Review: Cards of Love: The Moon by Sierra Simone (New Camelot #3.5)


Note: An advanced reader copy (ARC) was provided by the author via Candi Kane PR.

Two things before I dive straight into my review for The Moon by Sierra Simone: first, while this book is part of a multi-authored collection of books inspired by tarot cards (and not necessarily tarot itself) and a novella in the author's New Camelot series (which I absolutely loved!), it can be read independently of both; second, if you are in the process of reading the aforementioned Simone-penned series that landed on many a favorites list, I'm going to recommend you not read The Moon until after you're done with the original trilogy of novels--American Queen, American Prince, and American King--because there are spoilers in this new novella. Consider this part of this post of mine a public service announcement of sorts, and with due diligence done, let's get on with the actual review.

The Moon is the story of Merlin Rhys and Nimue Moore; he was twenty-seven and working on her older sister's gubernatorial campagin, and she was eighteen and a senior in high school when they met. However, this was not the first time that Merlin and Nimue had met. Their paths cross once before--centuries ago--when he was a wizard and adviser to a king named Arthur and she was an enchantress and one of the daughters of the Queen of Avalon. He remembers all too well the timeline of events from that time, and even though history may not repeat itself as exactly as once thought this time around around in both their presents, there are a couple of things that now fifty-year-old Merlin knows are all to inevitable: his love for Nimue and his death brought about by that timeless love.

This novella had everything I was looking for and then some. Sierra Simone dove back into the deep waters of Arthurian legend, and has weaved a second chance love story that was bound by destiny and makes you wonder if destiny can indeed be changed. Merlin and Nimue are fifty and forty, respectively, and I liked they have a hell of a lot of history between them, yet there's a great deal that they still get to discover things about each other together. The sex, as expected, is sizzling, but the romance--from the one they had all those centuries prior to the one when they met again in the more recent past and then the one where force and fate collide--had an almost epic feel to it. Simone perfectly melds legend with love and lust in this addictive novella; The Moon gets five stars. ♥

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Read my reviews for the New Camelot series:


American Queen (book one) - five-plus stars - My Review

American Prince (book two) - five-plus stars - My Review

American King (book three) - five-plus stars - My Review

Cards of Love: The Moon (novella) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 08 October 2018

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