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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Book Review: Gray Bishop (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #2) by Kelly Meade, Kelly Meding

Gray Bishop (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #2)
by Kelly Meade, Kelly Meding
Published October 21st 2014
by InterMix

Some people need something to fight for…

With the attacks on their homes escalating and human half-breeds seeking sanctuary among them, the loup garou are reaching their breaking point. Two, in particular.

After failing to stop his little brother’s kidnapping years ago, Bishop McQueen angrily broods on his shame, though no one else blames him.

Jillian Reynolds is still dealing with a tragic accident that took everything she ever wanted from life. And her attraction to Bishop is only making things more difficult.

When word reaches them that Jillian's hometown is under attack, the Alpha takes Bishop, Jillian, and a group of enforcers to assist in the battle. And it is in this chaos that both Bishop and Jillian will have to face their pasts—and the true feelings they have for each other—if they are going to survive.

Gray Bishop, the second book in the Cornerstone Run Trilogy, centers around Bishop, the oldest son of the Alpha. Bishop the serious brother, feels responsible for protecting his younger siblings, especially with the attacks on his people escalating and putting his brother, Knight, at risk. Bishop, feeling like he has failed to protect Knight in the past, is now determined to save him. That might not be such an easy feat as more and more loup garou end up dead. Tensions are definitely running high in this book.

In addition, it’s Bishop’s turn to find his mate. Jillian the alpha female from another run, is there to help out. She doesn’t plan on staying, but Bishop wants her to. Knowing that he will have to give her up when she returns home, he fights the attraction and attempts to push her away. However, some battles are not meant to be won. When Jillian’s hometown comes under attack, things in their relationship will shift as they have to work together to put the pieces back together.

This book has so many up, downs, twists and turns that it’s hard to tell you too much without adding spoilers. I will say that at times it was really sad. We suffer losses that are totally unexpected. However we also get some triumphs that make us breathe a sigh of relief. The author surprises us with where she is willing to take her story.

The only thing close to a spoiler I will share with you is that it does end on a cliffhanger. I guess that is to be expected since we only have one more book in the trilogy. We can’t expect everything to be wrapped up just yet. I will definitely be reading book three because I need to know how this ends. I’m also excited to read Knight’s and Shay’s story. I think the author definitely saved the best for last.

5 Alpha Sheep

About the Author:
Raised on a steady diet of Star Wars, Freddy Krueger and “Fear Street” novels, Kelly Meade developed a love for all things paranormal at a very young age. The stealthy adolescent theft of a tattered paperback from her grandmother’s collection of Harlequins sparked an interest in romance that has continued to this day. 

Black Rook is the first novel in her Cornerstone Run series, a paranormal romance trilogy from Berkley Intermix that also includes Gray Bishop and White Knight. It follows three loup garou brothers who will do anything to protect their town, their family, and the secret of their existence—and maybe fall in love in the process.

Writing as Kelly Meding, Three Days to Dead is the first book in herDreg City urban fantasy series. The series follows Evangeline Stone, a paranormal hunter who is resurrected into the body of a stranger and has only three days to solve her own murder and stop a war between the city’s goblins and vampires. Additional books in the series, As Lie the Dead, Another Kind of Dead, and Wrong Side of Dead, are available in both digital format and mass market paperback from Bantam. Book five, Requiem for the Dead, is available digitally through all platforms.

Trance begins the story of the grown-up children of the world’s slaughtered superheroes who receive their superpowers back after a mysterious fifteen-year absence, and who now face not only a fearful public, but also a vengeful villain who wants all of them dead. Trance and Changeling are available now in both digital format and mass market paperback from Pocket Books. Tempest and Chimeraare available in digital format only via Pocket Star. All four MetaWarsbooks can also be purchased as a digital bundle. 


  1. Oh this is one I wanted to read but was told book one was really a must first. One day I'll get them in :)

    1. I want to read this one too! Just got to find the time.

  2. I loved this book. It was so good. I do agree you must read these in order or you will be lost.

  3. This sounds like a good series! I just put book one on my wishlist for next payday.

  4. Nice review Lisa, thank you. Adding it to my wishlist.

  5. Oh this sounds like a really good series, thank you for sharing your thoughts with us Lisa - going on my wishlist too :)