I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.White Knight by Kelly Meade
Series: Cornerstone Run Trilogy #3
Narrator: Xe Sands
Published by Audible on 10-20-15
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Length: 8 hrs and 7 mins
Audio | Goodreads
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....
Warning: White Knight has some elements that some readers might find hard to read about like references to rape and child abuse.If you are a fan of Kelly’s writing under her other name, Meding then you know she’s no stranger to putting her characters through hell. And that’s what she has done with Knight. He is still dealing with death and loose like the rest of the run and his family. But Knight has a personal hell he is trying to get over and with the last installment it all finally comes out and Knight is able to really start the healing process with the love of his brothers and his mate, Shay.
Shay also has issues of her own to overcome, but she and Knight help each other get to a happier place while they all try to take down the evil hybrid bitches that’s caused so much death and grief. I have to say that Knight and Shay are my favorite couple in the trilogy. The main reason it that we get to see their romance slowly build over the course of the trilogy making their love feel genuine and less fated to be mates. (Not that the other McQueen brothers have an insta-love HEA.)
Now that the stories of the loup garou are warpped up I’d love to see some stories on the vampire clans. We got a quick look at them and I think that Kelly could bring some interesting twists to the vampire mythology.
When I saw that the Cornerstone Run Trilogy was now on audio and that Xe Sands narrates it I had to listen to the last installment, White Knight. I love the team of Xe Sands and Kelly Meade (Meding). The writing is top-notch and the narration is superb. Xe’s voice is smooth, seductive and she has a great range that she can deliver both male and female voices perfectly. Xe makes you feel the emotions of the characters. I can feel when she’s narrating a happy scene, I just know when she is smiling. I can hear it in her voice.
White Knight is a very satisfying ending to the Cornerstone Run Trilogy, I only wish I could have listened to all three installments. If you haven’t started the trilogy I highly recommend it on audio!