Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Shadow Flight by Christine Feehan ~ Review & Giveaway

Chicago’s Ferraro crime family will do anything to protect one of their own in this thrilling entry in the Shadow Riders series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan.

Nicoletta Gomez was a terrified teenager when Taviano Ferraro and his brother saved her life. Ever since, she’s been trying to rise above what was done to her, molding herself into a survivor under the protective eyes of the Ferraro family. All the while, she’s been falling hopelessly in love with the man who knows her darkest secrets.…

With one look, Taviano knew that Nicoletta was his, just as he felt their shadows connect. But no matter how much he wanted to claim her, he knew she needed time to become her own woman. When Nicoletta once again finds herself in the sights of dangerous men, a split-second decision has Taviano breaking all of the Ferraro family’s rules to keep her safe. And as far as he’s concerned, the reward is more than worth the risk.

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I wasn't sure what I expected with Nicoletta and Taviano's book.  From previous books, I knew Taviano had claimed her.  I wasn't sure if she was ready for a Ferraro to claim her.  Her life had been so hard since her parents died and she'd acted out since the Ferraro family had rescued her.  But I underestimated Taviano.  Don't ever underestimate a Ferraro.  What was I thinking?

While this is book 5 of a series, I believe it would stand alone.  The author does a great job of keeping everyone up to speed on what's going on.  This book also has little tidbits about the couples we've seen before.  It also features some of the other cousins.  We learn more about those in New York and LA.  I'm excited to see more books for those Ferraros.  

The writing continues to be excellent.  I love how the tale twists and turns in unexpected ways.  I never would have guessed where this flight was taking the story.  It changed everything.  I also admired the task of dealing with the pain in the past for both of these characters.  The authors note at the beginning gives a glimpse of the struggle the author had but she did an amazing job.  Well done.

I have enjoyed every one of the books in this series.  But this one has become my favorite.  It might have something to do with Taviano's care of Nicoletta.  His willingness to share and open up to her.  His training history is as ugly as was another brothers.  But he didn't issue orders at Nicoletta as Stephano might have done.  No, he did something I never thought I'd see any Ferraro brother do.  No I can't tell you but the point is, he put Nicoletta first.  I loved that.

Both of these characters are strong and care for each other.  They don't have a clue how much the other feels for them.  It's adorable, really.  But I so enjoyed them discovering the truth.  And I was so impressed with Nicoletta.  She stood up to Eloisa.  I don't mean just ignoring her and letting that women's venom roll off her, I mean she laid her flat on more than one occasion.  Go Nicoletta!  You rock, girl.

I continue to adore this world.  Shadow riders delivering justice when the law can't touch them.  Powerful alpha men that protect and love hard.  Strong women that fight many battles, though differently than the men, but are just as amazing as their men.  It's a brilliant world that I enjoy visiting often.

If you haven't read this series, get started.  It's a great escape.  

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  1. Not this series but some of her other ones!

  2. I have read all the books in this series except for this one! Really good books!

  3. I have not read a book in his series yet and I CANT WAIT

  4. Looks like a riveting series to start. I haven't read any books by Christine Feehan, but want to and have a few on my GoodReads bookshelf.

  5. This author is one of my favorites! Her books are always full of adventure.

  6. No, this is a new series, but I'm interested. It sounds great.

  7. I haven't read this series yet, but definitely would like to!