Author: Thea Harrison
Series: Elder Races, Book #4
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Rating: 4 Stars
Synopsis: As a second daughter, Grace Andreas never had to worry about the intrigues of the Elder Races. But when her sister, Petra, and Petra’s husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister’s two young children – neither of which she is prepared for.
Yet, she is not alone. Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn prince of House Marid – driven by his genuine caring for the children – has decided to make himself a part of the household both as their guardian and as an exasperating counterpoint to Grace’s impudence toward the Elder Races.
But when an attempt is made on Grace’s life, she realizes that Khalil is the only one who can protect her – and offer her more than a mortal man…
Review: Paranormal romance is one of my absolute favorite genres to read, and Thea Harrison’s Elder Races series is a winner for me. Oracle’s Moon, book #4 in the series, is a particular favorite of mine. The story’s main plot line is the complex relationship between Grace and Khalil- they are front and center, and the secondary plot conflicts only add to the story and don’t detract from the romance arc. I was drawn to Grace’s spunk and her fierce devotion to her niece and nephew, Chloe and Max. Although Grace’s world was turned upside down not long ago, she is managing the overwhelming challenges and responsibilities with unfailing determination and resolve. Grace is a character who I connected with, and respected, immediately. Khalil is the perfect alpha male for a paranormal romance. While he is arrogant and authoritative at times, his protectiveness of the children and his devout sense of justice and duty had my heart melting instantly. More, Khalil is a true fish-out-of-water troupe, and it’s so entertaining to see him navigate common dating practices and courtesies. While this is the 4th book in the series, you can pick up and read this book as a standalone. Thea Harrison does a wonderful job of giving enough backstory on secondary characters so that you don’t feel lost.