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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

BLOG TOUR, #GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: Shattered Restraint by Cassandra Lawson

Shattered Restraint by Cassandra Lawson
Series: Moon Virus
Genre: Paranormal Romance


As a half-breed shapeshifter, Quinn has always assumed she would be sent away when she fails to change into a lynx on her twenty-seventh birthday. Her future seems hopeless until she meets Danny, a human who makes her dream of a life beyond the next two years. When she discovers that everything she’s ever believed about her heritage is a lie, her world is turned upside down, and she is no longer sure she can fully commit to Danny.

Captured by enemies of the born vampires, Danny is forced to face his greatest fears while struggling to stay alive. Thoughts of Quinn, a woman he barely knows, keep him sane. After his escape, fate intervenes and Danny finds himself rescuing Quinn. While Danny’s future still seems uncertain, he is sure of one thing—Quinn is the woman for him. Now, he just needs to convince her that they belong together.

In the sanctuary of the shapeshifter community, Danny and Quinn are free to explore their growing feelings without world interference from the outside, but Danny knows he can’t avoid his old life forever. As the sanity of an old enemy rapidly unravels, no one is safe, and the born vampires must face a foe who will stop at nothing to destroy them.

5 out of 5 (exceptional)

Danny has been feeling a tad out of sorts since Layla mated with Simon, and he's annoyed with himself for feeling that way. He wakes up with a strange woman in his bed, with a massive hangover and the worst morning breath he's ever had. Luckily for him, that doesn't put Quinn off, although she does have to leave him and doesn't think she'll see him again. Of course, as the reader, you have a pretty good idea that they will end up together (or at least you hope so) but the question is how.

This book was simply amazing and I am going to be very careful with what I say so that I don't give away any spoilers. Trust me, every word is to be savoured and I would be doing you a grave injustice to give anything away.

There is so much to this book - we learn more of Danny's history and how he feels (and why) about vampires; we learn about Quinn and her parentage, what it means and what effect that will have on her life; we also meet again with Layla and Simon, Connor and Raven, plus Ian and Kyleigh. I honestly can't wait for Cam and Claire's story but I will (im)patiently wait.

Well written and with a smooth pace, Shattered Restraint is a delight to read and has no editing or grammatical errors that I found. With enough questions left to keep you invested in the series, but with enough answers given that you feel completely satisfied by the time you reach the end. Absolutely recommended!

* I received this book from HEA Book Tours, PR & More in return for a fair and honest review. *

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Cassandra Lawson
Cassandra Lawson is an author and homeschooling mother of three from the San Francisco Bay area. She has always had a very active imagination and loves making up stories. When she is not writing, she enjoys baking, spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.




  1. Thank you so much for the wonderful review and for being part of the tour.

    1. My pleasure - good luck with the rest of the tour :)