Extreme Danger (McClouds & Friends #5)
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Extreme Danger (McClouds & Friends #5)

4.16 of 5 stars 4.16  ·  rating details  ·  2,232 ratings  ·  110 reviews
Enter the seductive world of Shannon McKenna, where passion and suspense are intertwined, and love is the riskiest venture of all . . .

ON THE EDGE

Nobody's home at the millionaire's estate on remote Frakes Island. And nobody seems to be watching. Becca Cantrell dives in for an illicit midnight skinnydip--and gets hauled out by a towering, hard-muscled guy with burning dark...more
Trade Paperback, 426 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Brava (first published 2008)
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Auntee
Jun 08, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Fans of hot romantic suspense
When I heard that this book would be about Seattle FBI agent Nick Ward, a relatively minor character in the previous McCloud Brothers books, I wasn't sure what to expect. To me he just seemed like an arrogant jerk, and I was curious what kind of story the author would come up with for him. Well, I was not disappointed! Shannon McKenna gave Nick a fully fleshed out backstory (including a heartbreaking childhood) that explained why he acted the way that he did. And while he still acted like an arr...more
Dina
I really liked this book, and I would´ve given it a 5-star rating if not for the insights into the villains´s minds. I´m not squeamish about reading violence, but I felt that they were over the top in this book. They were just too much for me to take, and I had to speed read most of the scenes that described their hideous actions.

But I loved Becca and her sassy mouth, and Nick and his caveman attitude (all for show, because even he knew that Becca had him wrapped around her finger).
Cara Ellison
Extreme Danger by Shannon McKenna is a trainwreck of a book. It is dripping with crazysauce.


I like Shannon McKenna’s books. I’m always a little embarrassed that I like them because they are so over the top, but I’m completely unable to defend having this book in my library.

Becca Cattrell is a typical McKenna heroine. She’s thirty and nearly virgin. Sort of goofy and clueless. Says “um” a lot (I will get to this in a minute.)

After her fiance is caught Tiger Woodsing her with a hussy who was givi...more
Miss Kim
Extreme Danger presents us with Nick Ward’s story. He’s Conner McCloud’s ex Fed partner. Nick had a role in Conner’s book and he was kind of jerk, and I didn’t think much about him. He is a serious bad ass, as all the men are in this series, with a horrible past. Aside from his own rough childhood, he cannot get over his last case. He was in deep cover when his Russian partner, Sergei, was murdered. Sergei’s’ young children were taken and held for who knows what atrocious crimes.

He’s no longer...more
Juliana
My first book by this author and I really enjoyed it. I loved Nick, how he lets Becca start to see his tender and sweet-guy side, and how he lets his need for her really show through. I thought they were a great pairing and while I had read some people's comments about Becca being annoying, I didn't find her to be - and I'm pretty harsh when it comes to some of these heroines. I didn't like her snapping out comments and was annoyed that she didn't tell him something that then led to a Misunderst...more
Isis FG
I had a really hard time getting into this book. Usually I enjoy McKenna's stories, but this one just didn't grab me for whatever reason. It could have been the way the book began, with the super nasty Zhoglo plying his evil, or maybe it was Nick's over-the-top "I am MAN, hear me roar" attitude. I'm a fan of dominant alpha males, but every so often while reading this book I kept thinking that McKenna may have trying too hard to push Nick's super macho image. Whatever it was about the book, I jus...more
Lauren
Extreme Danger
3.5 Stars

Nick and Becca's romance is very engaging (up until the moment he behaves like an asshat). Becca is another of Shannon McKenna's naive yet strong willed heroines who have no problem coping with the alpha male heroes. Nick has an excessive amount of testosterone but manages to come across as endearing despite his overbearing attitude and terrible deductive skills.

While McKenna is skilled at writing truly despicable villains (Zhogolo is up there with the worst of the worst)...more
Jane Stewart
Wow. Another winner in sex, fear and suspense. I love this author.

During much of the reading of this book, I felt scared. The villian Zhoglo was evil. The things he threatened to do and actually did were horrendous. He was into rape, torture, murder and kidnapping children and young adults, who were imprisoned to be used later for organs to transplant. He would kidnap children, siblings and spouses of people as a way of blackmailing those people into doing what he wanted.

True to McKenna's form t...more
Zeek
To get away from the fallout of her fiance’s ugly betrayal, Becca Cattrell takes up her boss’s offer of a secluded vacation spot- only to find herself in the middle of a deadly game of cat and mouse.

Nick Ward has no idea who the naked babe is dipping in his pool but he knows she shouldn’t be there. Initially thinking she’s a gift from the scumbag he’s trying to kill, he soon realizes she’s at the wrong place, wrong time and scares her off. But when she returns to get something she left behind-...more
 ~V~
Wow!!..i think it was last summer that i started reading this series and they were such intense books that i had decided to give myself a break and come back to the rest...i am NOT remembering incorrectly when i say these are intense, both sexually and storyline wise...holy cow!! They really are such enjoyable books though..talk about getting you worked up in every way possible!!
In this 5th book of the series we finally get Nick's story..he was featured in the 2nd through 4th books...he was one...more
Heather
These books make me feel tired. They also give me a raging inferiority complex. Why don't I know how to take out deadly assassins and consciousless mad killer scientists? I can't hot wire a car. I don't know martial arts. And I don't have any sneaky weapons that I made myself stashed in my bra. And it turns out, my friends are equally dull. They don't know any of these things either. How boring is my life?

But the $64,000 question: if the love of your life is a real jerk because he's under a lot...more
Jill
Wow, wow, wow!! This book was awesome. The bad guy was scary as hell( does it get worse than organ thestealing little children?) He was the devil himself, my heart was in my chest whenever he was in a scene. Nick, my my my, he is such a wonderful Alpha male character, cold, damaged, horrible past but with a huge protective instinct and a feeling of responsibility, like he has to fix the world. I loved him. Becca and him together were an explosive, passionate pair. Sex scenes were amazing !!! Any...more
Lisa Kay
My first Shannon McKenna book; therefore, a stong reason for placement on my 'favorite' shelf. It made her an auto-buy for me. It is full of non-stop action and a truly EVIL villain. Creep-oid. But the hero is swoon-worthy. There is a part where the hero does something to the heroine’s hair because she doesn’t realize the danger she is in…and I just gasped out loud. OMG! It was so good I have given it as a gift to a few people.
Wminbc
Still so good on a reread!!

The four stars are only because of the subject matter (no children were permanantly harmed...but burtal concept)...

Becca had a bitch of a day and finding her man and his mistress cracked up in her car with said mistresses connected to his private parts...yikes...that one just drives the day into the shitter.

Enter her lovely friend offering up a vacation home, a neighbours pool and some time off! Awesome, hit the grocery store for some fattening food, gourmet cheeses an...more
ElaineY
I liked this one more than all the others. For some odd reason, I didn't like ANY of the previous books even though so many people were raving about them I tried reading Standing In Shadows twice and still couldn't get past half of it.

Nevertheless, I found that the previous book, Edge of Midnight, was okay (meaning I finished it) so I bought Extreme Danger. What a pleasant surprise! I loved Nick and the plot was the way I like my romantic suspense - edgy and fast-paced.

I was hooked by Tam, a sec...more
chanceofbooks
I love McKenna, and this high-voltage offering certainly did not disappoint. However, I do see a certain "formula" emerging to her books, and I'd like to see her change things up a bit more. She delivered in the book that follows this one, "Ultimate Weapon," and I hope she continues to do that. The heroine in this book, Becca, is one of my favorites out of all of her heroines, but I really struggled a lot with her relationship with the hero. Stockholm syndrome is actually mentioned in this book...more
Kathleen
I really enjoyed this book from start to finish. Great story, fantastic action, HOT love scenes and really bad to the bone villians. To me this series gets better and better with each book.
So, I am going to read the last book that is out in this series now, Ultimate Weapon. Tamera's story is sure to be action packed too.
Rita Kayla
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Beate Tinney
Inhalt:
Betrogen und gedemütigt von ihrem Verlobten lässt Becca Cattrell sich zu einem gewagten Abenteuer hinreißen. Dabei gerät sie in die Fänge des skrupellosen Mafiabosses Vadim Zhoglo, der alles andere als erfreut ist, als Becca in ein geheimes Treffen seiner Organisation platzt. Beccas einzige Hoffnung auf Rettung ist der ehemalige FBI-Agent Nick Ward, der Zhoglos Organisation infiltriert hat und Beccas Herz schon bald höher schlagen lässt …

Das Buch:
Als die Eventplanerin Becca Cattrrell ihr...more
Farah
Hated every second of it !! This book made me nauseous .. I'm not even sure from where to start .. the skinny dipping had dumb all over it .. Becca's reaction to Nick was abnormal .. any normal human being would have screamed loud enough to burst some ear drums .. the mob thing was disgusting and very off turning .. the harassment .. the conversations .. it was a torture to read and the camera scene *gag* unforgivable !! I was disgusted by both Becca and Nick .. they're sick and then there's t...more
Eva
Si te encuentras delante de un libro de Shannon Mckenna y la conoces, ya sabes lo que te vas a encontrar: sexo a mansalva y sin tapujos, acción, malos malísimos y perversos, intriga, emoción, erotismo, protagonistas masculinos dominantes, posesivos, duros y un tanto brutos, pero ávidos de afecto y cariño, y protagonistas femeninas realistas, inteligentes y de armas tomar. Adoro a esta mujer. Adoro sus historias, su forma de narrarlas y sus personajes; adoro su habilidad para combinar las escenas...more
Dabney
This is my favorite of all of Ms. McKenna's books. Some day, I'll write a proper review and share my deeply unhealthy love for Nick Ward.
Ann has a dirty mouth
Normally I give books three stars because they are good, but not very memorable. This one was like a roller coaster though- I had a lot of emotional ups and downs.

For starters, I totally loved Nick. He tries to be hard, tough and mean in order to survive living in a harsh world. However, his vulnerable wounded inner side really wants to connect with Becca and let her heal his wounded soul. This is pretty much my favorite romance trope. (Side note- OMG I think that is why I like Black Dagger Bro...more
Minna
Ugh. Ugh, ugh, and triple ugh. I read this after reading a glowing review on a romance review site. I am not normally a big romantic suspense reader but I figured hey, let's branch out. UGH.

In no particular order, here's why this book did not work for me:

- The vocabulary between the two main characters was vulgar. As in, not occasionally crass, or using some dirty words during sex, but ALL THE TIME. Tits. Muff. Uh, is this a 1980s 14-year-old boy's fantasy? Who says "muff"? Really? Not just vulg...more
Yaseena
My favourite of the series. (so far)

I started this series out of order as some plot lines appealed to me more than others, and after reading Sean's story I knew I was impressed by the writing and caliber of suspense but something about Sean and Liv didn't grab me. The story of reunited lovers is a favourite of mine so I was suprised that I didn't immediately fall in love with the fourth in the series, but leave it to dark, dangerous and caggy Nick to steal my heart.

From the beginning I knew thi...more
Soby
Nick and Becca's story was great. Nick is a lost soul who grew up with an abusive father and a mother who died young. He's given up on living and decides that the least he can do is go on what amounts to a suicide mission to rescue the daughter of a fellow undercover agent (now dead) from a vicious, unscrupulous international crime boss who's out to harvest and sell her organs. Then there's Becca, whose fiancé just cheated on her in a humiliating and public way. She just wants to get away for a...more
July
Nick Ward ex-FBI agent is using an alias Arkady Solokov to try and bring out Vadium Zhoglo the man responsible for his partners horrible death. Now he wants nothing more than to find Svetti his partner's daughter before she dies at the hands of the madman if she hasn't already. Nick promised her mother he would find her and he hasn't stopped looking. This maybe a death sentence for him. The night before the scum is to arrive and gorgeous woman takes a dip in the pool of the mansion he is staying...more
Momof3-cherry-wedged between Ty, Zane, Tommy and Prophet with Flynn recording
2.5 ...well...I don't know, overall its like a 2 maybe, i don't know. I'm going to ramble, so this is your SPOILER ALERT!
Honestly I'm trying to think about, its like I couldn't stop reading it, but i didn't necessarily enjoy reading it.
so much super crazy insanity in this, I don't even know what to say, though, that's not necessarily a bad thing. I can do super crazy, I can do ex military guys going off for their own reasons to kill and do unspeakable things to horrible people, but something ab...more
Wendy
Skinny-dipping in a stranger's pool - it's as close to reckless as good girl Becca Cattrell has ever been. But the house Becca picked for her midnight swim just changed owners. And her harmless escapade has landed her at the mercy of a brutal, terrifying organization who'll make sure she doesn't live to tell a soul. The most gorgeous woman Nick Ward has ever laid eyes on is also the worst luck he's ever had. Becca's presence at this top-secret meeting place won't just destroy the undercover oper...more
Pixelinchen
Nick Ward ein Ex Agent (wovon wird in dem Buch nie klar) will sich rächen an seinem Erzfeind dem Ukrainischen Mafiaboss Vor. Er plant ihn in einem Selbstmordkommando zu töten, aber da kommt ihm Becca dazwischen, die nichtsahnend hineinplatzt. Er bringt es nicht übers Herz, sie zu opfern, rettet sie und die beiden fliehen gemeinsam. Natürlich kommen sie sich näher, es gibt ziemlich viel Sex. Becca schafft es, die harte Schale von Nick zu knacken, so dass er sie sogar heiraten will. Dann aber pass...more
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HOW IT ALL BEGAN

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...more
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