Summer just got hotter with the release of Shannon McKenna's new erotic thriller STANDING IN THE SHADOWS. This compelling sequel, which picks up where Behind Closed Doors left off, weaves a tale of suspicion, desire and deceit.

Connor McCloud, a onetime undercover FBI agent, lost all hope of winning the girl of his dreams, Erin Riggs, when he sent her father to prison. When the vicious madman who blackmailed Erin's father into corruption escapes from prison, Connor believes Erin is targeted for revenge and is determined to protect her—whether she wants him to or not.

McKenna is a refreshing talent who brings spark to her genre. Her knack for creating an intensely emotional romance heightened by a dark, intricate plot makes STANDING IN THE SHADOWS a top-notch page turner you won't want to miss. (Aug., 384 pp., $14.00)

Reviewed by: 
Tanya Kacik