Chely Austin loved her grandfather and was devastated when he passed away. The only thing she had left from him was his old house in Cades Cove, which he hadn't inhabited for over twenty years. Chely didn't know why he refused to live there, but she was determined to make it her home.
So she was outraged when Ty Walker snuck in her house late one night and claimed that the home actually stood on his grandmother's property! She chased him out with a gun and tried to avoid him, but Ty was pretty hard to ignore. For one thing, he was gorgeous and sexy and seemed to be attracted to her, but strange things had a tendency to happen when he was around. Chely wasn't sure if she trusted Ty or wanted anything to do with him, but she did feel safer with him in the house so she agreed to let him stay while they investigated the old property claims from decades before. Chely could feel the sexual tension building between them and wasn't sure if she wanted to try to have a relationship with Ty or not, but Ty sure as heck knew better than to get involved with a woman. No one had ever accepted him for what he truly was - a male witch who could shapeshift. He was desperately afraid that Chely would not believe him or worse, shut him out of her life entirely!
But when the body of a missing child is found underneath Chely's grandfather's house, Chely & Ty are suddenly drawn into the mysteries of the past. Neither can remember much about their childhood and Ty's grandmother insists that they need to remember the events that happened twenty years ago on their own. All Chely knows about her past is that her mother left her with her grandfather and her life starts from there. So when Chely starts seeing a strange woman in a red cloak and having weird dreams, she thinks that she is seeing her mother - but what does she want and why does Chely fear her? Ty can feel that there is an ancient evil at work in the house, but he doesn't know where it is coming from and is unsure how to counter it. But he does know that Chely's life is on the line and he is running out of time to save her...
Moon of Little Winter was a very good paranormal romance. Both Chely and Ty were strong, independent characters who did quite well at working together to solve the mystery and beat the bad guys. My only complaint with the plot was that their being thrown together in the house was a kind of flimsy excuse and they denied their feelings for each other for most of the book, which didn't make for a very satisfying romance. Still, the paranormal elements of the romance were worked in very well and made the story much more exciting and readable than your typical romantic suspense story. A great read for paranormal romance lovers!
This report prepared by Debbie