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Review – White Knight by Kelly Meade

White KnightPublisher: Penguin Intermix
Publish Date: Out Today
How I got this book: NetGalley
Reviewer: MinnChica

Kelly Meade, author of Grey Bishop and Black Rook, continues her Cornerstone Run saga…
Checkmate…

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…
*Blurb from Goodreads*

I’ve really enjoyed Meade’s Cornerstone trilogy, and I’m definitely a little sad that it’s over.

Knight is a white wolf and has been struggling to get a hold of his emotions and wolf ever since he was held prisoner by the hybrids. The only thing keeping his wolf calm is Shay, but when she was kidnapped by the hybrids (her half-sisters) Knight goes a little crazy waiting to get her back.

Shay isn’t too sure how she feels about her sisters, but when they force her to care for an unknown child, Shay is not only desperate for her freedom, but also desperate to help the child. When she breaks out and is rescued, the hybrids will stop at nothing to get her back, and Shay and Knight will be in for the fight of their lives.

I have to admit, I love the way this series wrapped up. I was so anxious to see how Meade would tie together all the loose ends, and I am so happy with everything. I loved getting to see more of the vampires and the magnus, and how the two other races played out in the overall story and world in general. I hope that Meade is given the chance to expand on this world and write more. I’d love to see a trilogy around the vampires!

Poor Shay and Knight had such a hard time in the romance department. They were separated for a portion of the story due to her kidnapping, and then once they were finally reunited, they both had some serious emotional issues to deal with before they could fully commit. Poor Knight struggled extra hard with his capture and what happened to him, and although he worked so hard to make sure that didn’t bleed over into his relationship with Shay, it did at times. And it killed him (and ME!) each time it happened.

It was great getting to see Knights brothers a bit more settled in their relationships as secondary characters. I love Brynn and getting to see more of her relationship with her father was so heartbreaking. I wanted to give her a huge hug toward the end of the book. Meade definitely threw some curveballs at us, and I loved the fact that I never saw them coming!

All in all, I think Meade did a wonderful job with this trilogy. I love the world building and the characters. Although the romance occasionally took a backseat to the overall plot, it worked for me. It had some strong UF vibes with lots of romance undertones. I absolutely recommend this series to readers looking for a romance/UF hybrid series.
I give White Knight a B.

By MinnChica

MinnChica can usually be found with her nose in a book (or nook), and can ALWAYS find a few minutes to read: stuck at a red light, sitting in the doctors office, on her lunch break. She's so addicted to reading that her family frequently threatens to host an intervention. Currently MinnChica is devouring every romance book she can get her hands on, especially ones that feature 'friends to lovers' stories. Some of her favorite authors currently are Ilona Andrews, Jill Myles, Meljean Brook, Nalini Singh and Susan Mallery.

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