Shadow Rider (Shadow #1)

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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…
Whether it’s fast cars or fast women, Stefano Ferraro gets what he wants. When he’s not fodder for the paparazzi, he commands Ferraro family businesses—both legitimate and illegitimate.

While their criminal activity is simply a rumor yet to be proven, no one knows the real truth. The Ferraros are a family of shadow riders capable of manipulating light and dark, an ability Stefano thought ran in his family alone—until now…

With little left to her name, Francesca Cappello has come to Chicago in hopes of a new life. She wasn’t expecting to attract the attention of a man with primal hunger in his eyes, driven to claim her as his to protect and to please. And if he discovers her secret, it could ruin her…


Excellent, Excellent start to this new series. Shadow Rider penned by bestseller author Christine Feehan starring a Chicago crime family that hides a dark, mystical secret. The Ferraro family is respected by many feared by everyone. The Ferraro isn’t your normal crime family. They’re what you call enforcers. When you can’t get help from the police or if your problem is too big for the police to handle then the Ferraro are the people you go to see.

In Shadow Rider, we’re introduced to Stefano Ferraro head of the Ferraro family. I really loved Stefano he doesn’t take  BS from anyone one, matter affect none of the Ferraro members does. But Stefano is the worst of the lot. When he was in a rush to get to a meeting something told him to be late that day. Turning around he sees her…or her shadow first before the women. A strong impulse told him that this mystery woman was someone very important to him.

Francesca Cappello was down on her luck and has come to Chicago in hope to out distance herself from her mysterious past. She wasn’t expecting to attract the attention of any man. Especially someone like Steffano. But driven to claim her as his own, he has forced his way into her life. Now, when her past has caught up with her it will talk all of Steffano’s skill to keep her alive.

I did read other reviews before deciding to read the book for myself. Regardless of what the other reviewers written about this book I was going to read it either way being a big fan of Christine Feehan. Yes what you have read about this book was true there was a lot of “F” bombs going around mainly by Steffano himself, in fact Francesca called him on it a few times. But I don’t think that took away from the story at all… show me a crime family who doesn’t swear.

Shadow Rider is a fast pace, action packed from start to finish. Christine Feehan captured your attention from the very first word and didn’t let you go until the end.

I definitely will recommend Shadow Rider as a must read this summer. I can’t wait until the next book in this series.


Mass Market Paperback, 480 pages

Published: June 28th 2016

Publisher:  Jove; 5th Printing edition

Series: The Shadow Series

ISBN: 0515156132 (ISBN13: 9780515156133)

Edition Language: English

Characters: Stefano Ferraro, Francesca Cappello

Setting: Chicago, Illinois (United States)

Available: Amazon / B&N


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