3 Star rating
Celtic Moon
Celtic Wolves, Book #1
By Jan DeLima
ISBN# 9780425266205
Author’s Website:  http://jandelima.com/

Brought to you by OBS reviewer Heidi

celtic-moon-celtic-wolves-jan-delimaSophie has been living her life on the run, always looking over her shoulder afraid that her son’s father, Dylan, will find them.  But now she is forced to go to the very man she’s been running from for help.  Her son is changing, proving he’s more like his father than she ever feared.  In this, Sophie is helpless and knows that Dylan is the only one that can see Joshua through his transition safely.

Dylan is the leader of a misfit Celtic tribe; they escaped their homelands long ago because if they had any abnormalities they would have been killed if they had stayed.  Dylan left to save his brother who was born in wolf form.  The tribe is weakening and Dylan is one of the few that can shift into both wolf and human forms.  And, there is a war brewing as they have already received warning that the Guardians are watching them, and it’s only a matter of time before they act.

No matter what is going on in his life, thoughts of his wife, Sophie, are never far from Dylan’s mind.  She was pregnant when she left and he constantly worries if her and his child are safe.  Then, the unthinkable happens; Sophie reaches out to him and she and their son return to Rhuddin Village.  But could it be possible that Joshua is powerful enough to call his wolf?  A shifter hasn’t been born in over 300 years!  If the Guardians find out they will come for sure claiming the land is powerful and therefore belongs to them.

I thought this book sounded pretty interesting based on its synopsis.  And, let’s face it … I kind of have a thing for shape-shifters anyway.

This novel sucked me in from the very beginning and I was quickly drawn into Sophie’s plight.  Escaping a bad situation to save her son only to have to return for the same reason.  It was an interesting concept that I ate up with a silver spoon!

I enjoyed the rapport between Sophie and her son.  They were loving and protective of one another.  I was surprised at how quickly Joshua took to his father though.  But the relationship between Dylan and Joshua was also fun to watch!  And, of course the rekindling of things between Dylan and Sophie had a nice slow build that was instrumental to this story.  Especially when Dylan learned that his wife wasn’t treated as well as he had always thought when she was there the first time.  I enjoyed watching him try to right those wrongs and to make sure it would never happen again.

I found that I really enjoyed Celtic Moon and that it was a great start to a new series.  There are definitely some hints of what is to come in the next installment, courtesy of Sin, who may be one of the most complicated characters in this book.  It has definitely whet my appetite for more and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book, which I can only assume will focus on Dylan’s brother, Luc.