Narrator: Jim Frangione
Length: 13 hrs 44 mins
Series: Shadow Riders #3
Published by Berkley on May 29, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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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...
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I was so excited going into Shadow Keeper. When I began this series I was a little apprehensive about the powers the Ferrarro family had. Fortunately over the course of the series I’ve come to better understand it and the way that the family lives.
As seems to be a normal trend, at least in the books I’m reading, the men seem to know the heroine is their mate pretty much instantly. It’s an immediate attraction. Unfortunately, in the Shadow Rider world, you have to be careful how close you get because if you spook off your potential mate, there are severe consequences. Giovanni comes pretty close to doing that when his mate catches him making up a pretty disgusting game with his brothers and cousins. He definitely deserved to be called on that!
Sasha is a hard working, devoted sister who is just trying to help keep her brother alive. It just so happens her world goes into a tailspin when she meets Giovanni Ferrarro, the family and a bunch of rude, overprivileged celebrities. There is this whole new world that she doesn’t understand. Then she is suddenly the victim of a stalker. But determining who it is along with who the stalker is really after is a mystery that investigating could get them all killed.
I am loving this series more and more with each book. I found Shadow Keeper full of action, with tons of adrenaline pumping moments. We can’t forget the developing relationship between Giovanni and Sasha. Sasha is full of fire and truly loyal to those she loves. I really enjoyed her character and loved seeing Giovanni try to win her over. Giovanni suddenly has purpose since he is still healing from that gun shot wound and finding his mate right now is perfect timing. At first his character really turned me off. Especially with his little game he made up, just like Sasha. But he wins me over and I see the passionate, loving person beneath his playboy persona.
Shadow Keeper was a book I had a hard time putting down. I was sucked into the drama of the Ferrarro world and didn’t want to leave. I’m really excited for the stories of the other family members. Especially Emme. She seems to be going through a really rough time and I want to see how that works out. Also there are interesting developments with Stefano and Francesca which is going to probably make Francesca’s life miserable for awhile.
The only reason I knock this down half a star is because I felt that the elimination of the threat to them all was so quick and effortless, that I almost forgot it happened and finished the book wondering why it was leaving it without closing out the stalker storyline. Then I remembered the brief scene and realized the book really was over and we only left one little thread open. I’m curious as to what happens with Aaron. Will the family be able to get him out of his situation? It seems like he was just left there at the end. Since he was such a good friend of Giovanni’s I would have thought that they would have helped him out. Maybe I missed it being so wrapped up in the drama of the family and the couple’s HEA. I’ll definitely have to look again!
I think that because this is Giovanni’s story, and he can’t ride at the moment, there were no other cases the brothers needed to work. That meant there wasn’t as much riding as in the previous books. That is still mainly how the family gets to each other in record time, but it’s not a main component to the story. You really only get the power the Ferrarro’s have and what they do with it explained to you without seeing first hand how they handle a case. Although, the shadows were definitely used, as well as the phrase, to take care of the bad guys.
This is a great series and I’m really growing to love this family. I even look forward to seeing what that mother Eloisa is going to do next. Shadow Keeper is definitely a one-nighter (if I could read that fast) and I highly recommend this series.