Thursday, September 20, 2012

Review and Giveaway: One Wrong Move by Shannon McKenna

Read an excerpt
Genre:   Romance, Mystery/Suspense
Release Date:  September 25, 2012
Series:  McCloud Brothers, Book 9
Publisher: Kensington Books
Pages:  411
Source:  ARC From Publisher
Rating:  Four flowers of love

Book Blurb
Secrets Never Die

Alex Aaro has spent most of his life on the run from his Ukrainian mafia family. But when he learns that crazy Aunt Tonya, the only relative who ever gave a damn about him, is dying, he risks returning home to say goodbye. He’s prepared for anything except the call from his friend, Bruno Ranieri, that sends him on a wild and dangerous ride with a mysterious woman who holds a deadly secret and a white hot passion that binds them together.

Social worker Nina Christie has no idea how much trouble she’s in when her Aunt Helga shows up bleeding at her shelter, babbling in Ukrainian—and with one inexplicable act thrusts Nina into the heart of a nightmare. Now a ruthless crime syndicate will stop at nothing to make Nina disappear, and only Alex Aaro, that inscrutable six-foot-four rock hard slab of lean muscle, stands between her and certain death. Now Nina and Alex are in a race against time, death, and their desire for one another…

My Thoughts
Ok, maybe I’ve been out of the loop because I haven’t read a sizzling romance like this in a minute.  I had to stop reading and fan myself a couple of times. This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it will not be my last.  I didn’t realize that it was part of a series until I started writing my review so I will be backtracking.  Hopefully I can get more Aaro action. 

Anyhoo, when there’s a strong male character in a story, I can’t help but imagine who they would look like in real life.  For some reason, I just couldn’t help but imagining Aaro as Jason from General Hospital.  Now if there are any GH fans reading this, they know that Jason is one fine piece of man and fits right into the role.  Yes, I overlooked the blonde hair, I was just concentrating on the body so don’t judge me.

Nina had a little feistiness about her.  She was paranoid as hell, but who wouldn’t be with all she had going on.  I liked that she didn’t let Aaro intimidate her no matter how rude or raunchy he was being. I liked him both ways, but that’s just me.  It just made their chemistry more appealing.  I couldn’t come up with someone for Nina’s character.  No, to be honest, I didn’t care.  As long as I had Aaro/Jason in my mind, I was good.

I loved the story.  The romance and the action were on point.  The mind reading thing was unexpected and creepy, but it fit right in with the shady characters.  It kind of had a paranormal feel to it, which I love so that was an extra bonus.  There was never a dull moment so it wasn’t a problem for me to get lost in the story.   

Overall, I thought this was a good book.  I would definitely recommend it to romance and mystery suspense lovers.


Other Reviews Of This Book:

Giveaway!!! Giveaway!!! Giveaway!!!

Shannon is giving away TWO prizes, a copy of one of her books at each blog stop on her tour AND a grand prize giveaway of a Kindle Touch!!! There are several copies of One Wrong Move, Blood and Fire, Ultimate Weapon, and Fade to Midnight up for grabs!

To win a book: leave a comment on the blog post to be entered to win a book. Be sure to leave your email address in the comments so we can contact you if you’re the lucky winner. This giveaway ends five days after the post goes live.

To win a Kindle Touch: Click the link to go to Shannon’s website and enter the Rafflecopter at the bottom of the page. A winner will be selected on September 27th. Here’s Shannon’s Website >

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12 Talk to me!:

Cathy M said...

I am already a huge fan of Shannon's stories, and get such a kick out of new readers discovering her work and lovin it.

caity_mack at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

Hi, Cathy! Nice to hear from you again! I'm thrilled about it too. Loving that review, Diva's Bookcase! And congrats on the little 23 day old cutie . . .

Elizabeth H. said...

I just finished Behind Closed Doors and I loved it! I can't wait to read the rest! Thanks for the post and the awesome giveaway!
ehaney578 at AOL dot com

donnas said...

I just got my first b0ook of hers looking forward to starting it.\

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Na said...

It sounds like a story I want to read! The action will keep me interested as will the romance.


Lauren B said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
I love the McCloud brothers and can't wait to read the next book.

ljberma01 (at) gmail (dot) come

Unknown said...

So glad you liked BCD, Elizabeth! Good luck on the contest! And I hope you enjoy the book you got, donna! Nice to hear from you again, Na! So pleased that you enjoy the McClouds.

Luck to all of you! Thanks for commenting, and thanks to Diva's Bookcase for hosting me!


krg said...

First time to your blog and I really enjoyed reading your thoughts on Shannon's book. I Love the McCloud Series and am looking forward to reading Alex and Nina's story.

Yvonne said...

Thx for stopping by the blog, ladies. Good luck on the contests!

I enjoyed the book and was more than happy to participate in the tour. Keep those sizzling romances coming!

Kai said...

Great book. This will be my first book.


Maureen said...

This looks like an exciting story that I would definitely enjoy.
mce1011 AT aol DOT com

jkb said...

I already have all the previous books in this series and would love to win one Wrong Move.