From the website of Christine Feehan:
The #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 rumor 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…
This is Christine’s new Shadow series, and like all of her books, it captured my imagination right away. The premise of the story is new and fresh and something I haven’t seen before. So nice, right? Yeah it is!
Stefano Ferraro is the head of the family. Seemingly stern and remote, Stefano has dedicated his life taking care of his brothers and sister. Absentee parents aside, Stefano is a natural leader and a loving brother. He also takes care of his community ensuring his people are safe in their homes and neighborhoods. Hoodlums and thieves know where the boundary of the Ferraro territories are and steer well clear of them until now. Francesca, all alone with only one real friend is persuaded (easily) to move to Chicago when problems in her life leave her on the run and straight into Ferraro territory. She’s running from her past and soon it catches up to her but Stefano taking one look at her knows she’s his.
I won’t ruin the whole premise of this series, but as prolific as Christine is about writing her books, I would say catch up really quick and join the Ride (pun intended). Yes, this is worth the time and I recommend this book HIGHLY!