Budapest Moon Book One
ISBN: 10-1936000652/ 13-9781936000654
Desert Breeze Publishing
Rating: 3 Cups
Katherine Archibald knows that she is considered an oddity in society because of her height and love of certain books. Knowing she will probably never marry, her dream is to own her own bookstore.
Count Matthias Duma lost his wife to a horrific carriage accident that left him scarred and changed forever. He never thought he would feel the rush he did for his wife until he set eyes upon Katherine.
There is something about the intensely moody Count that has Katherine aching for him. As he begins courting her, she finds herself more intrigued and at the same time repulsed by his ever changing mood. Figuring it has to do with the court battle over his daughter with his ex-in-laws, Katherine just shrugs it off for the time being. But once that battle is over, another one starts between Katherine, Matthias, and the man who came between him and his first wife.
The Hungarian shows us the darker emotional side of being a werewolf, with the angst Matthias feels about his relationship with the moon versus how alive he feels when Katherine is near. Ms. Burkhart tells this tale in such a voice that we can practically feel the waves of emotions both characters are feeling coming off the pages. I did find myself tiring quickly with Matthias’ continuous testing of Katherine’s loyalty, trust, and faith. The way he quickly turned from being so distrustful to trusting her was a little hard to grasp. With only a few mild hang-ups, this tale is one that was nicely written and will keep a reader entertained.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More