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Standing in the Shadows ❮KINDLE❯ ❦ Standing in the Shadows ❅ Author Shannon McKenna – Thomashillier.co.uk 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 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 Standing in PDF/EPUB or 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 paybacka killer with a predator s lethal patienceErin 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.


About the Author: Shannon McKenna

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 Standing in PDF/EPUB or 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 apractical Plan B to back up their improbable Plan A Me No way Long Shot is my middle nameSo I sneakily set up a Document and a Document 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 likeIt 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 forthThat s how I started I can t think of anything I d rather do I never knew it would be so scary, and so hardall that solitude and silence, a blank computer screen, and no one to blame But still It s worth it It s great.



10 thoughts on “Standing in the Shadows

  1. Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) Danielle The Book Huntress (Back to the Books) says:

    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 b 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 picked this up this week, and couldn t look back I need a love story infusion in my life I have a fantasy about a guy who is so in love with you, he s crazy about it His feelings for your border on obsession He s probably a bit too possessive The song Crazy in Love conveys what I mean My rational side says that sounds like a bad idea Honestly, I wouldn t have time for a guy like Connor I would need my space, although he s so adorable and cute about it, like my cat, who is fixated on me which gets annoying at times And in real life, that doesn t work for me But McKenna understands how irresistible that appeal is in a fiction novel, where all bets are off Where you can go with a story and feel safe, because it s just between the pages of a book I m a mature woman, and I know the psychology of a hero like this doesn t translate well to real life, and I leave those expectations at the door as I read Even so, McKenna is not so dishonest an author, that she doesn t explore the implications of that sharp edge of intense love that boilers over into obsession The appeal here is that this love is unselfish Otherwise, it s not love In a real life scenario, a stalker fixation is never unselfish It s always about what the stalker wants and needs With Connor, you see that he cares so very much about Erin s needs, even if he s rough and uncertain about how to show it That s something you can learn And in a mutual relationship, there is room for those understandings to develop with communication.Gosh, this book hit me right in my marshmallow, die hard romantic, sappy core The mutual unrequited love that Connor and Erin had That love pulled them back together, like two powerful opposite magnets I think romance had me from the moment I read my first one, at twelve years of age Since then, I ve always been a sucker for a true love story even the dark ones, maybe so, as long as it s a happy ending I believe that love conquers all, and romance should convey this Connor and Erin s journey is a bumpy road They are both less than emotionally healthy, and they have a sick, twisted, megalomanical villain with no respect for boundaries, morals, or human life working to destroy them Erin s father s fall from grace tainted her life, and Connor s as well And Connor already had the baggage of a father who was far from emotionally adjusted To my rather twisted imaginations, this was very fertile ground for a moving romance story Love has a lot to conquer here Add some very steamy, melt your fingers love scenes, and it s magic.Yes, at times, Connor was a bit intense with his personality and his interactions with Erin a bit grabby Some readers might not like that But I never felt like he would hurt Erin I think he cherished her so much Connor is like a huge grizzly bear with a teddy bear heart So appealing to me, these kinds of big, strong marshmallow heroes Erin was a very sweet, likable heroine Very normal and that appealed a lot to me While she was attractive, she wasn t drop dead gorgeous, but to Conner she was I love when a hero is like that about the heroine I found her steadfast love for Conner very appealing He s a hot guy, but you could tell it wasn t just about lust for Erin Even though the situation with her father went horribly pear shaped, and it deeply involved Connor, she didn t blame him for it However, I wanted to shake Erin a little near the end I understand her uncertainty, but I believe strongly in trust, and she didn t show the trust I felt Connor deserved However, the situation was a very strange one, with a villain who was playing some serious mind games with them both.I ll be the first to admit I have no tolerance for kinky sexual stuff This book isn t in any way kinky Yes it has very descriptive sexual scenes, but nothing that I cringed about At the same time, the love scenes are raw, earthy, and strongly sensual The key is how much emotion is there It s not just tab A into slot B and variations of that I think that the author shows how much sexual congress can communicate between two people who love each other She definitely shows the power of love in those moments as well as in other interactions between Erin and Connor I would put this book down and sigh at night That s a good sign for me.I also loved the interactions between Connor and his brothers They definitely have each others backs, and for a family that has a reputation for being dangerous and crazy, there is so much love and caring for each other They remind me of the GhostWalkers by Christine Feehan which is a very high compliment Similarly, Erin s close relationship with her mother and sister show bonds of familial love You also see the importance of friends and how they add to your family.Although some aspects towards the end frustrated me, I thoroughly enjoyed this book You definitely get your romance time and money s worth with this author I highly recommend her to fans of romantic suspense who love some steamy love scenes, and irresistible and edgy heroes who are head over heels, crazy about their heroines I have a feeling I won t be able to put off reading Davy and Sean s books


  2. Shawna Shawna says:

    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 of 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 cries even in bed over his deep feelings for the heroine, Erin McKenna hands down pens some of the steamiest, most singe off your fingertips, best erotic love scenes of any romance author out there, and Standing In The Shadows is chock full of deliciously yummy hot moments But she also writes strong, intriguing characters and intricate, thrilling plots, so although the sex surely sizzles, there s muchto the story than just that The plot is rather complex and a bit confusing, so I won t attempt to explain it in detail It definitely helps to read the series in order, so I recommend reading Behind Closed Doors first in order to get the necessary background on all the characters and story arc.Former FBI agent Connor McCloud was double crossed, which left him physically and emotionally damaged Now, the woman he s loved and wanted for years is in danger from his old nemesis and it s up to Connor to keep her safe, whether Erin wants his 24 7 imposed protection or not Can he convince her and others that his supposedly dead arch enemy is a real danger and waiting in the shadows to seek out his vengeance Or is everything just a trick of his mind and the true threat that he s losing his sanity With a complex, sexy, lovable alpha hero, a sweet, spunky heroine, sadistic uber villains, an intense, gripping plot, and scorching hot, need a fan handy, sex scenes, it s a romantic suspense must read 4 stars


  3. Roksana Roksana says:

    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 mestill I had to drop a star just for those reasons


  4. Gina Gina says:

    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 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 Cindy s lives together She is the rock, the strong one, the go to person and good girl of the family The story centers around finding the bad guy Novak after her has escaped prison, he is one twisted bad guy, i gotta tell you friends And again, like the first book there is a lot of sex The upside to this is I like these two people, so the sex was hot and intense Now maybe it s me, but I honestly couldn t see two people having so much sex and still function or walk for that matter , so that part felt a little unrealistic But hey, this is a romance book and I went it and thoroughly enjoyed it hehe I like Erin a lot, while in the beginning she got on my nerves a little her good girl personality really irritated me As the story moves along you see her change and findof her own voice and her inner sex goddess you go girl And Connor, oh Connor While he was definitely a tortured alpha man possessive, bossy, controlling , I so loved him And while he irritated me at times with his bossiness, he was also tender, funny and sensitive.Overall a hot steamy action packed book And I amexcited now to read the other books in the series


  5. Mandy Mandy says:

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


  6. Nancy Nancy says:

    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.


  7. Holly Holly says:

    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 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 Now with Erin s life seriously delving into chaos, Connor steps back into her life with the alarming news that the psychopath who was targeting them is back from the dead and won t rest until he s added her to his collection of victims No one believes his paranoia and some even question his sanity He doesn t care about them, the only person he cares about is Erin and he s desperate to make her believe him Erin has also been in love with Connor since the moment they met and having him back in her life is both a welcomed pleasure and a serious distraction She s desperately trying to get her and her family back on track and Connor s obsession threatens to undermine her plans for the future She and Connor finally fulfill the promise of their passion that started ten years ago but the psychopath who s targeting them steps up his plans Friends turn into enemies and enemies turn into friends but now that they have finally gotten a taste of each other, they are determined to survive and make a new future Shannon McKenna makes Connor an extremely aggressive, controlling and obsessive alpha male who just happens to have that touch of vulnerability that turns him into a touching protector any woman would be lucky to have His uncertainty around Erin is so cute and it saves him from being a heel who is only trying to assert his control His extreme aggressiveness is only in place because he s trying to protect her so it s forgiven and in fact even welcomed by me at least because it made him % HOT His dominating nature in the sack was an extreme turn on for both me and Erin, who wasthan able to meet him as an equal He in fact learns to turn the tables and use his fine body as a weapon against her and bend her to his will Erin was a likable heroine and her need to take care of her family and remain in control was a believable trait that I respected and I liked her personality quirk of making lists and crossing off her accomplishments The plot for Standing In The Shadows was extremely intricate and Shannon McKenna definitely makes you work for it There are all sorts of angles moving on this one and you have to keep up The only time she slows down in her storytelling is during the love scenes and even those are fast paced and hardcore She sets the sheets on fire with her scorching sex scenes and while Connor is definitely a dominating presence, he is one hundred percent attuned to Erin and her needs He takes her only as far as she was willing to go and in fact, his hesitancy endeared me to him forever Standing In Shadows was fantastic It was freakin awesome I got the large size paperback and it s really heavy but I read until my forearms hurt because I was gripping the book so tightly The plot was riveting and the bad guys are seriously over the top sadistic Reading about Erin s mom and her sister was sad to read and I loved revisiting Seth, and reading about Davy and Sean I can t wait to readabout these guys and Tamara, too Sequels, Ahoy All I can say is that with friends like the ones Erin and Connor have, who needs enemies It s a good thing they both had a good, strong family base to get them through the bad times Loved this book and I highly recommend it as a steamy, erotic and riveting book


  8. Zeek Zeek says:

    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 realiz 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 her father made his own bed When Conner re enters her life just as she s about to land the biggest deal of her curator career, she knows she should keep her distance until the deal is done, but his determination to protect her from an old menace combined with her own secret desire causes her to let him in.But the danger that has stalked both of them is about to spring it s trap with Conner and Erin as the object of a killer s revenge Their love can save them if they can hold on to it long enough.Didn t like this one as much as Seth Raine s story Behind Closed Doors , but it was sexy enough Actually very sexy, if I were to be honest.Mckenna writes heroes that are challenging and difficult to control, which to a strong, independent woman is very tantalizing, but I d have a difficult time justifying being in a relationship with one of these guys in real life Still, this is adult fantasy, so I set aside my issues and went for a gritty, emotional ride right along with the characters.Standing in the Shadows is steamy, sensual and pure escapist reading Looking forward to the rest of the Mccloud Brothers stories


  9. Glamdring Glamdring says:

    Re read After Kev, Connor is my favorite McCloud brother Connor sank back into his chair, resigned Evidently today s histrionics weren t over yet OK Tell me why, Sean Because you deserve it You re a righteous dude You re like noble or something With your code of honor Your marching order That s why Davy and I tease you about the hero complex It s a soft spot that can t be shielded It leaves you wide open You can t bend, you can t cut bail and run You can t compromise. Re read After Kev, Connor is my favorite McCloud brother Connor sank back into his chair, resigned Evidently today s histrionics weren t over yet OK Tell me why, Sean Because you deserve it You re a righteous dude You re like noble or something With your code of honor Your marching order That s why Davy and I tease you about the hero complex It s a soft spot that can t be shielded It leaves you wide open You can t bend, you can t cut bail and run You can t compromise It s like, you don t even know howThe plot follows the one in Behind Closed Doors The universe definitely darken and Ms McKenna gives us a good sample of her utterly creepy brand of vilain I really felt for Connor, alone against the world I loved that even though everything seemed to prove him wrong and paranoid bordering on crazy, he went with his guts This book also has some of the best steamy scenes ever


  10. Lorraine.Hates.Cliffhanger.Endings! Lorraine.Hates.Cliffhanger.Endings! says:

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


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