Author: Susan Edwards
Source: Requested Review
Genre: Historical Romance
Format: e-book; 67,000 words
Release date: Mass Market original release- October 2003; e-book re-release- November 21, 2011
Night Shadow is driven by the need for vengeance, to find and punish the man who murdered his family and kidnapped his sister. And what better way to exact that revenge than by stealing his enemy's intended bride on their wedding day: a woman for a woman. He will release his captive if and when his sister is returned to him.
The daughter of a great chief and no meek maiden, Winona fights her captor every step of the way. But she cannot deny that the warrior's touch arouses something in her that her betrothed never has. She sees through the anger in Night Shadow's eyes to the despair within, and knows in her heart it is her destiny to help him learn to live again.
Night Shadow is mesmerized by Winona's beauty and spirit, and soon realizes he must face his past and end the hatred in order to offer her a future.
Once again continuing with the Susan Edwards' "White Series", the next book in the series, "White Shadows" is technically considered the third in the series based on information on Edwards website. However, I personally feel it should be read after the fourth book, "White Wind", as it does show us some continuation of the hero and heroine in that book.
However, if you choose to read this book before "White Wind", there's nothing that will truly spoil you in terms of enjoyment. Yes, you will know the fate of the two in that book, but it doesn't take away from the overall story.
However, I am jumping the gun on that book. That review will come soon. On to "White Shadows", which is another wonderfully written addition to this series. I have started to notice a bit of predictability in how the hero and heroine get together in the last couple books, but the quality of writing makes you forget that at the same time.
Edwards gives so much into these stories that you feel you are right there and you ache when the characters do, love when they do and cheer for them when it is needed. What is wonderful about these books is you get an insight into Native American culture during a period of time that was such a struggle in their history, as well as US history, during the early 19th century.
Another aspect I love about this series is that the love scenes are definitely HOT and deserve the rating, but they are tasteful enough that someone who may not be at all interested in erotica will enjoy them.
I highly recommend this book if you are following the series.