Title : Gray Bishop
Author : Kelly Meade
Pages : 313
Published : October 21st 2014
Publisher : Intermix
Source : Netgalley
Some people need something to fight for…
With the attacks on their homes escalating and human half-breeds seeking sanctuary among them, the loup garou are reaching their breaking point. Two, in particular.
After failing to stop his little brother’s kidnapping years ago, Bishop McQueen angrily broods on his shame, though no one else blames him.
Jillian Reynolds is still dealing with a tragic accident that took everything she ever wanted from life. And her attraction to Bishop is only making things more difficult.
When word reaches them that Jillian's hometown is under attack, the Alpha takes Bishop, Jillian, and a group of enforcers to assist in the battle. And it is in this chaos that both Bishop and Jillian will have to face their pasts—and the true feelings they have for each other—if they are going to survive…
My Thoughts :
I can't say much about the plot because being book 2 there will be spoilers, so all I'm going to say is that this is Bishops story. We still get the POVs from other characters but we get a more in debt look at the middle child.
I loved book one of this trilogy, Black Rook and couldn't wait to read more from the McQueen brothers. Well I wasn't disappointed with this because wow this book was a rollercoaster. So many FEELS!!!
It was nice to get to know Bishop more. In Black Rook he was the strong brother but here we get to see the real Bishop. He blames himself for what happened to Rook and Knight last time and finds it hard to forgive himself. He tends to take everything onto his own shoulders. When an immense tragedy befalls the Cornerstone Run, its up to Bishop to step up and try to protect everyone. With death and destruction at every turn can Bishop keep it together?
We see more of Jillian in this as well. She is the daughter of an Alpha and was sent to help the Cornerstone run when Rook and Knight were kidnapped. She is a widower and is supposed to find herself another husband, one strong enough to take the Alpha spot when her father retires. Thing is though, Jillians' wolf has found her true mate in Bishop but both know that's its impossible for them to be together. He is set to become Alpha of Cornerstone and she is set to marry the next Alpha of her run. But with devastating losses all round, both take solace in each others arms one time but both know its an impossible situation.
We don't see as much of the terrible triplets in Gray Bishop but what we do see is devastating. I know I'm using that word a lot but understand that in this book there is hundreds of lives lost at their hands and utter devastation all round!! We also get the answers to certain questions about what happened in book 1 with them. They are so evil and horrible!!
Anyway, overall Gray Bishop was amazing. I don't know how many times I cried during reading this but I know it was a lot. It was so sad and my heart broke for the brothers. Poor Bishop has so much to deal with and then with what happens to Knight!! Every character grew so much from the previous book. I'm glad that Shay comes out of her shell and is more involved in this one. Rook is as fun as ever and I loved seeing him and Brynn together.
Gray Bishop is an emotional, devastating and action packed read. Despite the deaths and destruction we still see some hope and love shine through. Kelly Meade has created a world I fell in love with and one that I don't want to leave.
Gray Bishop has left me an emotional wreck and I know with the way the story is going that White Knight is going to be worse because the author, while handing out some happiness in one hand, snatches it away in the other. She knows how to grab her audience and twist their hearts ;) January can't come fast enough for me because after the ending of Gray Bishop, I need the last book NOW!!!!
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