Monday, January 19, 2015

Early Review: White Knight by Kelly Meade

White Knight
Author: Kelly Meade
Release Date: January 20, 2015
Publisher: InterMix
ASIN:   B00I8RB100
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Despite a month of peace from hybrid attacks, the constant threat of violence has the loup garou on edge. Knight McQueen’s home feels like a military compound and his people have become battle-weary soldiers. And Knight’s tenuous grip on his own self-control has been further damaged by the disappearance of the only woman whose touch brings him peace.

Held prisoner by her hybrid half-sisters and forced to care for an unknown child, Shay Butler’s quarterly is approaching but a silver-laced collar prevents her from shifting. As her time draws closer, her sanity begins to slip.

The opportunity to rescue Shay arrives when Magus enemy Archimedes Atwood requests a parley to discuss ways to end the conflict between their people and stop the rogue hybrids. Alpha Bishop McQueen agrees, bringing his brothers together to form a plan that will bring Shay home to Knight, stop the final two hybrids—and finally bring Archimedes to justice once and for all…

The conclusion to the Cornerstone Run Trilogy is here. Knight has not had an easy few months. He was held prisoner and raped by the hybrids and then had to deal with the fact that one of them got pregnant and was killed by his pack. Now the woman he loves, Shay, has been kidnapped by the hybrids and he wants her back. Shay is the daughter of an alpha. Her whole run was murdered by the hyrids in book one and she has had to crawl out of the emotional hole that those events left her in. Now her crazy half sister has kidnapped her.

We get a lot of feelings in WHITE KNIGHT. Knight has to work through what he's been through and Shay has grown a lot and is now in a position to finally fight for herself and her relationship with Knight. The relationship between Knight and Shay has been a long time coming and I enjoyed watching it unfold. The pace of book 3 is a lot slower than book 1 and 2. The couple isn't together for the whole book and that made this book feel a little different than the previous books as well.

This has been a great trilogy to follow. Book 1, Black Rook, was my favorite of the three, but I really loved the connections and continuation of events that all of them brought. I enjoyed getting to know each and every character and I loved that we still got to follow each couple even when their books were over or hadn't started yet. i was happy with the conclusion that WHITE KNIGHT brought the conflict to and I really loved the glimpse we got a few months down the road at the end.  I hate to see the characters go, but they all got their happily ever after and I couldn't ask for more.

I gave it 4/5 stars

* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.