Shadow Flight by Christine Feehan


Posted May 4, 2020 in review Tags: , ,

Shadow Flight by Christine FeehanShadow Flight by Christine Feehan
Pages: 431
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Series: Shadow Riders #5
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Setting: Chicago, IL
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Shadow Keeper, Shadow Warrior
Also by this author: Judgment Road, Shadow Keeper, Dark Sentinel, Dark Challenge, Dark Magic , Vengeance Road, Toxic Game, Shadow Warrior, Dark Illusion, Vendetta Road, Lethal Game
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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.

Shadow Flight is the story fans of the Shadow series have been waiting for: Taviano and Nicoletta! These two have been dancing around each other for years, but danger has come seeking Nicoletta and Taviano is done waiting.

First, while you don’t have to have read the previous books, the story has lots of previous characters, and Nicoletta has a very important back story. Shadow Flight gives you the information you need to be able to understand the story, but you might be a bit confused with all the characters and aforementioned events. Also, this series is fantastic, so you should read them all anyway! We have seen both Nicoletta and Taviano grow up over the course of the previous stories (the other Ferraro brothers) and that makes this story even more special!

Nicoletta’s life is heartbreaking. What she went through was traumatic, and she is still not recovered. Pining for Taviano has become her constant companion. I really loved how Feehan made Nicoletta strong, yet still showed how she was struggling and how hard she had to work have the strength she has now. Nicoletta struggles with shame, disgust, self loathing, and more but still manages to work on improving herself. She studies everything, she trains with the Ferraro’s, and she helps everyone she can. Its impossible not to love this girl.

Taviano is the youngest of his brothers and he knew the moment he met Nicoletta she was his soulmate. However, she was a terrified teenager. Waiting for Nicoletta to mature and get better was incredibly tough for him, but he throws that out the window when Nicoletta is in danger. In Shadow Flight, she is 20 (almost 21) at this point, so its not a creep factor for me. Taviano has spent the years learning how to help Nicoletta, even though she had no idea. He is so devoted and attune to her it is very swoon worthy.

Shadow Flight combines elements of paranormal romance, a touch of darkness, a close knit family, and deep love to create a story that will stick with you long after you finish.

 

  •   POV: 3rd
  •   Tears: a few
  •   Trope: fated mates
  •   Triggers: View Spoiler »
  •   Series/Standalone: stand alone (but you should really read the series!)
  •   Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »
  •   HEA: View Spoiler »
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Guild Hunters series by Nalini Singh, The Black Dagger Brotherhood series by JR Ward, The Dark Protectors series by Rebecca Zanetti, Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter…then you will probably like Shadow Flight!

 

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About Christine Feehan

Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 40 published novels, including five series; Leopard Series, Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Drake Sisters Series, & the Sisters of the Heart Series. All five series hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received 3 of the 9 Paranormal Excellence Awards in Romantic Literature (PEARL) in 1999. Since then she has been published by various publishing houses including Leisure BooksPocket Books, and currently is writing for Berkley/Jove. She also has earned 7 more PEARL awards since Dark Prince.

In addition to the #1 New York Times bestsellers list and the PEARL awards, Christine is honored to have made the bestsellers list for Amazon, B. Daltons, Barnes and Nobles, Bookscan, Borders, Ingrams, Publishers Weekly, Rhapsody Book Club, USA Today, Waldenbooks, Walmart, and the Washington Post. Other honors that she has received include being a nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA award, receiving the Career Achievement Award for Contemporary New Reality from Romantic Times Magazine in 2003 and in 2008 the Borders Lifetime Achievement Award.

She has been published in multiple languages and in many formats, including audio book, e-book, hardcover and large print.  In October of 2007 her first manga comic, Dark Hunger was released in stores.  This was the first ever manga comic released by Berkley Publishing and it made #11 on Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller’s List. Her ground-breaking book trailer commercials have been shown on TV and in the movie theaters. She has been featured on local TV, appeared on the The Montel Williams Show, and her book Dark Legend was featured on the cover of Romantic Times Magazine.

Christine Feehan has also appeared at numerous writers’ conventions and book signings including: Romantic Times ConventionGet Caught Reading at Sea CruiseCelebrate Romance ConferenceEmerald City Conference, and numerous Romance Writers of America Conferences. She was also a special guest at the 2013 Comic Con and now has her own FAN convention.

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3 responses to “Shadow Flight by Christine Feehan

  1. GREAT review and I am so happy that you LOVED this one like I did. We definitely have been waiting all series to get their story and it was so beautiful in so many ways. And the next book is one that has been building up through the series too. I can’t wait for that one as well.

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