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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

5/5 Review: SHADOW RIDER by Christine Feehan





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..

Being a huge fan of Christine Feehan and having read both her Carpathian and Ghost Walkers series. I of course, was anxious to see what world she would bring to her old and new readers alike. I'll put in here a warning that this book is rated R and contains some extreme sexual content. 

In this new world, we are given two very magnetic characters. Stefano Ferraro and Francesca Cappello. Stefano is from a very old wealthy Italian family that might or might not have mob ties. Francesca is a woman on the run, trying to make a living while clearly hiding from her past. Add in a world of magic where shadows go hand in hand with death, and it's not hard to get lost in this book for hours at a time. The main characters chemistry leaps off the pages, as they try to handle each other and the dangers surrounding them. 

I'm happy to say that once again Christine Feehan did not disappoint, Shadow Rider is a literary masterpiece! For a long time reader like myself, I found myself once again surprised by how creative Christine is when it comes to taking old concepts and breathing new life into them, with that special added dose of magic thrown in. In this case the long treasured world of Italian family mixed with justice that's well deserved. 

Those new to the Feehan world of romance and magic, will find something to love in this first book of the Shadow series, and hopefully leading them to her other series.