Sunday, July 31, 2016

SHADOW RIDER by Christine Feehan

Shadow #1
Jove Books, June 2016
Obtained via:  publisher
ISBN:  0515156132
ISBN13: 9780515156133
Paranormal Romance

The first book in Christine Feehan’s new Shadow series, SHADOW RIDER, is a contemporary paranormal romance series about a family of shadow walking vigilantes revered by the people that they protect in their Chicago hometown.

Christine Feehan has surprised her fans once again with her newest Shadow series of books about a family that is able to move from place to place by walking through shadows as if being transported via Scotty on the Enterprise.  In SHADOW RIDER, we meet Francesca Cappello, who has come to Chicago to escape the evil man who murdered her sister and to start over.  One of the first people she meets is Stefano Ferraro, leader of the Ferraro family business empire.  From the moment Stefano spies Francesca, he declares her under his protection.  They both have secrets they are afraid will come out, but their attraction is undeniable.  As danger approaches from every direction, Stefano must prove to Francesca that he is exactly what she needs in her life.

There is no denying that SHADOW RIDER is a Christine Feehan story.  The supernatural family that is front and center in all these books is full of strong, arrogant, alpha males that know what they want and go after it full steam ahead.  The series has an interesting twist to it.  The Ferraro family has an air of mystery and a mafia quality about it because of their paranormal abilities and their ability to seemingly be at two places at one time.  Yet, undeniably, this family’s objective is to protect the people of their town, and the people that live there absolutely revere them for that protection.  They are wealthy and handsome and every girls’ prince charming. 

The storyline has a good dose of mystery, a good balance of sex scenes and some really complex characters.  This reader thoroughly enjoyed every page and can’t wait for the next installment.  Kudos to Ms. Feehan for sticking to her paranormal romantic roots while at the same time branching out into another area.  Feehan fans are sure to embrace SHADOW RIDER and the Shadow series as they do all her other bestselling books.

Reviewed by T. Barringer

"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."

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