Review: Allie’s Moon by Alexis Harrington

Posted October 7, 2013 by Suzanne in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Allie’s Moon by Alexis Harrington
Allie's Moon
by Alexis Harrington

3 Stars


Released: April 15, 2000
Published by St. Martin's Paperbacks
Pages: 320
Format: eBook

What a sweet book about two people both who have been dealt a hard hand in life coming together and falling in love ~ Under the Covers

Althea Ford is bound by her duty. Her duty to the dead father she disappointed, her beautiful but unstable sister she cares for and the mother she killed. Jefferson Hicks, the former Sheriff is drowning his memories in a whisky bottle, the only thing that seems to numb his ever present guilt and self loathing after he killed someone he cared for. But when circumstances bring Althea and Jeff together they both begin healing from their old wounds as they become closer and fall in love.

What a sweet book about two people both who have been dealt a hard hand in life coming together and falling in love so they can finally have happiness. Both Althea and Jeff had their troubles, she was looking after her manipulative and evil sister and Jeff was an alcoholic; turning to the bottle after a tragic event. Together they were a great couple and I loved reading them start to trust one another against all the odds and outside forces.

With romance books, a lot of the times the “bad guys” are a little…meh. But what has stood out for me in Allie’s Moon and what I will probably remember most is the evil sister. She was selfish and manipulative and would literally do anything to get her way, without thought or remorse to how it would effect her sister. It was chilling to read, although frustrating when everyone else could see this apart from Allie.

This was a good book, sweet, romantic with a cast of characters I liked, or loved to hate. However I didn’t quite capture me enough to raise it above 3 stars.

I don’t know why, but this book reminded me of Beautiful Bad Man by Ellen O’Connell, which is a really great book. If you like this, then you should love that.

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About Alexis Harrington

I've been a self-employed working novelist for the past twenty years. Of all the books I've written I've had just one foreign sale, and that was THE IRISH BRIDE, which was translated into Norwegian, where I understand it was a big hit.

I also make jewelry and I'm a fine needlework artist, specializing in embroidery, thread crochet, and sewing. I love to cook, read, entertain friends, decorate, and pursue various crafts.

I live in the Pacific Northwest near the Columbia River, still within 10 miles of my old high school. I have a Great Pyrenees dog, one cat, a finch, and three chickens who all seem to want to be in my small office while I'm trying to work (except the chickens, although they'd be thrilled to get into the house if I let them). Getting up to step around them is like maneuvering an obstacle course, but they are my children and so dear to me. My hours are kind of goofy--I'm just not a morning person and tend to be up late when the rest of the world is sleeping--and QUIET. No phones, faxes, distractions. Just the kids and me, candles burning, and the elevator music coming out of my CD player.

Before I made the leap to full-time writer, I spent about 12 years working for consulting civil engineers. Riprap, anyone? How about a nice detention pond?

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Thanks Suz!