I received this book for free from Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Shadow Keeper by Christine Feehan
Also in this series: Shadow Rider, Shadow Reaper, Shadow Warrior , Shadow Flight, Shadow Fire
Series: Shadow Riders #3
Published by Berkley on May 29th 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Berkley Publishing Group
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...
So I have been addicted to this latest series that Christine Feehan has been writing, and I know there have been quite a few mixed reviews on these books and granted they might not be for everyone, however I would like to point out that they TOTALLY work for me in every which way and I am totally on board with this family, I just love the Ferraro’s family and I became quite addicted to each of the books and seeing more hidden depths to this family.
Shadow Keeper begins with Giovanni, who is the cover image of the family as the “playboy” ever since his leg got injured he is not ready to be working in the shadows, so he has to play the image that he HATES with a passion but has literally no choice because his family is everything to him. But then all hell breaks loose when he meets his woman, his mate, and yeah she hates him at first. All she sees is a man that loves fast cars and faster women and she doesn’t need that drama in her life. She works as a waitress at one of the clubs that the Ferrarro’s own but she overhears something she shouldn’t have, and now Giovanni knows that if he wants any chance at all to court her properly, he needs to show her the real man beneath the cocky man he portrays to the world.
Sasha grew up on ranch in Wyoming, where it was just her parents and her older brother. Her family was everything and she grew up out in the country where the only dangerous animal was a bull. She learned how to work hard and live a simple honest life. Until her parents were killed and her brother was injured with a brain injury that left him with no memory of her and she had to be forced to come to the city to work two jobs to pay for the best medical care for her brother who is her best friend. Once she meets Giovanni and his crazy family, she is drawn into a world that she doesn’t feel comfortable with, but the man that she sees underneath that playboy surface makes her believe in love and safety again. But right when she and Giovanni are getting to a good place in their relationship…a dangerous stalker is after her and her man and both of them are in real danger….
All this, Sasha. It doesn’t mean anything without you. Nothing I have in my life means anything without you. I live hard. The things I have to doo are sometimes very difficult. I do them because it’s my duty, but I’ve never had what I needed to make it all worthwhile until I found you.
Boy, I had a blast with this book, it was quite different from the previous two books. I truly adored this heroine, because she is so down to earth and sweet but feisty. I love how she stands up to people and not afraid to defend those she loves. She is a fighter and you see it in how much she cares for her brother who can’t remember her but still, every spare moment she has is with him. I do love her strength and inner courage that is manifested in this story and she is probably my favorite heroine of the series so far.
Then we have the fun interactions with the Ferraro family, and boy some drama from Eloisa (who is the mother and so crazy) but really, what she does in this book is simply horrible and yes one of my favorite moments was seeing Sasha stand up to her in such a great way that made even the mother afraid of her. But we also get hints for future books too, and I am so curious to see which sibling will be up next. What I have loved most about this series though, is seeing this close-knit family just come together through the good and the bad times, and always be there for each other no matter what is happening.
The romance that develops between Giovanni and Sasha is simply so endearing and strong, I love how right they are for each other. They each have strengths and weaknesses but seeing them realize how compatible they are is wonderful. Neither of them are perfect and they both have flaws and seeing those flaws balance each other out so well was simply so wonderful. You “FEEL” their connection so effortlessly and once again I am reminded why I adore this author so much.
I found Shadow Keeper to be a true winner of a read and is topping my list of favorites for the year….I just adored everything about this book and seeing this couple together in such a way was simply beautiful and I can’t wait for more!! A TRUE JEWEL!