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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Book Review: Shadow Keeper (Shadow Riders #3) by Christine Feehan

Shadow Keeper (Shadow Riders #3)
by Christine Feehan
May 29, 2018
432 pages

Publisher: Berkley
One family brings its own brand of justice to the streets of Chicago's shadowy underworld as #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan returns to a series hot enough to burn...

The paparazzi can't get enough of infamous bad boy Giovanni Ferraro. But unknown to them--and the women he beds--he's just playing a role. Keeping the spotlight on himself keeps it off the family business. And if this lethal shadow rider can't hunt in the dark, he'll find his pleasure elsewhere...

Sasha Provis grew up on a Wyoming ranch and thought she knew how to protect herself from predators. But in the nightclub where she works, she's fair game--until one of the owners steps in to protect her. Giovanni is gorgeous. He's dangerous. And his every touch takes her breath away.

The devil at her heels may have finally met its match...

Set in Chicago, the Shadow Riders series is a paranormal saga with crime family flair. The series follows the no-nonsense love and life adventures of the Ferraro family. Perceived mafia, the Ferraros live an outward life of privilege, but a private life of duty. Those within the sanctity of Ferraro territory can expect unparalleled protection and those who cross the Ferraros can expect unrivalled wrath. As riders of the shadows, the Ferraros can exact their stealthy vengeance with impunity.

Book three is the tale of Giovanni; a middle brother who has been sidelined from the action due to an earlier injury. Playing the role of lascivious playboy of leisure becomes a tiresome burden when Sasha sashays into Giovanni’s nightclub. Sasha, repulsed by Giovanni’s reputation, is a hardworking server uninterested by the lure of her darkly decadent boss. Soon, Sasha realizes there’s more to the Ferraros than she initially believed.

I love this series. Three books in and I’m as riveted as ever. With at least two sibling stories simmering on the backburner, anticipation is mounting. All three books have followed the same basic pattern with the same elements. The fact that I’m still hooked is a testament to Feehan’s effective storytelling. I’m still a little unclear on how the paranormal aspects of the story work; this element of the series is certainly nuanced. What’s not nuanced is the romance. The Ferraros – these dangerous, hardened assassins – fall hard and fast. As with any Feehan vehicle I’ve read, Shadow Keeper is rife with scenes of graphic, steamy sex between hard-bodied beauties with unparalleled sex drive. And if that’s not paranormal, I don’t know what is. Personally, I enjoy the ride.

Four Sheep

Bianca Greenwood

About the Author:
I write every day and have done so since I was old enough to pick up a pen. (I spent a lot of time getting in trouble at school for writing instead of doing the things I was supposed to do.) Once I create my characters, I try very hard to have them react to situations as they really would. Sometimes I have preconceived ideas of what I would like them to do, but they don't mind me, because it would be out of character for them. They take on a life of their own. Sometimes when I throw difficult situations at them in the hopes I'll get a certain reaction and they don't do what I want, I complain bitterly to my husband and he laughs at me. Still, it is important to me to have them be real, not perfect people, so they make mistakes we lesser mortals might make.