Publisher: Purple Sword Publications
Length: 197 pages
Jamie Ness is homeless and on the run. After divulging his deepest, guarded secret, his father attacked him, which left no choice but for Jamie to leave everything behind he'd once known.
His greatest fear is that his father will realize the mistake he made in throwing away the only real income coming into their home and hunt for Jamie. Putting distance between his father and wherever he stops is his only priority. After walking for days, putting one foot in front of the other, it's impossible to turn down a hot meal when Chris Rose pulls up at his side on the outskirts of a town he doesn't know.
Offering the young man a helping hand is ingrained in Chris. Something to eat, a warm bed, and safety, even if he could only get Jamie to grudgingly agree to one night. He would have offered that and more to the young man with the shadowed eyes, except more trouble was looming for Jamie. It isn't just Jamie's dad that Jamie has to worry about, because there is nothing in his life that could have prepared him for Chris's secrets.
Jamie Ness is a frightened young man who runs away from his physically abusive father at the beginning of this novel. Chris Rose, a veterinarian, picks him up as Jamie is walking down the highway. From there, they start a relationship, first as friends/roommates/co-workers and later as lovers. There is one thing that Chris is keeping from Jamie though, something that might change their relationship forever. Chris has a secret, and just when Jamie is learning to trust again, Chris reveals the fact he's a shifter. Will Jamie be able to accept Chris' wolf and can their love survive Jamie's past?
This is the first book of Diana DeRicci's I've ever read and it was utterly enjoyable. I love a secret shifter plot where one half of the romantic equation is human and the other a wolf. For readers who adore the hurt/comfort genre, Run with the Moon will be a virtual delight. Jamie is the ultimate woobie who needs tender loving care and Chris is all too willing to provide it. I say this as a great lover of the hurt/comfort theme and found this novel to hit all my buttons as the love between Jamie and Chris grew, so did my enjoyment of all the characters. I was so engrossed in reading it, I would get upset when I had to return to work after a break because I'd had to put the book away!
So, if you'd like to read a very sweet, well-paced and interesting shifter romance with two characters who will steal your heart, then Run with the Moon is for you. I eagerly look forward to the next book in this series, hopefully one of Chris' (sexy) brothers will find his mate too! Recommended.