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Behind Closed Doors (McClouds & Friends) [Kindle Edition]

Shannon McKenna
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Book Description

Surveillance expert Seth Mackey knows everything about the women his millionaire boss Victor Lazar toys with--and tosses aside. But Lazar's latest plaything, Raine Cameron, is different. Beautiful. Vulnerable. And innocent. Just looking at her triggers a white-hot passion Seth can barely control as night after night, he watches her on a dozen different video screens. Raine is pure temptation, but Seth can't slip up: he's convinced Lazar had his half-brother murdered. His secret investigation--and his life--are on the line. But then he finds out that Raine may be Lazar's next victim...

Raine knows she's being watched--but no one can see the secrets in her heart. She has reasons of her own to seek revenge on Victor Lazar, and she will, despite her fear--and the distracting presence of Seth Mackey. His fiercely masculine good looks and animal sensuality stir her most erotic fantasies when she's alone...and lead her to a bold plan. Offering her body to him, surrendering totally to his ruthless desire, might well push her beyond all emotional limits--and beyond fear itself.

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"Spine-tingling sensuality and suspense. You'll feel the heat with this one!"

Product Details

  • File Size: 789 KB
  • Print Length: 452 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0758203195
  • Publisher: Kensington Books; Reprint edition (October 1, 2003)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,435 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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172 of 179 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense and Romance Behind Closed Doors August 17, 2002
I first read Shannon McKenna when she wrote a novella for the anthology ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT. I was thrilled to learn she was going to have a full-length book and it was going to be in the Brava line. Brava is a new line of books that promise the reader erotic romance stories and currently not only has Shannon McKenna signed up, but others like Lori Foster.
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS opens with the hero, Seth Mackey, spying on the heroine, Raine Cameron. He is after the killer of his brother and spying on Raine is one way he believes he is going to achieve this. Unfortunately to his job at hand, he grows attracted to her while watching her and it somewhat gets in his way. It does not take them long to meet and the sparks just electrify between the two. And not much longer for Seth and Raine to get in bed and begin a rather interesting, intense love affair. He doesn't trust her and Raine is secretive to him. But boy, he doesn't let his niggling distrust to stop him from pursuing her into bed.
Raine has a secret agenda of her own. She wants to learn about her father's death and the only way she can is to go undercover in her uncle's business. Seth is hired to do security for her uncle, and when she meets Seth, she is caught between the attraction she feels for him and finishing up her task. Even almost to the end, Seth is not sure if he can trust Raine, but love wins his heart. A man who thought he could not love finds that he can.
The relationship between the hero and heroine is very intense, sometimes like a love hate relationship. But they agree in bed very well. ;) Seth is very much a macho man and an Alpha Hero similar to that of the best selling author Linda Howard's male heroes. No woman can stand a chance, but then, who can resist one as sensual and tough as Seth Mackey.
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89 of 94 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Murder Mystery & Highly Sensual - Vulnerable Leads January 3, 2003
By V
Behind Closed Doors is very much a non-typical romance novel! The author dedicates almost as much time to the mystery as she does the development of the leads' relationship. There are highly charged sensual scenes that come close to overshadowing the underlying romance. Yet, if we watch closely, we see both the hero and heroine as highly vulnerable. The book encompasses a great deal of maturing for both leads - especially the hero.
Raine Cameron is looking for her father's killer. She has taken a job with her uncle's company to hopefully find his killer. Seth Mackey is looking for this brother's murderer. He is a surveillance expert and is watching Raine's uncle's company because he believes he will discover the murderer within the company. Thus, we find Seth, on the opening page of the book, spying on Raine and finding himself closed to obsessed with her.
The leads meet early in the book. Seth and Raine are good at keeping secrets from the other. But as their relationship develops they each open gradually and expose the despised vulnerability that lies deep within the other. Seth was a little too mean to warrant Raine's love. Initially, Raine allows herself to be pushed around but gradually we see her becoming more assertive. Nevertheless, there are still times you may roll your eyes and wonder "Why is she allowing this?" The hero certainly takes his time in becoming a nicer person but it is his ruthlessness that carries many of the sensual scenes. These sensual scenes rate about a 4.5 out of 5 (see More About Me for rating guidelines).

If I had a choice, I would rate this book 4.5 stars instead of 5. My reasoning is based entirely on the time dedicated to the growth of Seth and Raine's romantic relationship.
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36 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Scorcher! February 28, 2003
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I've read hundreds of romances, and this makes it into my top ten list. I loved this book!!! It was not only erotic, so hot I thought the book would go up in flames, but it was tender and funny too. The banter between the characters was so real and amusing, especially between Seth and the McCloud brothers. The sex scenes burned, yet they seemed natural, not forced or contrived as in some erotic romances. Even though the hero was a very strong Alpha male, he never went too far. I loved hearing his "self-talk". Crude, perhaps, but it seemed so real. I laughed a lot while reading this book. Hot, tender, funny, what more can you ask from a romance? It was really great, I loved the characters and didn't want it to end. I look forward to her next book, which I hope will feature a McCloud. I've read her short stories and liked them, so I hope she writes quickly!
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35 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT, HOT, HOT! June 16, 2003
By A Customer
If you've graduated from run-of-the-mill romance and suspense novels, and are looking for something a lot hotter-this book is for you. Good plot, larger than life characters, and sex scenes that will make your face flame (my husband thought I had a fever!). For those of us females whose ideal man is tough, scarred, a little mean, and definitely in charge, Seth is too good to be true. The female lead seems a little ditzy at first, but in the end she finds herself, and is more than a match for Seth. I like the way McKenna keeps the plot and characters believable without being cliched-obviously she did her research and knows men very well. I loved this book and would recommend it to anyone who likes Robin Schone, Susan Johnson, etc. A terrific modern erotic thriller.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars What an incredible read.
I love Shannon McKenna's book Behind Closed Doors. This was a re read for me but since I did not give a review the first time I thought I would now. Read more
Published 3 days ago by J. Healey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
i never received this book
Published 6 days ago by suzanne
2.0 out of 5 stars 2 1/2 stars
Characters were not very like able maya banks suggested a later book in the series so I will try another because this is my kind ok book if it had more action.
Published 2 months ago by Jennifer
4.0 out of 5 stars Started off strong.
This book started off strong. It really drew me in. Dragged a bit around the middle, but still worth the read.
Published 3 months ago by Kathleen H.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love Shannon McKenna!
I love this author and buy all her books. She never disappoints. I would recommend all her books. They are all sexy and enjoyable reads.
Published 3 months ago by MOMMY B
5.0 out of 5 stars Decadent
I was about a third of the way through when I already felt compelled to write a review. I forced myself to wait until the end, which incidentally didn't take that long! Read more
Published 5 months ago by joanerism
4.0 out of 5 stars An Unexpected Great Read
Bought this book based on recommendations from a reading group until I found something on my own and it was really good. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Desiree Besson-anderson
4.0 out of 5 stars Behind Closed Doors
I enjoyed the book though Seth's character could be overwhelming at times. This was my first read by Shannon, and I'm on to the next continuing saga.
Published 11 months ago by Sonya L Burke
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Good and (thick) book
Sometimes when I pick up a book and see a lot of pages, I wonder if the author is just putting a lot of superfluous fillers into the story. This was not one of them. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Shopper in Austin
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected
I am not sure if I liked this book or if I hated it. Both Raine and Seth made me want to tare my hair out for different reasons. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Jessica
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More 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,, or join the newsletter by signing up at

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