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Before the Moon Rises (Ritter Werewolves Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Catherine Bybee
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)

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Book Description

After a twelve-hour shift in a busy emergency room, Janet O'Brien is beat. Her last patient arrives unconscious and naked. She's lead to believe he's a psyche patient off his meds. However, once he awakens, Janet is charmed by his million-dollar smile and agrees to give him a ride home.

Werewolf, Max Ritter notices the sassy nurse when he wakes after a night under the full moon. Unfortunately, his archrival is drawn to Janet as well. In order to keep her out of harm's way, he opts to keep her close. When the chemistry between them sparks, Max discovers a completely new reason to keep Janet safe.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 227 KB
  • Print Length: 67 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Catherine Bybee (8 Dec. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007NUVFN6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,606 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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New York Times bestselling author Catherine Bybee was raised in Washington State, but after graduating from high school, she moved to Southern California with hopes of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite series, the MacCoinnich Time Travel series as well as the Weekday Brides series.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow awesome 3 Nov. 2013
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Loved it, bit like American werewolf in London but he's a gentle one... rolling on to book two. Just love supernatural medieval n mysterious books, if your like me then you'll enjoy this one.... chatherine bybee your becoming my no 1 author...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Could've been longer 7 April 2014
By Lauren
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I was browsing the amazon freebie selection which happens far too often and picked this up on a hunch, months pass and amazon freebies stack up high until I finally decided to tackle at least one of them.

(I should really count through my ebooks and figure out just how many I've gotten this way, its probably an insane proportion of them).

I'm really happy I chose to read this book because I'm always worried the reason behind them being free is because they're terrible, I mean sure some of them probably are but this isn't the case with this one.

At 86 pages this book can easily be read in one sitting, and like all my short story reviews I'll try not to give too much away.
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So I am a huge fan of Catherine Bybee, I have just recently got my hands on Seduced By Sunday which by the way is bloody brilliant, now while scanning through my books on my ipad and I came across When The Moon Rises and I was shocked I have a Catherine Bybee book and I hadn't read it immediately, what the hell is wrong with me! Anyway I grabbed some coffee and started on the book, and I then had another coffee and biscuit and then I was finished reading, why because without knowing I had sat on the sofa and read the entire in two hours with occasional disturbance from everyday life commitments like needing the toilet and hearing my four year old screaming "Catch me" from the top of the stairs.

So the book is fantastic, its only 67 pages but its a super fun read, during one killer night shift Janet meets the oh so sexy and dreamy Max Ritter, he was found naked and passed out on the street and with no signs of trauma or drugs she is baffled so just as she is about to insert a catheter obviously Max wakes up and hormones and desire fills the room, all while his member is still on show, intrigued? Yeah I know you are!

Now there is something Janet doesn't know about Max, Max is a werewolf and he is working to stop the werewolves that hunt and terrorise innocent people by turning them without consent. emotions are high, trust is broken but will Janet make it out alive? Will she be able to trust Max again?

A fabulous fun read by one of my favourite authors!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars teenager book 31 Oct. 2013
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My teenage daughter bought this book and when asked said its awesome and very addictive id say its a winner!
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4.0 out of 5 stars good read 19 Oct. 2013
By TinaT
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Free down load, I enjoyed this book, and there was potential for a much longer story and plot. That's my only issue it was too short. It's a very quick supernatural love story which was sweet, the main characters are nice and the instant connection is obvious. I would still recommend as a quick read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing 29 Sept. 2013
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Fantastic story which has been well written. So gripping I had trouble putting the book down! A must read for any werewolf fan! Need more of them£
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4.0 out of 5 stars ENJOYED IT 25 Mar. 2013
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Max Ritter is a werewolf during the change he gets knocked unconscious. Naked he's brought into the emergency room where Janet O'Brien a nurse is going to care for him. While she is about to insert a catheter he wakes. Embarrassed at being caught with his private bits in her hand. She backs off. Max is attracted to this human woman and persuades her to go to breakfast with him.

Then another werewolf who means Janet harm trashes her house. Forced to stay with Max, they start to get closer . But Gorman a werewolf from another pack wants Janet for himself. So Max needs to protect her. But Janet has no idea what Max is. How will she react when she discovers the truth.

A really nice short read from this author. I haven't read anything by her before. She's certainly packed in a lot considering this is a novella. With a tall dark and sexy hero, and a feisty heroine who knows her own mind. No simpering virgin here. The love scenes are sensuous, and with interesting side characters. This is a recommended read. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good one 22 Sept. 2014
By Bee
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This is a good introduction to a new series. It was different and I like the story line and everything else in this book.
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A delightful short story for reading besides the pool or an air flight. Romantic, funny comments and tension. As a short story it had a steady theme without getting complicated. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
Nice story :) great characters , funny and really enjoyable to read, wish it lasted longer n hope there's a second :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
I loved this book - it's a short dark fantasy romance. The characters were well written and the story flowed really well. Read more
Published 6 months ago by StumpyB
4.0 out of 5 stars Before the moon rises
A short and gooey sweet novella. Literally a quick read about werewolves, straight to the point and predictable but cute.
Published 7 months ago by Dee xx
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish it was longer
I read Embracing the Wolf before this one and I enjoyed it so much I immediately bought Before the Moon rises. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Cynthia
5.0 out of 5 stars Before the Moon Rises
I enjoyed this book so much I didn't want it to end. It had the romance, drama and thrills that I like in a book, plus some humour in there too. Totally gripping! x
Published 11 months ago by Sarah Lizziee
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A good quick read with a good story line. I will most definitely be reading more books by this author.
Published 12 months ago by Sandy
4.0 out of 5 stars great
This book was a great read and I would highly recommend it to others.who like paranormal romance and enjoy a light read
Published 14 months ago by T. Scott
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