An Ali Review: Gray’s Shadow (Kings of Hell MC #4) by K.A. Merikan

 Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars

— There can be no shadow without the man to cast it. —

Gray. Lost his twin. Will never be complete. Works alone.
Shadow. Monster? Human? Exists to be Gray’s one true companion.

After losing his twin brother, Gray has devoted his life to the Kings of Hell MC. He will do anything to protect his family and that means anything.

Even sell his own shadow to the devil.

Following a fire that left him without one arm, Gray feels pushed to the sidelines. In order to prove to his club that he is still capable of completing dangerous tasks, he will have to team up with the strange creature from the Other Side. Tall, inhumanly strong, and menacing despite the handsome exterior, Shadow is just the tool Gray needs.

The moment Shadow lays his eyes on Gray, he wants to crawl under Gray’s skin and make the human his.

Gray on the other hand isn’t willing to get attached to a monster destined to do the devil’s bidding and disappear once his time is up. Rejected, Shadow has to do everything in his power to convince his human that they belong together.

But as the clock ticks away precious minutes of Shadow’s existence, Gray will have to choose between his loyalty to the Kings of Hell MC and responsibility for the creature he brought into this world.

This ended up being my favorite book of the series.  It was this wild combination of weird and pervy and sweet and romantic.  Who knew that would be my thing?
The plot was exciting and I was drawn in from the beginning because I’ve never read a character like Shadow before.  He was super unique in both his creation and his personality.  A lot of things happen in this book that furthers the ongoing plot with Bael and Mr. Magpie.  This part of the book was fast paced and kept me quickly flipping through pages to see what was going to happen next.  I thought the authors did a great job with this aspect of the story and I had no idea what was going to happen next.
As much as I enjoyed the action part of the book, my favorite part was the romance.  I loved every second Shadow and Gray were together.  Things start off poorly and Gray was mean in places but I understood where he was coming from.  As Gray begins to open up it was very emotional in places.  Their time together was filled super hot sex scenes and really romantic moments.  Gray and Shadow ended being a fantastic couple.  It was a bit like a fated mate and that’s a trope I love.
This is not a standalone.  There is an ongoing story arc and you will need to read the previous books to understand that.  I can’t wait for the next book to see how things end up for the Kings of Hell.
Cover Art in the tones of greys, blacks, and whites are perfect.  Matches up well with the subject matter although somewhat murky and draws you in like it should.
Sales Link:  Amazon
Book Details:
Kindle Edition, 458 pages
Published August 11th 2018 by Acerbi & Villani Ltd.
Edition LanguageEnglish
SeriesKings of Hell MC #4

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