Bound By Moonlight

Bound By Moonlight

by Nancy Gideon

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ISBN-13: 9781476786674
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: 04/12/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

A writer whose fifty novels since 1987 cover the romance spectrum, Nancy Gideon thrives on variety. Under her own name and several pseudonyms, she’s written award-winning category romances, historical and paranormal bestsellers, earned a “Career Achievement for Historical Adventure” and a HOLT Medallion, and has had two original horror screenplays optioned for film. A Michigan native, she works full time as a legal administrative assistant.

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Bound By Moonlight 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Max "Monster" Savoie used his shapeshifting abilities to save the life of New Orleans Police Detective Charlotte "Cee Cee" Caissie (see Masked by Moonlight). His actions led to the cop and the mobster forging a psychic connection. The pair agrees to pursue a relationship though their occupations place them in opposite camps; he quits the mob life, which is all he knows, to prove he wants to go straight. NOPD struggles to end the reign of terror of a vicious serial killer who targets children. Cee Cee and her partner Alain Babineau go undercover, which Max loathes as he fears for the safety of his beloved and her previous non-professional relationship with the cop. However, when Cee Cee turns to Max to help them with his special crime scene skills, he reluctantly agrees but he fears the growing number of people who know about his paranormal skill since he met Cee Cee. This Moonlight romantic police procedural urban fantasy (see Chased by Moonlight) is a must read. It is dark entry as a serial killer makes New Orleans unsafe. The overarching story line, kind of mindful of J.D. Robb's "In Death" series, continues the star-crossed complicated relationship between the human police detective and the shapeshifting gangster as love may not be enough. Harriet Klausner
dkthain on LibraryThing 5 months ago
I LOVE this series. The hero Max Savoie is like no other hero I¿ve read before and he just leaps off the page with his presence. A bit of background for those who haven¿t read the first few books. Max was the `enforcer¿ for a very influential, very bad crime lord. Jimmy Legere `rescued¿ Max when he was just a child hiding in the swamps of Louisiana after his mother was brutally murdered. But Max wasn¿t an ordinary child; he was a shape shifter who because of circumstances didn¿t know anything about his heritage. Jimmy used Max, aimed him, pointed him, and sent him after anyone in Jimmy¿s way and Max was so grateful to Jimmy, he would have done anything for him.This was the situation at the start of the first book, Masked by Moonlight. It begins when Max meets up with Charlotte Caissie or CeeCee, a detective with the NOPD. Max¿es loyalties are tested. The first three books are wonderful and CeeCee and Max try and work out a relationship with both of them on either side of the legal fence.Max is, well, Max is unique. He¿s a criminal with a strong sense of right and wrong and a sense of loyalty that won¿t quit. And he is so totally wrecked for the heroine. He doesn¿t see how she can love him as he considers himself part monster and in some ways he is. He breaks the readers heart with his damaged soul. When he is in his animal form, he almost repulsive, but so broken up by who and what he is when he¿s not. The author never really explains what animal he is, but whatever it is, Max has powers that no other has; powers that even he isn¿t aware of. He is so lost as to what he is considering his mother died when he was very young before having a chance to explain what he is and his father is a mystery.CeeCee comes from an equally horrific background. Second generation cop, she was captured, held prisoner and tortured when she was young and it was in fact Max who saved her, though she hadn¿t been aware of it until after the start of the first book.In some ways, these books can be compared somewhat to the In Death books by JD Robb in that both heroines are cops and both heroes are or were part of the criminal element. But in other ways they are vastly different. Unlike Eve Dallas, CeeCee doesn¿t have the same moral code when it comes to police duties. She¿s a rule bender with an attitude that the ends justifies the means and Max, unlike Roarke, is still involved in the criminal element. And he¿s not a cultured or suave as Roarke. And unlike Roarke he is very conflicted about everything except those he is loyal to.All this so far and I haven¿t even got to this particular book. But I¿ve very enthused about this series and background is needed. As this book opens up, CeeCee and Max are finally taking their relationship to a more open level. They have shown up together at a charity event. As one can imagine, this sends shock waves throughout both the criminal and cop element. CeeCee is called away to work on a case where women have been kidnapped, tortured and murdered. When the daughter of a rather bully of a cop disappears, CeeCee fears she has been taken by the serial killer and races to find her. Because of some of Max¿s supernatural powers and his more than willingness to bend rules and out and out break the law, he helps CeeCee in unobtrusive ways. But he has history with the bully cop. Which makes for some wonderful conflict.Unlike the other books in this series, we don¿t learn too much more about Max¿s mysterious background. Rather this is more concentrated on solving the case as well as CeeCee and Max trying to establish the boundaries of their relationship.There is a real shocker of a twist towards the end that I did not see coming and I think will have huge ramifications in future books. Books I will be reading.For me, this is a great addition in a great series and it gets a real thumbs up from me for a very unforgettable hero.
Icecream18 on LibraryThing 5 months ago
If you are a reader who enjoys passionate encounters and steamy love scenes than this is the book for you. The characters are right on for a great romance. A cute, pretty heroine who is deeply in love with the male character; a male character who is handsome and strong beyond reason. The reader will be rooting for the couple through the entire book. The loves scenes are explicit, but they are not half-measures; the author can make the reader feel the atmosphere and picture him/herself as one of the characters. The plot, while not particularly innovative, is more than satisfactory for keeping the readers' interest and the pages turning. The reader will be immersed in a world where shape-shifting is possible and mixed with the typical human world. The book if a quick read and the dialogue ranges from humorous to deadly serious. The author doesn't skip over highly emotional scenes, but plays them out realistically. The dynamics between the differing characters is believable and there is a fine line of tension that the reader will be able to sense throughout the book-perfect, as the book concerns a detective. The ending is great, as is typical in love stories. A reader who enjoys romance will be more than happy she/he bought and read this novel.
MaryinHB on LibraryThing 5 months ago
This is the fourth book in the series and a wonderful addition. I think this one can be read by itself since the author quickly brings you up to speed in the first chapter. Max is a criminal enforcer with a strong sense of integrity, quick intelligence except when it comes to women and the ability to become wolf. CeeCee is on the police force and she likes to get things done even if it doesn't strictly follow procedure after she comes into contact with Max. There are some serious sparks that fly between the two and I am so glad that CeeCee has lightened up a bit. Max drove me up the wall in this relationship since for someone as strong as him, he can't believe that she is interested in him. They both must come together though to save innocent lives. I really hope that I will read more about these two since the ending left me wondering.
SandraHoover More than 1 year ago
Bound By Moonlight, book 4 of Nancy Gideon's By Moonlight series, delivers another intriguing, heart-stopping, action packed roller coaster ride. Max Savoie & Charlotte Caissie survived their own version of hell several years ago. They have battled their demons, their opponents and each other to finally publicly declare their love. But it seems the battles have just started. Will this couple ever be able to overcome the obstacles standing in the way of them sharing closet space on a permanent basis? Does a dedicated Detective of the New Orleans Police Homicide Department and the Shifter King CEO of a mob empire stand a snowball's chance in hell of making it work as a mated couple? If love was all that mattered, yes. But is love ever enough? Detective Charlotte Caissie - tough, sassy, dedicated, hell on heels...she is feeling the heat...torn between the shifter man she loves and her cop family and partner of several years, Alain Babineau. Some of her fellow cops witnessed first hand the monster that Max is hiding inside when he risked his own life to save Alain's stepson, Oscar. But are they thankful enough to keep his secret? Max knows the cops are ready to betray him, but Cee Cee is putting it all on the line to convince them otherwise...is she betting too much? Is she willing to risk Max's love? His life? Loyalties are challenged, Cee Cee must choose once and for all who to trust. She loves Max but the demons in her closet are fighting to escape, and she knows she will need to conquer them before she and Max can move forward. Shifter King Max Savoie - Dark, sleek, lethal, provoking...some say he's a monster in an Armani suit & red converse sneakers, controlling an empire built on ill gotten gains & a clan of beasts most people never see, even in nightmares. And yet his heart & soul belong to a mortal who has the power to bring him to his knees. Can Max prove himself worthy of Det. Charlotte Caissie's love & loyalty? Can he protect her and others depending on him from the danger no one else sees coming? Time is running out for Max - the walls are closing in, and the demons in his closet are rattling their chains, threatening to bust down the door. He's walking a fine line between the law, a hidden clan of creatures who see him as their King & savior, the unknown danger from the North and doing what he must to protect those he loves. He wants nothing more than to live happily ever after with Cee Cee but he'll have to walk through the swamps of hell once again to get there. Now Det. Charlotte is racing against time to save a young girl from being the latest victim of a killer who is stalking young strippers in New Orleans, kidnapping & brutally abusing & then killing them. The abuse hits too close to home for Cee Cee, raising nightmares she prefers to keep hidden. She must go undercover with her partner, Alain, to try to flush the killer out. And as time runs out, she risks everything by asking Max to do the one thing that he might not be able to survive. Has she ask too much? Can their relationship survive Bound By Moonlight is a beautiful, brilliant addition to the By Moonlight series...my favorite thus far. Nancy Gideon keeps the action fast, the angst devastating, the sex hot, the love to die for...A must read for lovers of Romance, Suspense, Paranormal and Fantasy. Another book for my Favorites shelf! Loved it!
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lprather66 More than 1 year ago
It was great! Definitely would read it again.
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BookHounds More than 1 year ago
This is the fourth book in the series and a wonderful addition. I think this one can be read by itself since the author quickly brings you up to speed in the first chapter. Max is a criminal enforcer with a strong sense of integrity, quick intelligence except when it comes to women and the ability to become wolf. CeeCee is on the police force and she likes to get things done even if it doesn't strictly follow procedure after she comes into contact with Max. There are some serious sparks that fly between the two and I am so glad that CeeCee has lightened up a bit. Max drove me up the wall in this relationship since for someone as strong as him, he can't believe that she is interested in him. They both must come together though to save innocent lives. I really hope that I will read more about these two since the ending left me wondering. I still don't understand why the e book is the same price as the paperback!
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Icecream18 More than 1 year ago
If you are a reader who enjoys passionate encounters and steamy love scenes than this is the book for you. The characters are right on for a great romance. A cute, pretty heroine who is deeply in love with the male character; a male character who is handsome and strong beyond reason. The reader will be rooting for the couple through the entire book. The loves scenes are explicit, but they are not half-measures; the author can make the reader feel the atmosphere and picture him/herself as one of the characters. The plot, while not particularly innovative, is more than satisfactory for keeping the readers' interest and the pages turning. The reader will be immersed in a world where shape-shifting is possible and mixed with the typical human world. The book if a quick read and the dialogue ranges from humorous to deadly serious. The author doesn't skip over highly emotional scenes, but plays them out realistically. The dynamics between the differing characters is believable and there is a fine line of tension that the reader will be able to sense throughout the book-perfect, as the book concerns a detective. The ending is great, as is typical in love stories. A reader who enjoys romance will be more than happy she/he bought and read this novel.