Riley's Secret, A Moon's Glow Novel #1

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Megan Banks feels like an imposter in her own life; she doesn’t belong with her friends or with her parents, who ignore her. After a fire she’s indirectly involved with, she finds herself with two hundred hours of community service. It’s the charity she volunteers at that finally makes her feel like she belongs. More

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Published: Sep. 19, 2012
Words: 95,310
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301714544
About Christina Smith

She is a wife and mother, who lives in a small rural town in Ontario Canada where she spends most of her free time writing.

She has always loved to read, but didn't realize she could write until a few years ago. She has told stories her whole life, but never thought to write them down.

She took a novel writing course at Winghill writing school, and since then has written four books. Two are finished, the others are being edited.

Her book Fated Dreams was named Semi-Finaliast in the 2011 Textnovel writing Contest.

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Reviews

Review by: Vicky Savage on April 24, 2013 : star star star star
FUN, ENJOYABLE READ
This is a sweet romance between two eighteen-year-olds looking for a place to belong. Megan’s parents are cold and emotionally unavailable, and Nate is hiding a secret. To be honest, I’ve avoided werewolf novels the past couple of years because I had reached my saturation point, but this book came highly recommended and I’m glad I read it. The two main protagonists are very likable and the story moves along mostly at a brisk pace. Some of Megan’s actions left me baffled, but hey she’s a teenager, and I still felt compelled to keep turning those cyber-pages to see what happened next! All in all a very enjoyable book! I recommend it to YA Paranormal lovers. I’ll definitely read the second installment, Riley’s Torment.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marni on Oct. 10, 2012 : star star star
First I want to thank the author, Christina Smith, for providing me with an ecopy of this book for an honest review. I don't know if I would have read the book otherwise just because of the subject of werewolves. See, I'm not a fan of werewolf books. I'm pretty open to all other paranormal beings, ok, vampires are not a fav either, but for some reason, I just can't get into werewolves.

I was given the ebook, and of course, I read the prequel first, Riley's Curse, which I absolutely loved. Right after finishing, I jumped into this book. I was really hoping to continue on the bar set by that book. Unfortunately, it just didn't happen for me. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed Riley's Secret, but the story just wasn't at the same level. Actually, I really wouldn't call this book much of a werewolf book, but if I go more into that I'd be giving away some spoilers, and I hate spoilers!

On to the story. Rich girl hangs with the rich crowd, but really doesn't like them. A harmless prank shows her what her friends are really like. She goes into community service, finds she likes it, and finds herself falling for the untouchable boy from school. Attractive, but unsociable at school, he has a way with things at the home he works at. Yes, this is Riley, and yes, he's a werewolf, but she doesn't know it. This is one area the story seems to drag on. Okay, as we know, they do fall for each other, than shortly thereafter all hell breaks loose. Now, this is where the story takes off, unfortunately, this is also about 80% into the book.

Now, would I recommend this book? Yes. To whom? Anyone who likes paranormal romance. Would I read the next book? Yes. I feel that this story can go far, and there are story lines that I want to know more about. I feel that the reader has all the backstory they could possibly need on the main characters that the story can only get fresher, faster, and crazier.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Adriana Noriega on Sep. 26, 2012 : star star star star star
Awsome book Firstly i would like to Thank the Awsome Christina Smith for giving me the honour of reading and reviewing this book. I read it straight after i read Reily's curse, so it was great to find out what happened next.

Once again Christina has captured me with her writing. She made me want more and more.

I loved the relationship between Megan and Nate because at the start it was like he disliked her with a passion and did every thing to try to avoid her then suddenly he was there all the time, and the relationship develops and the more time they spend together the more Megan relises he is hiding something. I loved the concept of wolves mating for life, that once you find your soul mate that is it there is no other for you and nothing or no one can keep you apart, no matter what secrets you have if they are your soul mate they will overcome everything to be together. I loved all the characters even though at times i wanted to hit Nate for the choices he made, but i still loved him. I also loved the fact that Megan being bought up with alot of money had anything she wanted (except the perfect home life) and she embraced working at Reily's house where people go if they need food, shelter and even help finding work. I loved it that on one of the first days she was there she decided to go home and raid her and her parents wardrobes without permission and give brand new clothes to people who needed it. I loved her for that.

I love anything Christina writes and this was just another example of her amazing writing. I cannot wait to see what happens next. I recommend all of Christina's books.(
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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