Fatal Strike

Fatal Strike When Lara Kirk was abducted months ago Miles Davenport vowed he d bring her home But the mission failed Miles has become totally obsessed he can practically hear Lara pleading for him to save her Fin

  • Title: Fatal Strike
  • Author: Shannon McKenna
  • ISBN: 9780758273499
  • Page: 218
  • Format: Paperback
  • When Lara Kirk was abducted months ago, Miles Davenport vowed he d bring her home But the mission failed Miles has become totally obsessed he can practically hear Lara pleading for him to save her Finding her after all this time will be next to impossibleLara Kirk lives in a shadowy world where reality and fantasy are one Her captors have poisoned her body with conWhen Lara Kirk was abducted months ago, Miles Davenport vowed he d bring her home But the mission failed Miles has become totally obsessed he can practically hear Lara pleading for him to save her Finding her after all this time will be next to impossibleLara Kirk lives in a shadowy world where reality and fantasy are one Her captors have poisoned her body with concoctions that enhance psychic abilities and they seem to be working To escape, Lara has formed a deep attachment with a man whose virile, sensual presence in her mind is her only comfort She s not even sure if he s real until the six foot five inch powerhouse bursts in to rescue herOnce freed, Lara has no choice but to trust Miles with her life as they run from enemies too twisted to imagine But they re also fighting a dangerous attraction that could kill or save them both Either way, it s going to be a hell of a ride

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    1. Miles, Miles, MilesswoonMy first impression when I saw this book cover? Who is that hot guy--that can't be Miles, can it? Miles Davenport, that geeky computer nerd? Yeah, I knew that the McCloud's were working on him, beefing him up and training him to be able to hold his own physically, but what a transformation! What happened to his big nose? Surely the Miles of this book can't live up to that cover! I always pictured Miles as looking more like this:So okay, after that little shocker, I was cu [...]

    2. That radiant smile scared him to death. All that "mine" bullshit. No longer an issue. Probably never had been. He was hers. After all his arrogant posturing. All hers.Finally, 10 books into the series, we get a book for Miles. I've been intrigued by his character ever since he was introduced back in book 2. Taking into consideration how much I've absolutely hated Cindy, his then love interest, I'm so glad that he got a heroine totally worthy of him with Lara.I love a good romantic suspsense, and [...]

    3. *Spoiler free review*This book was pure bliss! <3 This is another fast paced, action packed book in the McCloud & Friends series, but what really stood out for me is the AWESOME job Shannon McKenna did with Miles's transformation from the "hopeless tech nerd" ß guy to the gorgeous "big, nasty, evil motherfucking war machine." alpha hero."Me," he said. "Total geekitude. To the core of my being."Of course, this transformation didn't happen over a book. If I remember well, Miles first appea [...]

    4. Story Rating ~ 5 HUGE STARSHero Rating ~ 5 HUGE STARSHeroine Rating ~ 5 HUGE STARSRomance Rating ~ 5 HUGE STARSHeat Level ~ 4.5 SEXY STARSEnding ~ 5 HUGE STARSOverall ~ 5 HUGE STARS!!!!For me, this was the BEST book of this series. We have been waiting a long time for Mile's story and Shannon McKenna did not disappoint!! This story was PHENOMANAL! I loved everything about it. Right from page one, I was drawn into the story and then it just got better and better as it moved along. The action was [...]

    5. I don’t want to read any more psi-drug books from this author. I was glad when it was over.It’s the same story as her previous psi-drug books. Nothing new, different, or special. The crisis scenes were predictable - the bad guy puts a knife at the girl’s throat to make the hero do something. Another bad guy points a gun at the girl to make the hero do something. Other McCloud characters from previous books have cameo parts, but they can’t help because the bad guy hurts them with his supe [...]

    6. SHANNON McKENNA - FATAL STRIKE McCloud's & Friends #10 400 Pages release date - 24 September - 2013★★★★★ 4,9 StarsClick here to see the McCloud's Series on My Opinion:Like all books in the series - I loved it! We already know and love Miles from the earlier books in the series and we heard about Lara in the previous book One Wrong Move.We start Fatal Strike a few months after Miles' brain was horribly tortured in One Wrong Move. He's physically ok now - but his mind is slowly drivi [...]

    7. Wow. I love this series. Miles has such a duality to his nature: sweet, loving teddybear, and steely, ruthless warrior. Definitely worked for me. Adored Lara and the psychic storyline too.Reviewed for Affaire de Coeur Magazine in the October issue. affairedecoeur.

    8. WOW!This book started slow, but, boy, did it get fast with each next page!The story was suspenseful and interesting! The MCs were great together! I liked both Lara and Miles! And I liked Miles even in the books before! *wink*The idea is very intriguing and I just love the paranormal aspect of this series: awesome psy powers! WOW! And Miles's were just that: WOW!At the beginning both Miles and Lara are wrecked people. Miles because he doesn't know how to manage his new-aquired psy powers; Lara be [...]

    9. February 2016 TBR-challenge read. This was another TBR-challenge read. This month's theme was 'series you're behind on' and when I saw the theme I immediately knew which series I was going to pick for this: Shannon McKenna's McClouds and Friends! It's a series I glommed the first 3 or 4 books of and then loyally read practically on release day until book 9 and thenok 10 was bought but stayed on the TBR, mostly because of reading funks and life getting in the way of my reading. Final book of the [...]

    10. A nerd alpha hero, his transformation, a worthy heroine "I’m not just talking about money. I’m talking all of it. Heart, soul, body. All my hopes for the future. The places I want to see with you, the stories we’ll tell, our adventures together. The meals we’ll cook, the walks, the drives. All the nights together, all the mornings. Coffee and toast, conversations and jokes. All the winters and the springs and the summers and the falls. For as long as we get. All yours, Lara."I just loved [...]

    11. Thoroughly engrossing suspense!A thrilling ride with a couple who wants each other so much. Shannon McKenna didn't dissappoint in creating Miles a very alpha male. Love it! I hope she has more stories for these series. Magnificent!

    12. For full disclosure, I got this book from Kensington via NetGalley. And this is an honest review even it may read a little bit like fan review. That’s because I am a big fan of Shannon McKenna. I absolutely love her books. But that fact may not be a good thing since this book, she finally wrote the story about the cute sidekick, who appeared as the secondary character in many previous books in the series. And the cute sidekick is what Miles Davenport was. He appeared for the first time in Stan [...]

    13. I received an ARC (advanced review copy) in exchange for an HONEST review and I honestly loved it! Well, all except the part where I realized this was the TENTH BOOK IN THIS SERIES. Me, OCD and out-of-order series reading just do NOT mix well. If it had been the 3rd or 4th book, I might have "gone for it" and read up to that point, but the 'McClouds & Friends' series is being put into my TBR pile to go back & catch up. Yes, the book can be read as a standalone - obviously, since I did it [...]

    14. My first read by this author. 10th in the series, don't know why I picked this one up. I have considered this series before. I may go back and try some others in the series if they appeal to me based on the blurb on the back.As to this one, I enjoyed the pys aspects. It seemed well thought out and reasonable. I liked the character of Miles. The heroine seemed to be less mentally screwed up than I would expect after the whole being experimented on for months thing. Still I let my willing suspensi [...]

    15. The tenth addition to the McCloud and Friends series by Shannon McKenna. Miles Davenport, who we met in previous books, now has interesting "powers". He retreats to the mountains and while there Lara Kirk gets into his mind. He has been searching for her and has been unable to find her. He finally comes down from the mountain and is determined to find her even more. Lara is held against her will by people who are experimenting on her. Somehow she finds a way to escape into Miles' mind.I have enj [...]

    16. Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: One is going crazy and the other is a captive, will their love set them free?Opening Sentence: “She’s lost six pounds since last week, sir.” Jason said.”Excerpt: NoThe Review:Lara is being held captive by Greaves and they have been experimenting and torturing her for months. Along the way they injected her with a drug designed to either enhance psi abilities or kill you. Luckily for Lara it enhanced her abilities. Miles spent months [...]

    17. Originally posted HERE.A warning: this is definitely not the place to start reading this series! Fatal Strike is book ten in a series – a little fact I was unaware of when I requested it for review – and I was more than a little confused. Nine books is a lot of time to create a huge web of characters and their children, and a whole heap of backstory, especially in a series involving paranormal elements. The expectation is that you already know what’s going on when you start on number ten.S [...]

    18. Formulaic, unnecessarily convoluted, but still better than the last one, if you start at pg100Shannon McKenna was my favorite author in the early 2000s in this category of heroine-rescue by hot-dude. It happened in almost every book. But there has been too much lag between her books to care anymore for this series except for her being a particular favorite of mine. I can't say that anymore. She is writing expensive books that don't deliver. At any level. This one was only interesting because Mil [...]

    19. Well, I have to say, the one thing I can always count on with Shannon McKenna is that she’ll surprise me in a BIG way!  Fatal Strike was certainly a surprise…and then some!! Readers truly have to have read the previous book in this series, One Wrong Move, for Fatal Strike to make any kind of sense whatsoever.  This is a long-running series, but, somewhere along the way, it very much took a turn into romantic suspense with sci-fi elements such as mind reading, telepathy, mental coercion, s [...]

    20. **This is getting two stars only because the few parts I liked, I really liked. Some minor spoilers below but nothing I think is really worthy of putting behind a cut.Full disclosure, I haven't read any of the other books in this series. That said, the book had a strong start and I had no problem picking up on what was going on or who was who. I was genuinely enjoying itd then it started to fizzle around chapter 12 when it turned into one long scene that alternated between sex (at least five tim [...]

    21. I got this book as an ARC from Netgalley. When I requested this particular title, I did not realize it was part of an ongoing series; before I started reading, I did a little research and found it was number 10 in McKenna’s McCloud Brothers Series. Jumping into the middle of an established series is not something I usually do; however, McKenna’s website said the McCloud series can be read as standalones, so I went ahead and gave it a go (I actually had read the first book in the series a whi [...]

    22. Shannon McKenna What.Have.You.Done !! talk about ruining an entire series of books in just one.The plot alone was good I admit it I've seen it before too many times well except for the brain texting thing which I found totally weird I mean telepathy is cool but brain texting it was a little cheesy especially with the chat language being used anyways the plot was enjoyable and the characters were likeable. Lara was vulnerable and a little broken but she fought hard to be stronger and more co [...]

    23. I pulled this read off my to be read pile for a BotB challenge asking us to clean up our shelves by reading old adds to it. A few of my older adds I've worked on have been painful reads, clearly I'd been avoiding them for one reason or the other. Not so with this book, this one I'd been "saving". As the last published to date in this series it's all I'll get until the next one's published in early Jan 2015.I really love being in Shannon McKenna's McClouds & friends world. It's a place full o [...]

    24. Finally, Miles has his own story. It was hard to visualize the Miles in this story with the Miles from "Shadows" when he was first introduced into the series. Clearly he has changed his "Cindy blowing a kiss screen-saver" At times, it was difficult to reconcile this Miles with what I know of him. It has been some time since I read the last book in the series so I was a bit confused in the beginning as the author tried to remind us of previous incidents involving the other McCloud family and frie [...]

    25. This novel featured a complex & intriguing plot, with characters that were easy to like. But the psychic babble stuff was a little over my head. McKenna did an excellent job with the characterization, though, fleshing out the characters I'd just met. The plot flowed easily & the continuity was smooth. In a nutshell, it was easy for this newcomer to catch up with an the already ongoing series. Now, on to the meat of any great read . the romance. It was sizzling hot. Miles was a great alph [...]

    26. Lara was kidnapped a year ago by an evil man intent on exploiting her psychic abilities. He has employed a drug called Psi-max to enhance and control her visions. Miles is recovering from his earlier encounter with an associate of this same man and has successfully quieted his mind in order to try to heal. His mind's barrier is so strong that Lara is able to find and hide behind it when she is drugged, keeping her safe from her visions and the machinations of Greaves' cronies. Once Miles and Lar [...]

    27. Ahhh's so nice to be back amongst the McClouds. Although, there wasn't nearly enough sexy McCloud mojo for my liking in this book. Having been reading so many self-published books over the past several months, the level of writing expertise and experience of a professionally published writer really shows. This book is more polished, poetic, well-edited, complete, etc. There are no plot holes, glaring spelling errors, awkward run-on and incomplete sentence structure, etc. It's a welcome change fr [...]

    28. Soooo… Apparently this was a continuation in a series I have never read, but I only felt a tiny bit cheated in not knowing the previous plot… By 25% through I was completely caught up & understood the inner circle of the previously introduced characters.The author was completely descriptive & I could feel the stress of the characters. That saide is very good, even if most of the powers & story was not plausible… But how can I judge when I can fall for vampires & shifters an [...]

    29. First off, let me say that the cover of this book is PERFECT. That is exactly how I imagined Miles (sigh). As for the story, it was also just about damn perfect. I didn't think I was going to buy into the whole psychic stuff again, especially since it was so much more extreme in this book. But it worked. And I loved Lara and Miles together. I loved how he felt protective, but was also honest with her when she pissed him off to no end. I think one of my favorite scenes was when he basically told [...]

    30. Oh my god, everyone is awful. Obviously the bad guys are awful, but the good guys are awful, too. They're absolutely cruel to their friend. Repeatedly. Every interaction between Miles and "McClouds & Friends" is fucking terrible and awkward and I hate the good guys.Miles is 100% self-loathing. While Lara is 100% unnecessary martyr. She attempts to sacrifice herself, forcing Miles to basically go into a killing berserker rage. After he saves her stupid ass, she's like "No, don't leave me! I'l [...]

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