REVIEW: Black Sheep by Meghan March
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 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 was another exciting read in the world of Meghan March!
Meghan March’s writing is my jam. I devour every book and am yet to find one that I haven’t totally loved being lost in. Her writing style, characters and plots are addictive. Meghan’s books are written to be savoured but you can’t help but devour every word. She has this uncanny knack of writing so that almost every chapter finishes on a cliff hanger. Her writing is the epitome of the ‘Just one more chapter’ meme.
Black Sheep is written from two points of view, Drew Carson and Cannon Freeman. Drew is an investigative reporter going under cover to find out who ordered a hit on her Father, who was investigating the notorious Dominic Casso, head of the Casso crime family.
Cannon Freeman is the Black Sheep, the illegitimate son of Dominic Casso. Everyone knows who Cannon’s father is, it’s the city’s worst kept secret, but no one ever speaks of it.
Something I love about Meghan’s books are her heroines. They’re always out of the box, she writes female role models that we strive to be and something that I thought was extra special about Black Sheep was the role reversal of the Drew Carson being undercover and essentially the ‘liar’ rather than the male character. I haven’t come across many books that have been written this way.
Drew Carson was tougher than she looked and smarter than she looked. She’s an actress who can play any part she’s thrown into. The coy waitress who just wants to earn a buck? Done. The ballsy investigative reporter who lurks through your home at night to uncover your secrets? Done. Drew Carson was something else and simply fascinating and fearful.
“She’s a beautiful woman, who’s smart and private and doesn’t want a damn thing to do with me. Apparently, that’s the recipe for my downfall. Who fucking knew?”
Cannon Freeman was an interesting character. I went into Black Sheep thinking he would be like every other ‘crime bosses’ son. Spoiled, entitled, an alpha, but he was only one of those things. He might be the bosses’ son, but he’s also the hardest worker in the room. Cannon was an alpha, but in a protective ‘I look after what’s mine’ way, not in the ‘I own you, so you do what I say way’. He’s in an enigma in the Casso Crime Family World.
“Careful. You’re going to give me the impression you’re running from me… which will only make me want to chase you.”
It takes true talent for an author to write a book that makes you feel like you know everything and nothing all at the same time. In the first few chapters of Black Sheep you’re given a pretty good run down of what Drew’s up too. You’re given answers and you think you’re ahead of the game. That’s your first mistake. Your second mistake when reading a Meghan March book is thinking you know what direction the plot will take. These are lesson’s I learnt after my first Meghan March Duet.
Black Sheep was slightly different to other Meghan March books, although each plot twist was still thrilling, and the characters had an instant connection it was much slower paced that her writing. And although slower, the pace was still perfect, the plot development at the perfect speed to suit the character development.
Cannon and Drew are very quickly becoming two of my favourite Meghan March Characters (After Lachlan and Kiera of course!) and I can’t wait to see where their story takes us!
The Dirty Mafia Duet continues with...
I never expected to be anyone’s white knight.
That’s not a role I’ve ever played. But when the Casso crime family shifts into uncharted territory, they’re looking for a new hero, and they’re looking for me—Cannon Freeman, the black sheep. But my time in disgrace is at an end. It’s my turn to rise up and save the people who matter most to me. Even if my family has never given a damn about me, I will not let them fall.
More than anything, I will not let her fall.
📅 Audio: August 6th
📅 eBook: November 26th
About The Author: Meghan March
Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She's also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she's ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at firstname.lastname@example.org.