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Lie with Me (Shadow Force #1)

3.9  ·  Rating Details ·  2,676 Ratings  ·  129 Reviews
Framed for a double murder, Delta Force operative Cameron Moore thinks he's found a perfect bargaining chip in Skylar Slavin—but can he go through with his plan to kidnap her when the sight of her sets off an explosive attraction?

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Published November 7th 2011 by Tantor Media (first published January 1st 2010)
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5 stars – Romantic Suspense

I really enjoyed Stephanie Tyler's Hard to Hold trilogy and love the ACRO series that she co-writes with fellow author Larissa Ione as Sydney Croft, so I was excited about Tyler's new military romantic suspense series. And Lie with Me, the first installment in the Shadow Force series, lived up to my high expectations and then some. It's explosive with fascinating, complex characters, an intriguing, intricate plot, thrilling action and danger, intelligent suspense and e
It's not too often where you read a book and it feels like the author peered into your mind and wrote a book specifically for your likes and dislikes. Even though ST is a NTM author that is exactly what she did. This book had very tight plotting and considering that we had two romances going on at once, I thought that was pretty good. Even better both romances felt like they got equal time with the story, so by the end of the story I was happy for both couples and didn't feel like either one got ...more
Oct 06, 2011 Zeek rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Just okay contemporary military romance. Nothing to really stand it out from the pack as far as I’m concerned, except for perhaps the fact the author does more than one romantic couple per book. In this one, two men from a former special ops team go after the man who recruited them. But it seems the man himself is in danger and they end up rescuing him rather than taking him out. Course the fact that one of them falls for the man’s daughter helped that.

Despite my lack of enthusiasm, I’ll probabl
Fantastic story of Cam and Sky. I have never read Stephanie Tyler's book before but i truly enjoyed this one. Cant wait to read the next one. Need to know about Olivia. Fast paced , action packed. Lots of great lovin. Cam at first was a complete asshole! Sorry but seriously calling like I read it. Lol Sky was awesome. She was in recovery from a kidney transplant and was trying so hard to be strong when everything went to hell. I admit she was more forgiving than I would have been. At least so qu ...more
Robin *loves sexy books*
I didn't love this. I liked the story and the characters, but it took a while to get going for me. Maybe because I had to start and stop so many times, due to that thing called real life (lol)! I didn't get a chance to feel really pulled into this and feel like I couldn't put it down. Zanes book is next and seems promising. Starting that today.
4,5 stars!!

Cameron 'Cam' Moore is Delta Force. Hard, proud and honorable. Thanks to things in his past he’s indebted to Gabriel Creighton and forced to do black ops for him as it's either the black ops or 2 consecutive life sentences in jail. Easy choice. There’s no love lost between them and Cam wants out. He’s had enough and is going to use Gabriel's only daughter as leverage to get out of from under the man’s thumb.

This only daughter is author Skylar 'Sky' Slavin, who writes thrillers. She re
Good book. I liked both Skylar and Cam. Both of them are strong people, but also have issues that make them feel more realistic. Cam is ready to be done with dancing to Gabriel's tune with the black ops work and has finally found a way to do it. He's going to kidnap the man's daughter and use her to force Gabriel to set him free. But when he shows up to take her, he discovers that he's not the only one with that idea and ends up protecting her rather than using her. Skylar is an author of spy no ...more
Aug 16, 2011 marlene rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

After reading Lora Leigh's Midnight Sin I needed to get the awful taste out of my mouth. I needed to read some fabulous Black Ops book and make it all better. I dove into Stephanie Tyler's Shadow Force series. I am only familiar with her work through the ACRO series she co-writes with Larissa Ione under the name Sydney Croft. I love that series so I figured that this one would be easy to fall in love with as well. I finished book one, Lie with Me and I am ready to open up boo
Neyra ♦
Mar 11, 2012 Neyra ♦ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-romance
Actual Rating: 3.5

In Lie With Me, we meet Cameron Moore. Delta Force Operative, who's job is the CIA's black ops dirty work—payment for keeping him out of jail. Driven by a need to escape the man who gave him a second chance at a free life, Cam, along with his best, and only trusted friend Dylan, come up with a plan to aid them by capturing bestselling author Skylar Slavin, daughter of CIA agent Gabriel Creighton. The plan, was to kidnap Sky and hold her as leverage for Cam so he'd be able to
I have mixed feelings about this book. I enjoyed the story very much...I always enjoy this type of storyline. The author's writing style, however, leaves much to be desired. I HATE that she basically said how many flashbacks can I possibly put in one book and then proceeded to reach her goal. I don't mind a good flashback for story purposes, but not at least one in every chapter and not when you're flashing back to things that the reader could've just been told about. Half the book was in italic ...more
Mar 12, 2010 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romantic Suspense Readers
A new series from Stephanie Tyler: Shadow Force. Even better than her previous work. I'm reading this and wondering, just who the main characters are. Not that I don't know, but this is written so well and the characters are so colorful and well drawn. There are two couples. The main one being Cameron Moore and Skylar Slavin. Don't count out Dylan and Riley. Their roles are far from small and at times surpass the lead characters. The journey through this novel is wonderfully explosive and consta ...more
This was a pretty good book. I've read one other ST book and didn't like it at all (Hard to Hold). Of course you have to suspend your belief in all things real, but I honestly didn't mind since I did enjoy the ride Ms. Tyler took me on.

The hero was quite likable. Strong, alpha and fell in love super-quick (kind of like a LMR hero). Loved that while the heroine was physically weak, she was not a weak woman. The secondary romance with Cam's friend Dylan was enjoyable as well.

I'll definitely keep a
Jan 29, 2013 Sunny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. A high velocity read but for some reason I just couldn't get into the characters. In the beginning of the story I had that feeling you get when you walk in late to a movie. The story has already begun and now you have to catch up. The upshot is that there are lots of little hints of things to come and I'm eager to discover more about Zane and Olivia. Furthermore, I have a feeling this is not the last of Dylan, Riley, and maybe even Caleb?
Barbara ★
I don't particularly like military/war novels and I completely shy away from terrorist themed books. So I'm always wary when starting a new black ops series since you never know where or how far into detail it's going to go. I got lucky with this one. Just enough details to keep you interested but not enough to turn my stomach.

Cameron Moore is indebted to Gabriel Creighton (black ops leader) since he got him out of a life sentence in jail (for something he didn't do). However, Cam is sick and t
Mrs. Badass
3 Solid Stars or B Rating.

Both the Heroine and Hero were likable enough, and are kindred spirits in loneliness. The heroine recently had a kidney transplant, and has had on going issues since her teens, and the hero was framed for murder and imprisoned when he was just a lad. I liked them together, they complimented each other nicely.

They have sex on their first meeting and fall in love in three days.
I really hate that plot device, and really, I just don't understand it. But hey, it's a book.

Anne OK
Mar 22, 2010 Anne OK rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010-reads
High Five to Stephanie Tyler and her debut book in the new "Shadow Force" series. Lie with Me is an edgy thriller that packs a punch with plenty of explosive action and sizzing and heart-wrenching romance. Tyler has given readers another winner you won't want to miss out on!
Jan 02, 2016 Mareli rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
well, I almost refrained from writing about this book, because as always, I suffered being the first of a new series and I need some time to acquaint mylself with everyone and everything.

The story was a bit lacking in suspence, IMO, but it was a good story and I love ST writing.

So I'm onto the second one
I really have problems with the author's style. In each chapter you follow the story from several characters' point of view, and at the beginning there's also flashbacks about them, it confusing at time.
But the plot was interesting and well done, and I liked the 2 couples. Both heroines are strong each on her own way, and the heroes are both good.
Kiteshia Pennant
Really fantastic story, loved it, first have ever read a stephanie Tyler, trust me she is a good writer. she is definitely added to my list of authors. Loved Cam and Skyler, two damaged souls coming together. loved the combination of suspense, action and romance.
Paige  Bookdragon
The plot is definitely my cup of tea, but I think I was bored to starvation by the main characters...
A seriously satisfying foray into the series with 2 alpha male badass heroes and their equally strong in-their-own-way female leading ladies.
Aug 19, 2011 Pamela rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, dnf
OMG! Brutal! I couldn't finish it. I knew if I continued reading it my eyeballs would pop out from rolling upwards so much. So ridiculous!
Feb 18, 2017 Nicola rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting. Lots of plot twists and I liked the fact you could hate the main character but still follow his emotions
Audiobook narrated by Johanna Parker

In this first book of her Shadow Force series, Stephanie Tyler sets up a complex world with a large cast of cleverly interconnected government and military covert operatives. I went back and forth between loving the book and being annoyed with it, often for the same reasons. Ultimately I was won over by Tyler’s characters with their stripped down defenses, vulnerability, and willingness to open up to each other despite their pain. There is a main couple, but r
Lisa Jo
Talk about a hot little novel filled with romantic suspense! Lie With Me will have your mind whirling and leave you gasping for air! You can’t go wrong with this stellar first installment of the Shadow Force Series!

Cameron Moore has been working in secret for a CIA member Gabriel Creighton to repay a large debt. Years ago, Gabriel helped get Cameron out of prison after he was framed for the double murder of two FBI agents. After many years of diligent service and overwhelming suspicions, Cameron
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Jul 26, 2010 Casee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2010
Jake first came in Hard
When Nick came he was always on guard
Chris seemed to always be delivering a baby
Then Cam came along to seduce and kill some lady
Yet somehow they didn’t all end up in the graveyard

This is my way of saying that I didn't really like Jake. Nick was really closed off, but not in a bad way. Babies always wanted to come out when Chris was around, which was really a crack up. Cam's initial idea was to find Skylar seduce her for information and then kill her if necessary (but we'll
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
3.5 Stars

This review was posted at Under The Covers

I like to read romantic suspense books about special forces agents who are now "out of the lifestyle". Or at least they are no longer working for the government. In this story, Cameron Moore is a Delta Force operative who can't seem to get away from his career. He was rescued from a bad path by his boss Gabriel, and for whom he has killed many people, usually not knowing the reason why.

After many attempts to go under the radar, Cam now has an op
Three and quarter stars. The writing is decent if a bit dense at times and most of the main characters were well developed. The suspense worked better in the first half of the book when there was still a lot of things left to reveal and less well as the author began to contradict some of what she had established making for a muddled conclusion. The book opens with Cameron, the main hero, being attacked by his CIA contacts who apparently have orders to kill him from his handler, Gabriel. By the e ...more
To Skylar her dad Gabriel had just become her savior. He had just donated his kidney to save his daughters life. But to Cam, Gabriel is the man that makes his life a living hell. Gabriel helped Cam get out of jail when he was 19 and Cam has been working for him ever since. Gabriel a CIA operative has Cam go on secret missions that are not sanction by the CIA. Cam is tired of having to go on these missions but knows that if he stops Gabriel will send him right back to jail.

When Cam learns that Ga
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New York Times Bestselling author Stephanie Tyler writes what she loves to read - romantic suspense novels starring military heroes and paranormal romance novels novels starring warrior heroes, all complete with happy endings. She also writes as SE Jakes.

And because she's not busy enough, she also co-writes as Sydney Croft. She lives in New York with her husband, her kids and her crazy Weimaraner,
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