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Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Christine Feehan returns to her sexy new series starring a Chicago crime family with a mystical secret.

Billionaire playboy Ricco Ferraro knows no other life. Being a shadow rider is in his blood - but so is a haunting desperation stemming from the secrets of his dark past. His recklessness puts not only his life at risk but the future of his entire family. To save them all, he must find a woman who can meet his every desire with a heat all her own.

Just when Ricco has given up hope, he meets her - a mysterious woman whose shadow connects with his. She's someone looking for a safe haven from the danger that has stalked her over the last several months. In Ricco's embrace, she finds one. But the darkness in which they so often find sanctuary can also consume them.

©2017 Christine Feehan (P)2017 Recorded Books

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So disappointing

I have enjoyed all of the different Christine Feehan series. The first book in the Shadow series was suspenseful and enjoyable. I kept giving this book, Shadow Reader, time to improve, but the relationship between the two main characters and the "art of ropes" was just too cheesy!!! What a waste of money:(

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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It's a good, not great read.

As a Christine Feehan fan, I've read all her published work. This isn't a favorite. It's a little slow and repetitive. I enjoy the concept of the shadow riders and as usual she draws interesting multifaceted characters. The first book in this series moved faster. Once the characters and basic plot were established, the story seemed to bog down. I think the next book will determine the viability of this series.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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    3 out of 5 stars

Not enough connection

Missing that intangible that make you want more yet satisfied. Loved the primary characters but the intimacy between them just wasn't there for me I thought because of what she had gone through there would be more interaction in friendship between the women. There was teasing.and acceptance yet it seemed superficial. Not enough reconciliation or perhaps closure a couple more chapters would have given the reader satisfaction reality is fine but in some instances the antagonist need too recognize the truth. I have to I love the concept of this new series. This one missed that final thread that would have put a bow on top a wonderful gift to be enjoyed over again. I will still read this series with anticipation. The first had everything one looks for from CF. A loyal fan.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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Disappointed

I was eagerly anticipating this book. The first half felt very repetitive as things were said over and over chapter after chapter. The last half was long drawn out sex scenes. At the heart of the story, it was good, but too much fluff left me disappointed. Narrator mispronounces names from book to book, and that's irritating.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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A FAILURE ON ALL LEVELS!!

What disappointed you about Shadow Reaper?

Repetitive, not enough romance between H/H, to much action fight scenes and to many names of characters to keep up with.

What was most disappointing about Christine Feehan’s story?

Needed more Romance between H/H and less fight action scenes

What didn’t you like about Jim Frangione’s performance?

I usually love Jim Frangiones Narration and have listen to many of them. But he recorded Shadow Reaper's volume to low. I could barely hear it I moved away from my kindle a few feet. I had the volume as far as it would go and it was just recorded to low.

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

I liked the idea of the story but it just wasn't written well

Any additional comments?

I know I am the odd man out on Shadow Reaper. There are so many 4 & 5 star reviews but I am sorry Shadow Reaper is a total failure in my opinion. For the last 3 or 4 years The Queen of Paranormal Romance Christine Feehan has been a Hit Or Miss. This was a Miss. She spent to much time on outlandish fight action scenes instead of equalizing it with romantic scenes between Ricco Ferraro and Mariko Majo/Tanakas. Ok I am not interested in reading about rope tying what the heck is this, just a fancy way of describing sexual bondage? Oh don't get me started with the repetition verses in this story. CF says the same thing over and over just in a different ways. There has to be 50 plus characters names you have to remember, either Italian or Japanese names which she uses to fill up her word count. I am sorry to all my many Feehan friends out there but this is a terrible story!! but I am glad you liked it. For those of you who know me. You know I call it as I read it. I don't think this is the series for me. I can't see myself reading Nicolette's story. I am sick of heroines who have been repeatedly gang raped and beaten. In this case Nicolette by her 3 step uncles. She has beaten and raped everyday by them for 2 years!! I Cannot Not Recommend this series. But I love Christine Feehans Dark series, GhostWalker series and her Leopard series. I will just stick with those series. Sometimes an author can write to many series and loose there way! May 31, 2017 – Started Reading

7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Not much story

Loved the descriptions of the rope binding techniques, but the story overall was repetitive and relatively boring. very enjoy this author but found this book disappointing

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Great Book

Excellent series, this is the 2nd book and is just as good as the first and the narrator is also great. Highly recommend

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Where did Christine Feehan go? Not up to standard

Much as I have enjoyed other Feehan series, this one is not anything I will waste more time or money on.

When I first read about Shadowriders I thought the premise was wonderful and could imagine all kinds of directions the plots could go, strong heroes and heroines, and villains you love to hate. Sad to say that none of her characters have any. None of them matter to me. It looked like there would be a continuing plot between the Ferraros and the family that tried to wipe them out, but...no.

Ms. Feehan has the ability to write wonderful, intricate plots with excellent character development. What happened? To say the plots are trite and mostly violent garbage is the least of the problems with all of her Shadowrider books.

Very disappointed with the direction of all of her writing. I just hope she gets over this 50 shades of beat the reader up and gets back to the involved, intelligent writing she is capable of.

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Ride the Shadows with the Ferraro Family

Ricco Ferraro is a playboy, adrenaline junkie, and rope master. He has a dark past from an event that happen when he went to Japan as a teen. Ricco is holding rope modeling auditions in the family owned hotel where he meets Mariko. Mariko also has a dark past. Unknown to Ricco his and Mariko's paths crossed when he was in Japan. This is their story.....

This story has mystery, it's intriguing, and very hot. For me there was a disconnect with the car racing/car parts that's why I gave the story four stars. It's not as exciting as the first book Shadow Rider.

Christine Feehan's mystical concept of shadow riding is intriguing and exciting to me. I imagine it's like riding a roller coaster.

I can listen to anything performed by Jim Frangione he's just amazing!

Absolutely worth the credit.

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Fantastic as usual

Ms. Feehan has done again as usual. Her stories always bring her characters to life. You can just picture how in your mind's eye how every scene plays itself out. How everything that is happening in the story comes to life as if on a television screen. It is a vision but on the screen of your mind. I enjoy each and every one of her books. This one is no different.

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  • Dolores
  • 07-31-17

HOT, HEATED & FAST EXCEPT THE SHIBARI

Shadow Riders, Marriko & her unknown saviour Ricco. Both from great Shadow Riders Families, especially unknown to Marriko's Family, hers is legendary.
I'm going to input my 1 niggling negative Pointer & that is there's areas where there's repetitive a little too much in a couple of areas.
But forget about that. This is another great piece of work with the shadow blenders & these 2 connect even though she was going to his on a mission, which turns around when she sees he's not the person she's been told he is. And he knows why she's there but he has to have her.
So here we have ANOTHER GREAT piece of work by the fabulous Christine Feehan, where we've got lots of action in BOTH the physical & sexual sense. but heck the sexual IS SO SENSUAL.
REALLY RECOMMEND IT

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  • Mozzy
  • 06-23-18

brilliant

this was a really good story to listen to. The only thingi I would say and I'm not usually negative about this Authors books is that he had to repeat his story a few times that was frustrating to hear. t know he had to tell it but I think it could of been missed out the second time.
I thought the narrator was excellent
5 stars all.round for an excellent book