The No. 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 rumour 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 . . .
Find out why readers are OBSESSED with the Shadow Series
'Dark, gritty, edgy, magical . . . will hold you spellbound' Fresh Fiction
'Exciting, nerve-wracking, suspenseful . . . a true page-turner' Long and Short
'Dark and sensual . . . tore my heart apart and pieced it back together again' Harlequin Book Junkie
'The family that Feehan introduces to us is freakin' AWESOME! I loved each and every sibling' Addicted to Romance
'An exciting, action-packed romantic ride' Goodreads reviewer
*J. R. Ward
Feehan (Dark Promises) inflicts an aggressively sexist hero on her hapless heroine in this poorly rendered contemporary paranormal series opener. Set in an utterly generic and implausible rendering of Chicago, the story centers on Francesca Capello, a woman fleeing her tragic past, and Stefano Ferraro, the scion of a wealthy family with a secret they can travel through shadows. Stefano recognizes that Francesca is also a shadow rider and proceeds to take control of her life. Frequently using the excuse that his control is for her safety, Stefano steamrolls Francesca's weak protests and at one point goes so far as to kidnap her from her apartment and force her to move into his penthouse. The plot's attempts to justify Stefano's actions are flimsy, reverting to cartoonish violence so repetitive that the characters comment on it themselves. Even readers interested in an extreme fantasy rendering of a domination/submission relationship are likely to struggle with the unrelenting misogyny thinly cloaked as chivalry.