ARC Review: Deception (Blue Moon Saloon #5) by Anna Lowe

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Blue Moon Saloon #5
Anna Lowe
Paranormal Romance
Twin Moon Press
January 5th 2017
ARC Review Copy


Nothing is more dangerous than forbidden love. 
She-wolf Summer Smith is desperate to make up for a past she can’t deny — and the best way to accomplish that is to take on a deadly mission for her new pack. She’ll sacrifice anything to clear her name and protect the people she loves. With the future of shifters across the Southwest resting in her hands, it’s the worst possible time to fall in love — with a bear, no less. 

Burly bear shifter Drew Kovacs hasn’t traveled to the Southwest to look for trouble, and he sure isn’t looking for love. But the second he lays eyes on the she-wolf with a mesmerizing smile and haunted eyes, he knows she’s the one. There’s just one problem — Summer is about to plunge head-first into danger, and he sure as hell won’t let her go alone. But he can’t show up and blow her undercover mission, either. Unless… 

Behind the doors of the Blue Moon Saloon, alpha shifters confront their darkest fears and their deepest desires. This book is a complete standalone story - no cliffhangers! 

* A paranormal romance with adult content. The perfect read for fans of strong heroines, alpha heroes, werewolves, werebears, shapeshifters, smoking-hot cowboys, romantic westerns, paranormal suspense, action-adventure romance, and fantasy romance! *


Deception is book five in the Blue Moon Saloon series by Anna Lowe. The story is full of suspense and romance.

It can be read as a standalone, but this one ties up the purity group neatly, so yes you can read it alone, but I would recommend reading the series in full.

Ms. Lowe has become one of my favorite authors. She has a way of drawing you into the lives of her characters and the emotional struggles they each go through. I love how the characters in the Blue Moon Saloon series each have struggled and survived some terrible and bad circumstances. It drives home that the world is not perfect that we each have difficult times and that their is hope know matter how small.

Drew is a bear shifter who has come to the Blue Moon Saloon to help out his cousins. He’s quiet and lade back, but when it counts his big bear can really through down.

Summer is a wolf shifter who invariantly helped the Blue Bloods, a group focused on purity in the shifter races, do bad things. She has major guilt and is looking for redemption and peace.

I enjoyed both Drew and Summer. They where a cute couple to watch Fate put together. Summer has a lot of guilt about what she did and can’t see herself mating anyone even her true mate; because she feels he and the others can’t look past her past. When a secret mission comes along Summer will help the Blue Moon Saloon pack and in doing so she will have to go home and face her past. She needs this and Drew has to let her go.

Deception is an exquisite story of redemption, trust, and selfless love. The characters are complex and sympathetic. Just like all the previous installments in the Blue Moon Saloon I ran the gauntlet of emotions and was rooting for Drew and Summer to both find what they needed.

Rated: 4 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Anna Lowe with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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Challenge(s): New Release | Pick Your Genre (PNR) (2017)



I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

2 comments on “ARC Review: Deception (Blue Moon Saloon #5) by Anna Lowe

  1. I usually like to read series like this in order as well as it’s more fun when you already know the other characters. I hadn’t heard of this author before, but it sounds like a good series. Great review!
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    • I have enjoyed several books from Ms. Lowe. I believe she is an indie author and the Twin Moon Press is her’s. The others in Blue Moon Saloon can be standalone. I prefer like you to read a series in order. You get to know the characters and world and it all grows to make the books more enjoyable. Book one Damnation is FREE for a limited time –