I’m sure everyone has read a book that they hated. But have you ever wanted to give that author a second chance? After reading The Werewolf Upstairs, I probably shouldn’t have given Ashlyn Chase a second chance. I don’t know why I did. Something about the cover called to me, I guess. Either way, I attempted to read Flirting Under A Full Moon but quickly realized that, nope, I still don’t like her style of writing.
If Brandee Hanson ever wants to go from waitress to photographer, she’ll have to take some once-in-a-lifetime shots. But when she catches the gorgeous private investigator Nick Wolfensen on camera—transforming into a werewolf—she is thrown into a world of vampires, shapeshifters, and other paranormal misfits.
In order to keep his secret and stay clear of the supernatural council, Nick will have to convince Brandee not to release the photo. Fortunately, he was looking for an excuse to spend more time with the beautiful waitress anyway.
I barely made it 20% into the Flirting Under A Full Moon before giving up. I gave up for multiple reasons; first the characters had no depth. From the very beginning Brandee came off as too-stupid-to-live; especially when she believed Nick when he told her he was naked so he could rub baby oil all over his body and climb through a window. (He was naked because he had just shifted, but since Brandee wasn’t supposed to know about supernatural creatures that was the best lie he could come up with.) Um. Yeah. Really? At that point, I felt like my intelligence was being insulted. Secondly, Nick was coming off as a total idiot. (See his lie about being naked.) I learned from other reviews that he turned into a total creeper and wiped Brandee’s memories. And she forgave him. Nope. I’m done. I’m not going to read about creepers.
The killing point for me was Mother Nature. She was the head of the Supernatural Council. I’m pretty sure Ms. Chase was trying to be funny while making Mother Nature the complete opposite of every stereotype. In Flirting Under A Full Moon, Mother Nature is mean, foul-mouthed, and a cynic. Normally, I would laugh at such an outlandish character. But in this, it was more of WTF is going on.
After attempting to give Ashlyn Chase a second chance with Flirting Under A Full Moon, I can honestly say I’m never going to pick up another book by her. We have completely different senses of humor, I can’t connect with any of her characters (even her secondary characters annoy the crap out of me) and there’s nothing in the plot that hooks me. If you like light and fluffy romances, you might want to try Flirting Under A Full Moon. Maybe it will hook you.