Cornerstone Run Trilogy, Book 3
Synopsis: 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…
Review: After having a great time with the two first volumes, I was curious about this third and final book, highlighting the history between Shay and Knight. It must be said that this novel continues the story that we had followed so far and we find as always with great pleasure all the characters we met earlier.
From the beginning of the novel, the two characters are separated and manage their own problems away from each other. Knight must continue to live with the guilt he feels at all times, trying to do everything to find her soul mate. Yet without her, our hero finds himself in a hellish fall that seems endless. Meanwhile, Shay has to take care of a baby she does not know the identity, a child who has no name but more than that her sisters also prevent her from turning, not even thinking how it is something indispensable for her to do that to not become crazy. But delaying the deadline puts her in a terrible suffering, both physical and mental and Shay is determined to change that.
Through this new story, we discover more about Shay, her extraordinary family and the past of the hybrids. We begin to understand why these girls have gone crazy, why their desire for revenge has taken over everything, but it does not change the fact that we do not forgive them for what they did. Knight, with the help of the young woman, will have to accept himself, to let guilt behind him and move forward, all this with confessing to everyone the truth about what happened before. His history with Shay is also very touching for all it induces. They take their time together, they don’t want to rush things even if they’re already really close. I loved the fact that the author didn’t rush everything and gave them time to finally adapt to each other.
Of course as I said, we also follow the characters highlighted in previous volumes, and I was happy to see how they were evolving and it’s a pleasure to see them all so happy.
In conclusion it was a new great novel, and I was happy with this whole trilogy.