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Out Of Control (McClouds & Friends Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Shannon McKenna
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In Behind Closed Doors and Standing in the Shadows, Shannon McKenna introduced the McCloud Brothers: intense, rugged, and super-sexy. Now, Davy McCloud is about to meet a woman he can't trust--or live without. . .

Disillusioned P.I. Davy McCloud has an ironclad rule: never follow blind impulse when it comes to women. But he breaks it the instant gorgeous Margo Vetter shows up to teach at the gym next door. The sexual hunger--and the instinctual protectiveness--that she awakens is much too strong to resist.

Broke and on the run, framed for a murder she didn't commit, Margot has no one to turn to but Davy McCloud. But the closer he comes, the more Margot discovers that holding back--or hiding--from this enigmatic, powerful man is impossible. In every way...

Then passion flares with unexpected intensity. But Margot's past has finally caught up with her, and life is about to get more than complicated. It's turning deadly. . .

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"An intensely emotional romance heigntened by a dark, intricate plot makes Standing in the Shadows a page turner you won't want to miss."

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1220 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington Books (13 April 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000GCFC4Q
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #229,397 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot, raw and exciting 15 April 2005
If you've read Shannon's other books, then you will be aware of Davy McCloud. He's the big, oozes xxx appeal, zen, martial arts expert McCloud brother. Margot is a woman on the run, scared witless by a pair of psycho brothers. She takes on a false identity and gets a job teaching gym classes next door to our resident hunk.
Needless to say, the sparks fly, suspicions about her true identity roughens the waters, and it's not long before both their lives are in danger. Sean, the youngest playboy brother and their old friend Seth (from Behind Closed Doors) play significant roles in the story, with only a cameo really from Connor (from Standing in the Shadows) as he is busy getting married. We're also re-introduced to Nick, Connor's friend who let him down, and enough of a seed has been sewn that I expect we'll see a book about him soon.
Back to our story, lives are at risk, the heat between our two leads rises and they explode into some scorching adult scenes. Shannon's adult scenes are very raw and these are no exceptions. In her previous books, her heroes were all about their ladies' pleasure, and Davy is no exception, except that he did not seem as mesmerised. Davy pushes Margot to her raw, vulnerable self but is afraid to let his guard down. As the oldest brother who found himself as a single parent to three boys, he's had to always be in control. So, we have the trust issue and some resentment from Margot. This leads to Margot fleeing from Davy, endangering both their lives.
They manage to work through their issues and the whole plot comes to a bullet-flying, action-packed, drama-filled resolution that is a little too overdone to be realistic.
I enjoyed this book very much, but I only gave it 4 stars as it lacked some of the intensity of her previous books and the plot was a little too out-there to be plausible. Still, I have every intention of re-reading it and holding on to it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not her best, but worth a read 1 May 2005
By Carrie
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I love the way Shannon writes. The first book of her's I read was behind closed doors. I usually read mills and boon romances which are pretty tame, so I've gotten used to this as standard. However Shannon describes the chemistry and sex with such detail that it's a welcome relief from all those authors who write as if their work is being censored. Shannon's stories always involve some sort of international baddie whose intention is to take over the world and that is no different here.
As explained by a previous reviewer, the title comes from Davey's (the male lead) need to control himself and surroundings. He feels out of control around Margot and tries to control her with his size and sheer force of will. He's not able to do it. Because Margot is skittish he doesn't want to be too controlling because she pushes him away when he does. In the end the book ends with a big fight scene and the hero wins the day (as to be expected)
The characters are good, but the intensity in the bedroom was a little lack lustre, but I'm still a fan.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic read 20 Nov. 2014
By mari
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I cant say more than the synopses so I'll describe what I thought about the story.
This is another fantastic read by shannon mckenna, I couldnt put it down, it is full of hot romance and fast paced action, the story is so descriptive I could imagine everything happening as if I had watched it on dvd.
i have read this series from the beginning and you get to know all the mcloud brothers and friends characters before their book comes up and they are all great characters so I fell even more in love with davys character as I read and margot character is a strong fiesty funny female who is strong enough despite what she has gone through to drive davy crazy, the dialogue between them was amazing and funny.
While reading this book I cried and laughed and I didnt want it to end, I was sucked into the story from beginning to end and I never flicked or skimmed any pages. Another fantastic story and I will kepp rereading these books, I cant decide which book is my favourite I love them all
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thrilling read 11 May 2011
By Lyndsay
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another hot story by Shannon Mckenna, Where to begin.

Out of Control is Davy McCloud's story, the eldest of the McCloud brothers. Another fantastically hot story keeping you hooked with every turn of the page. As the title suggests we find Davy "out of Control", still the hero like Shannon's other characters but his damsel in distress in certainly more feisty than the others and definitely perfectly for Davy.

Connor and Margot work well together, the relationship between the 2 of them can be believable and it's great to find out why Davy is how he is and I love the way Margot pushes all his buttons but in a way a lot of us women can relate to.

My opinion, is get the book, hold your breath and dive straight in to sexy story with great romance, sex and suspense vibrating through the pages. I absolutely love this and as the third book of Shannon McKenna's that I've read, she has certainly kept up the standard and this will not be the last I read.
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