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.
I have not been able to read a Shadow Riders book since Stefano and Franchesca, who brought me into this series. Being introduced to the inner selves of Nicoletta and Taviano brought me many details I was missing when I finished the first book and a renewed love for the Ferraro family.
I am a huge supporter of what they do as their “family business” and the care and protection they offer everyone they are close to. Just being involved in something as horrific as Nicoletta was, then to find a family bring her in and act as an actual family to her was extremely emotionally supportive.
Slight spoilers if you have not read the book yet…
But, the love and respect Tavino showers on Nicoletta as they grow close as well as trusting her with his deep, dark secret was very well emoted.
I have my own personal reader-issues with the repetitiveness in Ms Feehan’s books, along with the same personal trauma affecting all her characters. Otherwise it was excellently written as always. The characters had enough depth to where I was satisfied reading about them, but not overly bored trying to keep things straight from their past.