About Black Sheep
From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a story of untold truths and one man’s redemption in the Dirty Mafia Duet.
Every family has a black sheep.
In the infamous Casso crime family, that black sheep is me—Cannon Freeman.
Except I’m not a free man. I’ve never been free. Not since the day I was born.
I owe my loyalty to my father, Dominic Casso, even if he won’t publicly acknowledge me as his blood.
I’ve never had a reason to go against his wishes…until I met her.
Drew Carson turned my world upside down when she walked into my club looking for a job.
Now, my honor and my life are on the line.
Going against my father’s wishes might buy me a bullet straight from his gun, but black sheep or not, it’s time to make my stand.
She’s worth the fallout.
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Black sheep or not, Cannon Freeman has had my attention since Meghan March introduced readers to him in her previous stories, and now that he is front and center in the Dirty Mafia Duet, I was beyond ready to get to know this alpha male who has played and continues to play a chameleon of sorts, ensuring that he does enough to remain somewhat of an upstanding business owner in the eyes of the law and a potential key player in the Casso crime family; because even if he’s the bastard son of the head of the family, Dominic Casso, Cannon’s loyalty lies with his father; it has to…it’d be a costly and even deadly decision to completely turn his back on his father regardless of the fact that Dom doesn’t publicly claim him as his son.
As a reader, it’s important for me to understand what motivates and controls both the hero and the heroine, which is why my favorite stories are those that provide both of their perspectives; in Black Sheep, Cannon is definitely in a tenuous position, even more so when he can’t resist the pull he feels toward Drew Carson, his newest employee, and I need to be able to see/hear his struggles, identify why he’s not a pushover even if his father is a crime lord but also why he continues to do his father’s bidding, especially after the fallout with his half brother. And, getting chapters told from Cannon’s point of view proves a clear picture of everything that’s at stake and why he makes the choices he does when it comes to his businesses, his time, and most importantly, his growing attraction to a woman who could, not only bring him to his knees, but leave him in more than one compromising position.
Drew is used to wearing a mask; as an investigative reporter, she works her way to the truth slowly and meticulously, but with the personal nature of her current ‘job,’ she must ensure that her emotions do not become compromised or that she doesn’t lose sight of her goal, which is justices in its highest and purest form.
I feel like Black Sheep, even if the title insinuates differently, is more Drew’s story than Cannon’s, partly because of the reasons behind her infiltration of Cannon’s life as well as the fact that she has a clear objective that she needs to remain focused on and her growing feelings for Cannon are a problem – one that she needs to figure out how to deal with before everything she’s worked for blows up in her face.
The dark, dangerous, and downright deviant worlds that March creates for her enigmatic heroes and heroines provide an arena for her characters to either toe the line or dive headfirst into chaos, and like her previous characters, finding a balance and watching their backs while moving forward to achieve their end game is overwhelming for both Cannon and Drew, especially when they realize just how much they’ve gotten under each other’s skin.
Black Sheep feels like an intense game of chess, and while some moves have been made, there’s still a ways to go and what that means for all of the players, especially Cannon and Drew, remains a work-in-progress, so readers will have to wait and see what moves the hero and heroine have left to play in Black Knight.
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About the Author
Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.
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