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Shadow Flight

(Shadow Riders #5)

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  3,096 ratings  ·  372 reviews
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 survi
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published May 5th 2020 by Berkley
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Cheryl To me no. You just will know all the characters and relate more. Taviano & Nicolettas more heart wrenching to me. Learning a lot of pasts and really w…moreTo me no. You just will know all the characters and relate more. Taviano & Nicolettas more heart wrenching to me. Learning a lot of pasts and really well done. Don't get me wrong, it has its erotica which I pretty much skim over but it was mostly plot which is my preference.(less)

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Mindy Lou's Book Review
I've done my usual jumping into a series instead of starting with book one. I have done no research on this series because I do like to have honest reactions as uncover the details. I gotta say this is one storyline I don't think I have read before. It was different and unique in a way that made me really enjoy finding new discoveries. After finishing this book, I am pretty eager to go back to book one and see what unveiling I have missed in those books.

This unique storyline is enough to peak my
Nicoletta was rescued from her uncles and being immersed in a sex trafficking ring at an early age. Now her worst nightmare has found her. To prove her worth to herself, she must be involved in bringing them down, the one thing Taviano is forbidden to do, he must do to give Nicoletta what she needs to face the future. Taviano knew Nicoletta was the one for him but he will have to risk everything to prove himself to Nicoletta.

We have watched Nicoletta grow up with her adoptive parents throughout
Apr 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Christine Feehan’s Shadow Rider series is an exciting and romantic series centered around the powerful Ferraro family whose unique skills allows them to ride the shadows to bring deadly justice to evildoers.

Shadow Flight is the story of Taviano Ferraro and Nicoletta Gomez and this one has become my favorite shadow book. I didn’t know what to expect from this story since Nicoletta’s introduction in the first book as a broken, sexually abused teenager rescued by Taviano and his brothers. Taviano
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May 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Strength, love and family…

I didn’t know whether to lock the doors and dive right in or savor Nicoletta and Taviano’s story one chapter bite at a time. Of course, you know which way I went!

Haunted by shame and a feeling of powerlessness, Nicoletta, after a rocky start with her new family, was devoted to the future. To getting stronger, mentally and physically, able take care of herself and those she loved. And that included Taviano... From the moment they met, he knew she was his one. Their road
Shelleen Toland
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
%th book of a series I did not know about and will be reading the first 4 books soon. The premise of this book was so different than anything I have ever read and I was hooked from the start.
The Ferraro family is a crime family and they arr shadow riders.
When Nicoletta Gomez's parents were killed she was then taken in by her step uncles who had abused her. Taviano Ferraro found and saved her. He had an instant attraction to her that wasn't just sexual. He has to take his time with her and convin
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

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
Maureen Gianinio
Love the Shadow Rider Series, with its romance, action, suspense, family bonds and life codes. All centered around the unique paranormal twist of riding the shadows to deliver justice. Shadow Flight does not only uphold this expectation, but I do believe it amps it up another notch. Truly a heart touching romance that brings a lump to your throat several times for Taviano and Nicoletta. One of the most powerful romances I've read this year.

Nicoletta Gomez, Survivor of severe abuse, has had quit
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
One of the best things about an anticipated story is when they deliver the goods and Shadow Flight did that in spades. Taviano Ferraro and Nicoletta Gomez have been destined to be a couple ever since he saved her and brought her into the fold of the Ferraro Family. She was still a teen and Taviano had to wait until she was older before he made his intentions known. He’s been there for her from day 1 and his attention has been on her recovery. Nicoletta had to not only grow up, but she had to rec ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nicoletta is just really cute, “I think I’m so tired there aren’t any words. You took off your shirt. It’s kind of distracting.” The man appreciates when his woman is saucy, "Taviano could barely keep the grin from his face. His woman was no shrinking violet..." I liked this book, I loved how Nicoletta and Taviano made a good team. ...more
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful romantic read!

My review of SHADOW FLIGHT:

Shadow Flight is a beautiful, and very romantic story. There's so many great points to be made in the continuing Ferraro saga. We had action, romance, soul searching, dark secrets revealed, potential health problems. Christine handle the subject of sexual abuse in a very realistic, and tasteful way. Abuse isn't something that goes away overnight. When Nicoletta's panic attacks happen the subject was handled in a beautiful, and heart healing wa
Apr 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I wasn't sure what I expected with Nicoletta and Taviano's book. From previous books, I knew Taviano had claimed her. I wasn't sure if she was ready for a Ferraro to claim her. Her life had been so hard since her parents died and she'd acted out since the Ferraro family had rescued her. But I underestimated Taviano. Don't ever underestimate a Ferraro. What was I thinking?

While this is book 5 of a series, I believe it would stand alone. The author does a great job of keeping everyone up to speed
Tina Christopher
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, suspense
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Lynsey A
Well, it's official. I just can't read Christine Feehan any longer. I don't know if I've just lost my taste in her reading or what. It seems to always be the same thing. Boy sees girl, falls for girl, has lots of sex, saves girl from bad guys, more sex, beats the bad guys, the more sex.

I used to love her Carpathian series but lost interest in that one as well. Maybe it was because I was younger and in my 20's and now in my 40's I just have a different taste of books. Honestly, I think I started
Maria Itliong
May 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read-books
I love Taviano and Nicoletta's story. I wonder if Christine will ever write the story for Enzo and Emilio. The Ferraro family became my favourite. I wonder if there will be a crossover between the Shadow Riders series and Torpedo Ink ...more
Jun 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Please let Emma and Val's book be next and may it be truly killer. (but in a really good way, not a murdery bad way.) ...more
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadow Series Book #5
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Review by Slavica G Kukich

Shadow Flight is book 5 of Christine Feehan Shadow series, action packed romance of Nicoletta and Teviano. In this book we learn more about Ferraro family mission and purpose as shadow riders, and risks they take. As much as I love this book, be forewarned; it contains sexually explicit material, violence and abuse.
Nicoletta Gomez was a young terrified teen when she was rescued by Teviano Ferraro and his brothers from the
Jun 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, romance, crime
Some excellent description of the story and characters to be found on GR. All I want to say is CF did a fantastic job not riddling this book with never ending sex scenes. She actually, for a change, did a very good job of portraying Nicolette's emotional and spiritual growth that eventually led her to a deep meaningful relationship with Taviana. It was heart rending in a few places but realistic in the PTSD and long term effects on children who have been grossly sexually abused. Well done!!! The ...more
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
I gave this 5 stars because of Taviano's respect for Nicoletta's boundaries, care for her even when she acted out, and respect for her need to control her recovery from her traumas. Christine's character development shines here.

*My honest review was made possible by an Advanced Reader Copy from the publisher.
Feb 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-challange
Just keep writing Christine. I am a big fan of all of Christine Feehan's books. This was is another great read. I liked that the sex wasn't a huge part of this book like in some of her others. Good plot and can see the build up for more in this series - but she must write faster! ...more
Barb Lie
May 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shadow Flight by Christine Feehan is the 5th book in her fantastic Shadow Riders series. I love this series, as each and every book has been great. With that being said, Shadow Flight may be the best one yet, though I loved Stefano and Francesca in the first book. Refresher: Shadow riders have the ability to blend themselves to the shadows wherever they are, making themselves invisible to anyone. They have been in existence for centuries, with all members of their families trained to use those a ...more
Yay! This story has been a long time in the making and I am just thrilled to be a part of what has been foreshadowed for so long. Shadow Flight is the fifth book in the Shadow Riders series and this book is where all the tension, sexual and otherwise, that has been developing between Nicoletta and Taviano comes to a boiling point. Not only is there a smoking hot romance between these covers but Nicoletta’s past comes back in a surprising way and I think everyone will say amen to putting her past ...more
Elizabeth H.
We first meet Nicoletta in Book 1 of the series. The Ferraro family rescue her from a horrible situation and find her adoptive parents in their neighborhood. That way they can watch over her. Now we’re in Book 5 and she’s all grown up, but still struggles daily with the horrors of her past.

Taviano, the youngest Ferraro has had a soft spot for Nicoletta ever since her rescue. When evil comes for Nicoletta again, Taviano and the rest of the Ferraros circle the wagons.

I love reading about the Fer
Sandy S
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
SHADOW FLIGHT is the fifth instalment in Christine Feehan’s contemporary, adult. SHADOW RIDERS erotic, paranormal romance series focusing on the Ferraro family. This is Taviano Ferraro and Nicoletta Gomez’ story line. SHADOW FLIGHT can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.

SOME BACKGROUND: The Shadow Rider male must find his mate –a woman who is capable of riding the shadows-or at the very least with t
May 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fav-authors, reviewd
Nicoletta Gomez’s life was abusive and traumatic before being rescued by the Ferraro family. They brought her into their world and gave her a look into who they really are. Taviano Ferraro has been in love with Nicoletta since the first time he saw her, but she was just too young at the time. A trip for her friend’s birthday brings danger from her past and brings Nicoletta a look at what Taviano life is really like. Will they be able to overcome their pasts individual pasta and along with the pa ...more
Anne Morgan
Apr 21, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
If you've been following Christine Feehan's Shadow Riders series, you've been waiting for this book since the beginning. Taviano and Nicoletta have been circling each other since book one and this is their story. Taviano has been waiting for Nicoletta to grow up, and to heal enough from the traumatic abuse she suffered before he could make her his. When the gang that had her finds her again, Taviano has to step up not only his plans to marry Nicoletta, but also his plans to tell her about shadow ...more
Kathy Davie
Nov 13, 2020 rated it it was ok
Fifth in the Shadow Riders paranormal romance series and revolving around the Ferraro family based in Chicago. The couple focus is on Taviano Ferraro and Nicoletta Gomez.

My Take
I'm missing the whole idea that the Ferraros are a crime family. Seems they're more of a family passionate about righting wrongs...? Can anyone explain this to me??

I do love and adore how inclusive the Ferraros are, how caring and supportive, which somewhat offsets all the melodrama of Shadow Flight, melodrama that really
Mary Kirkland
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Taviano and his siblings are shadow riders, meaning they can disappear into the shadows and ride the tubes of the shadows to get from one place to another very fast. The family are essentially assassins and use their gift to meet out justice for people who have been hurt in very bad ways. They kill the worst of the worst so even though they are a very dangerous family and a lot like mobsters, they do it for a good cause. He and his family saved Nicoletta from her vile uncles who abused her and n ...more
Nelle Nazario
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-20-arc
This was Nicoletta and Taviano's story. It's been in the making for a long time. It was nice to see how Nicoletta had matured after her antics in the beginning. I mean seriously she went through a hellava trauma and with with support of Taviano and his family, she shines in this book.

Let me just say, Taviano had me iffy in the some of his interactions with her in earlier books. But dayum, his devotion to her in this book and his support of her healing gave me shivers!!! Then the twist in his ow
The Literacy Advocate
May 03, 2020 rated it really liked it

Ferraro brother Taviano gets his HEA in this fifth installment of Ms. Feehan's thrilling Shadow Riders series, in which a Chicago crime family of paranormally gifted antiheroes takes the law into their own hands to rid the world of criminals unchecked by the justice system.

Taviano has had a tumultuous relationship with Nicoletta Gomez, ever since he rescued her from a brutal fate at the hands of evil men. He has struggled to bide his t
Apr 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
I received an electronic ARC from Berkley Publishing Group through NetGalley.
Trigger Alert - Two of the characters endured gang rapes when they were children and teens. Feehan handles this with compassion but be aware of this possible trigger.
This book covers Taviano and Nicoletta's story. It's the fifth in Feehan's Shadow Rider series.
Both have been damaged by events in their past and struggle to figure out their life together. An incident happens in the first few chapters that sets off danger
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Christine Feehan is a #1 New York Times bestselling author multiple times over with her portfolio including over 70 published novels, including five series; Dark Series, Ghostwalker Series, Leopard Series, Drake Sisters Series, the Sisters of the Heart Series and Torpedo Ink. All of her series have hit the #1 spot on the New York Times bestselling list as well. Her debut novel Dark Prince received ...more

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