Title: How to Wish Upon a Star (Howl at the Moon #3)
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Pinkerton Road
Release Date: May 12th 2016
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 2723 kindle locations
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Dr. Jason Kunik is working on the most earth-shattering genetics project ever, DNA mapping of a new species, the quickened—dogs who can shift into human form. The problem is, no one knows the quickened exist and Jason can’t betray them by publishing his studies. When he moves to Mad Creek to continue his research in a town full of quickened, all he wants is peace, quiet, and to be allowed to bury himself in his work. Perhaps if he figures how out the mutation is activated, he can silence his own inner dog forever.
Milo is a hospice comfort dog who has bonded with, and lost, many beloved patients in his life. He intuitively understands sickness and pain on a spiritual level most can’t see. When he gains the ability to become a man, he thinks he finally has everything he ever wanted. But being a man isn’t the same thing as being loved, and taking shelter in Mad Creek isn’t the same thing as finding a home.
When a mysterious illness hits Mad Creek and threatens all the quickened in town, it’s up to the scientist and the comfort dog to figure out what it is and how to stop it. Along the way they might discover that true love is possible—if you wish upon a star.
I’m going to start by saying that if you haven’t started this series- what are you waiting for? I think this is one of the best series out right now. It’s endearing, engaging, humorous, and full of love. I think even if you’re not into shifter stories you’ll fall in love with the residents of Mad Creek. Anyhoo, back to the book. In this third installment of the Howl at the Moon Series, we have Jason, a geneticist and the only word to describe him is dry. Milo, labradoodle, is the complete opposite. He’s loving and energetic. Reading their relationship unfold is in usual Eli Easton fashion a pure delight.
-Jason and Milo. I love a good opposites attract, and the author pulled this off exquisitely.
-Mad Creek. I always love going back to this quaint town and catching up with past characters. It feels like going home.
-I enjoyed that there was a little bit of suspense. It was enough to make me kind of nervous, but not so much that it overtook the book.
-Just as the other two before it this story is low on the angst and drama and full of feel good vibes.
-And the ending is great with a glimpse into what’s to come.
As for those wondering about the steam index. Not high up there, friends. I’d say 2.5 Stars. There’re only a couple scenes. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I’d have liked a bit more.
Can this book be read as a standalone? For maximum enjoyment, I’d say no. Plus, it’s a great series you honestly want to read them all.
All in all, I think Eli Easton has another hit here. This book was a remarkable addition to the series, and I can’t wait for what’s to come. 4.5 Stars.