I've done it again. I have managed to come in at the very end of what is a wildly popular series and fallen for an author that everyone else seems to already know. Although IN FOR THE KILL is the 11th and final book in the McClouds & Friends series, I read it as a stand alone. That being said, I was okay with not knowing the detailed back stories of the secondary characters that made plenty of appearances in this story. If you are the type of reader who needs to know the stories behind all of the characters you won't really want to start with this one. What I do know is that now I have to go back and start from the beginning at some point and read the first books because this one sucked me in and didn't let me go until the very last scene.
IN FOR THE KILL is romantic suspense done right. You won't figure out everything that's going on right off the bat. There are plenty of twists and turns in the story. Sam is a wonderful hero. Strong, determined, and patient when it comes to Sveti; which is a bonus since she is a bit impulsive in her desire to do what's right. The criminals in this one are really bad and she sometimes makes decisions that are not in the least bit safe.
There's lot of steaminess, danger, and plot twists to keep you entertained in IN FOR THE KILL and I look forward to going back and getting lost in the world of McClouds and Friends since I'm so late to the party!
**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest opinion.**
Years ago, the McClouds and their friends rescued little Sveti Ardova from ruthless organ traffickers. Now she’s all grown up, and getting into some scorching trouble of her own . . .
The risks ex-cop Sam Petrie has taken have turned his life into a train wreck. So he has nothing to lose by doubling down as the elusive Svetlana Ardova’s unwanted bodyguard on her ill-advised trip to Italy. Her crusade against modern slavery has blazoned a bullseye on her chest, but when one of the death threats against her almost hits the mark, Sam’s protective instincts go into overdrive. Every lethal obstacle and trap they encounter ups the stakes—and the undeniable heat between them.
Now they’re spiraling in on a deadly and explosive secret—one that could either redeem them or destroy them … and the closer they get, the shorter the fuse …
Praise for Shannon McKenna
"The McCloud series is an auto buy for me." --Maya Banks
"McKenna writes intense, sensual stories." --The B&N Review
"Shannon McKenna makes the pulse pound." –BookPage
About the Author
Shannon McKenna is the NYT bestselling author of over ten action packed, turbocharged romantic thrillers, among which are the stories of the wildly popular McCloud series. She loves tough and heroic alpha males, heroines with the brains and guts to match them, villains who challenge them to their utmost, adventure, scorching sensuality, and most of all, the redemptive power of true love. Since she was small she has loved abandoning herself to the magic of a good book, and her fond childhood fantasy was that writing would be just like that, but with the added benefit of being able to take credit for the story at the end. Alas, the alchemy of writing turned out to be messier than she'd ever dreamed. But what the hell, she loves it anyway, and hopes that readers enjoy the results of her alchemical experiments. She loves to hear from her readers. Contact her at her website, http://shannonmckenna.com, or join the newsletter by signing up here: http://shannonmckenna.com/connect.php.
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