Standing In The Shadows

The McCloud Brothers Series

Book 2
Kensington Books
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Ex-FBI agent Connor McCloud can never forget the day he was set up to die at the hands of trusted friend and fellow agent Ed Riggs. Hard justice and loyalty to his badge have cost Connor what he wants most--Ed's shy, studious daughter Erin. He can never have her now, but her beauty still haunts and torments his every waking hour and his most fevered erotic dreams. But now that his old enemy Kurt Novak has returned, Connor is prepared to do anything to protect the vulnerable young woman from a killer who has vowed a brutal payback. . .a killer with a predator's lethal patience.

Erin has been harboring secret fantasies about Connor McCloud since she first laid eyes on him--but that was before his testimony sent her father to jail. Her world is falling apart and it's all she can do to hold her family together. But now Connor is knocking on her door, telling her she needs his protection, whether she wants it or not. He won't give up and he won't stay away. He's sworn to guard her life with his own and his fierce protectiveness awakens long-buried feelings--and a fiery sexuality deep within her soul. . .
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About the author

Shannon McKenna is the New York Times bestselling author of numerous romantic thrillers and several novellas. After a bizarre assortment of jobs, from singing cocktail waitress to medical secretary to strolling madrigal singer, she decided that writing hot romantic suspense suits her best. She lives with her husband and family in a small seaside town in southern Italy. Write to Shannon at her website www.shannonmckenna.com.
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Publisher
Kensington Books
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Published on
Aug 1, 2004
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Pages
480
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ISBN
9780758251145
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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 Ava Wolfe is a Sydney Harbour Hospital psychiatrist who has agreed to cover her friend’s practice in the country. As the only psychiatrist in town, Lachlan has no choice but to make an appointment with the feisty doctor he met a month earlier at his brother’s wedding. They shared a steamy encounter in the cloak room at the reception center and he’s nervous about her discovering he’s married.

 Ava’s memories of the darkly handsome detective haven’t faded over time. When he approaches her for therapy, she’s forced to set aside her attraction in order to give him the help he so desperately needs. After years of exposure to the worst mankind can offer, Lachlan Coleridge’s spirit has been ravaged. She yearns to help him, but she’s not sure that he’ll let her…

 To be a cop is to be tough – physically and mentally. There’s no room for weakness. If it gets out that Lachlan’s seeking help, any chance he has for promotion will be jeopardized. But he’s drowning in a sea of pain; of darkness and confusion and it’s only a matter of time before he topples into the abyss…

Can he trust the only woman who appears to understand him? Is he prepared to put his career on the line in return for saving his soul? And what will happen when she discovers his deceit? Will he open up to Ava and let her help him…before it’s too late? 

Behind Closed Doors Surveillance expert Seth Mackey knows everything about the women that his millionaire boss toys with--and tosses aside. Her vulnerable beauty haunts him and her fresh innocence stirs a white-hot passion that he can barely control. Raine is pure temptation, but Seth has something more important to take care of first. He's convinced that his boss, Victor Lazar, is responsible for his half-brother's murder. He cannot put his secret investigation at risk, but he can't stop wanting her--craving her--and soon he knows he can't let Victor have her. For Raine may be Victor's next victim. . . Standing in the Shadows Connor McCloud won’t forget the day his friend Ed Riggs almost killed him. It cost Connor what he wants most—Ed's daughter Erin. He can't have her now, but she still haunts him. When an old enemy resurfaces, Connor will do anything to protect her. Out of Control Davy McCloud has one rule: never follow blind impulse when it comes to women. But he breaks it when Margo Vetter shows up. The sexual hunger--and the instinctual protectiveness--she awakens are too strong to resist. Edge of Midnight On the very day an arsonist burns down Liv Endicott's bookstore, she finds another shock; Sean McCloud. He's still the man she’s always wanted. But wanting is not the same as trusting, and she doesn't dare let him get close. But a ruthless killer is gunning for Liv, and she'll die unless they join forces to unearth a chilling truth--and come together in a blaze of searing passion... Extreme Danger Nobody's home when Becca Cantrell takes a midnight skinnydip--and is hauled out by a guy with burning eyes. He is the embodiment of her most intense fantasies. And she's up for risky thrills... Nick Ward can't tell Becca that he's spying on a vicious Russian crime boss. She could be an assassin sent to kill him, a call girl sent to distract him, or worst of all--a clueless innocent. Anyway he looks at it, she's trouble: beautiful, bare, dripping-wet trouble... Ultimate Weapon Val Janos is all about undercover operations. He is mysterious, sinister, and lethally hot. Only Tamara can understand--and match--the intensity that drives him to win at all costs. Val has one weak spot: Imre, the man who befriended him when he was a kid abandoned on the streets of Budapest. But Val’s worst enemy knows about Imre, and his head is on the block if Val doesn't deliver Tam... Fade to Midnight If the wrong person learned of Edie Parrish's gift, her life would be in danger, so she is good at keeping people away. But when Kev Larson discovers who she is, Edie's only choice is to trust him. And soon, Edie can't resist her consuming desire--even though she knows she'll have to pay a price for it.
Three Dangerous Men, Three Award-Winning Novels, One Captivating Box Set!  


RIDING FOR REDEMPTION (Book One)

Rugged Scott Taylor can't stay away from the stunning Megan. But their powerful attraction could compromise the search for her missing brother and put her in terrible danger. Can the pair survive treachery, betrayal, and their own mistrust?

Heart of Excellence Readers Choice Award
National Readers Choice Award Finalist
HOLT Medallion Award of Merit
Winner Reader Views Reviewers Choice Award


"What a fantastic book! I absolutely adored Megan & Scott and thought that their love story played in perfectly with the mystery and intrigue in this book. It was refreshing to see Megan, who has zero investigative skills, put her life on hold and join a jockey school to try and find out what happened to her missing brother." - Goodreads Reviewer


A SCANDALOUS HUSBAND (Book Two)

Dani lost the love of her life to an unjust prison sentence but is finally ready to move on. She has no idea her estranged husband is being released. Dex is determined to win her back...but will it be too little, too late?

Winner Heart of Excellence Readers' Choice
Winner Reader Views Best Romance
Winner Aspen Gold Readers Choice
HOLT Medallion Award Finalist
Book Buyers Best Finalist


"I love a romance where you know the heroine and hero belong together but you just don't know how it's going to happen. This one nailed it! I loved, loved, Dex. He's the bad boy, deep down good guy you want to take home and hang on to for forever. Dani was a heroine you could identify with and root for. Just a great weekend read." -  Amazon Reviewer


BACKSTRETCH BABY (Book Three)

Desperate to keep her horse training job, Eve turns to private investigator Rick Talbot for help. But when she's thrust into danger, will their irresistible attraction be enough to save her life?

Winner Reader Views Award, Best Romance
National Excellence in Romance Fiction Finalist
Book Buyer's Best Finalist OCC-RWA
International Digital Awards Finalist, Contemporary Novel


"Bev Pettersen is a natural storyteller--she knows how to keep her readers engaged with just the right amount of romance, mystery, and intrigue...Great story!" - Reader Views


"Challenges the notions of trust and forgiveness when those you love betray you--a well-written love story." - Kirkus Reviews

"Packed with both mystery and romance, conspiracy and emotion, with story lines centered on the polar opposites of horses and the Mexican drug cartel, this award-winning romantic mystery novel is a thrill throughout! - Pacific Book Reviews

"I'm a sucker for a good ranch romance ala Diana Palmer, and love a thrilling PI mystery from the likes of Nora Roberts. This Book has the perfect balance of both." - Book Reviewer

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