Review: Shadow Rider by Christine Feehan

Author: Christine Feehan
Series: Shadow #1
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Jove
Source: Net Galley
Pages: 448
Reviewer: Elizabeth
Rating: 5 Stars
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The #1 New York Times bestselling “queen of paranormal romance”* is back with a sexy new series starring a Chicago crime family that hides a dark, mystical secret...

Whether it’s fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he’s not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses—both legitimate and illegitimate.

While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone—until now…

With little left to her name, Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago in hopes of a new life. She wasn’t expecting to attract the attention of a man with primal hunger in his eyes, driven to claim her as his to protect and to please. And if he discovers her secret, it could ruin her...

Elizabeth's Thoughts
SHADOW RIDER is an awesome start to what’s to be an extraordinary series!

Christine Feehan blew my mind with this exciting and engaging read! I loved every word of it! You can’t go wrong with unapologetically stubborn alpha males with unwavering loyalty, unfailing protectiveness and a family legacy vital to each and every family member.

Stefano and the rest of the Ferraro family are protectors of their community and deliverers of justice for those who desperately need it. I LOVED this close knit family.

Stefano is almost too intense/overprotective/dominant/pushy. When he found Francesca, he went WAY overboard in his pursuit of her. It was romantic and yet intense. Thankfully Francesca is a strong female but even she could get railroaded by Stefano and his desperate need for her and for her safety. That being said, I thought they both fit each other well and their relationship worked with the storyline. I couldn’t put the book down!

There is a lot of violence and tough abuse themes in the book that may make some readers uncomfortable. I didn’t have too much trouble with it because I knew the shadow riders would get justice, but the graphic scenes are still in there, in case readers need the warning.

Ms. Feehan is an extremely gifted author. I loved the story and can’t wait for the next one!

I was gifted an eBook copy from the publisher via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. All conclusions reached are my own.

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