Review: Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan

Shadow Reaper
(Shadow #2)
by Christine Feehan
Publisher: Jove
Publication date: May 30, 2017
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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 also 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…



The world that the author has created is definitely an interesting one. This is the second book in the Shadow Riders series and it’s just as entertaining as the first. In this installment we get Ricco’s and Mariko’s story. Ricco is perceived as a billionaire playboy in the media. He always has a new girl on his arm every time he’s spotted. His family is viewed as some sort of mob, and to a degree they kind of are. They are shadow riders and they take their job very seriously. They seek justice for those who require it. People come to them for help, and they travel through the shadows in order to serve justice. The whole concept definitely adds something new to the table of paranormal romances.

Mariko is a character that we didn’t get a chance to meet in the previous book. While we do get to see all of the previous characters that were introduced in the first book, Mariko is a new member to the series and therefor she is brought up to speed on who is who. So, I suppose you could read this book even if the first book doesn’t appeal to you because the author explains some of the main characters for you. As for Mariko, even though she is new to us, she is not necessarily new to Ricco. I don’t want to give anything away but lets just say that it’s not your typical jilted love.

Due to these two characters history and their intertwined pasts, the story went well past what I was expecting. I thought it would be your typical damsel in distress, superhero alpha, and some insta-love type romance. What I wasn’t expecting was a kick-ass heroine who I think took out more people than the hero did. I mean, there’s a scene in this novel where Mariko is jumping through shadows, popping in and out, snapping guys necks like a boss. She comes off as this beaten down meek little thing but man, with her, looks are deceiving.

Shadow Reaper wasn’t anything that I expected. The relationship between the two was a lot deeper than I thought it was going to be. The fight scenes seemed more intense than the last book. Plus, the villain was not someone I saw coming. If you’re looking for a darker paranormal romance than I would recommend giving this series a try.


Favorite quote..

“I don’t give a damn whether my family accepts her or not, she’s my choice. She’ll always be my choice. […] I’m not going to marry her so she can give me babies. I’m going to marry her because she’s become my world.”






6 Thoughts on “Review: Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan

  1. I love all things about Christine Feehan, and have almost all of her books. She’s been around for years and still cranking out breathtaking love stories. Hugs and Happy 1st Day of Fall! RO

  2. I typically enjoy Christine Feenhan’s books but I haven’t started this series yet. Need to get on that!

  3. This reminds me that I still have to read Shadow Rider! Good thing I have it already and, based on your thoughts, I think I’m gonna enjoy this series 🙂

  4. I loved the first book in this series and although I liked this book it wasn’t as good as the first to me. But I am loving this series and these characters. So glad to hear you’re liking it too.

  5. I haven’t read anything by Feehan before despite having a few of her books on my shelf.

    One day….lol

    For What It’s Worth

  6. I had a blast with this book, and it did have way more depth than I was expecting considering the blurb. I think book one is my favorite out of the two but I have loved getting to know this family. They are entertaining to say the least.

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