Shadow Rider, Book #3
By Christine Feehan
Author Website: christinefeehan(.)com
Brought to you by OBS Reviewer Caro
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… (Goodreads)
As the third book in the Shadow Rider series, Shadow Keeper, ventures more into the lives of the Ferraro siblings, readers get an insight and more information of the shadow world, potential couples, and past events. In Shadow Keeper we learn of the outcome of events that happened in previous book Shadow Reaper as we see Giovanni heal from his wounds while he encounters Sasha Provis, the shadow rider he was waiting for.
Fans of Feehan’s books know that her male characters are always shown strong and unbreakable, but once in a while we see a different side to them. Giovanni is the middle child among his brothers and he has been portrayed as the playboy/party boy in order to take the paparazzi off of his brother’s backs, but this time he shows his vulnerable side. He was previously wounded and can’t go into the shadows. Playing the bad boy is getting tiresome and he is slightly starting to fear that he wont find his lifemate like his brothers have. The reader gets an insight of how it feels for Giovanni to be someone he isn’t and the weight that brings him, so when Sasha comes along, he does a dumb thing and things don’t start out too good for both of them.
So far the shadow rider women have proven to be independent and strong female characters, and Sasha is no different. She is the soul provider for her family and she won’t let anyone stop her from taking care of the ones she loves. She has her mind set on priorities and life, always finding a way to overcome any obstacle. But one thing I loved about Sasha was her standing up to Giovanni’s mother, Sasha didn’t let Ferraro mama look down on her or hurt her with her words, which surprised even Giovanni. I was proud of Sasha 🙂 Sasha did have a difficult time believing that Giovanni cared for her, but in her defense, it was Giovanni’s fault. And of course, she isn’t shy about throwing a few punches. Sasha comes into Giovanni’s life when he most needs her.
Something that I liked about this book was all the minor/big details in the background, such as two couples that I can’t wait to read more about. First, we have Emmanuelle and Valentino, whom we’ve heard mentions of in the previous books, but this time it looks like whatever is going on between them, could harm them both. Then, we have Taviano and Nicoletta whose relationship seems rockier than the rest of the Ferraro siblings. And we’re still waiting for the oldest Ferraro brother to start having children of his own.
Shadow Keeper is the book among the series where I feel we have gotten more information on the family up until now. It shows us a different side of Giovanni and much he sacrifices for his family and his loved ones. It also gave us a great female character daring and brave. If you’re a fan of Christine Feehan, I recommend this book and series. And I especially love this series because it takes place in Chicago!
“Enlighten us to what wisdom our parent passed on to you.” -Stefano.
“I think that’s called being kissed senseless. My brain short-circuited.” -Sasha
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