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One Wrong Move (McClouds & Friends #9)

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  1,109 ratings  ·  119 reviews
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 mysteriou
ebook, 400 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Kensington Publishing Corporation
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~ Becs ~
4.5 stars high calibre, high-octane romantic suspense.

This really is classic Shannon McKenna. If you’ve enjoyed the McCloud books up until now, you really won’t be disappointed. The plot is, as always, highly implausible and far-fetched but that’s what we’ve come to expect from Shannon McKenna and she really does do highly implausible and far-fetched better than anyone else in this genre, in my humble opinion. This book hits the ground at a sprint with action right from the very first page and d
Elizabeth (Liz)
One Wrong Move is great romantic suspense!!

Alex Aaro, heir apparent of his Ukrainian mafia family, has made a life for himself separate from the chaos and pain his father's business causes. However, he returns to New York upon hearing that his beloved Aunt is dying, if only to be able to say goodbye. As soon as he lands, he finds himself in the midst of a call-out for help from Bruno Ranieri. Bruno's wife's best friend is in dire straits and needs Aaro's help immediately. Torn between family and
Oct 31, 2012 Auntee rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Fans of hot romantic suspense
If you're a fan of Shannon McKenna (I am I am!), you're going to like (maybe love) this book. She gives you your typical McKenna asshat hero with a sweet, vulnerable side in Alex Aaro--probably one of the most surly, hardass McKenna heroes in a while! "Aaro" (as he is referred) is the son of a Ukranian mobster, who hasn't seen his family (mainly his creepy, "controlling" dying father and his jealous cousin Dmitri) in nearly 21 years and wants nothing to do with them or their ways. Aaro is 37-ish ...more
Story Rating 4 Stars
Character Rating 4 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 4 Stars
Overall Rating 4 Stars

WOW what a wild ride that was. It was a very interesting but somewhat crazy story line, that kept me very entertained. Of course this was a HOT one in the heat category, it's Shannon McKenna after all. Loved that Shannon added some of the other characters from this series to this book and let us know what is going on in their lives too. The ending was not as good as I wanted it to be despite
Where to start...first, a huge thank you Shannon for her interview with us last year and the complimentary copy of Bruno and Lily's book, Blood and Fire. It goes without saying how much I love have the ARC and someone notices and asks me when it came out and I say, not for a few months! So when this beautiful book arrived, I was ecstatic. I have been looking forward to Aaro's story for so long.

Who is Alex Aaro? Not who he says he is, not who his friends know him as, and certainly never what his
Nina and Aaro

Good installment to this series. Aaro has a dirty mouth. Me likey.

Full review on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

Right before I started One Wrong Move I got an email from fellow FV reviewer, Amy, asking about the book. She said Mandi had told her the hero was a dirty talker. Of course this peaked my interest. I quickly found out that Aaro is a dirty thinker AND talker, to the extreme. I lurve him.

“If we play now, then when I get you to the hotel room, you’ll be ready,” he said. “What I wa
The ninth book in Shannon McKenna's exciting McCloud & Friends series. Nina Christie is a social worker who dresses to be invisible. Issues from her past have caused her to be wary of being noticed. One day she is being followed and grabs her phone and calls 9-1-1. At that moment, a woman jumps out of a car and injects her. Alex Aaro is back in town to see his dying aunt. She is the only one in his family that he cares about. But Bruno Ranieri needs Aaro to do one tiny favor. He refuses. His ...more
I'm going to save some people some time here: If you don't like over-the-top, overexaggerated, high-octane, kind of crazy stuff in your romance novels, then please skip the rest of this review and move on. Shannon McKenna is not, I think, for you. There are plenty of romantic suspense series for you. Nora Roberts has some good ones. Start there.

Still here? Me too. I can't explain why, but Shannon McKenna's particular brand of crazysauce just does it for me. Her heroes are so alpha it's amazing t
**3 1/2 stars**

This one was just alright for me. It definitely had Shannon McKenna's signature steamy sex scenes, yummy alpha male hero, likeable heroine, and creepy villain(s), which i love! I just didn't care for the storyline this time was kind of uninteresting to me and i felt that the "falling in love" happened WAY too quickly (as in a couple days), it felt a little rushed. I was also kind of sad that we didn't get any of the past characters in this one..there was a little bit o
Jane Stewart
Weak 3 stars. I wasn’t drawn in enough. This plot/topic is wearing out. Author needs a fresh idea.

I love this author’s voice, her writing style, her characters, and her gritty sex scenes. But she needs something new to write about. This was similar to what she did in previous books - drugs enhance psychic abilities. Bad guys use drugs which give them powers to read minds, coerce, and torture others mentally. They take hostages. It was ok and I liked the sex scenes, but it wasn’t as good as her e
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Blog rating: 3.5/5

The story starts right out with a bang. Nina is cornered by a friend and injected with a drug that enhances mental abilities. She’s given part one of a two dose drug, the catch is now she has to find the location of the second dose or she dies within 4-5 days. Her best friend Lily has connections to the McClouds, who in turn are owed a favor by Aaro, who happens to be in Nina’s town on his way to visit his dying Aunt. The last thing he w
This story is different from anything I’ve ever read. Suspense, thrillers are not my thing, but I figured mixed with romance that it would all balance out! Let me just say I don’t think I knew what I was getting into. After the initial first chapter, where a lot happens; I mean Nina is followed, drugged, and hospitalized all before the second chapter. Then from there on out it gets crazier. I will admit that for a short while I was a little confused. But once I got back on track with the plot I ...more
Great action-packed and steamy love story, great writing, excellent H/h characterization. Loved the H/h and their banter, and maybe because of all that they went through, it seemed believable their falling in love in such a short time. I’m addicted to this series :)
HERO is a Loner and a Warrior, rude, smart, intense, hiding from his notorious family, who recently became a cyber-security expert after having failed some friends in a mission, friends who ask him to perform his former job to tempora
Action packed romantic suspense! 4 Huge Stars

This was classic S.M. - EVIL bad guys, crazy gun fights, caveman-like Heroes, 4 alarm fire sex scenes and an HEA. What's not to love?
Well....I didn't love the (view spoiler) at all!
But that won't stop me from reading S.M. that is for sure. She is my go to author for over the top Alphas!

Sandra  Valente
Copy received from publishers, Kensington via NetGalley. Review will only be posted on blog tour date, which is 11 September 2012.

Needless to say, it did not disappoint!


Page turning stuff... but then, nothing less is to be expected from this author considering that this is the 9th book in the McCloud and friends series. I must admit though that at first I wondered about the paranormal/telepathy/mental ability premise this book revolved around. I wonder no more. It was fabulous, imaginative
Mar 02, 2013 Mitzi marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Put on 'price watch' today and will wait till it is affordable. It cost #11.04 for ebook edition on Kindle @ 8/28/12 (yet the paperback edition is less at $10.20). Her books are pretty good...but I refuse to pay more for the ebook copy than the print copy....And IMO the print copy is way to expensive. In the meantime, there are lots of great books to read that cost a whole lot less...KA here I come!...And just maybe in 6 months or so I'll remember this author's new book...But Probably NOT...It w ...more
Mandi Schreiner
I’m not sure how I’ve missed out on Shannon McKenna’s books. As I sat down and started reading One Wrong Move, I was totally sucked in by the hero Aaro. He is an asshole. I mean really. And if he was standing here he would totally agree with me. He actually admits it several times in the book. But, he is a very likable asshole, and you know deep down he only acts that way because he is extremely vulnerable. But on the outside he is tough. And can talk dirty in the bedroom like no one else.

I foun
Ruty  B
One Wrong Move is a refreshing and amazing reading. For the cover and the synopsis you might wait for one of those romance novels with a damsel in hurries and a hero saving her every five minutes. Well, you are so wrong!

This book presents us Nina, a social worker, who is attacked by an old friend who injects her with a mysterious drug. Her friends Lily and Bruno sent a guy to help her. Aaro is a totally hot guy, bad-ass, with a bad temper, at first he didn’t wanted to help her but a series of ev
Emily Alburns
One Wrong Move is a romance thriller and ninth in the McCloud series. Nina is comfortable being invisible. In fact she strives to blend in, wearing bland colors and keeping her hair in a simple braided bun. So when she is followed from her home on her way to work, she knows something bad is about to occur. An emaciated woman accosts her on the street, injecting her with an unknown drug and leaving her a garbled message on her phone in a language she doesn't know. Even more confusing, Nina recogn ...more
Chrystina Williams
Absolutely loved it! Romantic Suspense at it's best, throw in a little paranormal and it had me completely hooked! I couldn't for the life of me stop reading it! There is action from the very first pages and it doesn't stop until the very end.

Nina's life completely changes when she's accosted on the street and injected with an unknown drug by an old family friend. Her best friend sends Alex Aaro to help her, even though he resists being drawn into Nina's mess at first. I loved Nina, she is a wo
4 1/2 stars
The only thing that would bring Alex Aaro(who is on the run from the Ukrainian mafia) home was to hear that his favorite aunt was very sick, but coming home isn't safe or smart. Nina Christie never though her life would bring her where she is now but finding her aunt hurt brought her into the path of Alex. Alex got a call from his friend Bruno and now his life is in more danger than before as he try's to keep Nina safe as their feelings grow towards one another. Now both Alex and Nina
Karysa Faire
This is the first book I've read by Shannon McKenna and it did NOT disappoint! The love was fantastic, the attraction H-O-T, the suspense good (though not the strongest point of the book). The author deftly wove in back story and supporting characters that added to One Wrong Move rather than took the reader out of the story. LOVED IT! I'm now going to go back and read all of the McCloud family books.
Love those McCloud brothers and friends! I recommend this enstallment in the series as its steamy and suspenseful like prior McCloud books.
I LOVED this book from first word to the last. Didn't want it to last. I think I'm going to re-read the series all over again...

I started reading this book while waiting on someone during traffic court, over 3-hours later still sitting in court and I had read almost half the book. Does a fast reading book mean that it is not worth reading? No, not to me, it means that the book is well written and has captured my attention refusing to let go. If you are looking for a book with a little more charge, a little more characters and plot that will capture your attention then grab a book by Shannon.

Shannon starts this book out s
This review is also posted on my blog, along with an interview with Shannon McKenna here :

Thanks to Kensington for allowing me to read this book on NetGalley !

Okay, wow! I was very surprised at this book, and in a good way! When I first went into it, I wasn't completely sure- only because I had just recently finished an adult book that I didn't find myself liking very much. However, I was completely proved wrong by how good this book really was!

When I
I have read everything that Shannon McKenna has written. This book was a wonderful surprise. The last 2 books (Fade to Midnight) (Blood and Fire) were disappointing b/c there was little chemistry between the H and h. This book had excellent chemistry between the H and h. I loved how much Aaro cared for the h. He fell so hard for her. The proposal was my absolute favorite scene. Usually the author follows the same pattern where the H betrays the h in some way and then comes crawling back to her a ...more
Really it was a 3.75. I enjoyed it. The book had a smooth plot, with solid likeable characters. I really liked how the characters grew. Together both Sasha and Nina bring the best and the worst in each other, which is pretty cute especially with the chemisty between one another. Together they are strong.The thing that drove me crazy was the drug dealer and other people's (other than the couples point of view), I was a bit boring. By than is just me personal taste I don't really like more than PO ...more
I love a romantic suspense novel that won’t let you put it down, has you on the edge of your seat, biting your fingernails. Ms. McKenna definitely pulled all of that and more off with this book. I was enthralled. I didn’t want to stop reading to go to sleep. There was nonstop action and drama.

Shannon McKenna wrote a story that was so involved and intense that I couldn’t sleep for worrying about the hero and heroine. I loved how they developed a love so strong they would do anything to live so t
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I started writing my first romance novel in secret. I was working a temp job in an insurance office in Manhattan at the time, and the office manager had made it clear that even if there was nothing to do, I still had to look busy-- never one of my big talents. I felt bad about the waste
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Other Books in the Series

McClouds & Friends (1 - 10 of 11 books)
  • Behind Closed Doors (McClouds & Friends #1)
  • Standing in the Shadows (McClouds & Friends #2)
  • Out Of Control (McClouds & Friends #3)
  • Edge of Midnight (McClouds & Friends #4)
  • Extreme Danger (McClouds & Friends #5)
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