Standing in the Shadows

  • Title: Standing in the Shadows
  • Author: Shannon McKenna
  • ISBN: 9780758204547
  • Page: 337
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • [PDF] Read ↠ Standing in the Shadows : by Shannon McKenna - Standing in the Shadows, Standing in the Shadows 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
    [PDF] Read ↠ Standing in the Shadows : by Shannon McKenna - Standing in the Shadows, Standing in the Shadows 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

    • [PDF] Read ↠ Standing in the Shadows : by Shannon McKenna
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    Standing in the Shadows

    About Shannon McKenna


    1. Also wrote five category romances under the penname Shannon Anderson From The Author s Website HOW IT ALL BEGANI started writing my first romance novel in secret I was working a temp job in an insurance office in Manhattan at the time, and the office manager had made it clear that even if there was nothing to do, I still had to look busy never one of my big talents I felt bad about the wasted time, though, and I needed something to round out my other chosen career, which was singing Yeah, that s right Most artists choose a practical Plan B to back up their improbable Plan A Me No way Long Shot is my middle name.So I sneakily set up a Document 1 and a Document 2 with a spreadsheet on it If my Boss du Jour walked by I could quick like a bunny switch screens, and whenever the coast was clear, I went back to my story Not that I was slacking, mind you If there was work to be done, I did it The sneakiness felt familiar, though, because I ve been teased about reading romances since I was a kid I think the day I finally grew up was the day I stopped trying to cover up what I was reading on the bus, train or subway Let people think whatever they like.It wasn t until I moved to Italy details of that Long Shot provided later on that I got serious about writing, though I found myself with many long, quiet days alone with nothing to do, so I slogged my way bravely to the end of the manuscript and sent it out Everybody rejected it except for Kensington I wrote for them for a few years, and then made a bid for an erotic novella for the new Brava imprint, and oh joy, they accepted it Then I wrote BEHIND CLOSED DOORS And so on, and so forth.That s how I started I can t think of anything I d rather do I never knew it would be so scary, and so hard all that solitude and silence, a blank computer screen, and no one to blame But still It s worth it It s great.


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    1. 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 her as review books and I freaking loved them , and now I just need to go back and catch up on the earlier books after Behind Closed Doors In a fit of rebellion towards my stack or required review books, I p [...]

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    2. 4 stars Romantic SuspenseStanding In The Shadows is the second book in McKenna s McClouds series, and I liked it better than the first book, Behind Closed Doors It s mostly because the hero Connor is such a rich, multifaceted character who totally keeps the story alive and exciting and the reader on their toes He s a flawed, dominating, controlling, stubborn, pushy, bossy, aggressive, and hardcore bully alpha, but at the same time, he s a goofy, insecure, tender, and mushy big softy who often cr [...]

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    3. This was a winner for me I really enjoyed this book and I am so relieved because i wasn t in love with book 1 Behind Closed Doors This is Connor McCloud s story, and i gotta admit he was yummy The heroine is Erin Riggs, daughter of Ed Riggs Ed had betrayed Connor and his partner Jesse when was an FBI agent Connor was in a coma for a period of time and his partner Jesse was killed we heard about this in Behind Closed Doors So here we see Erin trying to keep her life and her mother s and sister Ci [...]

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    4. Updating my review2013 5 stars 2016 4 starsConnor was in love with the heroine for years and had an obsession about his bosses daughter, but that did not stop him from sleeping with OW s over the years, although he was not a manwhore and the heroine slept with one guy it kind of lessened the disappointment for meill I had to drop a star just for those reasons

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    5. Loved this book Lots of suspense and really steamy Erin slightly annoyed me at times but I loved Connor I will definitely read in this series to see of Connor s brothers.

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    6. Lots of action, suspense and steamy sex scenes A fun read, but one that left me vaguely dissatisfied I think I m starting to tire of the pushy and overbearing McCloud brothers and their manipulative lovers.

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    7. Shannon McKenna does it again in my humble opinion, anyway with the second book in her McCloud Brothers series, Standing In The Shadows It stars Connor McCloud and Erin Riggs, the daughter of Ed Riggs, who set Connor up to die Connor has been in love with Erin from the moment he saw her The fact that she was only seventeen at the time didn t deter him in the least and he vowed to wait for her That changed the moment he viciously beat a man half to death in front of her and sent her dad to prison [...]

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    8. Conner s been in love with his former boss s daughter from the moment he laid eyes on her and he s waited a long time to have her But just as he was about to claim her, Erin s well ordered world fell apart.Conner feels he was the catalyst for her heartache, when he took down her corrupt father and beat a man to bloody pulp right before her eyes, but nothing could be farther from the truth for Erin She s loved the sexy, hardnosed ex FBI agent for a long time too and she s smart enough to realize [...]

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    9. 3 to 4 starsI am in between here, but I am going to round up since I feel part of my problem may be me, not the book or the writer.Anyway, in some ways I really liked this hero, Connor, but at times, he was a little too rough and domineering with the heroine As for the heroine, Erin, she was.h Her character was just all over the place cool and classy at times, wimpy at times, sassy at times, innocent and vulnerable one moment and then the next.a sex maniac It just felt very inconsistent to me At [...]

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    10. Wow Mystery suspense romantic thriller What a ride A must read series for fellow like minded readers.

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    11. This was book did not work for me at all and I could not understand the high ratings The heroine was TSTL who delivered herself to the villain s bedroom The hero kept protecting her and she kept running towards danger The H h both admit they have fantasized about each other for so long but they were stupid together when they finally became a couple Their love for each other is so not believable.

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    12. Connor reasonable and yet completely lost for Erinloved the scene in the car infront of her house Re read times than I can countwhy have I not written a review yet Con is the gentleman in the familyd if you think that is anything like the guy you know from work or the local coffee barristayou would be wrong.Con is ex FBI and hardened beyond real life, but compared to his insane brothers, he is the voice of reason, the man of patience and the calm force of the the family.While Con has crushed on [...]

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    13. Great Read.This is a romantic thriller Because the bad guy was so vicious it was almost too scary for me The bad guy framed good guy Connnor and no one believed him for a long time, which was frustrating for the reader Because of this frustration, this was my least favorite of her books, but I still loved it I also loved the way the three McCloud brothers talked to each other and interacted She is one of my favorite authors.For a list of my reviews of other Shannon McKenna books, see my 5 star r [...]

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    14. Wow, so this one was differenta little slow going in the action area I think I liked Seth a little better at times Though Connerter one particular scene near the end involving a dresshe really turned crazy intese, and shocking I like it, it went fast for me, and I m eager to get to the next one So far so good on the series.

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    15. I had this book in the TBR pile for a very long time I was hoping to find the first in the series and read from there but since I vowed to make the TBR pile smaller last week I decided to start this one and if good look for the other one Well, I don t think I will be looking 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 [...]

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    16. Well I have to say I have a particular weakness for bad boys and bad boy hero s and wow is Conner a bad boy I loved everyone of this man moves Protective, posessive, jealous, flame hot temper.a demon in the sack I think I might be in love I also loved eren, although she tended to get herself in a little bit of trouble when she didn t trust Conner God and poor conner he was a wonderfully complex character, i just loved him even his paranoiaannon mckenna this I my first book of yours I have read a [...]

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    17. I really loved this book It just got better and better I wish I had not let this book sit as long as I did in my TBR pile I was also not planning on getting books in this series but now I want books 3,4,5 and 6 I have already ordered book 3 so I hope I do not let it sit here like I did this one.

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    18. My fave of McKenna s McCloud brothers series I m a sucker for stories where the hero and heroine have been fighting their attraction for each other in the past McKenna s writing style is smooth and very engaging, and she does the male POV really well A great book Loved the dynamic between Erin and Connor.

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    19. When Connor McCloud uncovered the real culprit his onetime boss behind his best friend s murder and his own stint in a coma inBehind Closed Doors and sent him to prison, he lost all hope in winning the girl of his dreams, Erin Riggs, said two faced bastard s daughter.Or did he Erin Riggs has been in love with Connor McCloud since she was sixteen than eleven years and has never thought she had any chance whatsoever with him especially now, that he s sent her father to prison.But now an old enemy [...]

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    20. Standing in the Shadows4 StarsSynopsis Former FBI agent, Connor McCloud has been in love with Erin Riggs for years Unfortunately, he is responsible for putting Erin s corrupt father in prison and knows that he can never have her Now an enemy from their past has returned and Connor must put his feelings aside in order to protect Erin from a devious killer bent on revenge Review Standing in the Shadows is closely related to the first book in the series, Behind Closed Doors, so it is important to r [...]

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    21. 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 heavy dose of erotic steamy goodness However, though i liked the hero of BCD, and was able to look beyond his sometimes overly bossy nature, i could completely understand why so many were turned off by his [...]

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    22. To begin with, you must get the first book by Mckenna called Behind Closed Doors which happens 6 months prior to this story You will understand who the characters are and the situations better in Standing in the Shadows With that said, McKenna is becoming a rising star with her blend of suspense and erotica In the next few years, she will become a true star in the book industry if she continues to write in the same manner We first met Conner who was recovering from a coma and the death of his pa [...]

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    23. This novel is a re read for me, first time was 10 20 13 but I did not share a review at that time I am once again enjoying a Shannon McKenna book Re reads to me are like revisiting old friends and Ms McKenna s book, Standing in the Shadows, makes that journey a delight to a seasoned romance reader.The premise of this story is about Connor McCloud, ex FBI agent, who was hurt and in a comma for over a year in a horrible attempt to kill him by a double crossing agent Because of his permanent injuri [...]

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    24. Connor makes crazy sexywell he wasn t actually crazy but even if he was it wouldn t have been that bad giggle Connor was a force to be reckoned with He was a rock always there to make everything so much better with both his presence and his incredible charm I loved his sense of humor and his flirty ways I even loved his crazy intense moments a swoon worthy hero Erin was full of surprises she d seem shy and then do something incredibly bold she has integrity and always tries to do the right thing [...]

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    25. Book 2 of the McCloud brothers series does not disappoint I was hooked until the very last page This is Connor s story We were introduced to him first in Behind Closed Doors as Seth s friend, and I was intrigued by him the minute he came on the scene Erin and Connor have a past I LOVE these types of stories Erin has been in love with Connor since he worked for her dad and Connor has been lusting Erin for just as long This story starts up almost right where the last left off, so new readers about [...]

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    26. Well, that was a rush So much happening in this book that I couldn t put it down until I finished.It s my first by this author and I haven t read that many suspense stories because the characters always seem to blend in the background of the plot This happened here less, it was a very character driven romance, but there is still something that rings hollow.I think it s mostly the lack of respect the heroine has for the hero She is so stuck in her world that she ignores everything her lover tells [...]

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    27. Rating 3.75 stars This was my first read by the author, I saw this book ages but it appeared on my scribd homepage and I took a chance at reading it I did not read the first book in the series which made certain things confusing not many that effected my enjoyment just in terms background of certain things that had happened in the first book.I quite liked Connor and Erin Connor and Erin were likeable and great together Connor was slightly goofy and sweet towards Erin apart from the whole being o [...]

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