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Ice Moon

(Moon #5)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  351 ratings  ·  75 reviews
One touch and she is his…

Jared Ayers works outdoors, embracing a solitary life, hiding from his inner demons. But after so many of his Pack brothers have found their mates, he starts wondering if there might be a mate in his future too. His world turns upside down after he's hired by the "Ice Queen of Lake Tahoe". One touch is all it takes. One touch to send the wolf
ebook, 330 pages
Published November 16th 2015 by Entangled: Select Otherworld
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Ok, so I admit to continuing to stalk this author and her publisher looking out for when the next book in this series will be available - and then I get in as quick as I can to get a copy to read! Considering the number of books I've been reading lately, that should be a great indicator of how highly I appreciate the whole series and this is another great addition to it.

Jared is the member of the pack who is the star of this story. He became a carpenter after traumatic events in his past, leavi
Lisa Kessler
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Ice Moon was a wild thrill ride to write, and I hope you'll have just as much fun reading it!

Jared and Taryn had sparks, literally, and lots of new secrets were revealed between the Pack and their connection to the evil Nero Organization.

The books are all written to stand alone so you can jump in if you haven't read the rest of the series, but I hope you'll be enticed to grab the rest of the books too! :)

Welcome to the Wolf Pack!

All Things Urban Fantasy
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy ofAll Things Urban Fantasy

ICE MOON is a fun paranormal romance with an interesting central story and conflict. While I was a bit annoyed/sad that Taryn wouldn't even touch her son which probably isn't going to be good for his emotional development in the future (in reality, I'm sure he'll be fine in this series!), I liked seeing the reason behind her 'no touching' rule unravel as the story progressed. It made sense and what Taryn went through to get to her 'not touching' persona
Calm Your Pits
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
*** This ARC was received from Entangled Publishing via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review***

I really enjoy the books I have read in this series and look forward to reading the ones I missed.

Jared is just as fantastic as his brother Jason if not more so. He is battling a crippling issue since the death of his past girlfriend and still finds the strength to help Taryn learn to come back into the world and be able to touch her son. That Damian creep get crazier every time and now he may pos
Erin Burns
I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, this does not affect my opinion of this book or the content of my review.

Book 5 in the Moon series and up to this point it has seemed like the action was really ramping up. So Kessler changed the tune and really hit us in the feels. Dang but Taryn has had a hard row to hoe. And meeting Jared just doesn’t initially make it any easier. Fortunately for her he’s a hottie who knows what he is doing (when he isn’t being a bonehead with
Heather  book whore & shifter slut extrordinaire
LOVED LOVED LOVED as usual! I loved the book and of course this series is amazing!

You can never go wrong with a book by Lisa Kessler
Jun 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, shifters
( Kessler’s Moon series tells the story of a pack of werewolves that lives near Reno and Lake Tahoe. Simple premise. Or is it? Throw in a lot of suspense, romance, and some wicked villains, and you have this fun series, one that I have enjoyed since book 1. I must say, this fifth book in the series, is actually one of the better ones of the group. I received this book from Net Galley, in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Last time, we got Jason’s story, and now we have his
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"That first day when we met, when I gave you my estimate for the deck project and you wouldn't shake my hand..." I laced my fingers with hers. "There was something sad and lonely in your eyes. I knew all about your reputation, your nickname the Ice Queen, but that wasn't what I saw that day. When I looked into your blue eyes, I saw a princess locked away in a tower, a prisoner. I wanted to set you free."

ICE MOON by Lisa Kessler has it all: suspense, mystery, humor, warm fuzzy moments, holiday ma

Welcome back to the pack. Jared is the one wolf that is hiding demons and is looking for his mate. He is the master carpenter and loves to work outdoors. But as his brothers all find their mates , he wonders if his mate is out there. Well as we all know the brothers find their mates and when they do nothing will keep them from their loves . Jared finds that out the day he goes to do an estimate on a new deck . For the Ice queen of Nevada . Where with one touch his wolf starts howling and the pul
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ice Moon by Lisa Kessler is still as exciting and intensely gripping read as the first book was in this series. Fascinating is the word that comes to my mind concerning the story of Jared Ayers and Taryn Goldstone with her son Charlie. Their romance is tied with the overall bigger story of the wolf pack and the jaguars, so for that reason it would enhance the enjoyment to read these in order. However, for just Jarred and Taryn’s romance it stands well on its own.

What a powerful story about love
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
This is book 5 in the series but works well as a stand alone.

I loved Taryn Goldstone. She is so protective of those she loves. The same with those she does business with. She does not touch anyone even her son but she finds great ways to let him know she loves him. Then Jared comes into her life and everything changes.

Jared is also a get character. He has given up on finding his mate and then he meets Taryn. When he accidently touches her he realizes who she is but realizes that he will have to
May 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Ok this has been a great story. Also a great series I was hooked from the beginning of the first book. Every book in the series is a stand alone story and has a H E A . Jared and Taryn story is a great conclusion to the series. I am hopeful though there will be more stories to come. I mean Nero is still around Is Damien really dead? What about Luke and Logan? Very good, a great escape. Be forewarned though o certainly you start you may not be able to put it down. I couldn't! ENJOY
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. The story line was exciting and all the characters were well-developed as well as very likable. I liked Jared and Taryn's couple. I also like the irony behind her "Ice Queen" nickname when it was actually her ability to ignite fire that kept her aloof. It was a very engaging book from the very start. I like paranormal romance and this is definitely going among one of my favorites.
Marie Andersson
Jared's story!He is like Hugh Jackman.Le sigh.At the maskerade he was Wolverine.I melted!I loved how protective he was too! I have a new book boyfriend!

The cover is one of my favorites! <3 Can't wait until the next one release!
Dee Ben
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

I love that 2 scared damaged people can find love and their hea. I loved that he loved her kid ,so much so that Charlie was his .I loved tank. I just loved this book lol hope you do too.
Apr 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Can't get enough of this series! Excited to have the whole pack all paired up!
Aleigha Siron
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Five books into this series and this one was full of "fire and ice." You'll need to read it to get the pun.
Werewolves are howling, pyrokenesis flames, and a blizzard blowing. Great characters who grab your attention and your heart.
Christian Thibodeau
Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just like all the previous books in the Moon series, once I started reading this book I just could not put it down!
Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
First reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

We often make assumptions about people based on what we can see on the surface. Little do we know about the reasons lying in wait underneath a carefully crafted persona.

Taryn can create fire. When she is emotionally upset, when things are crashing in on her or even in an innocent touch, her ability to burn anything or anyone without warning terrifies her. And she has reason for that fear from a personal cost. Her way to deal with possible tragedy is to hide her
Jeannie Zelos
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ice Moon,  Lisa Kessler

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:  Romance, Sci-fi and Fantasy.

I’ve loved this series but did feel the last book felt a little slow, but for me this is back on track. Doc Jason’s twin Jared is the subject here, and when he meets Taryn Goldstone about a new contract, some decking at her house he realises she’s his Mate.
 Taryn has issues though, as a Psychic with fire-starting talents she’s scared of hurting people so closes herself off. She adores her young son
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Once again Lisa Kessler has captivated me with her characters and swept me into her story with the world and lore she has created for the Moon Series. I just loved Jared and Taryn and think this may be my favorite story yet. The raw emotion from both Jared and Taryn could be felt throughout the book, leaving me with quite the case of “the feels”!

Both Jared and Taryn are dealing with some pretty significant issues from events that have happened in their past. They have both found coping mechanism
Elizabeth Neal
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aroooooooo....werewolves of Lake Tahoe. Yeah okay, it's not quite as catchy as the original, but it is accurate for this series.

It's Jared's turn to find his HEA. It won't be easy, but it'll be worth it. While bidding on a job, Jared meets Taryn, aka the Ice Queen. The funny thing is, that nickname couldn't be more ironic for Taryn. Jared and Taryn both feel the pull towards each other, but they also both have some intense emotional baggage. Jared suffered a tragic loss during his younger years,
Kelly Smith Reviews
So, you'd think after so many books in a series featuring predominantly the same cast, things might start to go downhill. When it comes to the Moon Series, that's as far from the case as you can get!
In Ice Moon, we get to hear Jared's story (the last book we learned more about his twin brother, Jason), and Taryn, another psychic girl from Brightwood Academy, the school Nero ran for psychically gifted girls. But there is even more to Taryn than you think, when Jared discovers a surprise about her
Sassy Southern
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Jared melts the Ice Queen.

Aroooooooo....werewolves of Lake Tahoe. Yeah okay, it's not quite as catchy as the original, but it is accurate for this series.

It's Jared's turn to find his HEA. It won't be easy, but it'll be worth it. While bidding on a job, Jared meets Taryn, aka the Ice Queen. The funny thing is, that nickname couldn't be more ironic for Taryn. Jared and Taryn both feel the pull towards each other, but they also both have some intense emotional baggage. Jared suffered a tragic loss
Rachel Caplinger
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing

*****This was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review on*****
Ice Moon by Lisa Kessler is in the Moon series by Lisa Kessler. A paranormal Shifter romance with and HEA, packed with enough sexy times and action to keep your blood pumping and toes curled.
Known as "Ice Queen," Taryn was detached from her emotions and especially from everyone else. While that served her in her negotiations (she runs a profitable real estate business in Tahoe.) She is
Diana in SC
May 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 stars
One of the best paranormal romance audiobooks ever!

OMG! This audiobook got me addicted from the first few minutes, and I never wanted to stop listening! This is a masterpiece of romance writing coupled with an outstanding performance by the pair of narrators. I will definitely listen to “Ice Moon” multiple times in the future. I think that it is just as fantastic as an Immortals After Dark audiobook by Kresley Cole. That is really high praise from me because Kresley Cole has been my favo
Jennifer  (BTH Reviews)
*I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.*


Ice Moon is a thoroughly enjoyable read with interesting and well-developed characters. There is a perfect balance between action and romance. Also, the romance is believable and follows a natural progression rather than being rushed or forced.

In Ice Moon, Jared gets hired as a contractor to build a new deck for Taryn. He is fascinat
April Symes
Nov 14, 2015 rated it really liked it

In the Moon series book #5, this is Jared and Taryn story. Jared Ayers, who is Jason’s older brother, likes the solitary life, works outside and wonders if he ‘ll ever meet his mate…that all changes when he called to do a job at Taryn Goldstone aka Ice Queen of Lake Tahoe’s home. Taryn is a real estate agent and she is known as the Ice Queen because she keeps her emotions under tight control and she rarely touches ANYONE even her young son. Its sad but true and the reason is because she is a gif
Nov 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I strongly advise reading this series in order. While Ice Moon and the previous installment in the series I’ve read (Harvest Moon) can be read as standalones because they each center on a different couple, the ongoing story line and supporting characters are so intertwined that you struggle a bit to keep up with who is who (and what they are) at the beginning.

This installment focuses on Taryn, a real-estate agent and single mom. She is known around town as Ice Queen because of her unfriendly man
Eva Millien
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hiding from his demons, Jared Ayers embraces a solitary life until his world is turned upside down by the “Ice Queen of Lake Tahoe” in this thrilling paranormal romance.

Taryn Goldstone’s psychic gifts are beyond her control so she embraces an ice cold life and the reader can’t help but get drawn into the story as Jared helps Taryn discover that some flames are meant for passion and healing while keeping her safe from those that covet her powerful gifts. The chemistry between Taryn and Jared is h
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