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

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  1,842 Ratings  ·  100 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 December 12th 2004 by Tor Paranormal Romance
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Apr 11, 2007 Res rated it did not like it
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
Barbara Elsborg
Jun 21, 2017 Barbara Elsborg rated it it was amazing
Well this book was a perfect example of a story working for many but not for others. I really liked it. All from the guy's POV in an MF romance which is unusual. Well written, funny, fast-paced and if there were too many mentions of what he could smell, so what, the story was everything. Yes, the heroine was weak - for much of the story, yes, she let her family walk all over her BUT sometimes that happen, folks, it made the story more interesting for me. Not every heroine has to be kick-ass. I d ...more
Apr 02, 2008 Tami rated it it was amazing
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 13, 2009 Kimberley rated it it was amazing
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
Jun 29, 2015 Lover of Romance rated it really liked it
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
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
Feb 26, 2008 Michelle rated it it was ok
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Nov 19, 2008 Kaye rated it it was ok
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
Donna Jo
Jan 20, 2010 Donna Jo rated it liked it
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 14, 2010 Anne rated it it was amazing
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!
Feb 07, 2009 Wlfgrl rated it it was amazing
death is not the only way to solve your problems but on some cases yes...
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
May 07, 2017 Rachel- Goodbye Borders rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2017
Interesting concept. Sue wants to die, so she hires Tony, an assassin to off her. Told in first person, Tony's POV, also different. What came next was also interesting.
At first I wondered why Sue was a well known face, didn't have to wait long, it's found out in chapter 2. I was a little disappointed in both Sue and Tony. Neither are that sympathetic or likeable. Sue was such a pushover and doormat. Instead of contemplating suicide, there were so many other ways to get away from her dreadful fam
Sep 01, 2015 Aria rated it really liked it
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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
Mar 18, 2013 Falina rated it did not like it
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Jul 24, 2013 Dianne rated it really liked it
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
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
Kari Chapman
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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
Claire McFall
Dec 30, 2013 Claire McFall rated it it was ok
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
Oct 19, 2016 Claire rated it really liked it
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
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
Oct 16, 2009 Jaime rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2009, urban_fantasy
This started out so promising, with a really great premise: a professional assassin has a potential client who has a strange request – the person she wants killed is herself. Add to that the fact that the assassin is also a werewolf, and you’re ready for a rip-roarin’ good time! Except that’s not really what you get. The story is narrated by Tony, the assassin, and I just didn’t like his tone. I found him to be flippant and overly emotional, when I really wanted him to be hard and cool. And if t ...more
Dec 28, 2012 Ellie rated it it was amazing
Tony is the man! One of only two romance novels I've ever read written completely in the hero's first person pov(and the second was the sequel)** Adams and Clamp do a good job- they make some sharp rights and convoluted plot turns, but Tony's voice is so strong that he carries it.

I would say that this first book is definitely romance with urban fantasy elements. The second book is more urban fantasy with romance elements. Regardless of the genre, the first two books in this series really rock,
Feb 28, 2011 chucklesthescot rated it it was ok
Sue has a family from hell and a lottery jackpot but is so sick of her life that she decides to hire a hit man to kill her. Tony is a werewolf who kills for money but this case intrigues him and he starts getting too close to Sue, a mistake that his enemies will use against him.
There isn't really anything wrong with what I read of the book except it is a bit too slow for me. For 50 pages it was just Sue telling the story of her terrible family and all the wrongs they did to her and that was jus
Desiree M ~*~*~ LiveReadCollect
I'm a series reader. I'm more likely to read a book in a series than I am to read a stand alone. So I was more than surprised when after I read this book I didn't want to read the other installments of the Tale of the Sazi series.

Now I enjoyed Hunter's Moon. It kept my interest, the two main characters didn't get on my nerves all the time, and it was a quick, entertaining read. If it was purely a stand alone book I would have rated Hunter's Moon 4 stars, but it lost a star because I didn't care
Feb 25, 2013 Gabriella rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I honestly didn't know what to expect. My mom randomly picked it out for me and I put reading it off for so long since a lot of people on here said the book sucked. However, Laurell K. Hamilton gave it a good review and since she's one of my favorite authors I decided to give it a chance. It wasn't a great, mind-blowing book, but I enjoyed it. I don't like weak women so Sue annoyed me a lot, but I loved Tony and I'm glad the authors wrote in his POV. I thoroughly enjoyed their romance, especiall ...more
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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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