on May 30th 2017
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan continues her sexy new series, as the Ferraros—a Chicago crime family—use their power as shadow riders to protect their empire and the ones they love…
Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood - but so is a haunting desperation stemming from the secrets of his dark past. His recklessness puts not only his life at risk, but also the future of his entire family. To save them all, he must find a woman who can meet his every desire with a heat all her own...
Just when Ricco has given up hope, he meets her - a mysterious woman whose shadow connects with his. She's someone looking for a safe haven from the danger that has stalked her over the last several months. In Ricco's embrace, she finds one. But the darkness in which they so often find sanctuary can also consume them...
~~Reviewed by Danae~~
Christine Feehan has done it once again! She has given this reader another favorite book! Her talents are wonderful! I can’t wait to read more from her! She brings the reader into her books at the first page and transplants the reader into the book as if the reader is a character in the book.
Ricco has been in the hospital for two weeks after an epic car accident after crashing his car into a wall at two hundred plus miles an hour. Ricco and his family all can not only shadow ride, meaning they can use shadows to get from one place to another, but the family can also tell when someone is lying to them. It is a handy ability one which this reader would LOVE to have! Ricco is a ropes master, it is an art one that Ricco has perfected over his life time. After rounds of Rope model’s being seen over the course of three sessions, Ricco is ready to admit defeat when Mariko timidly comes into the room believing that she was too late. Something about the musical notes in Mariko’s voice shot through Ricco so hard that he was unable to breathe, but he suspects that she is there to kill him. Can he convince her to not kill him all the while trying to woo her so that she doesn’t leave him?
Mariko Majo, she was trained from birth to be a shadow rider, and she became very good at it. When she gets a message saying “Kill Ricco Ferraro, a rider in the States, or your brother Ryuu dies. You have three weeks to complete this task.”, she takes a position as a Rope model for Ricco to get close to him to decide if she really must kill him or if there is something else going on where someone has Ricco on a “hit list” and they don’t want to be the ones to take him out on their own. There are things that will amuse and will discourage her from completing her task but can she keep emotions out of the equation where her heart is concerned?
Over the course of many adventures and some misadventures Ricco and Mariko find themselves asking each other what they want and what they don’t want? Can you be truthfully when everything you have read points to misleading truths? What will happen in the end if one side can’t deal with the other’s past? Could true love really be out there for everyone?
I give this book a 5-star rating and can’t wait to continue reading the series!!!!!
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced readers’ copy of this book.