start to get better.

this book is basically setting it up for the next few - characters, the roles they play, just need to get thru the first bits....

.....which tbh I found pretty ok to read. wasn't boring and I enjoyed finding about Tony and his wolf /Family status. Sue was a surprise as she's not (in your mind when Tony describes her) but
Donna Jo
This was an ok book. It was definitely rushed. I guess if I wasn't spoiled to J.R. Ward, Laurell K. Hamilton, & Lara Adrian's action and stories and detailed descriptions, this would've been a better read..
Aug 25, 2010 Anne rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Any book that can keep my interest so well that I can't put it down even to eat, gets 5 stars! I'll definitely be reading the rest of this series!
I read and loved all the Sazi books years ago, except for the books involving Sue and Tony. Never read them, had no urge to read them and honestly kinda wish I hadn't read this one. I didn't like reading from Tony's POV because his head was full of blech, while I wouldn't have wanted to read from Sue's POV either. She was a really pathetic character all in all but I have to say I liked the ending with her doll Jessica. I know what it's like to feel guilt over your family but she took it to a who ...more
Mar 01, 2009 Wlfgrl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
death is not the only way to solve your problems but on some cases yes...
Claire McFall
I tried really hard to like this book. Made it all the way to 59% and realised I'd been counting down the percentages since 48, wishing I'd be done.

Things I liked: the writing's pretty good, and the first person narrative from the male werewolf perspective was new and interesting... to a point. Because he was such a cold-hearted moron. Yes, I get he's an assassin. But still. He did not give me warm fuzzies.

And I wanted to clobber Suzikins over the head with something heavy. Wet blanket doesn't
Mar 07, 2014 Michelle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had a bit of a problem with the story in this book: A hitman who falls for his victim (who paid for him to kill her). It didn't come across as very believable initially and the further i got through the story the less i enjoyed it. Even the supernatural edge didnt strike a cord with me

The relationship between Sue and her mother is very dramatic and Sue has not had an easy life but i just could not sympathize with her for some reason. I found her to be a bit 'wet'

Not one id go out of my way to
Kari Chapman
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Mar 18, 2013 Falina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Oh so painful...This is the story of Sue, a multi-millionairess lottery winner, and the assassin, 'Tony', who she hires to kill her. Yep, you just read that right. Only as well as being a killer, Tony's connected. And a werewolf. And although Sue is a pathetic, needy, self-pitying, clingy and spineless excuse for a human being, romance somehow blossoms.

Why does Sue want Tony to kill her? Because her family are assholes - cartoonishly evil manipulators who view Sue as their slave rather than rela
Shannon (Savhage Temptrest)
Hmmmm..."Hunter's Moon" by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp was definitely interesting and, for the most part, entertaining. This is the first book in the Tales of the Sazi series, and kicked off with an interesting look at supernatural-love Italian mafioso-style.

Tony Giodone has been an assassin for the Family for many years, and has no qualms about murder for hire. Until he meets Sue Quentin, who wants to hire Tony to kill her, only the man and the wolf inside Tony cannot seem to get past the attrac
Jan 13, 2016 Bridget rated it really liked it
I very much enjoyed this book. Not quite a five star, but 4.5 would work if I could do that. I had bought it on clearance and was going to return it, but decided to give it a try. I loved the different angle taken on a were, who is turned while attempting to assassinate his mark, who happens to be were. She nearly kills Tony, but he survives. But he is now a were and, with no guidance or understanding, learns on his own how to cope with it. He was raised in the "Family" (aka mob) and is a hired ...more
This was just not good enough for me to read the hole thing, I know that sounds a little harsh but whatever.
It was from the point of view of Tony, and he was really annoying trying to be all mysterious and shit. He's a werewolf assassin, and he didn't like Sue, who he said was ordinarly plain, until he get a good smell of her. weird is that? Yeah your kind of ugly baby but fuck you smell so good I want to shabonk you know. And don't get me started on her. She hired Tony so that he wi
Hunter's Moon by C. T. Adams and Cathy Clamp

I loved this book dearly. At the time it first came out it was fresh and new and I have never read something so gritty about the paranormal world. When I recently re-read it, I realized that it is going to be one of those books that while not a classic, will become a book that stands the test of time.

The characters are written so vividly, the angst from Sue is so bleak. His job is unpleasant and illegal. Sue's family is horrid. The authors took great p
Jun 25, 2016 Gena rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, shifter
I only rated this book as high as a 2* due to the hero. Told from his point of view I really liked him. Unfortunately the rest of the book was a let down. The heroine is a needy dependent gal with lots of family issues all the way through the book, no growth for her. What in her attracts Tony I have no idea. He does try to help though which is why I like him. The plot starts out interesting, quickly turns into a parody of the movie Married to the Mob, and then changes into some sort of shifter t ...more
Paranormal Romance
The hero is a killer for hire and though he's affiliated with the Mob and a blood thirsty werewolf to boot, he's really a nice guy. When the heroine hires him to kill her, he's a little taken aback and turned her down due to her near celebrity status but in his heart he denies her because he feels a connection to her. After she witnesses him in the Change and doesn't freak out, they very quickly start a love affair and even beginning dating not halfway through the book. The heroine is clearly ve ...more
Aug 09, 2016 Brooke rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Mar 20, 2015 James rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am giving it a 5, but it is more like a 4.4. After the garbage I have been reading, this was a refreshing change. I understood the characters and there was a good mix of paranormal and romance. It is a good thing because I already have the first 8 books of this series, and will start the next book today. A big thumbs up for this book.
May 16, 2016 Lena rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, romance
Read this years ago and loved it. How many paranormal romance novels are told from the mans point of view? Sue is a basket case bleeding from her leech family (she gets epic revenge but not until book two) and Tony is the smart, sexy asassin with a secret. This isn't a normal werewolf tale because Tony really doesn't understand anything about his condition. The end of the novel introduces us to the greater world of the Sazi setting up many delicious books to follow. I've read them all, and yes, ...more
May 25, 2014 TinaMarie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sue wants to hire him to assassinate her so she can be free from her abusive family. He helps her want to live, all the while trying to keep his wolf in check and deal with mobsters.

Wolf, hyena, python shifters. Tony is a wolf shifter turned due to an attack and Sue is human.
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Also known as Cat Adams, a dual-partnership writing team with Cathy Clamp.

She spent seventeen years in the Denver metro area and now resides in Texas with a large dog and pet cats. Office work provided a living while she pursued the goal of becoming a novelist. Forming the partnership with Cathy Clamp was the catalyst that led to publication and the two have enjoyed a long and fruitful collaborati
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