Half Moon Rising (Assassin/Shifter #4)

Title: Half Moon Rising (Assassin/Shifter #4)
Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion and Greg Boudreaux (Narrator)
Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing
Release Date: November 18th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 4 hrs and 6 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

They say you can never go home.

After more than a decade, Troy Bishop is going home to the family he left behind when his parents died. Little does Troy know, he’s about to get a lot more than he bargained for.

Sawyer Quinton has been waiting for his mate for as long as he can remember and was beginning to think he’d never find him. Until Troy Bishop walked back onto the Reservation. The attraction is immediate for both men, but one is hiding a secret and the other must finally open is heart.

Sometimes you can’t go back home, and sometimes when you do, you never leave.

Belens Audio Book Review

Every story so far in this series has been a delight to listen to. Half Moon Rising was quick, fun, a bit cheesy, thoroughly entertaining and somewhat predictable.

Told from the dual POV of Sawyer and Troy, the story follows the two meeting, with Sawyer in wolf form at first and recognizing Troy as his mate, and then again as humans. Troy is immediately captivated and, after an initial hard time with the whole werewolf thing, is enthusiastically on board with having Sawyer as his own. Unfortunately, there is someone actively trying to destroy anything that belongs to Troy…including Sawyer. So Troy calls on his brother assassins to help take care of his man, and take care of this problem, once and for all.

I really enjoyed Greg (Tremblay) Boudreaux’s narration. He continues to raise the bar with how well this series is narrated. Greg blends the ridiculous with the passionate and makes everything completely delightful to listen to.

What I liked: Troy’s honest reaction to finding out his partner was a werewolf, there was a better cohesiveness to the writing of so many on-page characters, and the chemistry between Troy and Sawyer is off the charts. Thankfully, even though there were a lot of characters again, I found it easier this time around to follow along with the audio.

What I didn’t like: The “bad guy” was almost laughable, and the stories are starting to really blend together with all their similarities. The series definitely needs an infusion of originality.

Bottom line, I really enjoyed the narration and the series is like crack – so very hard to put down.

Note: This is the fourth book in the Assassin/Shifter series, and I would not recommend trying to read it as a standalone.

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Half Moon Rising (Assassin/Shifter #4) provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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