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High Moon

(F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation #4)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  187 ratings  ·  33 reviews
CLASSIFIED: A F.R.E.A.K.S. LOVE STORY Telekinetic Special Agent Beatrice Alexander has fought hordes of zombies, psychotic vampires, and even a troll. But now she faces her greatest challenge: love. Fully recovered from her holiday from hell, Bea has returned to the F.R.E.A.K.S. with a mission, to gain the love of her werewolf teammate, Will Price. Of course nothing is eve ...more
Paperback, 364 pages
Published August 16th 2014 by Devil on the Left Books
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Dark Faerie Tales
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: High Moon is a dark urban fantasy with a humorous twist. Bea is such a fun character but she is really tested when it comes to love and friendships.

Opening Sentence: Watching the man you love suck face with a gorgeous woman is not the best way to start a birthday.

The Review:

High Moon is the fourth installment in the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series. This novel does mark a transition in the series between having a publisher to being self-p
Stephanie (Bookfever)
As much as I liked High Moon, it wrecked me. It really, really wrecked me. My heart is still hurting from it. But it was awesome, though. Only really great books can make me feel so much.

I loved the previous books but starting this one I really didn't know what to expect. So yeah, I'm really glad I liked it so much - even with that awful ending. *sniffles*

Bea is an awesome main character. I love her spirit and how she never gave up on Will, no matter how much he pushed her away. And I must say s
Diane ~Firefly~
Wow, did this series devolve. Beatrice went from a strong, quirky, new agent to a silly, schoolgirl with her first crush and it just wrecked the story for me.

What I enjoyed:
* The ending was unexpected (view spoiler)
* Beatrice's best friend for dropping the truth bomb on her (even if she ignored it)
* The villain was interesting (although the team should have caught the obvious clues earlier)

What could have been better:
* Will and
Jul 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I gave it 3.5/5 stars

I was emotionally drained after finishing HIGH MOON. How can the series possibly go on after the events of book 4? How can I possibly write a review about HIGH MOON without giving away some sort of spoiler.

I must be honest, Beatrice ended up annoying me quite a bit in the beginning half of the book. It's easy to understand her feelings, but she seemed to not care about anything besides getting what she wanted and I hated witnessing it. I still like her as a character and it
May 16, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: pnr
If you liked the F.R.E.A.K.S. through book three, just stop there. This installment has many sloppy passages, awkward pacing, constant melodrama, and WTF plotting. After the highly entertaining Death Takes a Holidaythis is a major disappointment and crushing potential close to what had been an enjoyable series. ...more
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
2.50 stars

The end.
I just stared into space after the final word of this story. I was literally trying to process everything that has happened.

I was gonna give this a 2 stars or less because it just became irritating for me. One thing though is that ending was a bit unexpected which bumps this up for me.

Here's the stuff that me didnt like:
(view spoiler)
Barely three stars. The romance was pretty juvenile and got pretty irritating. They're both so annoying! The saving grace was that her best friend pointed out that she was rushing into things to her, so maybe the author gets it to some degree and will deal with some of Bea's emotional growth as things go along. In this book she just reacted to everything without much thought at all and it just got her into trouble. Even at the end she thinks she's being mature and she's still just reacting. Afte ...more
Sarah Leenart
Never before have I started to so thoroughly enjoy a series for it to crash and burn for me at book 4. And it's not because of the actual story, that was actually good, and what kept me reading through to the end, no it was the characters. They all seemed to do an about turn and take on different personalities and Bea definitely entered the too stupid to live category. Mistake after mistake, both in judgement and actions turned her from the quirky likeable character of the first 3 books to whiny ...more
Mar 04, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I should start by saying that I LOVED the first books in this series. I was surprised to find that this latest installment was self-published, instead of being purchased by the same company that did the first few. I was not surprised after I read it, as it was horribly disappointing. First off, if you are going to self-publish, get someone to do copy editing so that you don't have so many typos and misused words that I am driven nuts. And the story was just horrible. Characters did things that d ...more
Laura Jones
Mar 31, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I loved the whole series until this book. Now I wish I had never read any of them and have deleted all of them off of my list (computer, tablet, phone, everything.) Books were my safe space. The one thing that would never hurt me or so I thought until I read this book. Once finished, I almost threw my kindle out the window. The ending was even worse than the Sookie Stackhouse ending. Good job to the author who made people love something and then just smashed it in the last 5 pages of the last bo ...more
Lucy Dosch (EBookObsessed)
WARNING: 4 Stars story but only 1 star for the ending, maybe even negative stars for the ending.

This was a great series with an adorable, self-deprecating heroine and her two very interesting love interests. A big part of the fun was the flirty banter between Beatrice and (vampire) Oliver, while Beatrice chased after serious and sexy team leader (werewolf) Will. Unfortunately, once Beatrice finally catches Will, we lose all the Oliver banter while Oliver sulks in the corner. Beatrice also learns
Aug 13, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Ugh. If I could give negative stars, I would.
What the heck happened?! I truly enjoyed the first 3 books in the F.R.E.A.K.S. series
...which is the ONLY reason I finished this one. If this had been a stand alone I would have jumped ship less than half way through. But because I liked these characters from the first 3 books, I stuck it out. FINISHING IT ACTUALLY MADE IT WORSE.
*in addition, this had a ton of grammar and spelling errors...and I am a horrible speller. So if I noticed, then you kn
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Mar 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didn't think that I would enjoy this series when I picked it up, but I have enjoyed each title that I have read. Considering where the author went with High Moon, I'll be interested to see how she finishes the whole series off. It'll have to be a heck of a read. ...more
Fatima Chunara
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Truly brilliant.
Kristie Elston
Originally reviewed at Dark Faerie Tales:

Quick & Dirty: High Moon is a dark urban fantasy with a humorous twist. Bea is such a fun character but she is really tested when it comes to love and friendships.

The Review:

High Moon is the fourth installment in the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation series. This novel does mark a transition in the series between having a publisher to being self-published. I have really enjoyed the past books in this series and High
Stephanie  G
2.5 Stars

Agent Beatrice Alexander lets the truth of her feelings towards Will to slip. Instead of backfiring on her he ends up admitting he feels the same. The two start a relationship before heading out on a mission. In the mountains of North Carolina there is a werewolf who has chowed down on someone. The F.R.E.A.K.S. team investigation discovers more than one werewolf was involved. The case really gets interesting when Will, being a werewolf himself, smells a scent that throws him into blind
Romancing the Book
Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, mystery
Reviewed by Jen
Book provided by the author for review
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

I’ve been a fan of this series for years. I stumbled upon the books when I was asked to be a part of a blog tour to promote book 1. Since then I’ve rather stalked Ms Harlow as I anxiously awaited the next release. Then our blog started to plan our anniversary celebration and went we decided to have a week featuring mysteries, I knew we had to have Ms Harlow guest with us. And part of that guesting gig, I
Alice Liu
Dec 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 stars for the pain I endured reading this book/5 stars for author courage. I wanted to scratch my eyes out for the first 100+ pages of this book as I watched Bea's adolescent romantic fantasies completely emasculate werewolf Will. Beyond the snuggling while watching "Glee," there were the several hundred "I love you," "love you," and "Luv U's" that so engulfed their lives that Bea could not keep her head in the serial killer-hunting game. She held Will's hand in front of authority figures, bel ...more
Pratr- Authors
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author, Jennifer Harlow, and from Paranormal Romance and Authors
That Rock. High Moon is the fourth book in A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation Series Book 4. This is a paranormal romance about Beatrice Alexander who is working on the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, where the F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad, the Federal Response to Extra-Sensory and Kindred Supernaturals, a branch of the FBI. Beatrice Alexander was a school teacher with a gift, or a curse depending on how you look at it, but
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The end of this book kinda hit hard. I guess I should throw in that I started this series with this book (yeah, I'm a rebel like that. Books 1-3? Pfft. I can just start on 4!) and I was still shocked by the ending. I won't say it came out of nowhere, because it didn't. There were clues sprinkled in along the way. It was just... whoa. Didn't expect it would go in that direction despite the foreshadowing.

So. Now that my dirty secrets about not reading the previous books in the series has been reve
Sep 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
The fourth installment of our journey with the F.R.E.A.K.S. team.

Let me start by saying that I whole heartedly believe that this is one of the most underappreciated series in Urban Fantasy. The series quality stands up there with fellow authors of the genre such as Angie Fox, Dakota Cassidy, Molly Harper, and Mary Janice Davidson. The F.R.E.A.K.S. series is one that I highly recommend to other readers and hope that there are many future installments to come.

Having said all that, book four was n
This book is the 4th (and sadly last as far as I know) book of the FREAKS Squad series. It doesn't end with a resolution - which leads me to think the author was going to write more to it but didn't/couldn't continue it. I would recommend this for those who like Paranormal/UF books but since it doesn't end with a resolution I'd recommend it with a warning that you won't be getting an ending.

I really like the protagonist as she isn't all put together and level-headed - she's a mess but she's lika
Sep 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
I really, really, hope this isn't the end of the F.R.E.A.K.S. series. This book is a roller coaster ride for Bea with many emotional highs and lows.

The team is off to North Carolina's Smoky Mountains after a mangled leg is discovered the day after the full moon in a National Park. More bodies are discovered and the cadaver dogs that are brought in behave badly, as do certain members of the team - shall we say those with a canine bent?

Werewolves are to blame and we're introduced to Jason Dahl a
Sooo many typos! Ugh.

Leaving that (legit and very real) annoyance behind for a moment (it's really hard to do), the story itself was fine. The series as a whole is generally entertaining but super formulaic and simplistic. There are similarities to the Sookie Stackhouse series, but as cheesy as those books are, they're way more well-written. With that said, this is an easy, quick, fun read if you're looking for something uncomplicated and can disregard the issues.

Through reading other revi
I must say, this was my least favorite of the series. I found Bea to be extremely annoying as I felt her love for Wil bordered on obsession. As a reader I fell more in love with Oliver and actually liked Wil less. The supposed shocking ending actually wasn't so shocking as it was set up very early on, though it was sad. But I felt as though Bea and Wil as a couple altered their characters behavior negatively, became selfish. ...more
Marie J
Wow... I never thought it would end that way. This last installment of the F.R.E.A.K.S series is not only action-packed, thrilling, sensual but also poignant, somber, and melancholic.

I didn't quite like what Trixie became in this one though... Yes some things Will done he couldn't control but how far is too far? How much is beyond forgiveness?
Dr susan
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, read-again
I found out that High Moon was available when a new Midnight book showed up in my Amazon suggested books list. I have decided to reread the first three books before reading High Moon.

I finished High Moon...I am stunned, not in a good way, and not currently capable of writing a coherent review.

I do not know what to say, and I have no clue where Bea's story will go from here.
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can't really review without spoilers, but this one really engages your emotions and you'll feel them ALL (highs and lows). I can't even begin to guess where this series will go next. I was shocked, surprised, and drained by the ending ...more

I really don't know what to say. This book was so intense. If you have read the series well this is the one we have been waiting for. No spoilers, so I just didn't expect the end. I do wonder is this the end.
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Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Northern Virgina home but that restles ...more

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