Shadow Keeper (Shadow Series) by Christine Feehan
The paparazzi can’t get enough of infamous bad boy Giovanni Ferraro. But unknown to them–and the women he beds–he’s just playing a role. Keeping the spotlight on himself keeps it off the family business. And if this lethal shadow rider can’t hunt in the dark, he’ll find his pleasure elsewhere. . .
Sasha Provis grew up on a Wyoming ranch and thought she knew how to protect herself from predators. But in the nightclub where she works, she’s fair game–until one of the owners steps in to protect her. Giovanni is gorgeous. He’s dangerous. And his every touch takes her breath away.
The devil at her heels may have finally met its match. . .
Giovanni was injured pretty bad in the last book (he got shot protecting his brother)
So we catch up with him doing physical therapy and being totally bored (he can’t ride the shadows until the metal pins have been taken out of his leg)
The nightclub that the Ferraro’s own is where we catch up with Giovanni and his relatives. He’s watching the women throw themselves at their table, he’s also listening to his cousin lament about the last woman he was with (apparently she tried to collect his sperm, so she could use the child as leverage for marriage or money) so Giovanni is slightly drunk and bitter, so he invents a game, where they score points for every woman they get to dance with (and other things!!)
Sasha is working her second job of the day, she’s tired, she works long hours in the day (she works in a bakery) and then here most evenings, she has a brother who needs full time care (he was badly injured in a car crash) and the new Center he is in isn’t cheap. She’s aware of a table in the V.I.P section, especially the man who can’t take his eyes off her.
But after hearing his game, she’s disgusted at him and the men he’s with.
An incident at the club brings Giovanni to Sasha’s rescue.
The sparks are there between them, but Sasha really is wary of a man like Giovanni, he would make her fall in love with him, and when he left (and a man like that always leaves) he’s take her heart.
This books brings Giovanni and Sasha together, the beginning is rocky, she doesn’t trust him, and he’s in shock that he’s found a woman that will complete him. Going slowly isn’t Giovanni’s usual thing, but in this case, if he wants the girl forever, he’s going to have to take it slow…..
Throw in a stalker and we have a really good read.
Sasha is a really feisty woman, she knows her own mind and can care for herself, she looked after her brother since the accident. So she’s not really looking for anyone.
We have a couple of other storylines in here. (We have a young woman who was rescued from an abusive family, we also have the Ferraro daughter caught up in a forbidden love)
We also get to see a little more of the brothers characters come through, all are troubled, and all need to be rescued.