Black Sheep by Meghan March
This newest release from Meghan March is just as captivating and sexy as all her previous books are. I binged on Black Sheep and am now eagerly awaiting the second and concluding installment called White Knight. Because as is her MO, all of her stories are split in at least two parts, this duet’s named Dirty Mafia.
Black Sheep is the story of Cannon Freeman and Drew Carson. He is the illegitimate son of the biggest mob-boss in New York, she is the investigative reporter trying to find the proof to send her father’s murderer to jail. Working undercover at the exclusive club Cannon manages, Drew is determined to find the evidence shee needs to get her boss locked up for good. Only the closer she gets to Cannon, the more conflicted she feels. But falling in love isn’t just inconvenient, it could actually put both of their lives in danger if the truth of her identity is to reach Cannon’s father.
This story is clichéd, over-the-top and simple, all rolled into one. But that is precisely March’s talent. It doesn’t matter that she writes the same story over and over in slightly different variations, because she does it so well! She’s the ultimate storyteller that way. There’s the assertive alpha male, the headstrong, beautiful woman and the secrets they keep even when they’re falling for each other. There are hot sexytimes, lots of angst and clichés galore. And it’s absolutely yummy.
Even though many of March’s books can be read as stand-alones, readers of her work know that all her stories are more or less interconnected. This is the case with Black Sheep as well, so if you haven’t read her previous books, you’ll be missing out on quite a lot of the backstory and depth of the tale as a whole. So for maximum enjoyment, I’d say you should have read the Dirty Billionaire trilogy, the Dirty Girl duet. And maybe even the Beneath series for good measure.
To sum things up, Black Sheep is exactly what you’d expect from a Meghan March title. It’s absorbing, well-written and with that ever-present undercurrent of sex she’s so good at conveying. So even if there aren’t any surprises or even a slightly unexpected plot twist, Black Sheep is still an entertaining read. It’s a quick fix of smutty romance, even if it’s not particularly memorable.