Robin Hale Ã 7 summaryI liked Laurel She was no nonsense She had a goal and nobody was going to stop her Despite the other worldly things causing concern She was a flawed character too A bit clumsy and definitely bad at timing when announcing her presence to othersShe was instantly enad with Rhea a hot butch gardenerwitch on probation In a normal omance I would have been screaming at Laurel to un away from Rhea because she was aloof and aggressive and ude You could see her baggage from a mile away But when you throw in the mystical idea of soul mates then all bets are off and you can t be critical of unreasonable attraction and crushesHale did a good job of describing magic Especially bringing to life the Harvest Moon festival That was a special moment of half bondage No no Not that kind of bondage Get your head out of the gutter There were some dream seuences that were confusing and didn t uite come together for me like I think they were intended to Overall I liked this It lacked the special uality Silhouette had But maybe it is just that this genre isn t something I m normally into Regardless it was for sure worth eading for a different kind of lesbian omanceI ecommend this to those who like to ead about omance finding oneself hot butch women new age book shops witches werewolves vampires soul mates magic and creepy dreams Witches vampires shapeshifters covensmagic This book is fantasy bookended with omance Read the full eview Great funny humorous book about two witches who find themselves and each other Book got a hold of me and baring a few moments here and there was iveting from begining to endRating 48 something or 5August 13 2019 With her publication Robin Hale proves she is not a one hit wonder Under The harvest
Moon full of magic and wonder and Hale s writing is eally imaginative Iis full of magic and wonder and Hale s writing is eally imaginative I the characters and the alternate pov between Laurel and Rhea worked eally wellThe only thing was that brooding heroine Rhea eally got on my tits after a while I know she got a lot of bad stuff happening to her 15 winters ago but my patience just an out Sorry Rheaff sloooooooow burnThemes Cincinnati Book Wyrm you e a witch like your mom vampires shifters soul mates I m with Lov2laf I liked Silhoutte better as well4 Stars uite fascinating with all the magic and the things they do in their community I eally like enjoyed this book Though I wish the confrontable between the villain is bit longer and intense But it did set me on edge though I m pretty sure that no magical trope has been left out of this Tortured damaged but somehow perfect butch witch meets femme newbie witch Damsels in distress are escued etc I love fantasy But found the paranormal world building pretty dull There was little interaction between the MCs And it was all a bit predictable Really enjoyed Hale s other books This didn t engage me at all. Nes the gruff hot gardener with the intriguing scars is the key to understanding all of itCan Laurel convince Rhea to take a chance on her and find out what’s pulling them together Under the Harvest Moon is a complete FF omance with grumpy gardeners curious bookshop clerks magic and kisses in the moonlight76000 words. Oot for them both There s an bit of insta attract between them but Rhea s taciturn and cautious personality makes Laurel work for it It is balanced nicely with the paranormal elements and the nature of their magics fits particularly well with their personalities especially Rhea s elemental magic which is snapping and writhing beneath the surface giving her a darker vibeLaurel is smart sweet funny and efreshingly guileless She has a pretty wide eyed innocence throughout the book her trust and acceptance of everything may seem a bit odd but throughout her life her magic has been nudging her along whether by throwing a dart at a map and ending up in Cincinnati or her horrible terrible no good very bad morning when everything that can go wrong does go wrong and puts her in the path of Rhea and Jean That isn t too say she s a passive participant she s than willing to take the bull by the horns or corner the Disgruntled Hot Gardner and take a leap of faith that she s on
the ight track Of course that leads to a bit of a bonehead move later on in the bookright track Of course that leads to a bit of a bonehead move later on in the book I think it makes sense based on how she has followed her intuition for so many other thingsRhea as a counter point to Laurel is bit of a tragic figure She s isolated herself keeping her magic under tight control out of fear of epeating her past Not that is going to stop Laurel The way that Hale weaves the undercurrent of the barely contained power and energy of Rhea s magic emphasizes Rhea s struggle and gives her broody tormented soul a nice bite Laurel s arrival and their interactions slowly pull Rhea out of her self imposed exile and is forced to look at things from a new perspective I have to admit
I Really Liked Rhea Butreally liked Rhea but m a fan of the dark and broody type The broodier they are the harder they fallWould I have liked to see world building absolutely The focus was mostly on Laurel and Rhea and their specific magics and the larger world didn t get as much attention which is why I would classify this as a light PNR But this doesn t appear to be part of a series so intricate world building may have bogged things down That being said I would be happy to ead another book in this world if Hale does decide to expand itOverall I was happily ensconced in the world she created and seemed to plow through this book in ecord time I was eally excited to ead this because this author s book Silhouette is one of my favorites Under the Harvest Moon is an interesting journey into the magical world of star borns witches shape shifters vampires etc Laurel is a Nebraska girl GO BIG RED that has never felt like she belonged She throws a dart on a map and ends up trying to find a community in Cincinnati OH She seems to be drawn to people there and begins to discover parts of herself she didn t know existed This was a good book about finding your people and place in the world. AlBut Laurel can’t shake the feeling that there’s going on The bookshop sells silver amulets and dried herbs alongside their truly impressive poetry section and that gorgeous woman crackles with secrets And the bookclub It might be a covenThere’s something coming Something changing And Laurel would swear that Rhea Bar.
Story Reveals Many Surprisesreveals many surprises Laurel summed up when she was starting to tell her mother what she had found by asking Mom do you believe in magic Nicely written great characters if the trip to the Harvest Moon Festival doesn t cloak you in warmth and capture your imagination maybe you should be eading Popular Mechanics insteadThis is the second book by this author and I ve ead through the night to finish each of them Silhouette 2018 by Robin Hale A cute witchy omance Was a great summer time ead 375I have always had a bit of a lovehate elationship when it comes to lesfic books that are either Urban Fantasy UF or Paranormal Romance PNR I absolutely adore these genres and I obviously ead a lot of lesfic As a esult I can t seem to
RESIST PICKING UP A BOOK THATpicking up a book that them but I tend to have higher expectations and often end up grumpily disappointed I m happy to say that with Under the Harvest Moon Robin Hale delivers a fun and engaging light paranormal omanceThe
Romance Part Works Particularlypart works particularly the narrative is first person POV from both Laurel and Rhea s perspective so you develop a connection and understanding of both characters and see the push and pull from both sides Laurel being the pull and Rhea being the push They are both likable and you can t help but Laurel Pearson is eady for adventure The sort of adventure that means finding your people and discovering yourself and well it turns out that her adventure mostly looks like a studio apartment in a new city a job at a uirky little bookshop and humiliating herself in front of the most gorgeous woman she’s ever seenTypic. ,