Published: May 29, 2018
The third book in the Shadow Rider series had me wanting more and being sorely disappointed that I have to wait another year for the next book. Honestly, the first book in this series is still my favorite but this one almost beat it out of the favorite spot. That’s how good it was!!
Giovanni is tired of playing the resident playboy but he cannot ride the shadows until the metal in his leg is taken out. When one of their waitresses over hears a game he made up with his cousins to stave off the boredom she (rightfully) decides he is a pig and doesn’t want anything to do with him. However, he realizes that she is the one for him no matter what. He thought Ricco’s reputation was bad but his woman thinks he’s dirt. He wants to protect her and in true Ferraro fashion quickly takes over her life. He knows that she isn’t getting a Prince Charming so he needs to make sure she can’t live without him as quickly as possible.
Sasha Provis moved to Chicago from a ranch in Wyoming in order to get the best medical care possible for her brother. She works two 40 hour jobs and would do more if she could. Her brother is her entire world until a very sexy chauvinistic playboy starts to seriously pursue her. She doesn’t know how to handle being a part of his life especially when it is so different from her own. Because of her connection with him things keep happening to her including having a stalker come into her home. She doesn’t know what to do about anything. The only thing she truly knows is she can’t live without Giovanni.
This book not only features our main characters but opens up more about the others in the family as well. We get an up close and personal look at Vittorio who previously was more of a minor character (as much as they can be). We revisit the relationship with Stefano and Francesca and their struggles with the Ferraro mother, Eloisa. We also see more of Emme and how she is handling being a single woman rider when the man she wants isn’t a rider at all. Additionally, we get a confirmation on Taviano and Nicoletta. There are so many different aspects in this book outside of the main couple that you almost need to read it twice to get the whole story. I’ll probably read it again when the next book comes out. I really hope it is Emme’s. I feel like this one was building up to that. Either way I know it will be fabulous and there are always new enemies to be fought by the Ferraros.
—“I don’t want to be the one to tell Signora Moretti that she isn’t invited to Giovanni’s wedding.” -Stefano, pg. 348—