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Moon Craving (Children of the Moon #2)

4.12  ·  Rating Details ·  1,832 Ratings  ·  114 Reviews
Bestselling author Lucy Monroe pens a scorching tale of passion, deception, and a wild love that can't be tamed...

If it were up to him, Talorc—laird of the Sinclair clan and leader of his werewolf pack—would never marry. But when the king orders Talorc to wed an Englishwoman, the lone wolf is shocked to find a challenge in his mate, the strong-willed Abigail. And after a p
Mass Market Paperback, 293 pages
Published February 2nd 2010 by Berkley Sensation
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Another book that has left me distasteful. And it was going so wonderfully too!

So this is what basically happens, Abigail keeps it a secret that she is deaf from her husband. After finding out that she is, her husband takes great offence and treats it like she has betrayed him. He and his clan refused to listen to her reasons. They even say that the do not care what her reason is.

Talorc, meanwhile, has been keeping secrets too. Does he think, wow, I am such a hypocrite? The answer is no
Jan 25, 2010 Katie(babs) rated it it was ok
Abigail has no choice but to marry Talorc, the Scottish laird of the Sinclair clan. She’s not pleased to be such a sacrifice, but at least she will be out from under her mother who hates her. Ever since Abigail became deaf at the age of ten due to a fever, her mother Sybil has not been able stand the sight of her and thinks she should have died because of her disability. If not for the aid of her step-sister Emily, Abigail would never have learned to read lips and talk in such a way where no one ...more
Dec 08, 2009 new_user rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: PNR fans
I read Moon Awakening , the first book in this series, but Moon Craving still managed to surprise me. Moon Craving follows Abigail, whom readers may remember as the deaf sister to the heroine from book one. Well, she gets her hero here, and what a winding road that is.

Craving features some misunderstandings and the circuitious, mercilessly nit-picking dialogue that I'm coming to understand as Lucy Monroe's habit, but the conversations were more relevant here and there were fewer point-by-point
Lynsey A
This is 4.5 stars. This was such a delightful book to read. It had some great warm and fuzzy moments for me. The only thing is I felt the ending was just a bit abrupt. Other than that I really enjoyed this book.
I found this a rather annoying read. Some of my rant may be construed as vague minor spoilers, so I'll do us all a favour and put it under a spoiler tag.

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Dec 08, 2009 SheLove2Read rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2010
This 2nd book in Monroe's Children of the Moon series was fabulous. Abigail was a heroine you couldn't not help but admire and want to call friend. Talorc had just the right amount of alpha male gruffness combined with protectiveness and sensitivity to his wife/mate to be believable. Their romance wasn't exactly tortured but it wasn't easy either, with both parties keeping "the big secret" from each other. The HEA was good but a little rushed in my opinion. I would have liked the resolution to h ...more
Great pnr, hist/rom mash up. Alpha hero (naturally, he's a werewolf) unique heroine (she's deaf) and fantastic chemistry. I want more! 4.5 out of 5 from me!
Laura the Highland Hussy
Feb 20, 2010 Laura the Highland Hussy rated it really liked it
Shelves: highlander-books
I really enjoyed this sequel to Moon Awakening. Remember Talorc? Well, his king apparantly thinks that having his betrothed get kidnapped and wed to the rival clan chieftan was poor form, so he sent another to him. It is Emily's half-sister Abigail! The one who she was trying to protect in the first book! But Abigail's mother is an evil woman who tells the king he must send her daughter to the Scottish laird. Abigail's big secret is that she is deaf; a fever stole her hearing when she was 10. Bu ...more
Penny Watson
Jan 23, 2012 Penny Watson rated it it was amazing
Thanks to a recommendation at the Amazon Romance Message Boards (aka Wackadoodle Central), I bought and read this book last night. I have read some contemporaries by Lucy Monroe I really enjoyed, but never any paranormal books by her. Well, Moon Craving is the second in this werewolf series, and I lubbed this baby!

What's better than sexy werewolves?

How about sexy werewolves who also happen to be Scottish lairds-alpha-hotties with that wicked buttery accent, tattoos, stubbly beards, muscles on th
Aayesha Khatri
Jul 30, 2015 Aayesha Khatri rated it did not like it
Recommended to Aayesha by: Janie
This was a very lukewarm story for me
I did not feel Abigail and Talorc's love, or their chemistry. It would have been a 3 star story had it not been for the (view spoiler)
Laurie Ryan
Jan 02, 2013 Laurie Ryan rated it it was amazing
I am so loving this series. Moon Awakening was a great story. Moon Craving is even better. Ms. Monroe manages to show a woman who has hidden a disability her entire life as a strong heroine. I fell in love with Abigail. And Talorc definitely found a place in my heart, also. How can such a strong Chrete warrior be so sweet and kind? I recommend you read this story to find out. Well done, Lucy Monroe! I’m off to go find book 3 in the series.
As in the first book of the series, I really liked the world-building, and the mixing between historical and fantasy is really pleasant. I liked how the heroine overcame her deafness, and how the members of the clan accepted it once they knew. I understood the hero reaction, but I would have yelled at him because he was hiding his true self too but I wasn't alone while I was reading LOL. I just found the problems with the housekeeper and the old man were resolved too fast.
Jan 28, 2012 Bea rated it it was amazing
This is one of my favorite shifter series, one that I re-read often. What is special about it is that it is set in historical Scotland AND it is a shifter series-- you rarely see that.

I enjoyed the female lead, she was not too spunky that she was not period appropriate. I love the book!
Going to reread this again. There is a backstory involving two males which is what first peaked my interest in reading a MM novel. Ahh the memories.

Not as good the second time around. I still remember the backstory fondly as my start into the realm of MM reading.
Jul 17, 2010 Chris rated it it was amazing
Great book, I loved the first book of this series. This one was almost as good, but I did like the first book better, nevertheless this one was good and look forward to the next one......
I really enjoyed this book! Talorc in my opinion is just pure perfection!

Re-read 11/8/15.
great i loved it i couldnt stop reading
Nov 10, 2016 Kyndall rated it liked it
Another deaf lead character in this one, which I enjoyed. But a little tropey for the genre, and I felt the heroine was really meek and purposefully ignorant which is always a pet peeve for me.
Ashley F
This review was posted at Tsuki’s Book Blog on October 3, 2013.

I'm a big fan of this series after having read two books and one novella. I'm eagerly waiting for book three from the library system because I know if I download it, I won't manage to read it. Sometimes the actual due date from the library convinces me to read it in a timely manner. This was a direct follow-up to the previous book [review here].

Talorc was supposed to marry an Englishwoman. When his original fiancee was kidnapped and
Sandy M
I’ve waited three years for this book. Long years. The first book in the series, Moon Awakening, was terrific and I wanted more of these characters from that moment on. So much time had gone by, I actually stopped checking on a regular basis for when the next edition would be released. Seems like the time went much faster that way, because finally here it is. And I am not disappointed one bit.

I love Ms. Monroe’s werewolves. Strong alphas who expect to be obeyed at every turn, who protect what’s
May 11, 2010 Colette rated it liked it
I remember reading the first book in this series, Moon Awakening years ago and falling in love with it. I was so excited when it had book #1 by it-I couldn't wait to read about the other characters in this story. Little did I know how long I would have to wait. I want to thank all the fans who wrote to Lucky Monroe and asked for this book-in the dedications section of the book she thanked everyone who wrote in and begged for this story. I tried reading other books by her, but none of had the sam ...more
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Afflicted with deafness by a nasty illness, the heroine lives as an outcast from the clan and a disappointment to her mother. But she's learned to read lips and with the help of her sister, she's able to hide her secret from everyone around her. She's shocked and hurt when her mother sells her off to a highland lord on behalf of the king, but she has hope that when he learns of her affliction, he'll send her to her sister. So, she heads off to meet her betrothed. The hero barely got out of the l ...more
May 15, 2016 Theresa rated it it was amazing
The laird of the Sinclair clan Talorc thought he’d gotten out of having to take an Englishwoman to wife when Emily married the Laird of another clan. But now her sister is here and he wants this one. But they both have secrets that they need to tell the other if they can learn to trust.

From the way Talorc acted in the previous book I thought he’d be a real jerk, but I like him better than I thought I would. He commands obedience with his people, but he’s smart enough to know when to be lenient.
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Jun 26, 2012 Rosver rated it really liked it
A good read albeit a bit sugary and underdeveloped. The story flows very well though it is somewhat rushed at the end.

The story is more character based and goes leisurely focusing on the characters in depth. The conflict is greatly internal, no evil or enemies out to get them, just a conflict between the two of the lovers and themselves. This character focus is unlike all other such romances I read so far which tends to have a high level adventurous conflicts that tend make either the love story
Jan 15, 2011 Cat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance Fans
Recommended to Cat by: Eloisa James' B&N Column
Shelves: romance, favorites, 2011
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Abigail was sick as a child and as consequence is now deaf. Church preaches that it is a sign of demonic possession, so she must hide her affliction by reading from lips. Shunned by her parents, her only comfort and friend was her sister Emily, who got married tot the highlander in Moon Awakening, the first book this series. Now Abigail is also sent to Scotland because her marriage is arranged by English king himself and should seal the peace between English and Scottish people. But how is she g ...more
Oleta Blaylock
Mar 11, 2010 Oleta Blaylock rated it it was amazing
I was putting books on my database Sunday which can be a chore mainly because it is hard to find the names of the main characters sometimes. Anyway I was searching for the full names of the characters in Moon Craving by Lucy Monroe and I got hooked on the story. I really enjoyed this book. It was a quick read and had a wonderful love story and the premise was refreshing. I am not a big fan of Medieval historical romances but the setting in history did not over power the story. These characters a ...more
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Award winning author Lucy Monroe had her first book published in September 2003. Since then she has sold more than 50 books to four publishers and hit national bestsellers lists in the US and England. She writes sexy category romance for Harlequin Presents including her own ongoing mini-series, The Royal Brides. If you prefer a longer book, but want to keep it steamy, try her Mercenary trilogy or ...more
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Other Books in the Series

Children of the Moon (5 books)
  • Moon Awakening (Children of the Moon, #1)
  • Moon Burning (Children of the Moon, #3)
  • Dragon's Moon (Children of the Moon, #4)
  • Warrior's Moon (Children of the Moon, #5)

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