Saturday, September 27, 2014

*Gizmos Early Reviews* Gray Bishop (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #2) by Kelly Meade

**I received this E-book for free via NetGalley/Intermix in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**


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*

Black Rook introduced readers to Meade's new Paranormal Romance trilogy called Cornerstone Run. The main protagonists were Brynn Atwood, a low-level Magus whose visions were never taken seriously by her people, and Loup Garou Rook McQueen, the youngest son of Cornerstone Alpha Thomas McQueen. Gray Bishop picks up right where Black Rook left off, but changes protagonists to older brother Bishop, and Jillian Reynolds, daughter of the Alpha of Springwell, Delaware.

While Jillian lives with the memories and reminders of the most painful loss a person can experience, Gray made a vow to protect his brothers Rook and Knight from harm no matter what the ultimate cost were. He hasn't forgiven himself for allowing the attacks on his brothers to happen, or for Knight to find himself a prime target of the hybrids. As a female Alpha, Jillian's time for finding another mate is almost as important as defeating the hybrids and saving her people from extinction.

Bishop and Jillian's rock'em sock'em relationship and ultimate romance, is filled with high intensity emotions, major werewolf political games, and sky rocketing losses. If you have read any other novel by Meade, you know that she's doesn't spare readers hearts, or emotions. She twists romantic scenes, with dangerous ones, and the death toll is as high as any disaster movie or dystopian novel.

Mead puts her characters into harms way, and makes them struggle mightily in order to survive with their sanity in check. One would say that you shouldn't get too comfortable with your favorite characters, for Mead will definitely rip out your heart, and laugh maniacally while eating a large bowl of her favorite ice cream.

Except for Knight's headache inducing nonsense and angst, Gray Bishop isn't necessarily a bad follow up to Black Rook. No worries about Brynn or Rook disappearing into the background any time soon. While Rook has stood up and faced all challenges sent his way, Brynn still has a part to play and her visions are definitely an important part of the storyline.

I find myself adoring Shay Butler. I love how she finally found her way out of the darkness, and clings to the fact that she is still important enough to keep on living and finding her own HEA and helping others. She is definitely more interesting than Knight this time out.

White Knight (Cornerstone Run Trilogy #3) the final novel in the trilogy, releases January 20, 2015 by Intermix. Knight and Shay will be the main protagonists in White Knight, and perhaps we will finally cover the truth about who is behind the Hybrid creations, and why.

Author - Kelly Meade
Title - Gray Bishop (Cornerstone Run # 2)
Published by Intermix
Releases: October 21, 2014
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: E-Book 313 pages


  1. OOh nice review! I'm in the middle of this one now and can't wait to finish it. I'm enjoying it for the most part and have already come across one shocking tragedy! Now we're kind of in its aftermath! Hoping to finish it tomorrow!

    Once again, great review!

  2. interesting story and nice review.
    new GFC follower here

    Mich BookShelf