Standing in the Shadows (McClouds & Friends #2)
From the national bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors comes a compelling new erotic thriller. In Behind Closed Doors, which Lori Foster called "an erotic thriller you cannot miss, " Shannon McKenna penned a dazzling tale of obsession and desire. Now, the first author to introduce romantic... show more
From the national bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors comes a compelling new erotic thriller. In Behind Closed Doors, which Lori Foster called "an erotic thriller you cannot miss, " Shannon McKenna penned a dazzling tale of obsession and desire. Now, the first author to introduce romantic suspense to the Brava line is back with her highly-anticipated new novel, Standing in the Shadows. This is the sequel to Behind Closed Doors and picks up where that book left off - same villain, new hero. Ex-undercover FBI agent Connor McCloud has been marked by betrayal, scarred in body and soul. He was betrayed by Ed Riggs, trusted colleague and friend, losing his partner and almost his life in the process. It cost him everything he had to flush out the traitor and bring him to justice, along with the vicious madman Kurt Novak who corrupted and blackmailed Ed. Now fate has betrayed Connor too. Riggs's shy, lovely, dark-haired daughter Erin is the woman that Connor has been seeing in his dreams for years. The storm of violence that ensued from fulfilling his duty has put her beyond his reach, but it hasn't abated the dull ache of wanting that torments and depresses him. Things go from bad to worse when Novak's fabulous wealth and underworld connections spring him from his cage, for both Erin and Connor have been marked for revenge. Connor will protect her with everything he has left, whether she wants it or not, whether she hates him or not--but he can't hide the fire she kindles inside him, no matter how desperately he tries.
Publish date: August 1st 2003
Publisher: Brava Books
Pages no: 410
Edition language: English
, Erotic Romance
, Contemporary Romance
, Romantic Suspense
Series: McClouds & Friends (#2)
Oh man. Shannon McKenna is becoming like romantic crack to me. I am blaming my sister 100% for this. She is the one who raved about this author. It took me years to read her, but now, I am broken. I can't not read her. I have to get all her books! I have been blessed to get the last two releases by ...
I didn't care for this story. I didn't feel it was realistic. The dialogue was full of ostentatious frequently irrelevant details especially the bad guys. More sex then action. I started skimming then skipping pages and eventually gave up. Dispassionate Connor decides to be bodyguard for down a...
This was meh. Interesting set up, story had a lot of potential but it kinda deflated for me for a few reasons. The main thing that made it a 3 star for me was the hero, Connor's obsessive-controlling-bullying-borderline-abusive tendencies when it came to the heroine, Erin. I'm all for alpha-male pos...
A bit boring, and a silly villain. I liked the first one in the series better. Nice romance.
It's very rare that i find a book that i love so much, that i purposely take my time in reading, just so i can make the experience last. This was a book like that for me.Having read McKenna's previous book Behind Closed Doors, i was already a fan of her style of writing; romantic suspense with a hea...